Ethics committee

The Parenting Research Centre established a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) in 2010 to review internal research applications. It has two main areas of responsibility:

  • to consider the ethical implications of proposed research to be conducted by the Parenting Research Centre
  • to ensure that the ethical standards of such research are maintained in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

The HREC ensures that research undertaken at the Parenting Research Centre gives adequate consideration to the welfare, rights, beliefs, perceptions, customs and cultural heritage of participants, both individually and collectively.

The HREC also has responsibility for the establishment, implementation and review of procedures for evaluating, certifying and monitoring the acceptable ethical conduct of this research.


  • Emeritus Professor Alan Hudson: Chair
  • Susan Gribben
  • Ian Jungwirth
  • Douglas Marshall
  • Associate Professor Jan Matthews
  • Dr Fiona May
  • Helen Reilly
  • Dr Gina-Maree Sartore
  • Maggie Troup