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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 HancockManager Research Compliance, Centres for Health Research
Children's Health Queensland HHSDr Peng Tjun ChoyResearch Governance Officer
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research InstituteMs Sashika NaidooRegulatory Affairs Manager
The University of QueenslandMs Nicole Makoviney Director, Office of Research Ethics
Queensland University of TechnologyProfessor Erik ThompsonAssociate Professor (QUT) and Associate Director (TRI)
Department of HealthMelissa HaganActing Director, Health Innovation and Investment Research Office
Mater ResearchDr James PalmerResearch Compliance Officer
Metro North Hospital and Health ServiceDr Tania CroughResearch Monitor
Queensland University of TechnologyMs Anne WalshManager, Research Ethics and Integrity
Brisbane Diamantina Health PartnersDr Susan HawesSenior Operations Manager