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 General Manager 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 PartnersMs Areti GavrilidisGeneral Manager
Metro North Hospital and Health ServiceDr Joel DulhuntyDirector, Research & Medical Education Redcliffe
Metro South Hospital and Health ServiceMs Sonia HancockResearch Governance Officer, PAH Centres for Health Research
Children's Health Queensland HHSDr Peng Tjun ChoyResearch Governance Officer
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteProfessor David WhitemanDeputy Director
The University of QueenslandNicole ShivelyDeputy Director, Research Management
Queensland University of TechnologyProfessor Erik ThompsonTheme Leader - Chronic Disease and Ageing
IHBI and School of Biomedical Sciences
Department of HealthMelissa HaganManager, Research Ethics and Governance, Health
Innovation and Investment Research Office (HIIRO)
Mater ResearchDr James PalmerResearch Compliance Manager