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Mary Spongberg Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Academic Capability) 07 5589 3083
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor mary.spongberg@scu.edu.au BA(Hons)(Sydney), PhD(Sydney) Mary BA(Hons)(Sydney), PhD(Sydney) Lismore
Leslie Christidis PVC Research Infrastructure 02 66593300
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor les.christidis@scu.edu.au BSc(Hons), PhD(ANU) Leslie BSc(Hons), PhD(ANU) Lismore
Colleen Cartwright Chair, SCU Human Research Ethics Committee
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor

Professor Collen Cartwright was appointed SCU Emeritus Professor in 2014 and Chair of the SCU Human Research Ethics Committee in 2018 (her current role). 

Qualifications: PhD (UQ 2004); MPH (UQ 1996); B. Soc Wk (Hons) (1989 UQ); ADA Arts/Drama (1984 NRCAE, now SCU).

From 2005-2014 she was SCU Foundation Professor of Aged Services and Director of the ASLaRC Aged Services Unit.

Her main areas of research have focussed on ageing issues, plus medical decisions at the end of life.  Professor Cartwright conducted several population-based studies into medical decisions at the end of life, including one in the Northern Territory while the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act was in place there (the first place in the world to pass legislation allowing both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide). She led the Australian arm of a study into medical decisions at the end of life, in conjunction with 6 European countries.

Professor Cartwright designed the Advance Care Directive and Enduring Power of Attorney documents that became part of the Qld Powers of Attorney Act 1998.

She has over 100 refereed publications, including journal articles, book chapters and reports to government and the aged care industry.

colleen.cartwright@scu.edu.au BSocWk(Hons)(UQ), MPH(UQ), PhD(UQ) Colleen BSocWk(Hons)(UQ), MPH(UQ), PhD(UQ) Lismore
Ade Adeyinka Digital Research Analyst
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Dr ade.adeyinka@scu.edu.au MBA(USQ), PhD(USQ) Ade MBA(USQ), PhD(USQ) Gold Coast
Lindsay Barnes Grants and Contracts Officer 0755883465
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Ms lindsay.barnes@scu.edu.au MISLib(OTHOS) Lindsay MISLib(OTHOS) Gold Coast
Wendy Britt Research Ethics Officer 0266203611
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Ms wendy.britt@scu.edu.au Wendy Lismore
Melissa Carey Research Data Coordinator 02 6626 9170
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Dr melissa.carey@scu.edu.au BA (Hons) (SCU), PhD(SCU) Melissa BA (Hons) (SCU), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Lisa Dooner Research Data Officer 66203881
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Mrs lisa.dooner@scu.edu.au Lisa Lismore
Kim Drinkwater Research Data Officer Library 6620 9407
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Ms kim.drinkwater@scu.edu.au AssocDipAppSc(OTHAUS) Kim AssocDipAppSc(OTHAUS) Lismore
Jo Edney Executive Officer 0266203809
Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Dr joanne.edney@scu.edu.au BAppScNatRes(CCAE), GDipAppSc(CSU), MAppSc(CSU), PhD (SCU) Jo BAppScNatRes(CCAE), GDipAppSc(CSU), MAppSc(CSU), PhD (SCU) Lismore