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Acknowledgement
The Women’s and Children’s Health Network acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Research Secretariat

The Research Secretariat at WCHN promotes collaboration with other research organisations in Australia and overseas, funding partnerships and funding opportunities from a variety of sources.

Welcome to Research at Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN). Our world-class researchers are searching to develop new treatments and diagnostic methods for a variety of diseases and better health for our community.

We collaborate with many other research organisations in Australia and overseas to enhance our research efforts. Research is supported by internal and external funding from a variety of sources.

In particular, the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation (WCHF) is a key supporter of research at WCHN. Established in 1989, the WCHF is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a Board of Directors and incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985.

The WCHF is the charity for the benefit of the Women's and Children's Hospital. It works in partnership with the South Australian community to support the Hospital and achieve positive long-term outcomes for women, babies and children. The Foundation's vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of women and children through an ongoing commitment to providing excellence in medical and health care and funding ground-breaking research.

Without research new treatments, cures and interventions will not be possible.

Our role

The Research Secretariat provides administrative support to the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) research effort by:

How to access this service

Hours

General Business: Monday–Friday 8.30am–5.00pm

Location

  • Level 2, Zone E/Samuel Way Building, Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) Campus

Contact

Please direct general research enquiries to HealthWCHNResearch@sa.gov.au.

Staff Members and Specialties

  • Clinical Research Director – Prof Helen Marshall AM
    Contact for all matters relating to Research Strategy
    Phone: 8161 7031
    Email: Helen.Marshall@sa.gov.au
    Monday – Friday (am)
  • Manager, Research and Business Services – Karen Rogers
    Contact for all matters relating to management of Research operations, Human Resources and Research finance
    Phone: 8161 9298
    Email: Karen.Rogers@sa.gov.au
    Monday – Friday
  • Patient Ethicist – Dr Tamara Zutlevics
    Contact for all matters relating to Patient Ethics and the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
    Phone: 8161 6149
    Tamara.Zutlevics@sa.gov.au
    Monday – Thursday
  • Artificial Intelligence Research Fellow – Dr Antonios Perperidis
    Contact for all matters relating to Artificial Intelligence Research at WCHN
    Antonios.Perperidis@sa.gov.au
  • Senior Biostatistician – Dr Jennie Louise
    Contact for all matters relating to statistical advice
    Jennie.Louise@sahmri.com
  • Research Liaison Manager – Kate Chadwick
    Kate works closely with Clinical Research Director Prof Helen Marshall to build research capacity and enhance research culture at WCHN
    Phone: 8161 6141
    Kate.Chadwick@sa.gov.au
  • Research Governance Officer – Kylie Harper
    Contact for all matters relating to Governance
    Phone: 8161 6688
    Kylie.Harper@sa.gov.au
    Monday – Friday
  • Research Information Officer – Emma McGrath
    Contact for all matters relating to the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
    Phone: 8161 6521
    Emma.McGrath@sa.gov.au
    Monday – Wednesday
  • Research Coordination Officers
    Contact for all matters relating to the Drug and Therapeutic Committee Clinical Trials Group (DTC CTG) and Patient Care Ethics Committee (PCEC)
    Phone: 8161 6390
  • Chair, DTC Clinical Trials Group – Mr Sean Turner
    Chair of the Drug and Therapeutic Committee Clinical Trials Group (DTC CTG)
    Phone: 8161 8350
    Sean.Turner@sa.gov.au
    Monday – Friday
  • Research and Business Services Co-ordinator – Rose Mansfield
    Contact for all matters relating to recruitment and finance
    Phone: 8161 8175
    RoseMary.Mansfield@sa.gov.au
    Monday – Friday