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Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

The South West Healthcare Human Research Ethics Committee is a registered ethics committee under the guidelines of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). It is responsible for reviewing, approving and monitoring the conduct of research in South West Healthcare and other regional health services. The primary role is to protect the rights, safety and well-being of research participants.
Research can only be undertaken at South West Healthcare –after ethical approval has been granted by HREC and authorisation by the executive.

  • SWH HREC Membership

    A chairperson Dr Bernadette Northeast
    Lay Members Mr Blessing Furusa

    Mr Gordon Johnson

    Mr James Damman

    Ms Mary Alexander

    Dr Janice Stewart

    Members with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people Dr Daryl Pedler

    Dr Kaushik Banerjea

    Ms Karyn Bentley

    Mr Robert McGregor

    Dr Grace Sousa

    Ms Gaynor Stevenson

    Ms Kerryn Anderson

    Member who performs a pastoral care role Ms Julie Burch
    Member who is Lawyer Mr Alex McCulloch

    Mr Jacob Alldis

    Members with current research experience that is relevant to research proposals to be considered at the meetings they attend Prof. Gerry Quinn

    Dr Nathalie Davis

    Dr Rachel Boak

    Dr Renee Clapham

    Ethics Coordinator Ms Barbara Moll

    SWH HREC Terms of Reference

  • Meeting Schedule for 2021

    Submission Close Date HREC Meeting Date
    11/01/2021 01/02/2021
    22/03/2021 12/04/2021
    17/05/2021 07/06/2021
    12/07/2021 02/08/2021
    13/09/2021 04/10/2021
    15/11/2021 06/12/2021

    All new submissions are due by 5:00 PM of the closing date.

Page last updated: 1 March 2021

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