Ms. Callaghan has extensive experience in administrative leadership in academic contexts including managing a research centre and coordinating large-scale and multi-stakeholder research projects. Maria’s responsibilities include managing the SJRI grant program, finances, and general administration of the Institute. In addition to her work at Brock she is the National Coordinator of the CIHR funded Voices against Violence project at Western University.
Previously, Maria was manager of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) at Western University as well as the National Coordinator for the research initiative Intersecting Sites of Violence in the Lives of Girls at the CREVAWC. Maria has worked with the Alliance of Canadian Research Centre’s on Violence, and is a past member and executive of the Middlesex County Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse. She has over 20 years of financial, management and organizational experience in the private and public sector.