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Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

The South West Healthcare (SWH) has a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) registered with National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The purpose of this registered HREC committee is to carry out the functions of an institutional ethics committee consistent with values and principles set out in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (the National Statement 2023) and any revisions made to it.

For more information about the HREC, please refer to its:

  • SWH HREC Membership

    A chairperson Dr Bernadette Northeast
    Lay Members Mr Gordon Johnson

    Dr Janice Stewart

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

    Dr Didir Imran

    Ms Karyn Bentley

    Ms Kerryn Anderson

    Mr Robert McGregor

    Ms Ruth Minkov

    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 Dr Andrew Gilbert

    Ms Fiona Mitchell

    Dr Renee Clapham

    Ms Sarah Wood

    Manager of Research Ms Leah Damman


  • Meeting Schedule for 2024

    Submission Close Date HREC Meeting Date
    22/01/2024 05/02/2024
    25/03/2024 08/04/2024
    20/05/2024 03/06/2024
    22/07/2024 05/08/2024
    23/09/2024 07/10/2024
    18/11/2024 02/12/2024

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

Page last updated: 23 April 2024

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