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
PhD UNSW
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.

 

 Professor Anita Bundy
BSc(OT) MSc ScD(Therapeutic Studies)
Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences
Anita Bundy is Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is an active researcher and supervisor of higher degree research students. Her research interests are in the area of therapeutic interventions for children with disability, everyday quality of life for individuals with disability and the development of assessments. Anita is located at the Cumberland Campus in 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 John Christodoulou AM
MB BS PhD FRACP  FFSc  FRCPA
Disciplines of Genetic Medicine and Paediatrics & Child Health

Professor Christodoulou has substantial experience in the academic and administrative oversight of postgraduate research, having been a previous chair of the Board of Postgraduate Studies in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy and a long standing member of the PhD Awards Subcommittee until recently.  He has very strong laboratory research interest in the fields of medical and biochemical genetics, and is previous recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Student Supervision. John is located at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

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.

Associate Professor Judith Keene
MA, PHD, UCSD
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Judith Keene brings a long-standing commitment to the maintenance of an open, ethical and effective research culture at this university. An active researcher, she is presently part of a cross disciplinary and cross-institutional ARC-funded project on the post cold war world and, as well, supervises honours and post graduate students. She has served as Associate Dean of Post Graduate Research in the Arts Faculty and as an Arts representative on the Academic Board. In the broader research world she has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association and is presently on the History Advisory Committee of the Australian Army. Judith is located in the Brennan MacCallum building on the Camperdown/Darlington campus.

 

Dr Robert H Loblay
MBBS PhD FRACP
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.

 

Professor Greg Patmore
BEc(Hons), PhD
The University of Sydney Business School
Greg Patmore is Professor of Business and Labour History and Director of the Business and Labour History Group and the Co-operative Research Group (CRG) in the University of Sydney Business School. He also chairs the School's Ethics Committee. His main research interests are comparative labour history, Rochdale consumer co-operatives, and industrial democracy. He is also a former chair of Work and Organisational Studies in the Business School and Pro Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Greg is located at the Burren Street Campus in Macdonaldtown.

 

Associate Professor Margie Sunde
B.Sc(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.