Research Ethics and Governance Streamlining

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
Brisbane Diamantina Health PartnersDavid BunkerExecutive Director
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
Children's Health Queensland HHSAnitha DinishResearch Governance Officer
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteSashika NaidooRegulatory Affairs Manager
The University of QueenslandChris Rose-MayerGovernance Officer
Department of HealthMelissa HaganActing Director, Health Innovation and Investment Research Office
Mater ResearchJulie ChcicheroResearch Compliance Manager
Translational Research InstituteAideen McInerneyResearcher
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

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