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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


Professor Quin-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


Name Position Contact
Professor Georgina Kelly Dean, Graduate Research

+ 61 3 9214 5975


Nadine White Senior Manager, Graduate Studies

+61 3 9214 5504


Mervyn Chong Team Leader, HDR Admissions and Scholarships

+61 3 9214 6917


Annemarie Sandilands Executive Assistant

+61 3 9214 5547


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

+61 3 9214 5835


Carolina Modesto Manager, Research Partnership Development ctemoteomodesto@swinburne.edu.au
Name Position Contact
Tania Tambiah Director, Research Services

+61 3 9214 5268


Rose Firkin

Manager, Research Development and Proposals - Acting

+61 3 9214 8381


Dr Dora Horvath   

Manager, Research Contracts and Grants Management

+61 3 9214 3328


Jane King
Manager, of Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety

+61 3 9214 8069


Vesna Stefanovski Manager, Major Reserch Projects and Awards

+61 3 9214 3497


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
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


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 Faculty, discipline, Centre or local unit has one):

Research ethics adviser Department / Centre
School of Health Sciences Dr Simone Buzwell Department of Psychological Sciences
Dr Sean Carruthers Department of Psychological Sciences
Dr Mirren Charnley Department of Health Sciences and Biostatistics
Dr Roslyn Galligan Department of Psychological Sciences
Claire Hines Department of Nursing and Allied Health
Associate Professor Esther Milne
Department of Media and Communications
Dr Julian Oldmeadow Department of Psychological Sciences
Dr Jason Skues Department of Psychological Sciences
Dr Philip Sumner Centre for Mental Health
School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education
Dr Belinda Barnet Department of Media and Communication
Associate Professor Lorenzo Veracini
Department of Social Sciences
School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship Dr Civilai Leckie Department of Management and Marketing
Dr Jeremy Nguyen Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Dr Chamila Perera Department of Management and Marketing
Dr Dina Wahyuni
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Dr Melissa Wheeler
Department of Management and Marketing
School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies Professor Mrinal Bhave Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
Associate Professor Philip Branch Department of Telecommunications, Electrical, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering
Dr Tatiana Kameneva Department of Engineering Technologies
School of Design and Architecture
Dr Alison De Kruiff Department of Communication Design
School of Engineering
Dr Llewellyn Mann Department of Mechanical Engineering and Product Design Engineering
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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