Key Personnel

Head of ORECNI: Dr Siobhan McGrath

REC A Manager: Ms Tamla Meredith

REC B Manager: Mrs Denise Nesbitt  

Proportionate Review Manager: Mrs Melissa Stewart

Ethics Administrator: Mrs Lorna Callaghan

Ethics Assistant: Mrs Christine Fawcett

Please note that all communications and enquiries to the Committee Chairpersons or other Committee members must be made directly to the ORECNI Office - 028 95361400

Members of HSC Research Ethics Committees have been appointed through a public appointment process. The responsibility for this process is now with the Business Services Organisation (BSO). The BSO is now the Appointing Authority for all HSC RECs.

HSC REC A

REC Manager: Ms Tamla Meredith

Proportionate Review Manager: Mrs Melissa Stewart

REC Members

Member Name

Profession

Expert/Lay

Dr Catherine Hack (Chair)

Consultant in Academic Practice, STEM

Lay

Dr Alastair Walker (Vice Chair)

Retired Head of Education Services, CCEA

Lay

Dr Mary Murphy (Alternate Vice Chair)

Registered Nurse

Expert

Dr Charles Mullan

Consultant Radiologist

Expert

Dr Helen Harty

Clinical Facilitator/ Trainer

Lay

Mr Niall McSperrin

Solicitor

Lay

Dr Toni McAloon

Nurse Lecturer

Expert

Professor Mahendra Varma

Consultant Cardiologist (Retired)

Expert

Mrs Margaret Brady

Deputy Chief Education Welfare Officer Operations, NEELB

Lay

Mr Barry Mimnagh

Pharmacist

Expert

Ms Rejina Mariam Verghis    

Junior Biostatistician

Expert

Mr Godfrey Madill

Project Manager

Lay

Mr Patrick Ryan    

Retired Civil Servant

Lay

Dr Lorna Lawther

Registered Midwife

Expert

Mrs Julie Howse

Barrister (non-practising)

Lay

Mrs Kathryn Logue

Barrister in Independent Practice

Lay

Ms Marie Fenton

Social Worker

Lay

Dr Andrew Moriarty

(Deputy Member)

Research Cardiologist

Expert

 

HSC REC B

REC Manager: Mrs Denise Nesbitt

Proportionate Review Manager: Mrs Melissa Stewart

REC Members

Member Name

Profession

Expert/Lay

Professor Patrick Murphy
(Chair)

Advisor in Political, Social and Economic Policy

Lay

Dr Anne Moorhead 
(Vice Chair)

Senior Lecturer in Health and Communication

Lay

Ms Sue Trouton (Alternate Vice Chair)

Maternity Peripatetic Assessor

Expert

Dr Seamus O'Brien

Nurse Manager

Expert

Mr John Mone

Former Executive Director of Nursing

Lay

Mrs Marilyn Trimble

Lecturer in Law and Ethics and Business Law

Lay

Ms Aine Morrison

Service Manager

Lay

Mr Leon O'Hagan

Registered Pharmacist

Expert

Mrs Cliona McDowell

Biostatistician

Expert

Dr Ronald Atkinson

Retired Consultant in Oncology

Expert

Dr Elinor Johnston

Clinical Study Coordinator

Expert

Dr Mark Reid

Retired Consultant Paediatrician

Expert

Dr Justin Magee

Senior Lecturer in Design Education

Lay

Ms Mary McMahon

Director

 Lay

Mr Martin Fisher

 Legal and Regulatory Officer

 Lay

Dr Kristel Miller

Senior Lecturer Leadership Marketing & Strategy

Lay

Dr Lisa Watt

Speciality Physician Care of the Elderly

Expert

Miss Natalie Hayes

Legal Support Worker

Lay

 

Please note that the classification of 'Expert' and 'Lay' Members is as defined by the UK Clinical Trials Regulation (2004).