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
Occupational Health and Wellness Research Lead
Occupational Physiology and Environment Research Lead


Dr. Katie Goggins
Dr. Katie GogginsPostdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Katie Goggins is a Postdoctoral Researcher at CROSH and 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).
Dr. Matt Spencer
Dr. Matt SpencerPostdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Spencer has broad research interests that have centered around understanding how disruptions or deficiencies in the O2 transport pathway from the lungs to active peripheral tissues (e.g., muscle, brain) caused by disease and/or aging act to limit exercise tolerance and performance. At CROSH, he expects to broaden this interest to include consideration of how environmental factors impact O2 delivery that can impact performance, whether in the field or in the laboratory. Finally, Dr. Spencer is also keenly interested in understanding how exercise training or other interventions can
alleviate these disruptions and thereby improve exercise tolerance and performance, as well as functional outcomes.
Courtney Lessel, BSc, MSc
Courtney Lessel, BSc, MScScience Communication Intern
Tobi Mankis, BA, HBSc, MScComm
Tobi Mankis, BA, HBSc, MScCommScience Communication Officer
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Giselle Thrush
Giselle ThrushAdministrative Assistant
705-675-1151 ext. 1422
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Wesley Young, BSc, BEngWorkplace Simulator Technologist Intern
705-675-1151, Ext. 1422