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(03) 4215 0000

About REGI

Meet the Research Ethics, Governance & Integrity (REGI) Unit

Dr Giuliana Fuscaldo


Ph: (03) 4215 3372

Available Thur

Ms Lisa Fry


Ph: (03) 4215 3373

Mon - Thur

Ms Natasha Savvides

Research Governance Officer

Ph: (03) 4215 3372

Mon - Fri until 3pm

Mr Richard Larsen

Research Ethics Officer

Ph: (03) 4215 3371 

Mon - Fri

Ms Kristin Vanderchys

Research Administration Officer/ Research Governance Officer


Mon - Thur

Dr Nicola Cooley

Research Governance Officer

Ph: (03) 4215 3389

Available Fri

Please forward all correspondence and queries to [email protected]


About the REGI Unit

Barwon Health has a vibrant research culture and enviable track record of research achievements. This research activity is supported by the REGI Unit, located in Kitchener House. The REGI Unit is an organisational unit of the Research Directorate and manages the many aspects of research conduct, research ethics and governance applications and supports the Human Research Ethics Committee review processes.

The REGI team has a strong background in research ethics, governance and research management and provides support and advice on research design, data management and analysis, and ethics applications. REGI also offers training for novice and developing researchers.

All Barwon Health staff and associates interested in research are encouraged to get in touch with the REGI team and get some tips for negotiating research ethics and governance.

The REGI Unit's role is to ensure that:

  • Barwon Health achieves research excellence and maintains the highest standards of research integrity and research conduct
  • Barwon Health research exemplifies best practice and complies with national and international research ethics and governance guidelines and laws

The REGI Unit works to achieve these aims by:

  • Providing support, advice and training to experienced and novice researchers on research design, data management and analysis, ethics applications and research dissemination
  • Providing support for research oversight to regional partners and collaborators
  • Coordinating all aspects of research oversight and compliance for research carried out under the auspices of Barwon Health
  • Coordinating and convening the Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and its associated sub-committee, the Research Review Committee
  • Reviewing and managing insurance, indemnity and contract documentation associated with clinical trials with the support of the Research Management Committee

All correspondence and enquiries for REGI, RGO, and HREC, should be forwarded to [email protected]

Last Modified: Tuesday, 12 October 2021