Faculty Members

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Rotman Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Theoretical and computational neuroscience
Daniel Ansari

Daniel Ansari

Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science & Faculty of Education, Western University (Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience)

Research Interests / Specializations: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Education, Human Development, Science of Learning
Elena Antonacopoulou

Elena Antonacopoulou

Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Ivey Business School, Faculty of Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Social complexity, dynamics of learning practice, connectivity through inter-be-ing (symplegmatic theory in advancing CAS)
Firouz Badrkhani Ajaei

Firouz Badrkhani Ajaei

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Protection and control of power systems with focus on microgrids, renewable energy systems, and High-Voltage Direct-Current (HVDC) power transmission systems
Laurel Austin

Laurel Austin

Adjunct Research Professor, Ivey School of Business, Management Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Risk management; Strategic Risk Management; Decision making; Risk Perception; Risk Communication
Robert Austin

Robert Austin

Professor, Ivey Business School, Information Systems, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Creative industries, innovation, information technology
Tima Bansal

Tima Bansal

Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy, Ivey Business School, Western University (Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability)

Research Interests / Specializations: Resilience in organizations; Systems thinking in business
Pauline Barmby

Pauline Barmby

Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Observational astrophysics: multi-wavelength studies of nearby galaxies
Mehmet A. Begen

Mehmet A. Begen

Associate Professor, Management Science, Ivey Business School, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Management science/analytics applications, data-driven approaches, scheduling and operations management in healthcare
Mia Biondi

Mia Biondi

NP-PHC, Adjunct Research Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Health Sciences, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: HIV prevention, viral hepatitis, special populations
Pamela Block

Pamela Block

Professor, Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: My research focuses on “disability culture” and cultural perceptions of disability in the United States, Brazil and Canada. I study disability experience on individual, organizational and community levels, focusing on socio-environmental barriers, empowerment/capacity-building, and health promotion. My qualitative research methodologies combine historical and discourse analyses with community-based ethnographic and participatory approaches. I am particularly interested in multiple marginalization and the intersections of gender, race, poverty, and disability in movements for disability liberation (justice and rights) and disability oppression (eugenics, sterilization, mass-incarceration and killing in Brazil, the United States and Canada. Finally, I engage actively in discussions of the emergence of neurodivergence and disability studies in Brazil and other Global South Countries.
Jan Cami

Jan Cami

Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: The formation and evolution of large molecules and dust grains in space and the interaction with their environment.
Chios Carmody

Chios Carmody

Associate Professor & Canadian National Director, Canada-United States Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Chios' research interests focus on the fields of international law, international organizations, private law (contract/tort/restitution) and justice. His current work focuses on identifying the way in which legal systems constitute complex adaptive systems aimed at attaining justice. He is pursuing this topic by developing a theory of the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a "system of ideas" which might serve as the basis for a general theory of law.
Mark Cleveland

Mark Cleveland

Dancap Private Equity Chair of Consumer Behavior, DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies, Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Dr. Cleveland’s research interests are interdisciplinary, spanning marketing, consumer behavior, and social psychology. His research has a special focus on cross-cultural consumer behavior; globalization, ethnic/social identity and acculturation; mixed ethnicity; culture and decision-making; cosmopolitanism, materialism and consumer ethnocentrism; international market segmentation; services marketing, green marketing, gift-giving, advertising, psychometrics and scale development, as well as branding and internet shopping behavior.
Jeremy Colangelo

Jeremy Colangelo

Lecturer, Writing, Department of English, French, and Writing, King's College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Modernist literature, disability, epistemology, James Joyce
Sayra Cristancho

Sayra Cristancho

Associate Professor, Surgery / Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Centre for Education Research & Innovation, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: My research program overall looks at the processes of team adaptation in unexpected, acute and high-stakes situations. Up to now, my research has taken place in clinical contexts including trauma teams, surgical teams, intensive care teams, etc. As my research is informed by systems theories, including swarm intelligence, that have been applied in other contexts and very nascent in healthcare, I am currently interested in learning from teams who are required to perform in complex environments, such as SWAT teams, earth and space exploration teams and high-stakes business teams.
Matt Davison

