VEGA Team

Project Leads and Staff

Experts from the Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan (PreVAiL) Research Network at McMaster University, Western University, and the University of Toronto lead the project.

Dr. Harriet MacMillan

Dr. Harriet MacMillan

Project Lead and PreVAiL co-principal investigator. MacMillan is a Professor at McMaster University, and a family violence researcher, paediatrician and psychiatrist at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre.
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Dr. Nadine Wathen

Dr. Nadine Wathen

Project Co-Lead and PreVAiL co-principal investigator. Wathen is Professor and Research Scholar at Western University with expertise in family violence and knowledge mobilization.
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Dr. Donna Stewart

Dr. Donna Stewart

PreVAiL co-principal investigator. Stewart is a University Professor at the University of Toronto, and a psychiatrist at University Health Network; she has a lead role in the evidence review process.
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Dr. Anita Kothari

Dr. Anita Kothari

Knowledge Mobilization Lead. Kothari is an Associate Professor and Faculty Scholar at Western University with expertise in knowledge mobilization in public health.
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Dr. Mark Hanson

Dr. Mark Hanson

Curriculum co-Lead. Hanson is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children with expertise in medical education.
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Dr. Susan Jack

Dr. Susan Jack

Curriculum co-Lead. Jack in Associate Professor of Nursing at McMaster University with expertise in nursing education, family violence, and nursing intervention research.
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Project activities are supported by expert staff at McMaster and Western:

  • Chris McKee, MA, McMaster University, Project Manager
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  • Jen MacGregor, PhD, Western University, Senior Research Associate
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  • Jill McTavish, PhD, McMaster University, Post-Doctoral Fellow
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  • Stephanie Simpson, PhD(c), Western University, Knowledge Mobilization Assistant
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  • Anna DeSimone, McMaster University, Project Assistant
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