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 Integrity 
Vet enquiries 
Phone Prefix (+61 2 612) ext 51130 (24/7 EMERGENCY VET)


Contact details
Cassandra du Boulay 
Manager, Ethics
Phone +61 2 6125 1162
Janet Bradly 
Research (Animal) Ethics Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 2465 (Office hours only)
Rhiannon Corby 
Animal Ethics Officer
Sally Davis 
Ethics Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 6782
Michelle Earl 
Animal Ethics Officer
Yoshana Fonseka 
Research Ethics Officer
rDNA Officer - ANU IBC
Angela McDonald 
Research (Animal) Ethics Officer
Carly Owen 
Research Ethics Officer
Karl Skewes 
Ethics Support Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5325
Zoe Thomas 
University Veterinarian
Phone +61 2 6125 8102
Kate Townsend 
Research (Human) Ethics Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 3427
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