Research Integrity Adviser profiles

Dr Roslyn Bathgate
PhD, Sydney
Faculty of Veterinary Science

Dr Bathgate is dedicated to postgraduate education in research integrity as a cornerstone of a successful research career. She is a member of the Veterinary Science Faculty’s postgraduate education and research training committee, and has supervised many research students. Roslyn is a member of the Society for Reproductive Biology and has published numerous research articles. As a member of the Veterinary Science Faculty, Roslyn is acutely aware of the importance of the ethics in research involving animals. Roslyn is located in the RMC Gunn building on the Camperdown/Darlington campus.

Professor Alexander Blaszczynski
School of Psychology

Professor Blaszczynski is an active clinician and researcher with collaborative national and international networks who teaches ethics and professional practice at the postgraduate level. Alex is a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee and through experience has a deep understanding of ethical issues and associated complexities encountering academics. Alex is editor and associate editor of journals in the addiction field, member of the International Society of Journal Editors and the Committee on Publication Ethics. Alex is located in the Griffith-Taylor building on the Camperdown/Darlington campus.


Dr Hans Bogaardt
PhD Amsterdam
Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr Bogaardt is a Speech Pathologist and Clinical Epidemiologist, who is specialised in assessment and treatment of dysphagia. He completed his undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology at the Leidse Hogeschool in Leiden, the Netherlands in 1995. After graduation Hans worked for several years in Germany and the Netherlands in different acute hospitals and rehabilitation centers and in 2004 obtained his Masters degree in Evidence Based Practice / Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam. In the following years Hans worked as a clinician and researcher at the Department of Otolaryngology of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. In 2009 he finished his PhD with a thesis titled 'Current Aspects of Assessment and Treatment of Dysphagia'. Dr Bogaardt is involved in various scientific projects in this field and is a regular presenter at national and international meetings. His research interests include, treatment of neurogenic dysphagia; especially biofeedback and electrical stimulation; epidemiology and biostatistics and post-laryngectomy rehabilitation. Hans is located at the Cumberland Campus, Lidcombe.

Professor Christine Clarke
Westmead Clinical School
Professor Clarke is Professorial Research Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney Medical School - Westmead, and Co-DirectorCentre for Cancer Research at the Westmead Millennium Institute. Her research focuses on understanding the role of hormones in cancer development and progression. Christine directs the Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank, and is a member of the Biospecimens Stakeholder Network of the Cancer Institute NSW and the NSW Ministry of Health Biobanking Advisory Group. She has contributed as member of numerous external committees or working parties for health-related organisations, including serving on the Boards of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Cancer Council NSW, and on the NHMRC principal committee, the Health Advisory Committee. She has contributed to advocacy through holding executive office in the Australian Society for Medical Research, and participated in national strategic development, through membership of the Commonwealth Cancer Strategies Group, National Breast Cancer Centre and National Breast Cancer Foundation working parties. Christine is located in Westmead Clinical School at Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research.

Professor Les Copeland
PhD Sydney
Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Professor Copeland has a strong commitment to fostering research excellence and integrity in the University and brings substantial experience as a dedicated researcher and former Dean. Les is a member of the Research Advisery Committee of the Australian Farm Institute and President of the University of Sydney Association of Professors. He was the Foundation President of the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Les has extensive experience in international projects, his research on plant/food chemistry and biochemistry has resulted in over 150 papers and he has been the primary supervisor of 34 PhD completions. Les is located in the Biomedical building at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh.

Dr Margot Day
PhD, Sydney
School of Medical Sciences

Dr Day is Sub-Dean of Honours for the Sydney Medical program in the School of Medical Sciences, co-ordinates postgraduate physiology and the ‘Talented Student’ program and heads the Developmental Physiology laboratory. She is a member of the Australian Physiological Society, Society for Reproductive Biology and Society for the Study of Reproduction. Margot is a member of the NHMRC biomedical scholarship assessment panel, does ad-hoc reviews for NHMRC, ARC and a number of international scientific journals and has authored a number of research publications. Margot is located in the Medical Foundation building adjacent to the Camperdown/Darlington campus.

Professor Steve Elliot
Business School
Consistent with the University’s Leadership for Good program, Steve’s research focuses on how organisations can become more sustainable through strategic, technology-enabled transformation. His interests developed while working internationally in business, government, universities and the United Nations. His research projects have received support from the Australian, Danish, Hong Kong, German and US governments, international corporations and industry bodies. Steve is a senior editor for a leading journal; a reviewer for ARC awards, fellowships and grants; and a reviewer for ERA. He is strongly committed to supporting excellence and integrity in research with impact. Steve is located in the Business School’s Abercrombie Precinct on the Camperdown/Darlington campus.