Matt Davison

Professor, Statistical & Actuarial Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: My doctoral research (Applied Mathematics; Western; 1993-1995) was in the area of chaotic dynamics and my postdoctoral research (Physiology; University of Bern; 1995-1997) was in the area of complexity theory as applied to biological and social systems. I actively published in this area until the early 2000s but since then have been more focused on my work in real options analysis of energy systems and in financial risk management. I am still interested in looking at the world through a complex adaptive systems lens, particularly in my role as an academic leader at Western, where I have served as Dean of Science since 2018.
Jonathan De Souza

Jonathan De Souza

Associate Professor, Music Research & Composition, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: My research explores music, embodiment, and technology, combining music theory with cognitive science and philosophy. At present, I'm particularly interested in musical ensembles. In piano duos, rock bands, or orchestras with more than a hundred players, musicians coordinate their actions and the sounds they produce. How do ensemble members communicate and respond to each other, gesturally or sonically? What technologies, techniques, or musical features facilitate such interactions? I'm using various tools to investigate these questions, including social network analysis.
Isha DeCoito

Isha DeCoito

Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, Faculty of Education/Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Research Internets / Specializations: STEMM Education (outreach, gender, diversity, teacher education; professional development, student engagement, career aspirations; 21st century learning skills); Engineering Education (program and curriculum development, improving access and equitable opportunities); Technology Enhanced Learning (eLearning, blended learning, gamification, timelines, etc.); Nature of Science and Engineering; Medical Education (program and curriculum development); Case studies; Project Based Learning; Improving educational attainment amongst Indigenous youth
Christopher DeGroot

Christopher DeGroot

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Urban sustainability; Photosynthetic carbon capture; Sewer infrastructure; Building energy efficiency; Water/wastewater treatment
Nick Dyer-Witheford

Nick Dyer-Witheford

Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario

Research Interests / Specializations: Relation of CAS to Marxist theory and issues of social power and conflict
Christopher Essex

Christopher Essex

Professor, Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Nonlinear dynamics and applications
Kane Faucher

Kane Faucher

Assistant Professor, Media, Information and Technoculture, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Political Economy of Information and Data; Online Social Capital; Algorithms and Social Behaviour; Strategic Planning (Public Sector); Trilobites / Invertebrate Paleontology
Aaron Fenster

Aaron Fenster

Professor, Medical Biophysics, Schulich, Western University, Robarts Research Institute

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical imaging
Jerzy M Floryan

Jerzy M Floryan

Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Engineering, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Fluid mechanics
Paul Frewen

Paul Frewen

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Psychology, Schulich Medicine and Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Self Psychology, Trauma Psychology, Consciousness, Meditation, Neuroimaging, Neurofeedback, Non-invasive Brain Stimulation
Michael Friesen

Michael Friesen

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Information visualization, management, and transfer; design; music; teaching and learning -- and any work that integrates these fields
Rishi Ganesan

Rishi Ganesan

Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Paediatrics, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Paediatric Critical Care, Physiological and pathological states in critical illness, Behavioral States, Neurocognitive States
Jessica Grahn

Jessica Grahn

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences & Brain and Mind Institute, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Rhythm, timing, neuroimaging, music, Parkinson's disease
Jury Gualandris

Jury Gualandris

Assistant Professor, Operations Management and Sustainability, Ivey Business School, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Environmental and Social Sustainability Integration in complex supply networks, and its implications for competitiveness; How Supply Network Structure forms from (Responsible) Action and How (Responsible) Action flows from Supply Chain Structure; Sustainable Sourcing; Circular Economies and Circular Supply Networks
Kathleen Hill

Kathleen Hill

Associate Professor, Biology, Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Mutagenesis, genetic diversity, genome classification, machine learning, data analytics, genome organization, genome evolution
Jonathan Histon

