To advise NHMRC and its Animal Welfare Committee on the revision of the Policy on the care and use of non-human primates for scientific purposes (2003).

The revision of the Policy has been overseen by NHMRC’s Animal Welfare Committee with advice from the Non-Human Primate Policy Revision Working Committee (Working Committee) established under Section 39 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. Membership of the Working Committee included representatives from the Animal Welfare Committee, veterinarians, members with expertise in the ethical review of the care and use of non-human primates, animal welfare representatives, members with an understanding of community attitudes to the care and use of animals for scientific purposes, and representatives from the national non-human primate colonies to provide relevant species-specific advice.

Chair,
Professor
Edna
Hardeman

Chair of Animal Welfare Committee.

Declaration

  • Employed by an institution that uses animals in research.
  • Member of NHMRC Assigners Academy and Grant Review Panels.
  • NHMRC grant recipient.
  • Partner is employed at an institution overseeing research involving animals.

Dr
Simon
Bain

AWC member; person with expertise in veterinary science, the care of non-human primates and the ethical review of their use in research.

Declaration

  • Member of NHMRC Code Reference Group.
  • Lectures and presentations on animal ethics to relevant institutions and organisations.
  • Chair and member of several ethics panels and working groups.
  • Australian Animal Welfare Strategy grant recipient.

Ms
Rachel
Borg

Person with experience in the management of a non-human primate colony (marmosets and macaques).

Declaration

  • Employed by an institution that uses animals in research.
  • Employed at a non-human primate facility.
  • Presentations on the care of non-human primates.

Mrs
Elizabeth
Grant AM

Person with an understanding of community attitudes to the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.

Declaration

None declared.

Professor
Annemarie
Hennessey

Person with experience in the management of a non-human primate colony (baboons).

Declaration

  • Employed by a NSW Local Health District.
  • Research access to NHMRC primate facility.
  • Involved with the management of a non-human primate facility.
  • NHMRC grant recipient.

Dr
Bidda
Jones

AWC member; person with experience in furthering the welfare of animals.

Declaration

  • Employed by RSPCA Australia.
  • Presents speeches and lectures on RSPCA policies.

Professor
Marcello
Rosa

Person with experience with the care and use of non-human primates in research.

Declaration

  • Employed by an institution that uses animals in research.
  • NHMRC grant recipient.
  • Involved with the use of non-human primates for research.