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Basem Gohar

Assistant Professor   |   PhD, MSc, C.Psych


Dr. Basem (Bas) Gohar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine and a clinical psychologist. He leads the University of Guelph's Research in Occupational Health & Wellness (UGROHW) lab, which examines occupational risk factors with an emphasis on workplace mental health. 

Other Appointments: 
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
Affiliate Faculty & Adjunct Professor, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety & Health 

Research Interests

Bas' research interests are in public health and epidemiology. He conducts 'prevention-focused' research that helps identify and understand adverse health outcomes in the workplace. He applies various research methods, including knowledge synthesis (e.g., meta-analyses) and mixed methods. Presently, he has two primary areas of focus:

COVID-19: Bas has led several studies examining the psychosocial impact of the pandemic on various occupational groups. His research lab is presently examining the mental health of Canadian healthcare providers involved in COVID-19 patient care at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. 

Moral Injury: Bas is interested in understanding the impact of moral injury in veterinary care and its potential link to organizational commitment, staff shortage, absenteeism, and presenteeism.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: There is ONE opening for a PhD student at the UGROHW lab. Research topics include moral distress/injury in animal and human healthcare. Start date is September 2023. If interested, please click here.  

Selected Publications

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