Research Ethics Advisors (REAs)

Research Ethics Advisors (REAs) are the first "port-of-call" for researchers requiring assistance or advice on human research ethics matters.

REAs are located at the School/College level to provide support to researchers, both staff and students, in designing ethically acceptable human research and to assist them through the ethics approval process. REA's also conduct educational seminars in their Colleges on human research ethics at least annually.

College / DivisionResearch Ethics Advisor (REA)REA Appointment
Human & Social Futures A/Prof Sara Motta


Newcastle Business School 

Newcastle Law School

 Dr Nisha ThapliyalSchool of Education

Dr Julia Cook

Dr Rachael Unicomb

School of Humanities & Social Science
 VacantSchool of Creative Industries
Engineering, Science & EnvironmentA/Prof Ifte AhmedSchool of Architecture & Built Environment
 A/Prof Shamus SmithSchool of Electrical Engineering & Computing
 Professor Frances MartinSchool of Psychology
Health, Medicine & WellbeingA/Prof Kathryn SkeldingSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
 Dr Jodie MarquezSchool of Health Sciences
 Dr Lyn BowenSchool of Nursing & Midwifery
Academic DivisionDr Jaime HuntPathways and Academic Learning Support Centre

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