Research Ethics Committee


Terms of Reference

  1. To define the University's research ethics policy
  2. To establish the University's process and procedures for providing ethical review
  3. To provide quality assurance of such procedures
  4. To ensure and monitor best practice of research ethics across the University
  5. To advise Senate regarding the University's framework, policy and procedures for ethical review
  6. To advise the Research Board on ethics components of the Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics 


Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange (Chair): Professor Dame Jessica Corner

Representatives of the academic staff appointed by the Chair:

   Professor Andrew Morris - UNMC (October 2018)
   Dr Filippo Gilardi -UNNC (January 2021); Dr Muhammad Abdulrahman (seconded to February 2018)
   Dr Liz Evans - Arts (Dr Jen Birks seconded for 3 meetings) (September 2021)
   Dr Robert Houghton - Engineering (October 2018)
   Dr Kristian Pollock - Medicine & Health Sciences (September 2018)
   Dr Bethan Phillips - Medicine & Health Sciences (October 2020)
   Professor Stephen Jackson - Science (September 2019)
   Professor Chris Greenhalgh - Science (September 2019)
   Dr Kay Fuller - Social Sciences (September 2019)   
Assistant PVC Research (ex-officio) or nominee: Dr Jane Wellens

Registrar: Dr Paul Greatrix

Representative from Research and Innovation: Soma Mukherjee

Research Governance: Angela Shone

Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB): Neil Yates

Postgraduate Student representative: Yolanda King (July 2018)

2 Lay members:

   Reverend Megan Smith - University Chaplaincy (July 2020)
   Peter McCracken - Human Resources (October 2018)

Secretary: Kate Miller (Research and Innovation) (secondment for Catherine Jew to 31 December 2018)

(membership updated July 2018)


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