Dr Robert H Loblay
Central Clinical School, Department of Medicine
Specialising in clinical immunology and allergy, Rob Loblay is currently the Director of the Allergy Unit at RPAH, a senior lecturer at Sydney University, and has authored a number of research publications in the area of food allergies and intolerance. Rob also has a keen interest in the ethics and integrity of human research and has over 20 years experience observing, participating, and advising in the development of human research ethics within an Australian frame of reference. These activities include coordinating national ethics workshops, advising on NHMRC panels, and authoring publications about human research ethics in The Medical Journal of Australia. Rob has been the Chairman of the Sydney Local Health District ethics review committee (RPAH zone) since 1996 and is also currently a member of the HREC Chairs Forum and the Human Research Application Form advisory group. Rob is located at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown.


Associate Professor Kathryn Marsh
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Kathryn Marsh is Assoc Prof of Music Education. With a PhD in ethnomusicology and a professional background in music and ESL education, her research interests include children’s musical play and creativity, and cultural diversity in music education. Her current research explores the role of music in the lives of refugee children and young people. She is editor of the international journal Research Studies in Music Education and serves on the editorial boards of other major international music education journals, in addition to reviewing for publishers including Oxford University Press, Ashgate, Springer and Sage. Her numerous scholarly publications include an award winning monograph. She has undertaken ARC funded international cross-cultural collaborative research into children’s musical play in Australia, Europe, the UK, USA and Korea and, as a member of an interdisciplinary research team, conducted the National Review of School Music Education in Australia. Within the university she has previously undertaken roles as Associate Dean of Research, ERA FoR Co-ordinator and Chair of Music Education. She is dedicated to ensuring ethical and appropriate research practices and for many years has run the research training program for all music education research students at both Honours and postgraduate levels at the Conservatorium, in addition to individually supervising many research students.


Professor Mark Onslow
PhD Sydney
aculty of HealthSciences
Professor Mark Onslow is the Foundation Director of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre at the Faculty of Health Sciences. His background is speech pathology.. During the period 2004-2008 he was a Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC, being the only speech pathologist to have received that distinction. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne. Professor Onslow leads a team awarded two multi-million dollar research grant from the NHMRC to develop treatments for stuttering. Professor Onslow's research interests are the epidemiology of early stuttering in preschoolers, mental health of those who stutter, measurement of stuttering, and the nature and treatment of stuttering. He currently teaches research methods to doctoral students at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. He is a member of the international Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium and has authored more than 250 publications dealing with stuttering including journal articles, books and chapters. Mark is located at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre in Lidcombe.


Associate Professor Margie Sunde
BSc(Hons), PhD
School of Medical Sciences
Margie Sunde heads the Protein Biophysics Group in the Discipline of Pharmacology, coordinates the senior Drug Therapy course and is the discipline coordinator for the Talented Student Program. She is a member of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and on the editorial committee of the Australian Biochemist magazine. Margie previously held a RD Wright Fellowship in the School of Molecular Bioscience before taking up her position in Pharmacology. Margie’s research on disease-related and functional amyloid has been published in over 60 papers. She has supervised a number of research students to completion both here and in the UK. Her research has been supported by research grants from the Australian Research Council and she has served on NHMRC grant review panels as well as reviewing applications for other national and international funding bodies. Margie is located in the Blackburn building on the Camperdown/Darlington campus.

Dr Ben Thornber
MEng Edin MSS ISU MSc Imperial PhD Cranfield, CEng MRAeS FHEA
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Ben Thornber is a Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics and the Sub Dean Research Management in the Faculty of Engineering and IT. He's a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, a Chartered Engineering with the Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society and Member of the AIAA. Ben's research is in computational fluid dynamics and aims to develop more efficient and accurate ways of simulating the flow of gases and liquids. The resulting understanding can then be used in a diverse range of applications, from reducing drag of road vehicles and  designing rocket nozzles, through to understanding fluid mixing in supernovas. This research is supported by the ARC, several governmental organisations and industry. Ben is located in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

Associate Professor Lee Wallace
PhD, Auckland
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Lee Wallace is currently an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow. Prior to taking a position at Sydney she was Associate Dean Postgraduate in the Faculty of Arts at University of Auckland where she played a crucial role in the development of a supportive research culture and the mentoring of early-career researchers. Lee has published two research monographs, numerous peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters, including co-authored work on research pedagogy. Although she is primarily a humanities scholar, Lee also has experience in collaborative research requiring intellectual property agreements between multiple universities and corporate entities. Lee is located in the Brennan MacCallum building on the Camperdown/Darlington campus.