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  • Who to contact will depend on the nature of your query. Please direct all application submissions and general queries to 03 9345 5044 or email

    Specific queries may be directed to the people below, however please note some staff are part time.

    Alexandra Robertson
    Director Research Operations (Mon-Thurs) 
    Tel: 03 9345 6924

    Jennifer Luplow
    Research Ethics Manager - Clinical Trials (Mon - Thurs) 
    Tel: 03 9345 5452

    Sophie Gatenby 
    Research Ethics Manager - HREC (Mon-Wed & Fri)
    Tel: 03 9345 4494

    Jenny Munro
    Research Governance Manager (Mon - Thurs)
    Tel: 03 9345 4084

    Deeptika Chauhan 
    Research Ethics and Governance Officer - Clinical Trials (Mon - Fri)
    Tel: 03 9345 6462

    Margarete Kleinschmidt
    Research Ethics and Governance Officer - HREC (Mon-Wed & Fri)
    Tel: 03 9345 4377 

    Elly Ganakas
    Research Ethics and Governance Officer - LNR (Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri) 
    Tel: 03 9345 9817 

    Kaya Gardiner
    CNC Research & Trials (Mon - Thurs)
    Tel: 03 9345 5044

    Magdalena McGuire 
    Plain Language Advisor (Mon-Tues)
    Tel: 03 9345 4526 

    Research Ethics & Governance 
    The Royal Children's Hospital 
    Level 4, South Building 
    50 Flemington Road 
    Parkville Vic 3052 
    Ph: 03 9345 5044

    Transitioning back to the office

    Our team is transitioning back to working onsite at the RCH. You can now contact us during work hours on our general number: 9345 5044. You can also email us at:

    **Please note: the REG team are adhering to current lockdown restrictions and won't be working onsite. The best way to contact the team during this time will be via email - asking for a team member to call you. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible within the email. i.e. subject, RCH reference number, contact details etc.**

    Drop in service for student researchers – now by Zoom

    Are you a student researcher? Would you like to know more about any part of the ethics process, including plain language writing? We have a drop in Zoom service that can help! The service is aimed at students, although any researcher can use it. From 16 February, the Zoom drop-in service will be operating every Tuesday from 2 - 4pm. You can book a session by emailing us at