Barwon Health

Research Development Unit (RDU)

The RDU manages the many aspects of research conduct, research ethics and governance applications and supports the Human Research Ethics Committee review processes.

The RDU team provides support and advice on research design, data management and analysis, and ethics applications. RDU also offers training for novice and developing researchers.

All Barwon Health staff and associates interested in research are encouraged to get in touch with the RDU team and get some tips for negotiating research ethics and governance.

Lisa Fry
Operations Manager
Dr Giuliana Fuscaldo
Projects Manager/ Clinical Ethics
Richard Larson
Ethics Officer
Leanne Clinch
Senior Governance Officer
Dr Nicole Cooley
Grants Coordinator/ Governance Officer
Kristin Vanderchys
Governance Officer
Moira Weeks
Helen Skoglund
Manager, Library Services
Sarah Hayman
Research Librarian
Serena Griffin
Medical Librarian
Barwon Health Library

Barwon Health staff can contact the library to gain support with clarifying a research question, literature search techniques and evaluating evidence through available resources or a consultation with a librarian.

P: 03 4215 0478

Helen Skoglund
Manager, Library Services
Sarah Hayman
Research Librarian
Serena Griffin
Medical Librarian
Adrian Costa Clinical Trials Centre

The centre is a hub for the region; a place where doctors, nurses, allied health teams and researchers collaborate to strive for improved outcomes. The centre will improve training opportunities, research capacity and consumer access to the best available treatments.

Natasha Savvides
Research Safety and Quality Manager
Bree Sarah
Research Operations Manager
Jen Allen
Cancer Services Trials Unit

The cancer services trial unit conducts cooperative, investigator-initiated and sponsored phase 1b-III/IV studies across a wide range of haematological malignancies and solid tumours.

Dr Chiara Bortolasci
Clinical Trials Manager
Palliative Care Research Group

The Barwon Health Palliative Care Research Group aims to improve quality of life for patients by conducting research into commonly experienced palliative care symptoms. Research is embedded into every aspect of their service delivery, and their team is committed to undertaking and facilitating quality research.

Anna Dowd
Chair, Palliative Care Research Group & Clinical Trial Coordinator
Allied Health Research & Knowledge Translation

The Allied Health Research & Knowledge Translation lead facilitates allied health to undertake and implement research to improve service delivery and patient-centred care.

Denise Jones, Ph.D
Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation Lead
Western Alliance

Through a program of training, education, funding and advocacy, Western Alliance supports its members to improve the health of their communities through research-based and evidence-informed health care.

Dr. Michael Field
Research Translation Coordinator (Barwon/Colac Region)
Barwon South West Regional Integrated Cancer Service (BSWRICS)

BSWRICS works in partnership with health services and consumers to promote coordinated planning, system integration and improvement of cancer services across the region.

Alison Patrick
Program Manager



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