Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

The Human Research Ethics Committee of Southern Cross University has been set up as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor. Membership of this Committee is voluntary. The Committee membership follows the guidelines set down by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and comprises:

Chair and University staff (Category A)
Emeritus Professor Colleen Cartwright

Deputy Chair and Researcher
Professor Bill Boyd

Laypersons not associated with the University (Category B)
Dr Liz Baker
Dr Karen McFadyen
Andrew Hodder

Persons with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people (Category C)
Professor Stephen Myers
Dr Rudi Meir

Persons who performs a pastoral care role in a community (Category D)
Dr Robert Lingard (Minister of Religion)
Dr Stuart Barlo (Indigenous Representative)

Lawyer (Category E)
Ms Dona Graham (Not associated with the University)
Dr Nikki Rogers (Staff member)

Researchers (Category F)
Professor Bill Boyd
Dr Grant Cairncross
Dr Golam Sorwar
Dr Jenny Johnston
Associate Professor Rob Garbutt
Dr Lynne McPherson

Secretary and Administration