The University of Queensland’s world-class medical, behavioural and social science research continues to provide solutions to some of the greatest problems of our time: the needs of young and ageing Australians, investigating new ways to diagnose and treat infectious diseases and address the soaring rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, mental illness, and cancer.

You can help to advance this work in an important and practical way.

For research that involves human participants, UQ’s Human Research Ethics Committees review proposals to ensure that values and principles that apply to all human research are fully considered. These Committees include volunteer members of the general public, people performing pastoral care roles in the community, lawyers, individuals such as nurses or allied health professionals with knowledge and experience in professional care, counselling or treatment of people and researchers.

That’s where you can make a difference. Your input as a Committee member will help us in the ethical review of human research that will be working to deliver the next medical and social breakthroughs for society. Each position will initially be for a period of 3 years commencing in 2018. Meetings are convened monthly at the University’s St Lucia campus.

For our part, we will provide you with administrative support, a sitting fee, and a chance to find out what goes on at the coalface of medical, behavioural and social science discovery.

To register your interest as a volunteer member or request further information, please contact Nicole Makoviney, E: or P: 07 3365 3571.   

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