The SALHN Research Hub is responsible for the governance of research activities carried out across the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Research governance refers to the processes used by institutions to ensure that they are accountable for the research conducted under their auspices.

To be properly governed, research must be conducted according to established ethical principles, guidelines for responsible research conduct, relevant legislation and regulations and institutional policy. Research governance is also about credentialing and training of researchers and managing institutional risk.

Elements of research governance include:

  • ethical approval
  • compliance with legislation, regulations, guidelines and codes of practice
  • legal matters, including contracts, and indemnity/insurance frameworks
  • financial management, risk management and site-specific assessment
  • institutional policies and procedures for responsible research conduct and managing research misconduct
  • management of collaborative research
  • reporting requirements

Within this framework, the Research Hub promotes high quality, accountable and responsible research compliant with national standards and guidelines.


Simon Windsor - Manager Research Governance and Ethics, ph (08) 8204 4507
Karen Saxty - Research Governance Officer, ph (08) 8204 6139
Aswathy Vettithuruthil Omanakuttan - Research Governance Support Officer, ph (08) 8204 6453
Petrina Kasperski - Ethics Officer, Quality Assurance (Low Risk Research), ph (08) 8204 7433
Dominic How - Executive Officer/Ethics Officer SAC HREC Above Low Risk Research, ph (08) 8204 6285
Dani Eley - Project Support Officer, ph (08) 8204 6061

To speak to our development or safety and quality leads:
Lauren Perry - Research Manager Development, ph (08) 8204 6061
Kathryn Zotti – Nurse Consultant Safety and Quality, ph (08) 8204 6061

Contact us

Ph: (08)  8204 6061
Location: Gus Fraenkel Medical Library, Level 5, 5E240, Flinders Medical Centre