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Office for Research

About Office of Research

The Office for Research at Peninsula Health:

  • coordinates and convenes the Human Research Ethics Committee and its Subcommittees
  • completes site specific assessments for multi-site research 
  • coordinates Celebrating Research events and associated activities
  • facilitates training and support for researchers 
  • produces the Research Report annually in conjunction with Corporate and Community Relations; and
  • works closely with the Academic Unit, Department of Medicine.

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

Office for Research
Peninsula Health  
PO Box 52
Frankston VIC 3199


Research Ethics enquiries: HREC@phcn.vic.gov.au
Research Governance enquiries: RGO@phcn.vic.gov.au

Lee-Anne Clavarino
Telephone: (03) 9784 2679

Monday to Thursday  

Contact Lee-Anne for: 

  • 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

Contact Kim for:

  • Ethics application process including use of ERM 
  • Celebrating Research activities
  • Internal opportunities for training and support for researchers

Quality Coordinator
Stacey Stefanovic
Telephone: (03) 9784 2681

Monday and Wednesday

Contact Stacey for:

  • Issues regarding research section of website
  • Annual and final reporting requirements