Nadine Wathen

Nadine Wathen (Co-Principal Investigator) is a Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario and Research Scholar at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children and a Member of The College of the Royal Society of Canada.

  • Her primary research area is developing and evaluating interventions for women and children experiencing violence; and developing the science of knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) to ensure that new knowledge emerging from research is made available, in appropriate ways, to health decision-makers including policy-makers, health care providers, advocates, and members of the public.
  • She has worked extensively with the women’s health research and policy community in Ontario and federally, providing input on specific projects and initiatives, particularly in the areas of family violence, evaluation, KTE and communications.
  • She is co-principal investigator of the Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan (PreVAiL) Research Network (, a CIHR Centre for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Violence Across the Lifespan and National Co-Lead of the Violence, Evidence, Guidance, Action – VEGA Project: A Public Health Response to Family Violence:; she also co-leads the international Domestic Violence at Work (DV@Work) Network: