Research at Epworth

Epworth HealthCare (Epworth) is committed to delivering excellent clinical services and outcomes for patients that are informed by research and delivered in a regulated environment of continuous quality improvement.

Epworth has made significant contributions to medical research in areas strongly linked to clinical care for over 90 years and continues to innovate and expand its research network. 

Epworth Healthcare continues to drive excellence in clinical research programs by promoting and supporting investigator-initiated and commercially-sponsored research, strengthening existing research collaborations and further developing national and international industry associations and government relations.

Research Governance Fees

The following research governance review fees apply to commercially sponsored clinical research conducted at Epworth HealthCare, effective from January 1st 2020.


Commercially sponsored studies​ Unit Cost (AUD) (exc GST)
Initial application​ $5,500​
Amendment Review Fee​ $600​

Contact the Research Development and Governance Unit


The Research Development and Governance Unit (RDGU) is here to support the conduct of high quality, effective and translatable research through the provision of support, guidance, governance and process improvement.

The RDGU can provide support and guidance in all aspects of the research to be conducted at Epworth from research project design, statistical assistance through to achieving ethical and institutional approvals in accordance with our Research Governance Framework. 

If you are intending to undertake research at Epworth please contact the RDGU as early as possible.


​Position Name​ Phone​ Email​
Group Director of Research and Development
Prof Nikolajs Zeps​ (03) 9516 2835​
(0) 400223097​
​Research Operations Manager ​Gary Layton ​(03) 9936 8057 ​​​
Research Development and Governance Officer​ ​Victoria McMorran (03) 9936 8058​
​Quality Coordinator, Research ​Helen Christensen ​(03) 9426 8806​
​Biostatistician A/Prof Dean McKenzie​ (03) 9936 8059​
​Clinical Trials Assistant ​Sharona Ungar ​​​
​Research Administrator ​Linda O’Conner-Harvey ​(03) 9426 8630 ​Linda.O'​


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Victor Smorgon Building

185 – 187 Hoddle Street​

Richmond VIC 3121​