How to Use The Directory

This guide is intended for use by clinicians and researchers who are conducting research within one of SHP's four Local Health District Partners. These are Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD), Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), and the Children's Hospitals Network (at Westmead) (SCHN).

Key contacts are organised by subject area, then location.

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Agreements/Signing

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Ms Merela Ghazal
Executive Research Manager
Merela.Ghazal@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9515 7176
If a contract requires sign off and it does not relate to an ethics or governance application (e.g. it is an overarching agreement for which there is not an existing ethics or governance application) please contact:

Rebeka Freckleton
Manager, Research Strategy and Partnerships:
Rebeka.Freckleton@health.nsw.gov.au or+61 2 9462 9821
Research Governance Office
Email: SCHN-Governance@health.nsw.gov.au
General Enquiries:
wslhd-researchoffice@health.nsw.gov.au
or +61 2 8890 9007
If a contract requires sign off and it relates to an ethics or governance application (e.g. if it has a related REGIS number), please contact:

Jodi Humphreys
Research Manager, Clinical Research, Governance and Support
Jodi.Humphreys@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9926 4588

Kellie Hansen
Research Office Manager / HREC Executive Officer
kellie.hansen@health.nsw.gov.au

Clinical Trials/Good Clinical Practice

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Akila Dharmendar
Clinical Trials Business Manager
Akila.dharmendar
@health.nsw.gov.au
or +61 2 9515 6355
Rebeka Freckleton
Manager, Research Strategy and Partnerships
Rebeka.Freckleton@health.nsw.gov.au or+61 2 9462 9821
Clinical Research Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
schn-schclinicaltrials@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9382 5540

Petrina Hetherington
Manager, Clinical Research Centre (Randwick)
petrina.hetherington@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9382 5537
General Enquiries
WSLHD-ClinicalResearchSupportUnit
@health.nsw.gov.au
Clinical Research Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
schn-clinicaltrials@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9845 3505

Sharon Falleiro
Manager, Clinical Research Centre (Westmead)
sharon.falleiro@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9845 1387
Sharon Lee
WSLHD Clinical Trials Manager
sharon.lee1@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 8890 9942 or 0417 124 265

Consumer Engagement

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SLHD Patient and Family Centred Care
(must be connected to SLHD intranet).
Alicia Woods
Patient Engagement Manager
NSLHD-ThePatientExperience@health.nsw.gov
Lauren McGrath
Patient Engagement Network
SCHN-FACC@health.nsw.gov.au
WSLHD-Get_Involved@health.nsw.gov.au

Ethics

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Ms Merela Ghazal
Executive Research Manager
Merela.Ghazal@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9515 7176
General enquiries: NSLHD-Research@health.nsw.gov.auGeneral Enquiries: SCHN-ethics@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9845 1253
General Enquiries:
wslhd-researchoffice@health.nsw.gov.au
or +61 2 8890 9007
Jodi Humphreys
Research Manager, Clinical Research, Governance and Support
Jodi.Humphreys@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9926 4588
Ms Asra Gholami
Executive Officer
asra.gholami@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9845 3066
Kellie Hansen
Research Office Manager / HREC Executive Officer
kellie.hansen@health.nsw.gov.au

Data Management

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Ms Merela Ghazal
Executive Research Manager
Merela.Ghazal@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9515 7176

Rebeka Freckleton
Manager, Research Strategy and Partnerships
Rebeka.Freckleton@health.nsw.gov.au  or +61 2 9462 9821

Dr Lucia Smith 
Research Governance Manager
lucia.smith@health.nsw.gov.au  or +61 2 9845 1272

General Enquiries
WSLHD Research Office 
wslhd-researchoffice@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 8890 9007

Kellie Hansen
Research Office Manager / HREC Executive Officer
kellie.hansen@health.nsw.gov.au