Jonathan Histon

Assistant Professor (Limited Duties), Management and Organizational Studies, Faculty of Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Complex adaptive transportation systems, particularly the human element in airplane cockpits and air traffic control
Anders Holm

Anders Holm

Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Social network analysis, large data sets
Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin

Associate Professor, Management and Organizational Studies Departmment, Facaulty of Arts and Social Science, Huron University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Bill Wrin's research interests centers on issues of policy, leadership, and community engagement. He is interested in exploring models of program and policy evaluation focused on qualitative evaluation and on outcome and impact analysis; with principal interest focused on the interplay between institutions and community.
Hina Kalyal

Hina Kalyal

Lecturer, School of Management, Economics and Mathematics, King's University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Organizational change and development in the public sector
Michael Katchabaw

Michael Katchabaw

Associate Professor, Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Game development; Adaptive gameplay; Virtual / augmented reality; Interactive simulations
Gregory Kopp

Gregory Kopp

Professor, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Wind engineering; climate change
Anita Kothari

Anita Kothari

Associate Professor, School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Knowledge translation, integrated knowledge translation, public health systems and services
Katherine Lawless

Katherine Lawless

Assistant Professor, Centre for Global Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Huron University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Cultural memory, globalization, environment, the commons, preservation/conservation, soil cultures, Western scientific and Indigenous knowledges, community-engaged research and teaching
Deishin Lee

Deishin Lee

Associate Professor, Operations Management & Sustainability Ivey Business School, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Sustainable operations, supply chain management, regional resilience
Wonkyong (Beth) Lee

Wonkyong (Beth) Lee

Assistant Professor, DAN department of Management and Organizational Studies, Faculty of Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: My research interests largely pertain to transformative consumer research (TCR), which focuses on significant social challenges (e.g., materialism, addiction, and at-risk consumers) in modern marketplaces and is aimed at informing policy and improving consumer welfare and quality of life globally. More specifically, my research interests have largely pertained to TCR by focusing on addictive consumption such as smoking, social marketing (especially marketing communications), and the policy environment.
Alan Leschied

Alan Leschied

Professor Emeritus, Psychology, Faculty of Education, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Trauma informed care in CAS and Child an Youth Mental Health
Zoe Lindo

Zoe Lindo

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Research in my lab broadly focuses on biodiversity and ecosystem function relationships using soil systems as models. Soils contain the majority of the world’s biodiversity and perform critical functions such as nutrient cycling and carbon storage. To link biodiversity to ecosystem function we use energetic food web models and assessments of ecosystem stability. My empirical work explores how these relationships change under climate warming and other global change factors.
Rogemar Mamon

Rogemar Mamon

Professor, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Actuarial modelling; financial risk management and sustainability in agriculture and aquaculture; environmental derivatives and conservation management; stochastic processes and statistical inference
Tara Mantler

Tara Mantler

Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Intimate partner violence, maternal and child health, health equity, and rurality
Gerald McKinley

Gerald McKinley

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine/Public Health, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Adolescent marginalization and health, Indigenous Relationship-based Research, Performance and Community-Based Knowledge Translation.
Sarah McLean

Sarah McLean

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Active learning, student self-efficacy, homelessness in London
Darren Meister

Darren Meister

Associate Professor, Ivey & Thompson Centre (Engineering), Ivey & Engineering, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Adoption of new technologies, early stage product introduction, founding teams, design thinking
Joseph Michalski

Joseph Michalski

Professor, Sociology, Social Sciences, King's University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Dr. Michalski has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Virginia and has worked with Dr. Gregg Henriques to facilitate the integration of sociological and psychological reasoning as part of the Tree of Knowledge system. His main intellectual interest involves the development of integrated theories of human social behavior rooted in the combination of social, cultural, and psychological determinants.
Wren Montgomery

