Mr Alan Melrose

Legal Counsel (Research)

UNSW Australia

Alan Melrose is Legal Counsel (Research) at UNSW. He provides legal advice and services to UNSW’s Grants Management Office, and Research Partnerships, with a primary focus on research in the Faculty of Medicine. His work involves preparation/negotiation of Agreements connected with scheme-based research, contract and funded research, clinical trials and non-funded research activities. He advises on a range of issues, particularly intellectual property, privacy, consent, clinical trials, insurance, and student involvement in research projects. Alan also provides legal advice to UNSW’s Research Ethics & Compliance Unit. Prior to UNSW, he held legal roles in the government and private legal sector, and regularly advised on legislation and policy. Alan has been probity and ethics adviser for several major government tender/procurement processes.


Authorised by the Accreditation Council to present:
Legislation as it affects research in Australia