Research Support Staff

 

 

Jaina Negandhi
Clinical Research Project Coordinator
Neurosciences & Mental Health
Phone: 416-813-6683
Email: jaina.negandhi@sickkids.ca

Jaina completed her MEng in Biomedical Material Science (2004) at the University of Manchester, UK. She moved to Canada in 2006 and began working at Sickkids in 2007 as a research project Manager under Dr. Robert Harrison. She continued on to obtain another MSc in physiology (2012)   while working for Dr. Harrison ,where she analysed and processed ABR’s in animal studies and worked on microscopy techniques such as SEM and Laser thin sheet Microscopy. She moved to the Cochlear Implant Lab at SickKids in April 2018 where she is involved in lab management, clinical trials, and data collection (including EEG recordings).

 

 

Alan Blakeman
Clinical Research Project Coordinator
Neurosciences & Mental Health
Phone: 416-813-6683
Email: 
blakeman@sickkids.ca

Alan completed a technologist course in 1980. From 1981 – 2005 , he worked as research assistant / application programmer in ENT at the University  of Toronto and studied  eye-head coordination and balance. In 2006, Alan switched to Ophthalmology at SickKids and continued to research eye movements and  balance. In 2018 he joined Archie’s Cochlear Implant lab to support data collection, processing and analyses in studies including investigations of balance in children with hearing loss.

 

 

 

 

Carmen McKnight

Carmen McKnight
Clinical Research Project Coordinator
Communication Disorders
Phone: 416-813-6683
Email: carmen.mcknight@sickkids.ca

Carmen completed her B.Eng (2009) and M.A.Sc (2012) in mechanical engineering at Dalhousie University, where she focused on bone conducted sound and the three-dimensional vibratory response of human skulls. She joined the Cochlear Implant Lab in October 2014 and currently supports lab members in their stimulus delivery, data processing, and analysis tasks. She is also involved in the vestibular testing of cochlear implant users.