St Vincent's Hospital HREC Constitution and Members

All meetings are held at St Vincent’s Hospital at 5pm on the dates outlined on the ‘Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines” page on the Research Office website.

This HREC is constituted and operates in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) and the CPMP/ICH Note for Guidance on Good Clinical Practice.

The Committee comprises of the following:

  • At least 8 members
  • Chair x 1
  • Deputy Chair x 1
  • Equal numbers of men and women
  • One third of the members are from outside St Vincent’s Hospital
  • At least 2 lay people (one man and one woman)
  • At least one member with knowledge of and current experience in the professional care, counselling or treatment of people
  • At least one minister of religion
  • At least one lawyer – not engaged to advise the institution
  • At least two people with current research experience that is relevant to research proposals to be considered at the meetings.
  • At least one member with experience in reflecting on and analysing ethical decision-making.

Prof Jo-anne Brien / Chair / Research

Ms Betsy Howard / Lay Member

Dr Karim Ibrahim / Professional Care

Mr Steven Faddy / Research

Ms Linda Hotong / Research

Dr Dianne Carey / Research

Dr Keith Fay / Research

A/Prof William Sewell / Research

Dr Meg Barnett / Research

Dr Hergen Busher / Professional Care

A/Prof Paul Preisz / Professional Care

Fr Darryl Mackie /Minister of Religion

Mr David Stefanoff / Lay Member

Prof John Stumbles / Lawyer

Ms Kathy Palghat / Lay Member

Ms Samantha Culshaw / Lawyer

Mrs Katy Haddock / Lay Member