CROSH Leadership Team

Dr. Sandra Dorman
Dr. Sandra DormanDirector
705-675-1151 ext. 1015
Dr. Alison Godwin
Dr. Alison GodwinAssociate Director
705-675-1151 ext. 1079

Research Leads

Dr. Kathryn Sinden
Dr. Kathryn SindenHuman Factors and Ergonomics Research Lead
Nicole Lafreniere
Nicole LafreniereOccupational Health and Wellness Research Lead
Dr. Nicholas Ravanelli
Dr. Nicholas RavanelliOccupational Physiology and Environment Research Lead


Dr. Javad Ghaderian
Dr. Javad GhaderianResearch Technologist
Dr. Javad Ghaderian is CROSH’s Research Technologist. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and has previous work experience as a Research Assistant. He has research experience in occupational health and safety for industry, and his current research interests focus on energy, biomechanics, vibration, and industrial health and safety. As the Research Technologist, Dr. Ghaderian works closely with researchers and graduate students to primarily support large multi-disciplinary research projects at CROSH, particularly those projects related to the Mobile Research Laboratory (M-CROSH) and the Workplace-Simulator (W-SIM). The W-SIM includes a robotic motion platform (rotopod), environmental chamber, metabolic cart, and virtual reality eye tracker. He assists with the planning and execution of laboratory projects and experiments; performs technical tasks to support CROSH’s core research streams (Human Factors and Ergonomics; Occupational Physiology and the Environment; Occupational Mental Health and Wellness); assists in the analyses and collection of data; and acts as a resource person in the CROSH laboratory to help resolve technical equipment problems. Finally, Dr. Ghaderian also helps with the development of data acquisition and analysis programs using MatLab and Labview.
Dr. Katie Goggins
Dr. Katie GogginsCROSH Senior Scientist
Dr. Katie Goggins is CROSH’s Senior Scientist. She is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Laurentian University. Her research interests focus on the role of biomechanics, human factors, and ergonomics on industrial health and safety and occupational disease.
Dr. Zsuzsanna Kerekes
Dr. Zsuzsanna KerekesPostdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Kerekes has an M.A. and Ph.D in Psychology from Hungary and has worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pécs, Medical School at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher with the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University and a clinical associate at a private practice in Sudbury. She has 16 years of experience in different areas of psychology and occupational health psychology. Dr. Kerekes has a membership with different professional associations such as the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) or European Health Psychology Society (EHPS).
Courtney Lessel, BSc, MSc
Courtney Lessel, BSc, MScScience Communication Intern
Tobi Mankis, BA, HBSc, MScComm
Tobi Mankis, BA, HBSc, MScCommCommunication Development Officer
Tobi has a BA in English from the Royal Military College of Canada, an HBSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s in Science Communication from Laurentian University. As the Science Communication Officer at CROSH, he assists with communications, knowledge translation and exchange, marketing, and business development.
Giselle Thrush
Giselle ThrushAdministrative Assistant
705-675-1151 ext. 1422