Contacts - Human Ethics - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Educational Research Human Ethics Committee (ERHEC)

Apply to the Educational Research Human Ethics Committee (ERHEC) if your research is conducted as part of pre-service and in-service teacher education and professional development or tertiary level professional practice.

Examples of research applications that would be considered by ERHEC include:

  • investigating teaching and learning in curriculum areas in primary and secondary settings
  • describing how early childhood educators use assessment to inform their practices
  • how schools communicate assessment information to students and their families and whanau.


Two academic staff from each School of the College of Education nominated by the Heads of Schools

One member nominated by the Kaiarahi Maori

One member nominated by the Dean of Law

Dr Debra Wilson (School of Law)

One member representing another College of the University of Canterbury

Currently Vacant

Other College of Education Staff as required

Kathryn Andrews (Education Library)
Llyween Couper (School of Health Sciences)

One College of Education post graduate student nominated by the Committee

Vikram Lakshminarayanan

Two laypeople representing the wider educational community appointed by the Committee

  • Neil Fleming

The Chair is appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Committee has the power to co-opt.