Contacts, Forms, FAQs, Procedures & Guidelines


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

Negligible and Low Risk

Adriano Alarcon - 02 9348 1942 (HREAP A, D, G & F) 

Anum Sikandar 02 9348 1943 (HREAP B-ADL,B-BE, G & F).


More than Low Risk 

Natalie Bootes 02 9065 8305 (HREC B, C and HREC Executive)

Frances Schmiede 02 9348 1359 (HREC A, B and HREC Executive) 

Clinical Trials

Melanie Mora 02 9385 700

Senior Advisor 

Michael Hong - 02 9348 1944 


Human Research Manager

Leonne Thompson - 02 9385 622


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.