Meet the research services team

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Staff in the Office of Research Services and Office of Research Ethics support the research of faculty and students at Royal Roads University, under the direction of Dr. Pedro Márquez, vice-president research and international.

Find out how we can facilitate your research project. Or contact members of our team.

Research services

The Office of Research Services provides support for externally and internally funded research led by Royal Roads University core faculty, post-doctoral nominees and Vanier Scholars.

We support the development and submission of grant applications. We also handle institutional approvals for grants and tracking applications.

When grant applications are funded, we assist with developing contracts, hiring, financial monitoring and reporting associated with the award.

How we can help

If you're a researcher we can assist with the following services:

  • editing and reviewing your proposal
  • reviewing contracts
  • managing relationships with funders
  • financial planning
  • managing intellectual property
  • considering equity, diversity and inclusion in research

Research ethics

The Office of Research Ethics supports the administration of the ethics review process for research involving human participants at Royal Roads University.

If you're a student, or faculty or staff member and your research involves human participants, you'll need to request a review by the Research Ethics Board. Our staff will help coordinate the review and approval process.

Request an ethics review

Learn about our research ethics policy and request an ethics review of your research project.

Get in touch

Office of Research Services

Email the Office of Research Services

Dr. Deborah Zornes, director, Research Services
Email or phone 250.391.2600 ext. 4486

Gwen Hill, manager of equity, diversity and inclusion in research
­­­­Email or phone 250.391.2600 ext. 4105

Vanessa Rogers, research development coordinator
Email or phone 250.391.2600 ext. 4195

Tabitha Rutherford, administrative coordinator
Email or phone 250.391.2600 ext. 4028

Jennifer Sigalet, research development coordinator
Email or phone 250.391.2600 ext. 4348

Melanie Wrobel, research development coordinator
Email or phone 250.391.2600 ext. 4625

Office of Research Ethics

Email the Office of Research Ethics

Gina Armellino, coordinator, Research Ethics
Email or phone 250.391.2600 ext. 4425

Liton Furukawa, research ethics reviewer
Email or phone 250.391.2600 ext. 4206