Human Ethics Committee - Human Ethics - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Human Ethics Committee

The Human Ethics Committee (HEC) reviews all proposals that are conducted within the University or outside of the University that do not involve an educational setting for either research or teaching and learning as covered by the Educational Research Human Ethics Committee (ERHEC). The HEC reviews research proposals from all colleges and research units within the university except for those covered by the ERHEC.

Membership of the HEC

One member nominated by the Vice-Chancellor

Dean of Science or nominee: Dr Kelly Dombroski (Geography)

Three members nominated by the Dean of Humanities Social Sciences (previously Arts)

One each from the Department of Psychology, the School of Humanities and the School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Tiina Vares (Sociology)
Associate Professor Jane Maidment (Human Services & Social Work)
One Position Vacant

One member nominated by the Dean of Commerce

Prof Adrian Sawyer (Accounting & Information Systems)

One member nominated by the Dean of Education

Position Vacant

One member nominated by the Dean of Engineering

Kim Rutter (Electrical & Computer Engineering)

One member nominated by the Dean of Law

Dr Rhonda Powell (Law)

One member elected by the academic staff

Associate Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee (Communication Disorders)

Two laypeople appointed by the Committee

Ken Booth 
Lauretta Muir

A representative of the Students' Association

Lance McBride

Two representatives of the Maori community

One of whom is nominated by the iwi, and the other by the Maori Community within the University.
Iwi representative: Lindsey Macdonald (Political Science and Communication)
Maori Community within the University: Lindsey Macdonald (Political Science and Communication)

Two Co-opted members

Stephanie Wiseman
Cindy Zeiher (Human Services and Social Work)

The Committee should elect its own Chairperson and have the power to co-opt.