Human ethics , Matatika tangata

The Human Ethics Committee makes sure that everyone working with human participants for research, teaching and evaluation purposes is acting ethically in the way they carry out work.

Using participants in research

Before making an application to the Massey University Human Ethics Committee (MUHEC), staff and students must read Code of Ethical Conduct for Research, Teaching & Evaluations Involving Human Participants. This outlines the expectations for using people as participants at Massey.

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Human Ethics Committees

There are three Human Ethics Committees. The Northern Committee looks after Albany Campus, while the Southern A and Southern B Committees share Manawatū, Palmerston North and Wellington campuses.

Northern Committee

Chairperson

Associate Professor Fiona Te Momo
Te Pūtahi-ā-Toi
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Konohi

Phone: +64 9 414 0800 extension 43347
Email: humanethicsnorth@massey.ac.nz

20 September 2017 to 19 September 2023
Term 2

Secretary

Dr Thushi Jayawardena-Willis
Phone: +64 6 356 9099 extension 83904
Email: humanethics@massey.ac.nz

Non-Lay Members

Dr Darryl Forsyth
1 June 2022 to 31 May 2025
Term 2

Associate Professor Craig Fowler 
10 October 2022 to 9 October 2025
Term 1

Dr Ravi Reddy
22 July 2022 to 21 July 2025
Term 1

Dr Matt Williams
1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025
Term 2

Student

Mr Raymond Tan
24 February 2022 to 23 February 2024

Vice-Chancellor Nominees

Dr Marco Grix
Ethicist
24 June 2021 to 24 June 2024
Term 1

Lay Members

Ms Rowena Dunn
25 November 2021 to 25 November 2024
Term 1

Ms Catherine Garvey
Legal expertise
1 March 2017 to 28 February 2023
Term 2

Mrs Nancy Naea
7 June 2022 to 7 June 2025
Term 1

Dr Dana Wensley
Legal expertise
3 October 2022 to 2 October 2025
Term 1

Mr Graeme Woodside
7 June 2022 to 7 June 2025
Term 1

Northern Committee important dates

The first half of committee meetings are open to the public.

Application due dates Meeting dates
31 January 23 February
20 February 23 March
28 March 27 April
24 April 18 May*
30 May 22 June
27 June 20 July
25 July 31 August
29 August 28 September
26 September 26 October
31 October 23 November
20 November 7 December*

*Early or late due to statutory or university holidays, graduation or leave.
NB: No meetings are held in January.

Southern A Committee

Chairperson

Dr Negar Partow
Centre for Defence and Security Studies

20 September 2017 to 19 September 2023
Term 2

Phone: +64 4 801 5799 extension 63363
Email: humanethicsoutha@massey.ac.nz

Secretary

Patsy Broad
Phone: +64 6 356 9099 extension 83840
Email: humanethics@massey.ac.nz

Non-Lay Members

Dr Louise Brough
1 June 2021 to 31 May 2024
Term 1

Dr Stephen Chadwick
Ethicist
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2024
Term 2

Dr Ute Kreplin
7 June 2022 to 7 June 2025
Term 1

Vice-Chancellor Nominees

Prof Jackie Benschop
Biostatistician
1 November 2021 to 31 October 2024
Term 1

Lay Members

Mr Julian Ludbrook
Legal expertise
1 September 2015 to 31 August 2022
Term 2

Dr Neil Pollock
Medical expertise
3 April 2017 to 2 April 2023
Term 2

Dr Michael Pye
Health expertise
9 July 2021 to 8 July 2024
Term 1

Mr Derek Stannard
1 February 2022 to 31 January 2025

Southern A Committee important dates

The first half of committee meetings are open to the public.

Application due dates Meeting dates
31 January 14 February
20 February 7 March
28 March 18 April*
24 April 9 May
30 May 13 June
27 June 11 July
25 July 8 August
29 August 12 September
26 September 10 October
31 October 14 November
20 November 5 December*

*Early or late due to statutory or university holidays, graduation or leave.
NB: No meetings are held in January.

Southern B Committee

Chairperson

Dr Gerald Harrison
Ethicist
School of Humanities

Phone: +64 6 356 9099 extension 83570
Email: humanethicsouthb@massey.ac.nz

4 March 2011 to 3 March 2023
Term 3

Secretary

Patsy Broad
Phone: +64 6 356 9099 extension 83840
Email: humanethics@massey.ac.nz

Non-Lay Members

Dr Debalina Dutta
7 June 2022 to 7 June 2025
Term 1

Dr Nicola Stanley-Clarke
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2025
Term 2

Vice-Chancellor Nominees

Mr Jeremy Hubbard
Legal expertise
1 February 2022 to 31 January 2025
Term 1

Dr Peter Meihana
Ngāti Kuia, Rāngitane, Ngāti Apa, Ngāi Tahu
1 August 2020 to 31 July 2023
Term 1

Lay Members

Dr Joy Bickley Asher
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2024
Term 2

Mrs Linda Faulkner
Ngāti Rangi
1 September 2015 to 31 August 2024
Term 3

Dr Fran Richardson
1 February 2022 to 31 January 2025
Term 1

Dr Craig Roberts
1 August 2017 to 31 July 2023
Term 2

Student

Morgan Heslop
7 June 2022 to 7 June 2024
Term 1

Southern B Committee important dates

The first half of committee meetings are open to the public.

Application due dates Meeting dates
31 January 16 February
20 February 2 March*
28 March 13 April
24 April 11 May
30 May 15 June
27 June 13 July
25 July 10 August
29 August 14 September
26 September 12 October
31 October 16 November
20 November 7 December*

*Early or late due to statutory or university holidays, graduation or leave.
NB: No meetings are held in January.

Learning and development

Learning and development opportunities to support research staff and students in building their understandings of the Ethics Code and Responsible Research Conduct are facilitated regularly.

Research supervisors, early career researchers, and postgraduate students, alongside experienced researchers, are encouraged to engage in online, blended and face to face workshops on ethics.

Registrations for these events are in MyHR for staff and on Stream for students.

Contact details for the Human Ethics Committee

Auckland campus, Albany

Dr Thushi Jayawardena-Willis

Research Ethics Advisor
Phone

+64 6 356 9099 extension 83904

Manawatū campus, Palmerston North and Wellington campus

Patsy Broad

Team Leader
Phone

+64 6 356 9099 extension 83840