Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

The Faculty of Health Sciences has appointed a Human Research Ethics Committee to oversee the safety, rights and welfare of human participants in research. The composition and functions of the Committee must meet standards laid down in the Department of Health’s Ethics in Health Research: Principles, Structures and Processes, 2015 (2nd edition), and requirements specified in the US Federal Wide Assurance. The Committee aims to meet these requirements as far as reasonably possible.


Prof Marc Blockman
Division of Pharmacology

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Deputy Chairs

Associate Prof Theresa Burgess
Division of Physiotherapy

Associate Prof Alistair Hunter
Division of Radiation Oncology


Name Departmental Affiliation Role in Committee

Prof Marc Blockman

Division of Pharmacology Chair

A/Prof Theresa Burgess

Division of Physiotherapy Deputy Chair
A/Prof Alistair Hunter Division of Radiation

Deputy Chair

A/Prof Tracy Adams

Division of Gynaecology Oncology Full Member

A/Prof Dirk Blom

Division of Lipidology in the Department of Medicine Full Member

Dr Michelle Carrihill

Department of Paediatrics & Child Health Full Member

A/Prof Sheila Clow

Division Nursing and Midwifery Full Member

A/Prof Karen Cohen

Division of Pharmacology, Dept of Medicine Full Member

Prof Collet Dandara

Division of Human Genetics, IDM Full Member

Dr Emily Garman

Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health Full Member

A/Prof Laura Royle

Division of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology Full Member

Dr Sharief Hendricks

Sport Science Institute Full Member

A/Prof Shaheen Mowla

Department of Haematology Full Member

Prof Brenda Morrow

Department of Paediatrics Full Member

A/Prof Zainab Mohamed

Department of Radiation Oncology Full Member

Mr Lionel Naidoo

Deputy Director, Allied Health Full Member

Dr Marcin Nejthardt

Department of Anaesthesia Full Member

Dr Malika Patel

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Full Member

Dr Shakti Pillay

Department of Paediatrics & Child Health Full Member

Dr Blessing Silaigwana

Faculty Research Office Research Diligence Manager

A/Prof Willem Stassen

Division of Emergency Medicine Full Member

Dr Claire Warden

Division of General Surgery - Colorectal Surgery Full Member

A/Prof Tina-Marie Wessels

Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pathology Full Member

Mr Nesbert Zinyakatira

Public Health Medicine Full Member

Ms Nothemba Vusani

Community representative Lay Member
Ms Jessica Garlick FHS Postgraduate Student  Representative