Ethics committee seeks pastoral care representative

Ethics committee seeks pastoral care representative
The North Coast NSW Human Research Ethics Committee is seeking a new member from our local community with experience in pastoral care.

The North Coast NSW Ethics Committee plays an important role in assessing research proposals to ensure studies are appropriately designed to protect the wellbeing of participants.

The Committee is currently seeking a member who provides a pastoral care role to the local community, such as an Aboriginal elder or minister of religion. Pastoral care is emotional and spiritual support that can be found in various cultures and traditions, including both distinctly non-religious and religious forms of support.

If you’re involved in a pastoral care role and would like to have input into the ethics around research carried out in hospitals and health services, now is your chance!

The Committee meets monthly by teleconference or video-link, and members are appointed for three years. Members volunteer their time and are not offered remuneration.

The Committee is made up of people from various roles and backgrounds including: researchers, lawyers, and health professionals, along with local community members such as healthcare consumers.

To submit an expression of interest, please email your CV to the Executive Officer, North Coast NSW Human Research Ethics Committee (NCNSW HREC) at

The closing date for submissions is 4.30 p.m, Friday 13 September, 2019.

Submissions will be considered by a selection committee.

For more information, contact Rebecca Lavery, Executive Officer, NCNSW HREC on (02) 6672 0269 or visit the Northern NSW Local Health District website’s research pages .

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