Human research ethics

Our research ethics committees review cancer research projects to ensure ethical standards are met and that the confidentiality of participants' information is protected.

(See our glossary of medical and professional acronyms for details of qualifications).


Membership of the Human Research and Ethics Committee

Prof Richard (Dick) FOX AM: BSc (Med), MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Chair

Mr David COLDREY: BCom, FREI
Layperson

Revd Tat Hean LIE: BAppSc, Grad Dip Applied Information Systems, BTh DipMin
Minister of religion

Dr Jeffrey TAN: MBBS, MRCOG, FRANZCOG
Medical practitioner

Dr Alice OWEN: BSc (Hons), PhD
Researcher, epidemiologist 

Dr Victoria PALMER:  BA (Hons), PhD
Researcher, behavioural scientist

Professor Marilyn PITTARD: LLB (Hons), BEc (Hons), Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Lawyer

Ms Zena ROSLAN: B Bus Admin, Master Prof Ethics
Layperson

 

Membership of the Institutional Research Review Committee

This committee reviews the scientific quality of projects conducted by internal research units via an external review process. It also ethically reviews low-risk research projects.

Professor James ST JOHN AM (Chair)
MBBS (Melb), MD (Melb), FRCP (Lond), FRACP, AGAF

Professor Ron BORLAND: BSc, MSc, PhD
Nigel Gray Distinguished Fellow for Cancer Prevention

Professor Graham GILES: BSc, MSc, PhD
Director, Cancer Epidemiology Centre

Mr Todd HARPER:   BEcon, GD Health Promotion, M Health Econ
Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Victoria

Professor Melanie WAKEFIELD: BA, Dip Appl Psych, MA (Appl Psych), PhD
Director, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer

Updated: 01 Jul, 2016