Lawyers and pastoral care professionals needed for ethics committee

Peter Mac is seeking interested members of the community to join our Human Research Ethics Committee.  

The role of the Human Research Ethics Committee is to promote ethical research, to ensure that research participants are given due respect and protection, and to foster research that is of benefit to the community.

You don’t need a background in science to participate. Instead, in these volunteer roles, you will represent the views and expectations of the broader community as the committee provides ethical review of projects that will run at hospitals across Australia.

We are currently recruiting multiple community representatives for this committee, including:

  • Pastoral care: People who perform a pastoral care role in a community, for example, an Aboriginal elder, a minister of religion, a chaplain, or a person involved in social support or mentoring services.
  • Lawyers: Lawyers not employed or contracted by Peter Mac.

If you, or someone you know, fit any of the above categories, we’d love to hear from you.

Note that these are unpaid roles.

Volunteering commitment:

You will be asked to attend monthly meetings from 4pm to 7pm on the fourth Monday of each month, for a period of three years. Remote participation can be arranged. You will also be asked to spend approximately three hours per month reading papers for meetings. 

Express interest:

To express interest, please contact Peter Mac’s Research Consumer Engagement Coordinator, Anna Jones, at [email protected]