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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 Julie Barnett, Associate 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 Academic Ethics and Integrity 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.

For more information about these Committees, including 'how to' guides, templates and FAQs please consult the wiki pages for PREC, REACH and SSREC.

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) Kate Morley Doctoral College Coordinator 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

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 Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research).

The University has a whistle-blowing procedure. Mr Martin Williams, Director of Finance is the confidential liaison for whistle-blowers or any other person wishing to raise concerns about research integrity.

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.

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.

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

For general queries about ethics at the University please contact the Governance Office.

For more information on research integrity and ethics at the University please visit our website.


If you have any questions, please contact us.