WACHS HREC information

WACHS HREC

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). 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 

Role

Member

Region

Chairperson Assistant Professor Judy Allen  Perth 
Lawyer Representative Ms Julia Barber Kimberley 
Lawyer Representative Ms Jeanette de Klerk South West
Layperson (Male) Representative Mr Russell Shaw Kimberley
Layperson (Female) Representative Ms Tresslyn Smith South West
Layperson (Female) Representative Ms Ruth Webb-Smith Perth 
Layperson (Female) Representative Ms Dianne Brown Midwest
Pastoral Care Representative Reverend Geoff Chadwick South West
Professional Care Representative Ms Julia Kurowski Perth
Professional Care Representative Ms Colleen Inoue Wheatbelt 
Researcher Representative Dr Jennie Sharp South West
Researcher Representative Dr Paola Chivers Perth 
Researcher Representative Associate Professor Anne Whitworth Perth 
WACHS CEO or Nominee Representative Dr David Gaskell Kimberley 
WACHS Aboriginal Representative Mr Russell Simpson  Perth