Research Integrity Advisers

Who are the Research Integrity Advisers at UNE?

Research Integrity Advisers at UNE are listed on the right column of this page.  They are senior academic staff who have experience in the conduct of research and research administration. The Research Integrity Advisers are not discipline-based, and are independent of the Schools. They all report directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). The Research Integrity Advisers have analytical skills, empathy, good communication skills, a wide knowledge of University rules, policies and procedures, and a good understanding of accepted practice in research.

What do Research Integrity Advisers do?

Research Integrity Advisers can provide independent advice to a staff member, research student or member of the public if that person is:

  • in need of confidential advice about an issue of potential breach of the UNE Code of Conduct for Research Rule (CCR)
  • unsure about a research conduct issue
  • in need information about UNE's research conduct rules, policies and procedures
  • in need of independent advice outside a School or department
  • considering whether or not to make a complaint about a potential breach of the UNE Code of Conduct for Research Rule (CCR).

Outcomes of a discussion with the Research Integrity Adviser may include:

  • not proceeding if the complaint is clearly not related to a breach of the CCR
  • proceeding under other University processes
  • making a complaint about a potential breach of the CCR in writing.

A Research Integrity Adviser will not:

  • investigate or assess the complaint
  • contact the person who is the subject of that complaint
  • be involved in any subsequent investigation other than as witness or to provide testimony
  • give advice on matters where they have a potential, perceived or actual conflict of interest.

Donella Piper

Dr Donella Piper
Senior Lecturer, UNE Business School
Contact: phone 6773 5843 or email:
dpiper@une.edu.au


Pierre Moens

Associate Professor Pierre Moens
School of Science and Technology
Contact: phone 6773 3740 or email:
pmoens@une.edu.au


Neil Argent

Professor Neil Argent
School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences
Contact: phone 6773 2803 or email:
nargent@une.edu.au


Jane Edwards

Professor Jane Edwards
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
Contact: phone 6773 2017 or email:
adrhasse@une.edu.au


Charles Kivunja

Associate Professor Charles Kivunja
School of Education
Contact: phone 6773 2005 or email:
ckivunja@une.edu.au


Frances Quirk

Professor Frances Quirk
Director, New England Institute of Healthcare Research
Contact: phone 6773 5047 or email:
dir-neihr@une.edu.au


Hugh Barrett

Professor Hugh Barrett
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Contact: phone 6773 4235 or email:
adr-mh@une.edu.au

Where a concern relates to human or animal ethics, initial enquiries should be made with the Chair of the respective Ethics Committee in the first instance.

The Chairs are:

Human Research Ethics Committee  
Chair: Professor Frances Quirk
Contact: By phone 6773 5047 or email: dir-neihr@une.edu.au

Animal Research Ethics Committee  
Chair: Dr Stuart Cairns
Contact: By phone 6773 2170 or email: scairns@une.edu.au