Work Health and Safety

Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee is a sub-committee of the WHS Committee.

Terms of Reference

  1. To be the primary body responsible for promoting Work Health and Safety, minimising accidental injury and incidents, maximising exemplary work practices and ensuring a safe and healthy working environment when dealing with biological material.
  2. To be the primary source of advice to the Work Health and Safety Committee, the Vice-Chancellor and Council on all biological health and safety matters.
  3. To ensure all practices involving biological materials are conducted in accordance with legislation, codes of practice and licensing requirements.
  4. To evaluate all projects requiring IBC approval and recommend appropriately.

Tenure is not specified at present and membership is by invitation. The Committee will meet quarterly.

Membership of the Committee:

ChairDr David Steele, Menzies Institute for Medical Research/Faculty of Health
Ex officioTBA
MembersDr Mark Ambrose, School of Medicine 
Dr Anthony Baker, School of Land and Food, TIA
Dr Shane Powell, School of Land and Food
Dr Duncan Sinclair, Wicking Dementia Research and Education
Dr Evan Goulden, IMAS 
Dr Valerie Hecht, School of Biological Sciences
Mr Barry Russell, Infrastructure Planning and Compliance
Mr Paul Scowen, Animal Services
Dr Stephen Tristram, School of Health Sciences
Dr Calum Wilson, School of Land and Food, TIA

Independent representative - TBA


Mrs Clodagh Moy, WHS Unit, Human Resources

IBC Reports (Committee Access only)