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 2021

Submission closing dates*

HREC meeting dates

Monday 25 January 2021

Thursday 11 February 2021

Monday 5 April 2021

Thursday 22 April 2021

Monday 7 June 2021

Thursday 24 June 2021

Monday 2 August 2021

Thursday 19 August 2021

Monday 4 October 2021

Thursday 21 October 2021

Monday 22 November 2021

Thursday 9 December 2021

* The submission deadline is midday on the specified date.

Justice Health HREC members


Membership category

Associate Professor Megan Williams


Ms Robyn Gray

Lawyer (Deputy chair)

Adjunct Professor Julia Bowman


Mr Michael Cecilio


Mr Ian Close

Lay person

Dr Anna Dalecki


Ms Gabrielle Gibson

Professional care

Mr Sonny Green

Lay person

Ms Josie Newton

Lay person

Dr Mark Ragg

Professional care

Mr Scott Gill



Terms of reference

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