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The process for obtaining research ethical approval has been made as simple as possible across City, it is consistent with ensuring that the human rights of research participants and researchers are protected.

Contacts for application advice

In the first instance you will need to follow the guidelines and policies provided by your Department / School. Senate Research Ethics Committee (SREC) will only deal with applications from Schools without local Committees or instances where a local Committee refers an application to Senate Research Ethics Committee in accordance with agreed local policy and procedures.

Note that applications submitted to SREC for convenience (e.g. more suitable deadlines or missing a local deadline) will not be accepted.

Departmental/School Research Ethics Committees

Cass Business School Secretary: George Bilitsis
Chair: Professor Paul Palmer
Department of International PoliticsDr Amin Samman
Department of Journalism Dr Lindsey Blumell
Department of Music Professor Stephen Cottrell

Department of Psychology

Department of Economics


Chair: Dr Katy Tapper

Department of Sociology

Chair:Dr Matt Barnes

Deputy-Chair: Dr Ana Gaio

School of Health Sciences

Secretary: Alison Welton

School Research Ethics Committee Chair: Dr Nick Drey

Division of Health Service Research & Management Chair: Yiannis Kyratsis

Division of Language & Communication Science Chair:  Ms Lucy Henry

Division of Maternal & Child Health Chair:  Dr Katherine Curtis-Tyler

Division of Optometry & Vision: Professor Ron Douglas

Computer Science Professor Jason Dykes
Departments of Engineering Professor Christoph Bruecker
Department of Learning Enhancement & Development Professor Pam Parker
The City Law School Dr Jesse Elvin
Department of Library & Information ScienceProfessor David Bawden