Starship Clinical RESEARCH Support Hub

RESEARCH support hub staff are here to help investigators with the identification of relevant resources, connect with experts, and understand processes and best practices for performing research at Starship.


Key Activities:

  • Support for grant development to include budget preparation

  • Identify funding opportunities, including grants, industry, and institutional opportunities

  • Provide an initial feasibility assessment and outcome to identify potential roadblocks to successful research delivery

  • Fully support commercial study activity from expression of interest to feasibility to pre-site selection to site initiation visit

  • Provide guidance on research governance processes and regulatory requirements

  • Provide support with ethics applications and other external regulatory submissions

  • Locate available clinical support services and resources, both within ADHB and external

  • Clinical research biostatistician consultations to help strengthen project design (refer to specific role provision)

  • Prepare commercial and A+ study budgets signatures and submissions

  • Review of clinical trial agreements and contracts

  • Provide contrated laboratory sample and processing links for resource mapped to protocol requirement

  • Tissue bank and Genomics governance guidance

  • Recruitment support and strategies

  • Data extraction and validation support



structure of research hub


Starship Director: Dr Michael Shepherd

Research & Innovation Manager: Deb Matich | | 021 584 153

Senior Clinical Research Biostatistician: Dug Yeo Han | | 021 023 71867

Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator: Amy Tong | | 021 371 066

Clinical Trials Administrator and Database Manager: Deepika Sonia | | 021 220 6953

Clinical Research Practitioner: Jordan McIntyre | | 021 376 456

Lab Technician: Available on request for grant funded and commercial studies