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Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

In accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, the Western Sydney Local Health District has appointed six advisors in research integrity advisors. All are people with extensive research experience, wisdom, analytical skills and empathy, who have an understanding of the WSLHD policy and management structure and are familiar with accepted practices in research.

The advisors are senior academic members of staff with knowledge of the policy and institutional processes who promote the responsible conduct of research and provide advice to those with concerns or complaints about potential breaches of the policy. They are able to explain the options open to a person considering, making or having made an allegation.

The advisors' role does not extend to formal investigation or assessment of an allegation of research misconduct, nor are they permitted to make contact with a person who is the subject of the allegation.

The WSLHD Research Integrity Advisors are:
  • Professor Grahame Elder, Dept. of Renal Medicine, Westmead & Auburn Hospital
    P: 8890 6962 : E:
  • Professor Vicki Flood, Professor of Allied Health (WSLHD), The University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences
    P:8890 9721
  • Professor Jenny Gunton, Chair of Medicine, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital.
    P: 8890 8089 E:
  • Professor Anthony Harris, Professor of Psychiatry, Westmead Clinical School and Consultant psychiatrist, Prevention Early Intervention and Recovery Service (PEIRS), Western Sydney Local Health District
    P: 8890 6688 E:
  • Professor Mark McLean, Chair, BMDH research Committee and Divisional Director Ambulatory medicine, Blacktown Hospital
    P: 9851 6143 : E:
  • Those seeking advice are welcome to contact any of these people and are not restricted to speaking with an advisor from their own institution.
  • The WSLHD policy on the Responsible Conduct of Research and an accompanying procedure for Managing and investigating
    potential breaches of the Code can be found on the WSLHD intranet, and are applicable to all research carried out in and on WSLHD facilities.


You can download a copy of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research here

Aust code of responsible conduct

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