Wren Montgomery

Assistant Professor, Sustainability & General Management, Ivey Business School, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Organization & Institutional Theory, Corporate Sustainability, Social and Environmental Organizing, Social Justice, Institutional Renewal, Water Crises & Justice, Regenerative Agriculture, Greenwashing, Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship.
Immaculate Namukasa

Immaculate Namukasa

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Dr. Namukasa’s current research interests lie in mathematics teacher education and professional development, integration of technology and computational thinking in mathematics education, mathematics learning tools, resources and activities, and curriculum and pedagogical reforms. Her past research includes: problem solving and its role among learners and teachers; theoretical discussions on use of virtual or concrete teaching materials; and the role schooling, specifically school mathematics plays in globalization. Dr. Namukasa has produced video resources on math-for-teaching through problem solving in which Ontario teachers are featured. She has also collaboratively produced knowledge mobilization products.
Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson

Professor and Chair, Anthropology, Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Interactions of human biology and culture and how both change over time in response to environmental and social forces in ancient (archaeological) societies
Richard Neufeld

Richard Neufeld

Professor (Emeritus); Adjunct Research Professor, Psychology; Psychiatry; Neuroscience Program, Social Science; Medicine; Inter-departmental (Neuroscience Program), Western University; University of British Columbia, Okanagan (Adjunct Professor)

Research Interests / Specializations: Nonlinear dynamical systems, and game-theoretic modeling of psychological stress and coping; Stochastic modeling of cognitive abnormality in psychopathology; Stochastic modeling of cognitive functions in clinical functional neuroimaging.
Lana Palaniyappan

Lana Palaniyappan

Professor of Psychiatry, Robarts Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Psychosis, Depression
Rajni Patel

Rajni Patel

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Western University; Director of Engineering, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR), LHSC

Research Interests / Specializations: Robotics, Haptics, Teleoperation and AI; Applications in Surgery, Therapy and Movement Disorders
Ileana Paul

Ileana Paul

Associate Professor, French Studies / Interfaculty Program in Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Linguistics, syntax, structure of Malagasy, dialectal variation
Hassan Peerhossaini

Hassan Peerhossaini

Professor & Western Research Chair in Urban Resilience and Sustainability, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Urban dynamical systems; Urban climate change adaptation; Urban resilience and sustainability; Nonlinear systems and transition to chaos; Active fluids; Bacterial physics in complex environments
Jeff Preston

Jeff Preston

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Programs, Disability Studies, King's University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Social media, digital culture, universal design
Aaron Price

Aaron Price

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Smart Material Actuators and Sensors, Mechatronic Systems for Industrial Automation and Biomedical Applications, Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, Conductive Electroactive Polymers and Composites, Magnetic and Thermal Shape Memory Materials, Advanced Biomedical Technologies for Better Health
Mazi Raz

Mazi Raz

Director of Learning Strategy & Assistant Professor, The Ivey Academy, Ivey Business School, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Ecologies of learning, ideological thinkways, critical systems thinking, foresight, forecraft and future-making in (and by) organizations
Felipe Rodrigues

Felipe Rodrigues

Assistant Professor, School of Management, Economics and Mathematics at King's, Anaytics & Decision Sciences, Management & Organizational Studies, King's University College at Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Healthcare Management Science, Queuing networks, Discrete Event Simulation, Queuing games, Healthcare Operations Management, Health systems capacity planning, ICU patient flow, ICU length-of-stay predictions, ICU patient outcome predictions, Machine learning for ICU capacity planning
Peter Rogan

Peter Rogan

Professor, Biochemistry (and Oncology), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University (Canada Research Chair in Genome Bioinformatics)

Research Interests / Specializations: Cancer chemotherapy responses, genomic analysis, information theory, machine learning, geostatistical analysis
Jane Sanders

Jane Sanders

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, King's University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Expanded Forms of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) the Impact on Educational Outcomes, School and Community Violence, Exclusionary Discipline (Suspension and Expulsion), Trauma and Trauma-informed Care, Trauma-Informed Education, Intersectionality, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Critical Self-Reflection, Student School Relationships, Social Work Education, Field Education, Education through Simulation, Bullying and Cyberbullying, Information and Communication Technologies in Clinical Practice, Family Involvement in Treatment
Patrick Schmidt

