Ethics Committee and role
The AIFS Ethics Committee is a Human Research Ethics Committee registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
- To ensure that the ethical standards outlined in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans, and elaborated in the Institute's ethics statement, Ethical Issues in the Research Process (1996), are met in all research projects undertaken by the Institute.
- To ensure that projects meet the three key principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice, as set down in the National Statement.
The committee meets to consider:
- new project proposals;
- receive brief oral and written reports on ongoing projects;
- consider any complaints or problems that may have arisen regarding ethical issues in Institute research; and
- review the complaints procedures.
Members of the Ethics Committee are appointed for three-year terms.
- Dr Duncan Ironmonger (Chair)
BCom, MCom (Melb); PhD (Cambridge)
Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
- Ms Marlene Burchill
BSW, Dip.Fam.Therapy, MA (Social Work)
Social worker and family therapist
Marlene is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Werong woman from central Victoria
- Rev. John Lamont
BA (Latrobe); BTheol (United Faculty of Theology, Ormond College)
- Professor Richard Ingleby
MA, DPhil (Oxford); LLM (Cambridge)
Latham Chambers, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
- Dr Kerreen Reiger
BA Hons (Melb); PhD (La Trobe)
Department of Sociology, La Trobe University
- Dr Sarah Wise
BA Hons (Melb); MA (Melb); PhD (Melb)
- Mr Ian Claridge
- Ms Victoria Triggs
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
AIFS ex-officio member
Dr Daryl Higgins
BA (Melb) BA (Hons)(Deakin); PhD (Deakin)
Deputy Director (Research)