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 Committee 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:

   Dr Soma Mitra - UNM (September 2022)
   Dr Filippo Gilardi - UNNC (January 2021)
   Dr Liz Evans - Faculty of Arts (September 2021)
   Dr David (Ed) Morris - Engineering (October 2022)
   Dr Kristian Pollock - Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (September 2019)
   Dr Bethan Phillips - Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (September 2020)
   Professor Stephen Jackson - Psychology, Faculty of Science (September 2019)
   Professor Chris Greenhalgh - Computer Science, Faculty of Science (September 2019)
   Dr Kay Fuller - Education, Faculty of Social Sciences (September 2019)   
Assistant PVC Research (ex-officio) or nominee: Dr Jane Wellens

Registrar: Dr Paul Greatrix

Representative from Research, Enterprise and Graduate Services: Soma Mukherjee

Research Governance: Angie Shone

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

Postgraduate Student representative: Cassie Ulrich (July 2019)

2 Lay members:

   Reverend Megan Smith - University Chaplaincy (July 2020)
   Peter McCracken - Human Resources (October 2019)

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

(membership updated March 2019)


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