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 
Enquiries relating to training & projects 
Research Integrity enquiries 
Vet enquiries 
Phone +61 2 6125 1130 (24/7 EMERGENCY VET)


Contact details
Dr Jelena Vukcevic 
ANU Veterinarian
Phone +61 2 6125 8102 (Office hours only)
Gavin Whitehouse 
Human Ethics Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 6782 (Office hours only)
Janet Bradly 
Research (Animal) Ethics Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 2465 (Office hours only)
Cassandra du Boulay 
Research (rDNA) Ethics Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 1162 (Office hours only)
Dr Suzanne Fowler 
Senior Veterinarian
Phone +61 2 6125 5392 (Office hours only)
Sheri Kim 
Ethics Training and Project Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 7945 (Mon-Wed only)
Faith Myers 
Ethics Training and Project Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 7617 (Tue, Thu, Fri only)
Kate Townsend 
Research Ethics Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 3427 (Wed-Fri only)
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