University, NHS and R&D contacts

The School has three ethics committees who oversee all ethics applications, reviews and approvals. Any queries regarding ethical aspects of a research project should be discussed with the project supervisor or the relevant Ethics Committee Chair and/or School Research Manager. 

School Ethics Contacts

  • Chair of School of Health and Life Sciences Ethics Committee: Professor Kay Currie
  • Research Administrator Alexis Henderson
  • Chair of Nursing and Community Health Ben Parkinson
  • Chair of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Dr Phil Dalgarno
  • Chair of Life Sciences Ethics Committee Dr Les Wood 

Further information about ethical approval within the School can be requested from the relevant ethics committee:

Life sciences: HLSEthicsLifeSciences@gcu.ac.uk

Nursing and Community Health: HLSEthicsNursing@gcu.ac.uk

Psychology, Social Work, and Allied Health Sciences: HLSEthicsPSWAH@gcu.ac.uk

University Research Ethics Committee

University Research Ethics Committee is a sub committee of the University Research Committee. The University Research Ethics Committee works in parallel with the School and considers all requests for ethical approval which may have ethical implications or those applications which also require scrutiny from an external ethical body (for example NHS). 

External Ethics and R&D

UK NHS R&D Offices.

For all multicentre studies, contact the NHS Research Scotland Permissions Coordinating Centre.

NHS Ethics Committees in Scotland