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

Contacts for applications

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: Claire Molloy
Chair: Professor Paul Palmer
Department of Economics Dr Sotiris Georganas
Department of International PoliticsDr Alexander Lanoszka
Department of Journalism Dr Zahera Harb
Department of Music Professor Stephen Cottrell
Department of Psychology


Chair: Dr Sophie Lind

Department of Sociology

Culture & the Creative Industries:  Dr Diana Yeh

Sociology, Media Studies, Criminology, Food Policy & Q-Step: Dr Simon Susen

School of Health Sciences

Secretary: Alison Welton

School Research Ethics Committee Chair:

Division of Health Service Research & Management Chair: TBC

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