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Marina has 30 years experience in clinical research with expertise in protocol development, ethics applications, data management and project co-ordination.  She has been involved in a variety of research from early and late phase interventional studies and mechanistic trials to community based, observational research. She has worked for SPHPM for 25 years and was the Regulatory Affairs Manager for Clinical Pharmacology Alfred Hospital/Monash University 1996 to 2016.  During that time she provided support to Clinical Pharmacology researchers, honours students, PhD students, visiting academics and registrars.

She is a founding member of the SPHPM Research Governance Committee (formed in 2001) and chaired the committee from 2010 to 2014.  She has been the Research Governance Officer for the school since 2010 where she co-ordinates the running of the annual self-audits, contributes to Research Governance, Ethics and Clinical Trial education and training within SPHPM and provides support to staff and students in matters of research governance.  

Marina also provides support for external organisations in setting up their own Research Governance Strategy.  An example of this was her contribution to the SPHPM collaboration with senior members of the Sri Lankan medical research community in establishing the 2018 Code of Conduct for Health Research in Sri Lanka and the 2019 Research Governance Strategy in Sri Lanka.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Research Governance
  • Women's Health
  • Heart Failure
  • Ethics

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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