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Marina has nearly 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 mechanist trials to community based, observational research. She has worked for SPHPM for 24 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 and chaired the committee from 2010 to 2014.  She was the Research Governance Office for the school from 2010 to 2019 where she co-ordinated the running of the annual self-audit, contributed to Research Governance training within SPHPM and provided support to staff and students in matters of research governance.  

Marina recently completed her PhD with the Women's Health Research Program and was appointed the SPHPM Research manager in November 2019. 


Research area keywords

  • Women's Health

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Developing a Medical Research Governance Strategy for Sri Lanka

Illesinghe, J., McNeil, J., Skiba, M. & Zahora, T.


Project: Research

Research Output

Iron insufficiency among young Australian women: a population‐based survey

Islam, R. M., Bell, R. J., Skiba, M. A., Trambas, C. & Davis, S., Apr 2020, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 50, 4, p. 420-426 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The prevalence of sexual dysfunctions and sexually related distress in young women: a cross-sectional survey

Zheng, J., Skiba, M. A., Bell, R. J., Islam, R. M. & Davis, S. R., Feb 2020, In : Fertility and Sterility. 113, 2, p. 426-434 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Androgens during the reproductive years, what's normal for women?

Skiba, M. A., Bell, R. J., Islam, R. M., Handelsman, D. J., Desai, R. & Davis, S., 1 Nov 2019, In : The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 104, 11, p. 5382-5392 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)