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 and frequency of meetings is not specified. The Committee meets as required.

Membership of the Committee:

Chair Dr Stephen Tristram, School of Human Life Sciences
Ex officio Professor Paddy Nixon, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Members Dr Louise Roddam, School of Medicine
Mr Neill Daly, Planning & Development
Assoc Prof Greg Woods, School of Medicine
Dr Andrew Bridle, National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Dr Anthony Cook, School of Health Sciences,
Dr Jan Williamson, Royal Hobart Hospital
Dr Calum Wilson, School of Agricultural Science



IBC Reports (Committee Access only)