WACHS HREC information


The WA Country Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee (WACHS HREC) is a WA Health Lead HREC responsible for fostering quality research and for ensuring that research undertaken meets the guidelines of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) within the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007, updated 2018). The WACHS HREC is registered with the NHMRC (EC00261) and operates in accordance with the WA Health Research Governance Policy and Procedures (2012) and the WA Health Research Governance and Single Ethical Review Standard Operating Procedures (2013)

WACHS HREC Membership Composition 




Chairperson Assistant Professor Judy Allen  South West
Lawyer Representative Ms Julia Barber Kimberley 
Lawyer Representative Ms Jeanette de Klerk South West
Layperson (Male) Representative Dr Donald Reid (retired) South West
Layperson (Female) Representative Ms Tresslyn Smith South West
Layperson (Female) Representative Ms Ruth Webb-Smith Perth 
Layperson (Female) Representative Ms Therese Hadland Perth
Pastoral Care Representative Reverend Geoff Chadwick South West
Professional Care Representative Ms Natalie Rudling  Great Southern
Professional Care Representative Ms Katrina Boldt Goldfields
Researcher Representative Dr Jennie Sharp South West
Researcher Representative VACANT  
Researcher Representative Associate Professor Anne Whitworth Perth 
WACHS CEO Representative  VACANT  
WACHS Aboriginal Representative Mr Russell Simpson  Perth 


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