Learning Network Team
Learning Director, Adjunct Associate Professor
Biography: Dr. Linda Baker is the Learning Director at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education teaching Ph.D. students in the School and Applied Child Psychology Program. Linda leads the Learning Network, a provincial knowledge translation initiative on the continuum of gender-based violence, and the Knowledge Hub, a national knowledge translation initiative on trauma and violence informed health promotion for survivors of child maltreatment and adult IPV. Linda has co-authored numerous resources related to gender-based violence, developed training curricula, and been invited to deliver workshops and presentations throughout Canada. She participates regularly on faculty teams delivering Domestic Violence Institutes for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Futures Without Violence throughout the United States. Linda is a clinical psychologist with expertise in child and family interventions, court related clinical assessments and services, and children and adults affected by domestic violence.
Digital Media Specialist
Biography: Elsa is the Digital Media Specialist at the Centre. She supports the Learning Network by providing website development; social media maintenance; webinar support; email communications; graphic design; audio & video editing; online training development & support and other special projects.
Biography: Dianne engages in research and knowledge mobilization at the Learning Network. Her role involves the production and dissemination of special reports, newsletters, learning briefs, infographics, and related materials. She is always interested in a collaboration or discussion about intersectional policy and social changes that will end violence against women and children. Dianne's work has been with not-for-profit community agencies such as Kingston Interval House, London and District Distress Centre, and Elder Abuse London Middlesex. She is also a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Political Science at Western University. Her dissertation explores “The Political Problems of Cultural Appropriation.”
Biography: As Research Coordinator for the Learning Nework and the Knowledge Hub projects, Sara contributes to and coordinates content for publications, social media platforms and the website. Additionally, Sara provides support for webinars, meetings, conferences and other project-related activities.
Biography: Robert is a Research Associate of the Learning Network. He holds a PhD in Sociology and his research areas include sociological and critical theory, sociology of morality, social inequality, and public sociology.
Tabibi (on leave)
Biography: Jassamine supports research and knowledge mobilization activities at the Learning Network. This includes production and dissemination of various resources on gender-based violence such as reports, newsletters, and learning briefs. Jassamine also supports knowledge mobilization events including annual Knowledge Exchanges and other special events that address issues related to gender-based violence, child maltreatment, and sexual violence.