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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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Projects 2017 2018

Developing a Medical Research Governance Strategy for Sri Lanka

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


Project: Research

Research Output 2000 2019

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 : Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metablism. 104, 11, p. 5382-5392 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
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1 Citation (Scopus)

Hormonal contraceptive use in Australian women: Who is using what?

Skiba, M. A., Islam, R. M., Bell, R. J. & Davis, S. R., 27 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Islam, R. M., Bell, R. J., Skiba, M. A., Trambas, C. & Davis, S., 10 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Internal Medicine Journal. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Testosterone: the known knowns, the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns

Davis, S., Skiba, M. A., Robinson, P. J., Islam, R. M. & Bell, R. J., Jun 2019, In : Maturitas. 124, p. 116-116 1 p., INV18.

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