Finance

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Akila Dharmendar
Clinical Trials Business Manager
Akila.dharmendar@health.nsw.gov.au
or +61 2 9515 6355
Abegail Manalili
Research Finance Officer
Abegail.Manalili@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9462 9693
Anna Chawa
Research Business Manager
Anna.Chawa@health.nsw.gov.au
All general finance enquires for Research & Education
WSLHD-RENFINANCE@health.nsw.gov.au
Selin Armutcu
Research Business Manager
Selin.armutcu@health.nsw.gov.au +61 2 9462 9873
Dalia Younan
Senior Finance Manager REN
Dalia.Younan@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 8890 6018
Support for financial matters where money is held or positions are employed by the University of Sydney are managed by the University:
ncs.finance@sydney.edu.au

Governance

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Ms Merela Ghazal
Executive Research Manager
Merela.Ghazal@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9515 7176
General enquiries: NSLHD-Research@health.nsw.gov.auGeneral Enquiries: SCHN-Governance@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9845 3011General Enquiries:
wslhd-researchoffice@health.nsw.gov.au
or +61 2 8890 9007
Jodi Humphreys
Research Manager, Clinical Research, Governance and Support
Jodi.Humphreys@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9926 4588
Dr Lucia Smith
Research Governance Manager
lucia.smith@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9845 1272
Kellie Hansen
Research Office Manager / HREC Executive Officer
kellie.hansen@health.nsw.gov.au

Grants

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Ms Merela Ghazal
Executive Research Manager
Merela.Ghazal@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9515 7176
Rebeka Freckleton
Manager, Research Strategy and Partnerships
Rebeka.Freckleton@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9462 9821
Allison Mathey
Senior Research Administration Officer (Grants)
SCHN-ResearchGrants@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9845 1316
Mr Mark Smith
Research Grants Administration Officer & Research Development Manager
MarkT.Smith@health.nsw.gov.au
Ms Micaela Cirnigliaro
Assistant Administrator - Research / Animal Welfare
micaela.cirnigliaro@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9515 7439

Integrity

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Ms Merela Ghazal
Executive Research Manager
Merela.Ghazal@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9515 7176
Rebeka Freckleton
Manager, Research Strategy and Partnerships
Rebeka.Freckleton@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9462 9821
Dr Lucia Smith
Research Governance Manager
lucia.smith@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9845 1272
General Enquiries
WSLHD Research Office
wslhd-researchoffice@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 8890 9007
Kellie Hansen
Research Office Manager / HREC Executive Officer
kellie.hansen@health.nsw.gov.au

Intellectual Property

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Professor Warwick Britton AO
SLHD Intellectual Property Committee
Chair
w.britton@centenary.org.au or +61 2 9515 5210
Rebeka Freckleton
Manager, Research Strategy and Partnerships
Rebeka.Freckleton@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9462 9821
For all queries relating to Intellectual Property including Copyright and Trademarks, please contact the Research Office
SCHN-CHW-Research@health.nsw.gov.au or
+61 2 9845 1316
General Enquiries
WSLHD Research Office
wslhd-researchoffice@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 8890 9007
Ms Louise Ford
Executive Officer
SLHD-Research@health.nsw.gov.au
+61 2 9515 7966
Michael Powell
Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Manager
Michael.Powell1@health.nsw.gov.au
Michael Powell
Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Manager
Michael.Powell1@health.nsw.gov.au
or
WSLHD-OOC@health.nsw.gov.au

NSW Health Pathology

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NSW Health Pathology
Must be connected to SLHD Intranet
C/- Royal North Shore Hospital
+61 2 9926 7111

Policies and Guidelines

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SLHD Key Resources Page
(Must be connected to SLHD Intranet)
Rebeka Freckleton
Manager, Research Strategy and Partnerships
Rebeka.Freckleton@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9462 9821
Policies on SCHN Website

Recruitment

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Ms Louise Ford
SLHD-Research@health.nsw.gov.au or +61 2 9515 7966
HR Contact for University of Sydney Funds
Rita.Ieong@sydney.edu.au

Training and Education