Research Services

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

We support and enables the University’s research activity through a range of operational and strategic services delivered to University researchers and management.

About Research Services

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
  • patenting and licensing support
  • animal ethics and biosafety
  • human research ethics and integrity
  • data collection and reporting of research performance.

Executive Director, Research Services

Ms Bev Baugh
Executive Director, Research Services
+61 3 9919 5827 | [email protected]

Research funding & contracts

Areas of expertise and service in this area include:

Research funding & contracts team

  • Senior Manager, Research Funding: Fiona Smith
  • Senior Research Contracts Lawyer: Gina Georgiou
  • Senior Research Officer Funding: Terence Pang
  • Research Contracts Advisor
  • Research Officer Funding: Li He and Jennifer Huynh
  • Funding & Contract Administration Officer

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 services
  • Research infrastructure, including animal facilities | Email: [email protected]
  • Animal welfare services
  • MORA- measuring individual research activity| Email: [email protected]

Research Strategy, Policy & Infrastructure team

  • Associate Director, Research Strategy, Policy and Infrastructure: Bree Nicholas
  • Senior Manager, Research Infrastructure & Biosafety: Penelope Steer-Cope
  • Animal Welfare Officer: Dr Steve Holloway
  • Manager, Research Performance & Reporting: Alex Skevofylakas
  • Research Performance Information Analyst: Anastasios (Tassos) Eleftheriadis
  • Manager, Animal Facility: Anne Luxford
  • Research Infrastructure & Biosafety Officer: Kelly Wilson
  • Biosciences Research Support Officer: Valentina Jovanovska

Research governance

Areas of service and support include:

Research Governance Team

  • Chair Human Ethics: Deborah Zion
  • Senior Manager Ethics & Integrity: Elizabeth Hill
  • Senior Officer Human Research Ethics: Megan Garratt
  • Senior Officer Animal Ethics & Biosafety

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 our general enquiries service: