Research Ethics Team

The Ethics Office facilitates high quality ethical research that upholds the legislated requirements in the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes and the ACT Animal Welfare Act 1992, the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2018), and the Gene Technology Act 2000.

The Ethics Office provides administrative support for the various Ethics Committees and ethics application processes, training for research staff and students, and advice on research ethics. The Ethics Office also manages state and territory animal licences and co-ordinates inspections of animal facilities and facilities for work with genetically modified organisms.

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Enquiries relating to Animal Ethics 
Enquiries relating to Human Ethics 
Enquiries relating to Recombinant DNA Ethics 
Research Ethics 
Research Integrity 
Vet enquiries 
Phone +61 2 6125 1130 (24-hour availability, this number will divert to vet on call)


Contact details
Cassandra du Boulay 
Manager, Research Ethics
Phone +61 2 6125 1162
Spencer Argus 
Research Ethics Officer (IRAG)
Phone +61 2 6125 6916
Brenna Barker-Lamb 
Research Ethics Support Officer (Human)
Janet Bradly 
Research Ethics Officer (Committee Memberships, State Licencing & Animal Ethics)
Phone +61 2 6125 2465
Dr Justin Clarke 
Senior University Veterinarian
Phone +61 2 6125 8102 (Business Hours only), + 61 2 6125 1130 (On-Call)
Michelle Earl 
Research Ethics Officer (Animal)
Phone + 61 2 6125 5310
Yoshana Fonseka 
Research Ethics Officer (Animal)
Phone +61 2 6125 9964
Angela McDonald 
Research Ethics Officer (rDNA)
Dr Jess McLeod 
University Veterinarian
Phone +61 2 6125 8174 (Business Hours only), + 61 2 6125 1130 (On-Call)
Kate Townsend 
Research Ethics Officer (Human)
Phone +61 2 6125 3427
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