RDSE Staff Directory

First name Last name Position Specialization Team Contacts
Erika Basile Director,
Human Research Ethics
  • Leads Human Research Ethics Team
  • Manages operations of Western’s two Human Research Ethics Boards
  • Leads implementation and continued improvement of Western’s REB management system
  • Ensures staff and committee members are sufficiently trained and competent to assess the full range of research protocols involving human research
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ebasile@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 86764
Trevor Bieber Research Development Officer (Post-Award)
  • Provides expert advice for initiating major research projects and strategic initiatives, including budget development & award finalization
  • Guides researchers through post-award processes, ensuring adherence to sponsor guidelines
  • Acts as liaison to sponsor agencies and consults with researchers to provide appropriate award management recommendations
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tbieber2@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, ext. 82778
Patt Brocksom Data & Systems Specialist
  • Provides system support to clients using ROLA both in person and through the ROLA Helpdesk
  • Responsible for the collection and maintenance of Sponsored Research Funding data elements which support ROLA and RD&SE Funding Opportunities
  • Assists with the provision of institutional and indicator reporting, and indirect cost distribution models
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brocksom@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84509
Caroline Calmettes Director, Contracts & Agreements
  • Provides client-oriented services in support of research contracts involving industry and other partners at Western
  • Reviews and negotiates sponsored research contracts and agreements with industry and government partners
  • Provides advice and assistance to researchers and sponsors and acts as a liaison between researcher and sponsor to ensure the agreement falls within the parameters of Western University's processes, procedures and faculty collective agreement
  • Ensures sponsored research contracts and agreements meet the University's standards for execution
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ccalmett@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 80120
Administrative Assistant
  • Provides administrative expertise to support efficient and effective service delivery
  • Often the unit's first point of contact, and a key resource in directing clients to appropriate support and team members
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519-661-2111, ext. 82161
Laura Copeman Coordinator, ACC
  • AUP facilitation,
  • AUP form review
  • ACC meeting administration
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laura.copeman@uwo.ca

Goretti Fordyce Contracts Officer,
International
  • Reviews and administrates inter-institutional grant agreements, tri-council subgrants, NIH sub-awards, network agreements, MITACS industry agreements
  • Responsible for the management, preparation, evaluation and administration of international research collaboration and MOUs in conjunction with Western International
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gfordyc3@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 80180
Nicola Geoghegan-Morphet Ethics Officer
  • Primarily reviews studies submitted to the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board
  • Reviews assigned Delegated Level 1 studies, Delegated Level 2 studies and assigned Health Sciences Full Board studies
  • Reviews post-approval applications (i.e., amendments, reportable events such as protocol deviations, FYIs, etc.)
  • Compiles and analyzes metrics on REB reviews
 
Ethics Nicola Geoghegan-Morphet, headshot

ngeoghe@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84793
Nicole Girotti Animal Research Safety Consultant
  • Ensures health and safety of people working with animals
  • Focuses on agents, materials and equipment used in animal research
  • Ensures safety polices and procedures are consistent across all facilities and laboratories
  • Acts as an OHS consultant on animal facilities, including construction and renovation to new and existing facilities
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nicole.girotti@uwo.ca 519-661-2111, ext. 87893

Karen Gopaul Ethics Officer
  • Primarily reviews studies submitted to the Health Sciences REB
  • Triage Ethics Officer for all Delegated Level 2 studies
  • Reviews assigned Delegated Level 1 studies, Delegated Level 2 studies and Health Sciences Full Board studies
  • Reviews post-approval applications (i.e., amendments, reportable events such as protocol deviations, FYIs, etc.)
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karen.gopaul@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 87437
Julaine Hall Research Development Officer
(Awards & Distinctions)
  • Works with faculty members across all disciplines to identify candidates for external awards
  • Works with senior university administrations to develop long-term succession plans with the goal of ensuring continued success with major national and international awards
  • Circulates information about awards and distinctions for which faculty members may be eligible
  • Assists with the planning and development of award nominations
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julaine.hall@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 87970
Jennifer Hancock Grants Officer
  • Provides proactive expertise to the research community in research administration and the delivery of research funding programs
  • Knowledgeable of multiple grant programs, and provides expertise in granting agency policies and application processes
  • Handles research programs for the following sponsors: OCE, NSERC RTI and Engage, SSHRC Insight and Connection Grants and various others as required from Schulich, Social Science, Law, Music, FIMS
  • Provides application review and assists with submission of detailed applications or proposals, review of same for internal and external policy compliance, external pre-award compliance assurances, and internal approval vetting
  • Responsible for account activation and maintaining electronic files for above mentioned programs and faculties
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jennifer.hancock@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 85093
Katelyn Harris Ethics Officer
  • Reviews assigned Non-Medical studies for delegated or full board review
  • Reviews post-approval applications (e.g., amendments, protocol deviations, etc.)
  • Reviews assigned Health Sciences REB Delegated Level 2 studies
 
