The North Coast NSW Ethics Committee is now seeking expressions of interest from local community members with experience in a pastoral care role.
The Committee plays an important role in health-focussed research, assessing research proposals to make sure studies are designed with the wellbeing of patients in mind.
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. A person with experience in pastoral care may include an Aboriginal elder or minister of religion.
Committee member, Robbie Lloyd, said the work of the Research Ethics Committee was critical in helping ensure consumers are at the centre of research proposals.
“It helps empower people and improve the outcomes of the health system,” Robbie said.
The Committee is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds including research, law, health and health care consumers.
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.
To submit an expression of interest, please email your CV to the Executive Officer, North Coast NSW Human Research Ethics Committee (NCNSW HREC) at NNSWLHD-Ethics@health.nsw.gov.au.
The closing date for submissions is 4.30pm, Friday 29 May, 2020.
Submissions will be considered by a selection committee.
For more information, contact Rebecca Lavery, Executive Officer, NCNSW HREC on (02) 6672 0269 or visit https://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/human-research-ethics-and-governance/