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Clinical Trials

Barwon Health has been conducting clinical trial research for more than 25 years. Our longevity and success is thanks to thousands of volunteers, who dedicate their time to support research and improve the health of our region and future generations.

Numerous studies have demonstrated better clinical outcomes for clinical trial participants irrespective of treatment allocation (active intervention or control group) because of the expert monitoring and treatment they receive as part of the clinical trial.

For more information about clinical trials in specific therapeutic areas, please contact the trial unit manager.


Adrian Costa Clinical Trials Centre

As the overarching system and infrastructure for conducting and reporting clinical trials at Barwon Health, the Adrian Costa Clinical Trials Centre will improve training opportunities, research capacity and consumer access to novel treatments in the Greater Geelong community.

To find out more, please click here to visit the ACCTC webpage or contact

Bree Sarah

Research Operations Manager, Adrian Costa Clinical Trials Centre, Barwon Health

Ph (03) 4215 2875

[email protected] 


Clinical Trial Unit Managers 


Karen Fogarty 
Ph (03) 4215 1033
[email protected] 

Endocrinology / Diabetes / Infectious Diseases/ Vaccines 

Kate Ellis
Ph (03) 4215 2878

[email protected]


Sharryn Savickas
Ph (03) 4215 0718
s[email protected]


Dr Chiara Bortolasci
Ph (03) 4215 2758 
[email protected] 

ICU Clinical Trial Research

Jemma Trickey & Michelle Horton 
Ph (03) 4215 1729 / 0403 603 545
[email protected]

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Mental Health

A/Prof Olivia Dean
Ph (03) 4215 3300
[email protected]

Palliative Care

Anna Dowd
Ph (03) 4215 5676
[email protected] 


Dr Andrew Marriott & Dr Melissa Formica 
Ph (03) 4215 1901 / (03) 4215 1919
[email protected] 

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Ph (03) 4215 2001



Dr Kirsten Porter
Ph (03) 4215 2208
[email protected]


Dr Julian Stella
Ph (03) 4215 0107
[email protected]


Nicola Cooley
Ph (03) 4215 3389
[email protected] 




Last Modified: Tuesday, 18 July 2023