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Marina has 27 years experience in clinical research with expertise in protocol development, ethics applications, data management and project co-ordination.  She has worked for SPHPM for 23 years and was the Regulatory Affairs Manager for Clinical Pharmacology Alfred Hospital/Monash University for 20 years.  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 is currently the Research Governance Office for the school where she co-ordinates the running of the annual self-audit, contributes to Research Governance training within SPHPM and provides support to staff and students in matters of research governance.  For further information regarding research governance within the school please see: Research Governance

Marina sat on the Research Review committee which is a sub-committee to the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee from May 2013 to April 2016.  This committee reviews all high risk projects prior to ethics committee review.

Marina commenced her PhD with the Women’s Health Research Program, SPHPM, Monash University in June 2016 and is working on the Grollo-Ruzzene Foundation Younger Women’s Health Study.

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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)
Open Access

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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