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 will lead the project.



MacMillan100x100Dr. 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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Wathen100x100Dr. Nadine Wathen
Project Co-Lead and PreVAiL co-principal investigator. Wathen is an Associate Professor and Faculty Scholar at Western University with expertise in family violence and knowledge mobilization.
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Dr. Donna StewartDr. 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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Kothari100x100Dr. 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
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
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 Email
  • Jen MacGregor, PhD, Western University, Senior Research Associate Email
  • Jill McTavish, PhD, McMaster University, Post-Doctoral Fellow Email
  • Stephanie Simpson, MA, Western University, Knowledge Mobilization Assistant Email
  • Anna DeSimone, McMaster University, Project Assistant Email