Together, we are driving innovative research to enable better outcomes for our patients.
Lachlan Henderson
Group Chief Executive

Epworth continues to drive excellence in clinical research programs through promotion and support of investigator initiated and commercially sponsored research, strengthening existing research collaborations and further developing national and international industry associations and government relations.

Our research network includes:

  • 11 Clinical Institutes, each chaired by a leading specialist
  • A direct affiliation with renowned US teaching hospital, Cleveland Clinic
  • Collaborations with other public and not-for-profit private hospitals across Australia
  • Partnerships with major Australian universities including The University of Melbourne, Monash University, Deakin University and LaTrobe University

Contact the Research Development and Governance Unit

The Research Development and Governance Unit (RDGU) is here to support the conducting of high quality, effective and translatable research through the provision of support, guidance, governance and process improvement.

The RDGU can provide support and guidance in all aspects of the research to be conducted at Epworth, from research project design and statistical assistance, through to achieving ethical and institutional approvals in accordance with our Research Governance Framework.

If you are intending to undertake research at Epworth, please contact the RDGU as early as possible.

Email: [email protected]

Address: Ground Floor, Victor Smorgon Building
185-187 Hoddle Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Postal Address: Mailbox 21, Victor Smorgon Building
185-187 Hoddle Street
Richmond VIC 3121





Group Director of Research
and Development
Prof Nikolajs Zeps

03 9156 2835

0400 223 097

[email protected]
Research Operations Manager Gary Layton 03 9936 8057 [email protected]
Research Development
and Governance Officer
Victoria McMorran 03 9936 8058 [email protected]
Quality Coordinator, Research Helen Christensen 03 9426 8806 [email protected]
Biostatistician A/Prof Dean McKenzie 03 9936 8059 [email protected]
Research Development and Governance Assistant Sharona Ungar 03 9426 8630 [email protected]
Research Administrator Linda O'Conner-Harvey 03 9426 8630 Linda.O'[email protected]