General enquiries

Swinburne Research

Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Name Position Contact
Professor Karen Hapgood Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

+61 3 9214 5343

Eniko Turos Executive Assistant to Professor Karen Hapgood

+61 3 9214 5223

Distinguished Professor Saeid Nahavandi Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Chief of Defence Innovation

+61 3 9214 5192

Professor Qing-Long Han Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality)

+61 3 9214 3808

Professor Beth Webster Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact and Translation)

+61 3 9214 4620

Professor Alan Duffy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Flagship Inititatives)

+61 3 9214 3876

Michelle Vincent Director Research Strategy  and Performance

+61 3 9214 8774

Name Position Contact
Professor Georgina Kelly Dean, Graduate Research

+ 61 3 9214 5975

Nadine White Senior Manager, Graduate Research

+61 3 9214 5504

Mervyn Chong Team Leader, HDR Admissions and Scholarships

+61 3 9214 6917

Shehara Ratnasabapathy  Team Leader, HDR Candidature and Examinations

+61 3 9214 4914

Annemarie Sandilands Executive Assistant and Project Officer

+61 3 9214 5547

Name Position Contact
Celia Wong Manager, Research Partnership and Digital Innovation Development

+61 3 9214 5835

Anisa Santoso Manager, Research Partnership Development

+61 3 9214 8178

Name Position Contact
Tania Tambiah Director, Research Services

+61 3 9214 5268

Dr Dora Horvath   

Associate Director, Research Grants and Contracts

+61 3 9214 5534

Tania Carrubba Senior Manager, Research & Industry Contracts

+61 3 9214 8995

Dr Michelle Critchley Senior Manager, Research Grants 

+61 3 9214 5911

Jane King
Manager, Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety

+61 3 9214 8069

Vesna Stefanovski Manager, Major Reserch Projects and Awards

+61 3 9214 3497

Xavier Goldie Manager, Research  Analytics Services

+61 3 9214 8876

Contact Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety

If you have a concern or complaint about the conduct of Swinburne’s research, please contact our research ethics office.

Mailing address:

Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety Office
Swinburne Research (H68)
PO Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Campus address:

Internal Mail No. 68
Level 1, Swinburne Place South
Hawthorn campus

Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety contacts
Enquiry topic Name Position Contact


Management of research ethics, integrity and biosafety matters

Jane King
Manager of Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety

+61 3 9214 8069

Research ethics administration

SUHREC Subcommittees (SHESCs)

Project reports and monitoring

Leah Barham
Research Ethics Executive Officer

+61 3 9214 8145

Research ethics policy and administration


Concerns about the ethical review process

Clinical trials

Dr Astrid Nordmann
Senior Research Ethics Co-ordinator

+61 3 9214 3845

Animal ethics

Research integrity and governance matters

Dr Ann Gaeth
Research Integrity Co-ordinator

+61 3 9214 8356

Clinical trial governance Lesley Vidaurre Research Governance Lead

+61 3 9214 5834

Research Ethics Advisers (human research)

A first point of contact for seeking advice on human research ethics should be to the appropriate adviser listed below (if a School, discipline, Centre or local unit has one):

Faculty Research ethics adviser
Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science Associate Professor Bee Theng Lau
Associate Professor Hwang Siaw San
Dr Irine Runnie Henry Ginjom
Faculty of Business, Design and Arts Dr Bertha Chin
Dr Marc Arul Weissmann
School of Foundation Studies Mr James Loi Chun Han

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