Patrick Schmidt

Professor, Music Education, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Arts and education policy, urban education, diversity and equity in arts
Susan Scollie

Susan Scollie

Professor, National Centre for Audiology / Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Audiology, hearing aids including signal processing, evidence-based practice, simulation in education
Robert Shcherbakov

Robert Shcherbakov

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: My research interests are concerned with the studies of open non-linear dynamical and stochastic systems. Topics I am currently interested in are: earthquake physics and statistics; temporal and spatial scaling properties of earthquakes and aftershocks; earthquake hazard assessment and forecasting; applications of continuum mechanics to fracture processes in solids, rocks, and the earth crust; self-organized critical behaviour in non-linear dissipative complex systems.
Nafiz Shuva

Nafiz Shuva

Assistant Professor (Limited Duties), Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Information behaviour; immigrants; public libraries; health information seeking; culturally situated information behaviour; open access; public libraries; reading practices
Shannon Sibbald

Shannon Sibbald

Assistant Professor, Health Studies /and+ Family Medicine (SSMD), Health Sciences /and+ SSMD, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Interdisciplinary Health and Health Systems Research; Combining the methods and theories from a variety of disciplines to create innovative solutions to health systems challenges; Implementation Science; How teams access, share, store and use knowledge; Interprofessional Teams; How high performing health care teams work; How current education and training can prepare students for interprofessional work; Patient-centred models of care for chronic disease management
Slobodan Simonovic

Slobodan Simonovic

Professor Emeritus amd Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Professor Slobodan Simonovic has made seminal contributions to the development of systems engineering approaches to the planning, designing and managing of complex water resources systems in the search for sustainable and robust physical and societal solutions, based on stakeholders’ value systems and ethical principles. He has utilized probabilistic and fuzzy simulation and optimization for addressing subjective and objective uncertainties in managing water resources systems. Moreover, Dr. Simonovic has contributed to the solution of complex reservoir operations problems; developed effective flood management measures; improved assessment of climate change impacts on local scales; and developed decision support for integrated water resources management.
Sandra Smeltzer

Sandra Smeltzer

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Community engaged learning; Ethical experiential learning; Critical communications / media studies
David Smith

David Smith

Associate Professor, Biology, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Genome evolution and comparative genomics with a strong focus on eukaryotic microbes and their organelle genomes (e.g., mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes).
Maxwell Smith

Maxwell Smith

Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Public health ethics, bioethics, health policy
Tracy Smith-Carrier

Tracy Smith-Carrier

Associate Professor, Social Work, King’s University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Wealth distribution, political parties, income and social services systems
Aaron So

Aaron So

Assistant Professor, Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Development and clinical translation of advanced computed tomography technology for blood flow modelling in cardiovascular system
Matthew Sooy

Matthew Sooy

Assistant Professor, Managerial Accounting and Control, Ivey Business School, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Financial markets, Financial market bubbles & crashes
Elizabeth Steyn

Elizabeth Steyn

Cassels Brock Fellow & Assistant Professor in Mining & Finance Law, Faculty of Law, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Natural resources; mining law; sustainability; Indigenous issues; deep ocean mining; space mining; corporate social responsibility; transnational corporate actors
Jay Stock

Jay Stock

Professor, Department Of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Human adaptability, bioarchaeology, skeletal biology, phenotypic plasticity, human variation, growth and development, evolutionary ecology, biomechanics and behaviour, allometry, hunter-gatherers, the Pleistocene-Holocene transition, the origins of agriculture.
Shelley Taylor

