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.

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.

Wathen100x100Dr. 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.

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.

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.



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
  • Melissa Kimber, PhD, McMaster University, Post-Doctoral Fellow Email
  • Anna DeSimone, McMaster University, Project Assistant Email
  • Stephanie Simpson, MA, Western University, KMob Assistant Email