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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 2007, updated 2018) 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

    Mr James Damman

    Dr Janice Stewart

    Ms Mary Alexander

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

    Dr Didir Imran

    Ms Gaynor Stevenson

    Ms Karyn Bentley

    Dr Kaushik Banerjea

    Ms Kerryn Anderson

    Dr Nicole Hope

    Mr Robert McGregor

    Dr Sarah McLean

    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 Ms Fiona Mitchell

    Prof. Gerry Quinn

    Dr Renee Clapham

    Ms Sarah Wood

    Ethics Coordinator Ms Barbara Moll


  • Meeting Schedule for 2022

    Submission Close Date HREC Meeting Date
    14/01/2022 07/02/2022
    11/03/2022 04/04/2022
    13/05/2022 06/06/2022
    11/07/2022 01/08/2022
    12/09/2022 03/10/2022
    11/11/2022 05/12/2022

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

Page last updated: 28 November 2021

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