Research Services

Research Services monitors, promotes, administers and reports Victoria University's research activities. 

We provide support to VU researchers in the areas of:

  • external and internal research funding coordination, administration and review assistance
  • negotiation support and administration of research contracts
  • commercialisation of research (including patenting and licensing)
  • animal ethics and biosafety
  • data collection and reporting of research performance.

Research Services supports and enables the University’s research activity through a range of operational and strategic services delivered to University researchers and management. The services, support and team members will be as follows:

Office of the Director

Ms Donna Hannan
Director, Research Services
+61 3 9919 4708 | donna.hannan@vu.edu.au

Office Coordinator
+61 3 9919 5633 | research@vu.edu.au

Research Partnerships (including Research Funding)

Areas of expertise and service in this area include:

Staff in Research Partnerships team

  • Deputy Director – Research Partnerships: Dr Andrew Gaff
  • Manager, Research Funding and Scholarships: Nita Eng
  • Manager, Industry and International Partnerships: Rocio Vucetich Karibian
  • Manager, Research Contracts: Louise Bester
  • Research Funding and Scholarships Officer (job share): Debra Fitzpatrick and Irena Dzuteska
  • Research Funding and Partnerships Officer: Li (Helly) He
  • Senior Research Contracts Administrator: Filomena Parente

Research Strategy, Policy & Infrastructure

Areas of service and support include:

  • Support for the development and implementation of University level research strategy and policy
  • Provision of research performance data management and reporting services
  • Biosafety | Email: ibc@vu.edu.au
  • Animal facilities | Email: animal.facilities@vu.edu.au
  • Animal ethics and animal welfare services | Email: aeec@vu.edu.au
  • MORA- measuring individual research activity| Email: mora@vu.edu.au

Research integrity and human research ethics services are located within the Office for Researcher Training, Quality & Integrity.

Research Strategy, Policy & Infrastructure Team members:

  • Deputy Director – Research Strategy, Policy and Infrastructure: Bree Nicholas
  • Manager, Biosafety and Infrastructure): Dr Faten Zaibak
  • Animal Welfare Officer: Dr Steve Holloway
  • Manager, Research Performance and Reporting: Alex Skevofylakas
  • ERA Project Manager: John Cooney
  • Research Performance Information Analyst: Geordie Zhang
  • Information Systems and Support Officer: Anastasios (Tassos) Eleftheriadis
  • Animal Facilities Operations Supervisor: Anne Luxford
  • Technical and Research Support Officer: Margaret Veale
  • Laboratory Manager – Western Centre for Health Research and Education: Varsha Lal.

Supporting the VU researcher

The following areas include further information about how we support the VU researcher:

General enquiries

For more information about research funding opportunities, ethics applications, research development or collaborative research and commercialisation, contact us on +61 3 9919 5577 or email research@vu.edu.au.

We're located in Building C, Room C302 at the Footscray Park Campus.