Shelley Taylor

Professor, Applied Linguistics & Interfaculty Program in Linguistics, Faculty of Education, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Applied linguistics/TESOL, FSL & multilingualism; complexity theory in relation to plurilingualism; minority languages; bilingual education internationally, MLE (Nepal & India) & EMI (Nordic countries)
Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: My lab studies the biological basis of insect social behaviour; how it evolves, how it is maintained and why some species are social while others are not. My lab uses natural history information from insects, the theory of social evolution and state-of-the-art gene technology imported from the medical sciences to discover how molecules influence the evolution and expression of social traits.
Paul F. Tremblay

Paul F. Tremblay

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Social Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Research design, statistical modeling, and psychometrics in psychology and overlapping disciplines. In particular, I teach and conduct research in structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, longitudinal modeling, and item response theory. In multilevel modeling, one exciting contemporary problem is how to model emergence in team performance. Within psychology, I am interested in broad frameworks that take into account cognition, affect (including interoception), and volition, and most of my research has focused on individual differences in academic motivation, aggressive dispositions, and mental health.
William Turkel

William Turkel

Professor, History, Social Sciences, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: I do computational history, big history, STS, physical computing, desktop fabrication, electronics, sound and esoterica. Most of my research involves text and image mining and machine learning. I am also currently working with Jeff Lupker, a PhD student in music, on bridging musical big data with AI-assisted composition. In the past I've worked on modelling the evolution and historical change of natural languages. I've also been programming for about 40 years, and am the author of an open source, open access and open content textbook Digital Research Methods with Mathematica.
Joseph Turnbull

Joseph Turnbull

Assistant Professor, School of Management, Economics, and Mathematics, King's University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Strongly-correlated quantum many-body systems; adaptive learning
Sree Ram Valluri

Sree Ram Valluri

Research Adjunct Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (Ising Model, Gravitational Waves, Nonlinear Differential Equations)
Liliani A C Vieira

Liliani A C Vieira

Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Dental Education / Paediatric Dentistry / Healthy Science
Stephen Van Hedger

Stephen Van Hedger

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Huron University College, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Speech perception; Music perception; Perceptual plasticity; Absolute pitch; Pattern recognition; Category learning; Cognitive modeling; Memory consolidation
Brennan Vogel

Brennan Vogel

Assistant Professor (Teaching Faculty), Centre for Environment and Sustainability, Department of Geography, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Municipal climate change adaptation; multi-level governance; adaptive capacity building; green finance; resiliency
Boyu Wang

Boyu Wang

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Machine learning, artificial intelligence
Nadine Wathen

Nadine Wathen

Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, School of Nursing, Education, Western University (Canada Research Chair, Mobilizing Knowledge on Gender Based Violence)

Research Interests / Specializations: The health and social service sector response to gender-based violence, interventions to reduce health inequities, and the science of knowledge mobilization, with a focus on partnerships to enhance the use of research in policy and practice
Danielle Way

Danielle Way

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: I study plant physiological responses to high temperatures and changes in CO2 concentration, with the goal of determining the mechanisms underpinning plant responses to climate change and the implications of these responses for ecosystems.
Marnie Wedlake

Marnie Wedlake

Assistant Professor & Registered Psychotherapist, School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Non-Biomed/Diagnostic Mental Health & Wellbeing; Qualitative Research; Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Research; Knowledge Mobilization as Activism in Mental Health
Andrew Wenaus

Andrew Wenaus

Assistant Professor, Department of English and Writing Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Digital Literature, Chaos Theory and Literature, Information Theory and Literature, Experimental Literature, Algorithmic Culture, Neurototalitarianism, Digital Psychopolitics, Modernism, Culture and Data, Media Theory, Critical Theory and Philosophy, Complex Adaptive Systems and Cultural Narratives
Geoff Wild

Geoff Wild

Associate Professor, School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Evolutionary biology, dynamics of natural populations, game theory, mathematical modelling, differential equations and dynamical systems
Hayden Woodley

Hayden Woodley

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour, Ivey Business School, Western University

Research Interests / Specializations: Teams; Emergence; Leadership; Individual Differences