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katelyn.harris@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84768
Mariam Hayward Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager
  • Leads development and implementation of Western’s knowledge translation strategy
  • Works with all faculties to conceptualize and develop knowledge exchange plans and impact descriptions that enrich grant applications and enhance research
  • Designs and implements knowledge exchange and impact training for faculty, staff and students, including seminars, workshops and multi-disciplinary research events
  • Leads delivery of internal training workshops and seminars on funding opportunities, writing high-quality research applications and embedding knowledge exchange, impact and program evaluation
  • Provides a link with Western’s research community to identify and develop partnerships
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mariam.hayward@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84502
Nicole Holme Administrative Assistant
  • First point of contact for researchers calling or emailing the office
  • Triages all initial applications and assigns them to appropriate individuals for review
  • Helps the office organize tasks and meetings
 
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nicole.holme@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84691
Nicole Kaniki Research Development Officer
  • Works with all faculties to assist in the growth and development of Western's health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities research portfolio
  • Builds collaborative teams and assists in the development and implementation of research projects for a number of major grant programs
  • Assists faculty members access the various strategic initiatives that are periodically announced
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nicole.kaniki@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 87182
Melanie Katsivo International Research Officer
  • Enhances Western's engagement and overall research success and productivity related to international research
  • Helps researchers identify, plan, coordinate and prepare highly competitive funding proposals for international research grants
  • Assists in the development of funding strategies and the formation of new research collaborations and partnerships
Development Headshot: Melanie Katsivo

mkatsivo@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82861
Grace Kelly Manager,  Compliance Programs & Education
  • Responsible for developing and implementing Western's compliance program
  • Fosters and encourages a commitment to ethical and responsible conduct of research
  • Provides ongoing guidance, education and support for institutional and external regulations, processes and requirements
Administration headshot: Grace Kelly

grace.kelly@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84692
Douglas Keddy Associate Director, Research Promotion & Profile
  • Coordinates communications, government relations and media relations efforts that positively position research at Western
  • Presents comparative data on research funding at Western
  • Research Western's liaison to various units to ensure Western's research story is heard locally, nationally and internationally
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dkeddy@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 87485
Louise Kilianski Grants Officer
  • Provides proactive expertise to the research community in research administration and the delivery of research funding programs
  • Knowledgeable of multiple grant programs, and provides expertise in granting agency policies and application processes
  • Handles research programs for the following sponsors: MITACS, CIHR Foundation Scheme, SSHRC Insight Development and various others as required from Arts and Humanities, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Ivey and Science
  • Provides application review and assists with submission of detailed applications or proposals, review of same for internal and external policy compliance, external pre-award compliance assurances, and internal approval vetting
  • Responsible for account activation and maintaining electronic files for above mentioned programs and faculties
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louise.kilianski@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 86098
Will Kinchlea Communications & Systems Coordinator
  • Manages Research Western's digital communications
  • Supports Western's community to better tell its research stories
  • Creates and maintains on-brand internal communications materials
  • Protects, promotes and enhances Western's reputation for research excellence
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wkinchle@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82242
Qing Liu Bibliometrics and Research Impact Analyst
  • Accountable for developing, advancing, implementing and supporting a range of services around scholarly output research impact and bibliometrics for the Western community.
  • Works in close collaboration with Western Libraries to develop and support services around measurement of research impact for the campus, and expected to develop and deliver instruction on using bibliometrics software to interested campus partners.
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qliu285@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82822
Brenda Marston Contracts Records Support Assistant
  • Aids the contracts research team with record keeping, document coordination and communications relating to Western’s research contracts
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bmarston@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 85315
Heather Martin Senior Contracts Officer
  • Reviews and negotiates sponsored research contracts and agreements for government, foundations and other non-profit sponsors
  • Reviews and negotiates agreements with industry for NSERC Engage and OCE
  • Provides advice and assistance to researchers and sponsors and acts as a liaison between researcher and sponsor to ensure the agreement falls within the parameters of Western University's processes, procedures and faculty collective agreement
  • Ensures sponsored research contracts and agreements meet the University's standards for execution
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heather.martin@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 84503
Nancy McCreery Contracts Coordinator
  • Responsible for drafting and negotiating material transfer agreements, nondisclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, data transfer agreement, software license agreements
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nancy.mccreery@uwo.ca
519-661-4254
Alda O'Grady Programs Administrator
  • Provides front line support to the entire RD&SE team, as well as engaging in ongoing activities to support the Research Development consultants
  • Coordinates and administers all application submissions to the CFI (including the Infrastructure Operating Fund - IOF), the Ontario Research Fund (ORF), the Ontario Early Research Awards (ERA), the Canada Research Chairs, and international agency submissions, as well as administrating the communication of awards and incoming award documentation from the above agencies
  • Assists researchers with the on-line application registration and any other on-line problems they may encounter
  • Provides support and guidance to faculty members contacting RD&SE and to direct each inquiry to the appropriate consultant
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aogrady6@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, ext. 84620

