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
We are proud to deliver a strong research program that is creating knowledge and enabling better health outcomes across multiple conditions.
A/Prof Luis Prado
Chief Medical Officer

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
Professor Ingrid Winship AO

03 9156 2835

0400 989 917

[email protected]
Group Manager – Research Operations Gary Layton 03 9936 8057 [email protected]
Research Development
and Governance Officer
Sharona Ungar 03 9936 8058 [email protected]
Biostatistician A/Prof Dean McKenzie 03 9936 8059 [email protected]
Research Governance Assistant Elisa Coceski 03 9426 8630 [email protected]
Research Development and Quality Officer Jane Loke 03 9426 8806 [email protected]
Research Administration Officer Lena Semovski 03 9426 8630 [email protected]

Research related complaints

If you have a complaint in regards to a research project being conducted at Epworth HealthCare, please refer to the Epworth Research Related Complaints SOP. You can also contact the research development and governance officer by phone on 03 9936 8058 or email [email protected] for more information.

Research misconduct

If you your complaint relates to an allegation of research misconduct at Epworth (defined as serious breach of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 which is also intentional, reckless or negligent) please refer to the Epworth Research Misconduct SOP. All allegations of research misconduct will be managed in a timely and confidential manner.

If you wish to discuss or lodge an allegation of research misconduct please contact the Group Director of Research and Development by phone 0400 223 097 or email TBC.