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Getting help with research integrity and ethics queries

Find out who to contact if you have a question about our research integrity and ethics.

Senior management

Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), is the senior manager responsible for research integrity and governance.

Departmental Research Ethics Officers

If you're a researcher at Bath, your Departmental Research Ethics Officer (DREO) is your first point of contact if you have any queries relating to research ethics.

Chairs of Research Ethics Committees

If you need advice for more complex ethical and research integrity issues, you should contact the Chair of the relevant Research Ethics Committee of the University. They may be able to help especially in cases where the DREOs have been unable to provide sufficient guidance.

Your first point of contact is the Chair of the Research Committee closest to your own research area but you can also contact other Chairs if your primary contact is not available.

The University Ethics Committee can make up a panel to consider complex ethical problems if this becomes necessary. If you need more information about this, contact the Secretary of the Committee.

Research Governance Coordinators

If you need advice regarding Sponsorship and working with the NHS please contact your Faculty’s Research Governance Coordinator.

Faculty Name Job title Office address Email
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, staff Lisa Austin Research Manager Department of Health, 1 West 3.21
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, students (apart from Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) Andrea Baker Doctoral Programmes Officer Doctoral College, 10 West 3.54
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Rachel Nee Programme Manager (DClinPsy) Department of Psychology, 10 West 3.43
Faculty of Engineering & Design Deborah Stanton Finance Administrator 4 East 2.2D
Faculty of Science Ulrika Whitley Faculty Finance Officer Faculty of Science, WH 3.50
School of Management Amanda Wilmott Research Manager School of Management, 8 West 3.38

Legal advice

If you have a query about the legal aspects of research integrity or ethics, you should contact the legal team led by David Jolly.

Animal research

If you have questions our animal research, contact our Animal Liaison Research Officer, Viv Winrow.

Allegations of research misconduct

We have a procedure for inquiring into allegations of misconduct in research and scholarship which contains information about making allegations of research misconduct.

Allegations of research misconduct must be directed to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Jonathan Knight.

Prevent policy

For all queries relating to our Prevent Policy or to register research involving the study of terrorism, please contact Nicky Kemp, Director of Policy, Planning and Compliance.

Conducting confidential research interviews online

Microsoft Teams is the recommended platform for conducting confidential research interviews online. Read our guide to conducting confidential research interviews online to ensure confidentiality, privacy and data protection requirements are adhered to when recording and storing online interviews.

Press queries

If you are a member of the press and have questions about our research integrity, ethics or governance, you should contact our Director of Communications, Corinne Evans.

General Queries about the University’s Ethics Processes

For general queries about the ethics process at the University please contact