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Key Personnel

Key Personnel 

Head of ORECNI Dr. Karen Beattie
REC A Manager Fiona McNally
REC B Manager Mrs Denise Nesbitt (Mr Matthew Mills)
Proportionate Review Manager Mrs Melissa Stewart
Ethics Administrator currently vacant

Please note that all communications and enquires to the Committee Chairpersons or other Committee members must be made directly to the ORECNI Office at Info.Orecni@hscni.net

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: Fiona McNally

Proportionate Review Manager: Mrs Melissa Stewart

REC Members

Member Name Profession Expert/Lay
Dr Alastair Walker (Chair) Retired Head of Education Services, CCEA Lay
Dr Mary Murphy (Vice Chair) Registered Nurse Expert
Mr Barry Mimnagh (Alternate Vice-Chair) Pharmacist Expert
Dr Charles Mullan Consultant Radiologist Expert
Dr Helen Harty Clinical Facilitator/Trainer Lay
Dr Toni McAloon Nurse Lecturer Expert
Professor Mahendra Varma Consultant Cardiologist (Retired) Expert
Mrs Margaret Brady Deputy Chief Education Welfare Officer Operations, NEELB Expert
Ms Rejina Mariam Verghis Junior Biostatistician Expert
Dr Lorna Lawther Registered Midwife Expert
Mrs Julie Howse Barrister Lay
Ms Marie Fenton Social Worker Expert
Dr Andrew Moriarty Research Cardiologist Expert
Ms Rosemary Kelly Registered Nurse Expert
Mr James Cooke Student Lay
Dr Sinead Watson Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast Expert
Ms Rebecca Davidson Independent Advocate, Alzheimer’s Society Lay
Ms Karen Mooney Volunteer Lay
Dr Danielle Logan Biostatistician Expert (deputy for Ms Rejina Mariam Verghis)
Ms Dawn Harbinson Volunteer Lay (deputy for Mrs Julie Howse)
Mr Eamonn Toner General Dental Practice Principle and Practice Owner Expert (deputy for Dr Toni McAloon)

 

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 Moorehead (Vice Chair) Senior Lecture 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  Lecturers in Law and Ethics and Business Law Lay
Ms Aine Morrison  Service Manager Expert
Mrs Cliona McDowell Biostatistician Expert
Dr Ronald Atkinson  Retired Consultant in Oncology Expert
Dr Mark Reid  Retired Consultant Paediatrician Expert
Ms Mary McMahon  Retired Lay
Mr Martin Fisher  Legal and Regulatory Officer Lay
Dr Donna Kernaghan  Research and Policy Officer Lay
Mrs Evelyn Melanophy  Solicitor Lay
Mr Glenn Phair Health Economist Lay
Dr Samantha Stewart  NI Civil Servant Lay
Mrs Kerrie McLarnon  Nurse Expert
Dr Helen Baron  Project Officer Lay (deputy for Mr Glenn Phair)
Ms Julia Linden  Nurse Expert (deputy for Ms Aine Morrison)
Mr Nikolay Peev Consultant Neurosurgeon Expert (deputy for Ms Sue Trouton)

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