Contacts, Forms, FAQs, Procedures & Guidelines


The human ethics team can be contacted via phone/Microsoft Teams (see below) or via email (E:

Manager Human Research Ethics: Leonne Thompson 02 9385 6222 or email

Negligible and Low Risk

More than Low Risk Research

  • HREC Executive: Natalie Bootes 02 9065 8305 or; contact for information regarding modifications, responses, protocol deviation reports.
  • HREC A and B: Natalie Bootes 02 9065 8305 & Leonne Thompson 02 9385 6222, contact for information regarding new applications.

Clinical Trials 

Frequently asked Questions
Complaints, allegations of non-compliance and grievances

UNSW has established a complaint, allegations of non-compliance and grievances framework for UNSW staff, students, and persons external to the University to ensure transparency and oversight of research aligned with RECS portfolios.

Complaints about the conduct of human research by UNSW staff, students, researchers, or, as well as instances of research conducted without the appropriate ethical approval or not in accordance with the approved Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) or the Human Research Advisory Panel (HREAP) protocol, should be directed to the Director Research Ethics and Compliance Support (RECS) (

Grievances about ethics review and processes for human research by UNSW staff and students should be addressed directly to the Director RECS, to be assessed against institutional and legislative frameworks.