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Human Research Ethics and Governance Working Group

The importance of further streamlined and coordinated research ethics and governance approval processes was identified and agreed to by the BDHP Board as one key focus of attention in Phase One of the Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and referenced as a component of the BDHP Academic Health Research Passport.

The Human Research Ethics and Governance Working Group, chaired by the BDHP Executive Director, was established to review the processes and timelines for Ethics and Governance approvals within the hospital, university and  research institute partners and develop an agreed framework including umbrella agreements.

The membership of the Working Group comprises key representatives as follows:

Name of InstitutionNamePosition
Metro North Hospital and Health ServiceDr Christopher CartyDirector of Research, Caboolture, MNHHS / Research Governance Manager
Metro South Hospital and Health ServiceSonia HancockManager Research Compliance, Centres for Health Research (Co-Chair)
Children's Health Queensland HHSAnitha DinishResearch Governance Officer
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteSashika NaidooRegulatory Affairs Manager
The University of QueenslandChris Rose'MayerSenior Manager Human Research Ethics
Department of HealthMelissa HaganActing Director, Health Innovation and Investment Research Office
Mater ResearchJulie CicheroResearch Compliance Manager
Translational Research InstituteAideen McInerneyResearcher (Co-Chair)
Queensland University of TechnologyMs Anne WalshA/Director Office of Research Ethics and Integrity
West MoretonSharleen YoungResearch Ethics and Governance Manager
Australian e-Health CentreCathy PitkinExecutive Manager, Social Responsibility and Ethics
Metro North Hospital and Health ServiceGordon McGurkHREC Chair, RBWH
Metro South Hospital and Health ServiceEnna Stroli-SalamaResearch Strategy Project Manager
Translational Research InstituteSteve TurnerClinical Trial Development Manager
Metro South Hospital and Health ServiceErica WrightEducation & Training
Brisbane Diamantina Health PartnersDavid BunkerExecutive Director
Brisbane Diamantina Health PartnersSara GottliebsenResearch Governance Manager

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