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

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

Dr Jeffrey TAN: MBBS, MRCOG, FRANZCOG

Medical practitioner 

Dr Jennifer WALKER: BAppSci (AppBiol/Biotech), MPH, PhD

Researcher, behavioural scientist 

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: MBBS (Melb), MD (Melb), FRCP (Lond), FRACP, AGAF
Chair

Dr Anna BOLTONG: PhD, APD, GAICD 
Head of Division, Strategy and Support

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

Dr Suzanne DOBBINSON: BSc, MSc, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer  

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

Associate Professor Roger MILNE: BCom, BSW, BA, Grad Dip Clinical Epi, MSc, PhD

Head of Division, Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence 

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

Dr Hua YONG: BSc, MPsych, PhD
Senior Behavioural Scientist, Nigel Gray Fellowship Group 

Updated: 24 Jul, 2017