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AWC- Animal Welfare Committee

The Animal Welfare Committee provides advice on issues pertaining to the conduct and ethics of using animals in biomedical research.

Terms of reference

The NHMRC Animal Welfare Committee has the following terms of reference:

  1. To advise NHMRC on issues pertaining to the conduct and ethics of using animals in biomedical research.
  2. To advise NHMRC on the regular review and, if necessary, revision of the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, 2004, and on the development and revision of other NHMRC documents related to using animals in biomedical research.

Mode of operation

  • The Animal Welfare Committee will report on activities to NHMRC’s Research Committee.
  • The Animal Welfare Committee will advise NHMRC through the Head, Research Translation (Canberra).

Member information

Name / Position Area of Expertise
Professor Edna Hardeman

Chair

Suitably qualified person with substantial recent experience in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities

Dr Simon Bain Person with qualifications in veterinary science
Professor Neil Dear Person with experience in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities
Professor Andy Giraud Person with experience in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities
Dr Bidda Jones Person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals
Dr Mark Lawrie Person with qualifications in veterinary science
Ms Robin Matthews Person who has never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, either in their employment or beyond their under-graduate education.
Dr Carole Webb Person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals

The disclosure of interests of members can be found below:

Contact for more information

Postal address

Director, Ethics and Governance Section
National Health and Medical Research Council
GPO Box 1421
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Email address

ethics@nhmrc.gov.au

 

Page last updated on 27 November 2014