Office of Research

Northern Health is committed to providing outstanding healthcare by constantly striving to improve the range, quality and safety of our services. We work alongside our patients to align our research efforts to the needs of our local community, and collaborate with our partners to conduct innovative research projects and translate them into practice.

The Northern Centre for Education and Research, a joint collaboration between Northern Health, The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, provides both state of the art education and research facilities as well as being a hub for our innovative research efforts.

Northern Health strongly encourages staff and the community to be involved in research, and an innovative, evidence-based approach underpins our practice.

Medical Lead – Research
Prof Peter Brooks
Associate Director of Research     
Dr Michael Kirk
Manager – Office of Research
Michelle Goldsworthy
Phone: 846 80763
Work Days: Mon – Fri
Mark Tacey
Phone: 846 80742
Work Days: Wed, Thurs, Fri
Research Governance Officer
Jingfei Wu
Phone: 840 52918
Work Days: Mon – Fri
Senior Advisor – Research
Brittany Szabo
Phone: 840 52008
Work Days: Mon, Tues, Thur
Ethics and Governance submission specialist
Hala Mehdi
Phone: 846 80743
Work Days: Wed & Fri

General Research or Clinical Trials enquiries
Phone: (03) 8468 0763

Research Governance and Ethics enquiries
Phone: (03) 8405 2918