Human Ethics Advisory Group

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG) conducts ethical and technical reviews of human ethics applications (and in some cases, provides approval) before applications are submitted to the University of Melbourne's Health Sciences Human Ethics Sub-Committee (HESC).

For most research involving humans to be conducted by staff and students within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH), an ethics application must be completed and submitted via THEMIS.  Applications submitted to the HEAG must be written in language that an educated layperson can understand, avoiding the use of technical jargon.

HEAG reviews consider: adherence to guidelines, clear aims, feasibility, good design, justification, significance, risks and benefits.

MSPGH HEAG Members

  • Associate Professor Richard Chenhall (Chair)
  • Professor Jane Hocking
  • Associate Professor Lisa Brophy
  • Associate Professor Nicola Reavley
  • Associate Professor Matthew Spittal
  • Dr Ritsuko (Ritz) Kakuma
  • Dr Gillian Dite
  • Dr Claudia Marck
  • Dr Adrienne O'Neil
  • Dr Wesley Pryor
  • Georgia Dempster (Ethics Advisor and Executive Officer)

Ethics Advisor Contact Details

Georgia Dempster
Ethics Advisor and Executive Officer
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Human Ethics Advisory Group

Email : georgia.dempster@unimelb.edu.au