All research involving human subjects within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences must be approved by the AHSS Research Ethics Committee (REC). If your research will include human subjects in any way, you must complete the AHSS ethics application form and include any relevant supporting documentation in appendices. 

AHSS REC is audited on a regular basis by UL Research Ethics Governance & Faculty Research Ethics Committees (ULREG)


Contact us

Queries relating to the AHSS Research Ethics Committee should be directed to:

Caroline Harrington
​Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Committee membership consists of:

  • Dr. Jean Conacher (Chair) – School Of Modern Languages and Applied Languages 
  • Dr Amanda Haynes– Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Owen Worth – Department of Politics and Public Admin
  • Dr. Triona McCaffrey – Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
  • Prof. Bernadette Whelan – Department of History.
  • Dr. Ger Coffey– School of Law
  • Dr. Yianna Liatsos – School of Culture and Communication
  • Dr. Veronica O’Regan – School of ML&AL (Vice Chair)
  • Majka Ryan/Hope Davidson – Postgraduate representative