Learning Network Team

Meet the Learning Network Team

Linda Baker, Learning Director 

Dr. Baker is the Director of the Violence Against Women Learning Network at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at the University of Western Ontario. She is past Director of the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (formerly the London Family Court Clinic). For over 20 years, most of her research and clinical work has involved adolescent/adult offenders and children/adults who have been victims of abuse and involved with the criminal and family court systems. She has co-authored over  20 publications/resources related to children and families, including Walk Proud, Dance Proud: Footprints on a Healing Journey; Helping Children Thrive: Supporting Woman Abuse Survivors as Mothers; Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence against a Mother Shapes Children as They Grow; and Helping an Abused Woman: 101 things to Know, Say and Do.  She has presented workshops across the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe and Asia to various groups including judges, lawyers, mental health professionals and educators. Since 2000, Dr. Baker has been a frequent faculty member for the US National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' and Futures Without Violence program on “enhancing judicial skills in domestic violence cases”.


Elsa Barreto, Multi-Media Specialist 

Elsa is the Multi-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.


Magdalena Kubow, Research Coordinator

Magdalena recently earned her PhD in History from Western University and is currently working on her first monograph.  Some of her research interests include the Holocaust, the Solidarity movement, women in war, and women in the church. Outside of Academia she volunteers her time with various charitable endeavours as well as being the Co-Chair of the grassroots campaign titled: Canadians Remember. Her responsibilities at the Centre include conducting literature reviews, contributing to idea development and writing of newsletters, knowledge exchanges, and other Learning Network documents to support the Learning Director in the goals of the project.


Sara Mohamed, Research Coordinator

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.


Jassamine Tabibi, Research Coordinator

Jassamine supports the Provincial Resource Group at the Learning Network with knowledge exchange and transfer activities and administration.  Jassamine is also a Research Coordinator for the Knowledge Hub project at CREVAWC.