Research and evaluation management committee [REMC]

The REMC is composed of a core group of DCS staff, stakeholders and key personnel with varied specialist knowledge. In cases where additional knowledge or skills are required to aid the decision-making process, the REMC will consult with relevant internal and external specialists as required.

The REMC aims to ensure that the applications received to conduct research within DCS are applicable to the Strategic and Business Plans and in accordance with legislative requirements. The REMC will also provide comments, advice and suggestions on any proposed research applications.

The REMC does not formally consider the human ethics perspective of research proposals; however, final approval to proceed is dependent upon evidence of approval by a recognised human research ethics committee (registered with the National Health Medical Research Council), for example, university ethics committees.

On approval of the research application, the REMC reviews and monitors the progress of approved research projects and receives and comments, where appropriate, on completed research.

Current REMC Members

Internal Representation

Annette McKee – Director, Strategic Policy, Projects and Partnerships (Chair)
Vanessa Swan – Executive Director, Offender Development
Bernie McGinnes – Principal Advisor, Women Offenders
Courtney Cramey – Principal Advisor, Community Corrections
Dr Henry Pharo – Director, Offender Rehabilitation Services
Vacant – Statewide Operations

External Representation

Natasha Rose – A/Manager, Office of Crime Statistics and Research
Vacant – Aboriginal Cultural Advisor
Vacant – Academic Representative


  • Download: DCS Research Agenda.pdf (550.4 KB PDF)
  • Download: Research and Evaluation Framework.pdf (759.4 KB PDF)
  • Download: Research and Evaluation Management Committee TOR.pdf (448.1 KB PDF)
  • Download: REMC Information Package for Applicants 2016 (173.4 KB PDF)
  • Download: Appendix A - Expression of Interest Form (38.0 KB DOC)