Governance and Integrity

Research Governance

At Southern Cross University research governance is facilitated through the following committees:

Committee Key Contacts

Research Committee

Secretary: Louise Gordon
t: +61 7 5589 3083

Higher Degrees Research Committee

Secretary: Amanda Simmons
t: +61 2 6626 9186 

Human Research Ethics

Chair: Emeritus Professor Colleen Cartwright
t: +61 7 5589 3210

Secretary: Ethics Manager
t: +61 2 6620 3611

Animal Care and Ethics

Chair: Associate Professor Brendan Kelaher
t: +61 2 6648 3920

Secretary: Ethics Manager
t: +61 2 6620 3611

Research Integrity

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) supports Research Integrity, as the foundation of research at Southern Cross University. Our high-quality and reliable research is based upon the principles of honesty, rigour, transparency, fairness, respect, recognition, accountability and promotion as enshrined in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 (the Code).

Research Integrity diagram

We all have a responsibility to ensure that our research is undertaken, managed and promoted in a responsible and ethical way, underpinned by these qualities at all times. The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) is here to support you in navigating the research integrity landscape.

Research Integrity Advisors

The University has appointed Research Integrity Advisors, who are the Associate Deans Research and Directors of Higher-Degree Research in your Faculty or College. They can provide you with guidance and support in navigating matters of research integrity, including any concerns or complaints about potential breaches of the following:

Research Policies and Statements

Research is an essential component of the core function of the University. The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, underpins the University policy on research and research training.

Relevant Southern Cross University Policies

In addition, all research policies are maintained in the Southern Cross University policies and can be viewed online.

Southern Cross University Policies Specific to Higher Degree Research Students and Supervisors

In addition, all research policies are maintained in the Southern Cross University policies and can be viewed online.

External Policies and Statements


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