For researchers at SALHN

The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) has a strong reputation for the quality of its scientific and medical research. For further information, please view our Application Type Decision Aid (PDF 146 KB) for guidance on what type of application should be used.

The new SA Health research governance and ethics management system, Research GEMS is now live. Please review the user guides for step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the Research GEMS system. We encourage all researchers to contact the Office for Research regarding upcoming Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Governance applications.

We aim to provide an open-door approach that promotes easily accessible advice and produces a culture of collaboration. To deliver on that objective, we can now offer the following three opportunities for face-to-face/video meetings, by appointment to discuss your research:

  1. External: Our staff can visit your office to fit into your schedule
  2. Internal: You can visit our office for a meeting in our private meeting room
  3. Virtual: We can meet via MS Teams


Flinders Medical Centre, Level 6, Ward 6C, Room 6A219 - see FMC Map, level 6 (PDF 115KB)
Flinders Drive, Bedford Park, SA 5042
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network


To schedule a meeting, please email or call (08) 8204 6061 and provide detail on the nature of the meeting (ie ethics and/or governance).

The Office for Research (OFR) for SALHN is responsible for the governance of research activities carried out across SALHN, promoting high quality, accountable and responsible research, compliant with national ethical and governance 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 or ph (08) 8204 6061
Kathryn Zotti – Nurse Consultant Safety and Quality or ph (08) 8204 6061