Defence
The Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (DDVA HREC) is the institutional Human Research Ethics Committee for the Department of Defence (Defence) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). The Committee is registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council and is responsible for the expert review of human research proposals that are submitted for ethical review. The committee in constituted in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and the DDVA HREC Researcher and Administrative Guidelines. The Committee currently has 19 appointed members, with the majority of members being external to Defence and DVA. Members are appointed by the Vice Chief of the Defence Force and the Chief Operating Officer, DVA. The Committee reports annually to the National Health and Medical Research Council and to the Vice Chief of the Defence Force and the Chief Operating Officer at DVA in accordance with the Committee’s Terms of Reference. The Committee is accountable to the Surgeon General Australian Defence Force and the Repatriation Commission and the Military and Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Chief of the Defence Force

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    0

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    Other

  • Auditor Other

    NHMRC

  • Creation Date

    2 July 1989

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Deputy Chair Mr Ian Tindall 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Doctor Carl Bryant 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Mr Stephen Brimstone 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Chaplain Robert Sutherland 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Reverend Nicole Coleman 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Doctor Wendy Bonython 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Mr Anthony Cotton AM 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Doctor Herbert Biggs 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Doctor Jane Harte 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Doctor Rebekah Doley 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Doctor Renee Otmar 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Doctor Victoria Ross 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Captain Nicole Curtis 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Ms Catherine Walsh 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Mr Lindsay Roe 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Mr Christopher Wilson 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Mr David Ugalde 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Ms Margaret Proctor 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Ms Vivienne Moyle 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
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