Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Research and Clinical Trials Department

Support for Researchers:

The Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) Research & Clinical Trials Department can help researchers with queries relating to the establishment, approval and conduct of research at JHC. The department acts as a central reference point for all research undertaken at Joondalup Health Campus.

We also provide advice on how to:

  • Develop your research proposal;
  • Secure the necessary approvals (ethics/governance) to begin your research;
  • Access researcher training (including GCP training);
  • Access biostatistics support;
  • Conduct a clinical trial at our site;
  • Use our dedicated consulting rooms for your research

Interested in undertaking a research project at JHC or want to collaborate with our staff?

The Research & Clinical Trials Department is looking to maintain a list of projects available for staff/students to undertake at JHC.

If you would like to advertise your project to prospective researchers or reach out to collaborate with us, please email:

Research Activity

To read more about the research conducted at Joondalup Health Campus, you can download our Annual Research Reports below:

To subscribe to our “Research Matters” newsletter, please email: with the words “NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBE” in the header.

Research Approvals:

Any research activity that is to be undertaken within Ramsay Health Care must have both Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Research Governance approvals in place.

1. Research Ethics - Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

The Ramsay Health Care (RHC) WA|SA HREC (EC00266) provides ethical review of proposed research to be conducted at Joondalup Health Campus (JHC). Ethical approval which has been granted by an external health-service HREC, may be sufficient to allow the research to commence at JHC in some circumstances.

Applications for ethical review by a RHC HREC should be submitted online via the Research Ethics, Governance and Grants (REGGS) portal. For further information, including links, deadlines and meeting dates, please visit the Ramsay Health Care Research Ethics website or contact the Executive Officer of the RHC WA|SA HREC per the details below.

2. Research Governance

Research Governance refers to the process by which an institution ensures that any research activities conducted under its auspices proceed in a safe manner, are in compliance with all relevant legislation and policies, operate under appropriate contractual agreements and are able to be supported by the facility.

Researchers planning to undertake research at Joondalup Health Campus, must submit a Site Specific Assessment (SSA) form for approval by the National Research Unit and JHC Executive. Applications for research governance review should be submitted online via the Research Ethics, Governance and Grants (REGGS) portal. Further information about submitting an application for research governance review can be located on the Ramsay Health Care Research Governance website or by contacting the Research Governance Office via the email address below.


Joanna Brisbane
Research & Clinical Trials Manager - Joondalup Health Campus
Phone: (08) 9400-9897

Email contacts:


Participants: If you have any complaints or reservations about any ethical aspect of your participation in a research project, please contact the Consumer Liaison Office at Joondalup Health Campus on (08) 9400 9404. They will direct your complaint to the most appropriate person. Any complaint you make will be investigated by an independent party, treated in confidence, and you will be informed of the outcome.

Researchers: Any concern or complaint about the HREC's review process should be directed to the attention of the Executive Officer, RHC WA|SA HREC, detailing in writing the grounds of the concern or complaint. Any complaint which cannot be resolved at the local level may be referred to the Ramsay Health Care National Research Unit for resolution.