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Office for Research

About Office of ResearchThe Office for Research at Peninsula Health:

  • coordinates and convenes the Human Research Ethics Committee and its Subcommittees
  • reviews insurance, indemnity and contract documentation associated with clinical trials (Research Governance)
  • coordinates the Small Grants for Health Research process
  • coordinates Celebrating Research competitions, events and associated activities
  • facilitates training and support for researchers; and
  • produces the Research Report annually in conjunction with Corporate and Community Relations.

All correspondence and enquiries for the Peninsula Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) should be forwarded to the Office for Research.

Contact Details


Office 3D30, Level 3, Block D
Frankston Hospital 
Frankston VIC 3199

Mailing Address

PO Box 52
Frankston VIC 3199


Ethics enquiries: ResearchEthics@phcn.vic.gov.au
Governance enquiries: RGO@phcn.vic.gov.au

Lee-Anne Clavarino
Telephone: (03) 9784 2679

Monday to Thursday  

The following enquiries are to be directed to the Manager, Office for Research

  • Ethics approval enquiries relating to all levels of research review
  • Human Research Ethics Committee vacancies
  • Research governance enquiries
  • Research related policy
  • Research Report enquiries

Office Coordinator
Kim Sherry
Telephone: (03) 9784 2680

Monday to Friday

The following enquiries are to be directed to the Office Coordinator, Office for Research

  • Celebrating Research activities
  • Ethics application process including use of Online Forms Website
  • Internal opportunities for training and support for researchers
  • Issues regarding research section of website
  • Small Grants for Health Research applications