The Justice Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council. It aims to support research that is carried out in an ethical manner that will lead to improvements in policy and in service delivery while protecting the welfare, rights, dignity and safety of research participants.

This site answers your questions such as:

It also provides a step-by-step guide to making an ethics application.

HREC meeting dates and submission deadlines 2022

Submission closing dates*

HREC meeting dates

Monday 20 January 2023

Wednesday 8 February 2023

Monday 3 April 2023

Thursday 20 April 2023

Monday 29 May 2023

Thursday 15 June 2023

Monday 31 July 2023

Thursday 17 August 2023

Monday 2 October 2023

Thursday 19 October 2023

Monday 20 November 2022

Thursday 7 December 2023

* The submission deadline is midday on the specified date.

Justice Health HREC members


Membership category

Dr Deborah Debono


Dr Paul Simpson



Lawyer (Deputy chair)

Mr Ian Close

Lay person

Dr Kerryn Butler


Ms Gabrielle Gibson

Professional care

Ms Josie Newton

Lay person

Dr Mark Ragg

Professional care

Mr Scott Gill


Dr Bradley Gooding


Mr Jack Bulman

Pastoral Care

Ms Suzie Forell Research
Mr Craig Locke Professional Care


Terms of reference

Click here.


We welcome questions and requests for information and support. Please contact the Research Governance & Ethics Officer on +612 9700 3443 or at