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.

Research Integrity Office 

t: +61 3 9214 8356

Research Ethics Office

t: +61 3 9214 3845 or +61 3 9214 8145
f: +61 3 9214 5267


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 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):

FacultyResearch ethics adviserDepartment/School/Centre
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design (FHAD)   Dr Simone Buzwell Department of Psychological Sciences
Associate Professor Deirdre Barron Department of Communication Design and Digital Media
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) Professor Tim Marjoribanks Department of Management and Marketing
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET) Associate Professor Philip Branch Department of Telecommunications, Electrical, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering
Dr Matthew Ebbatson Department of Aviation
Dr Markus Lumpe Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Dr Ant Edwards Department of Mathematics


FacultyResearch ethics adviser
Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science Dr Daniel Tan Lee Tung
Associate Professor Hwang Siaw San
Faculty of Business, Design and Arts
Dr Bertha Chin
School of Foundation Studies Mr James Loi Chun Han

Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety contacts

Enquiry StaffPhone
  • Biosafety
  • Management of research ethics, integrity and biosafety matters

Dr Nitya Phillipson
Manager of Research Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety

+61 3 9214 8069


  • Research ethics administration
  • SUHREC Subcommittees (SHESCs)
  • Project reports and monitoring

Sally Fried
Research Ethics 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
  • Biosafety

Sheila Hamilton-Brown
Executive Officer, Biosafety

+61 3 9214 5935