Basem Gohar

Basem Gohar

Assistant Professor

PhD, MSc, C.Psych
 Office: Stewart Bldg. 2538
 519-824-4120 Ext. 54036

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Dr. Basem (Bas) Gohar is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Medicine and leads the University of Guelph’s Research in Occupational Health & Wellness (UGROHW) lab. He holds academic appointments at the University of Guelph’s Psychology Department, the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health Sciences, and Laurentian University’s Centre for Research in Occupational Safety & Health. He is also a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario. With a unique educational, research, and clinical background, Bas teaches communication and ethics to student veterinarians. He also teaches qualitative health research and knowledge synthesis at the graduate level.

Research Interests

Bas’s research interests are in public health, specifically occupational and workplace mental health. He has a successful funding track record, including tri-council (CIHR & SSHRC) and industry funding with several peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. His previous research examined predictors of sickness absenteeism and the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 in various occupational groups. His findings have led to his current interest in identifying factors contributing to staff shortage and organizational commitment. Other areas of interest include moral distress in the workplace and innovative strategies to improve employee mental health within various organizations. Bas conducts research applying various methods, including knowledge syntheses (e.g., meta-analyses & scoping reviews), quantitative, and qualitative methods. 

Current Graduate Students

  • Karli Longthorne - PhD (Epidemiology)
  • Maziha Kamal - MSc (Epidemiology)

Former Trainees

  • Patricia Nicole Dignos, MSc (2023)
  • Liam Ishaky, MPH (2023)
  • Ayesha Khan, MSc (2023)
  • Qatr-Al-Nada (Katy) Oada, MSc (2023)
  • Frances Serrano, BA (2022)
  • Myuri Sivanthan, PhD, Post-doctorate (2022)
  • Zoha Zahoor, MSc (2022)

Selected Publications

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