Joseph Paciocco Administrative Officer
  • Responsible for the business operations and administrative management of the RD&SE office, Ethics Office; including co-ordination of human resources for the unit
  • Responsible for budget administration and management for Research Western
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jpacioc@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 86079
Paul Paolatto (Acting) Director, Finance
  • Works with the Vice-President (Research) and Associate Vice-Presidents (Research) to implement research strategies
  • Manages Research Western's budget, strategic financial planning and reporting
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ppaolat@uwo.ca 519-661-2111, ext. 82307

Carolyn Paterson Senior Research Development Officer
  • Works with all faculties to assist in the growth and development of Western's health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities research portfolio
  • Builds collaborative teams and assists in the development and implementation of research projects for a number of major grant programs
  • Assists faculty members access the various strategic initiatives that are periodically announced
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carolyn.paterson@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82262
Kelly Patterson Ethics Officer
  • Reviews assigned Non-Medical studies for delegated or full board review
  • Reviews post-approval applications (e.g., amendments, protocol deviations, etc.)
  • Facilitates clinicaltrials.gov registration
 
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kpatte32@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 82256
Elizabeth Russell-Minda Research Development Officer
  • Works with all faculties to assist in the growth and development of Western's health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and humanities research portfolio
  • Builds collaborative teams and assists in the development and implementation of research projects for a number of major grant programs
  • Assists faculty members access the various strategic initiatives that are periodically announced
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elizabeth.minda@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 ext. 88701
Patricia Sargeant Ethics Officer
  • Primarily reviews studies submitted to the Health Sciences REB
  • Triages Ethics Officer for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Waivers
  • Reviews assigned Delegated Level 1 studies, Level 2 studies and Health Sciences Full Board studies
  • Reviews post-approval applications (i.e., amendments, reportable events such as protocol deviations, FYIs, etc.)
 
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psargean@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 85990
Lynne Turner Manager, ACC
  • Policy and procedure development
  • ACC site visits
  • Animal room inventory maintenance
  • ACC administration
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lturner@uwo.ca

David Tweddell Director, Research Development
  • Leads a team of professionals providing client-oriented services to support major institutional and collaborative research programs at Western
  • Identifies strategic opportunities, plans collaborative research with industry partners and other stakeholders, and executes plans to obtain research funding
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry, academic, and government partners
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david.tweddell@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 85313
Natalie Wu Director, Research Services
  • Responsible for information management, business operations and support staff
  • Interprets agency policies and guidelines translating them into standard policies and procedures
  • Implements best practice development and standards into the RD&S business systems taking requirements of all parties into consideration
  • Directly responsible for the processing of grant applications, file maintenance and retention procedures
  • Manages ongoing maintenance and procedural documentation and ensures integrity of the data
  • Designs and develops operational and statistical reports as required by the organization and Vice-President (Research), and oversees the internal granting programs
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nwu28@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 81572
Daniel Wyzynski Ethics Coordinator
  • Reviews post-approval applications (i.e., amendments, continuing ethics reviews, and study closures)
  • Reviews Health Science Delegated Level 1 applications (i.e., retrospective patient data and/or biological samples)
  • Helps develop and implement new and revised policies and procedures
 
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dleonar7@uwo.ca
519-661-2111, ext. 86811
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