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We promote the community ‘voice’ in health research.

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Development Team

Debra Langridge in a navy topDeb Langridge

Head, Consumer and Community Health Research Network

Deb is the new Head of the WA Consumer and Community Health Research Network as of February 2019, continuing the responsibility for implementing a state-wide consumer and community involvement program across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations.

Deb has worked in the public health and prevention space at all levels of government – Federal, State and Local – and not for profit sectors to contribute to the health and well-being of communities. She has worked to capture the voices of all parts of community including access and inclusion, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, children and young people, mental health, health and community services. Deb has been the Chair of Advisory Groups in both NSW and WA connecting community, government and well-being, and a member of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People’s work with the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry on Children and the Built Environment. She was also a representative for WA Local Government on the recent WA Sustainable Health Review.

Deb is passionate about policy and advocacy, making a difference in communities and turning theory into practice. Bringing people together to partner and collaborate for great outcomes is what she loves to do and her capacity for strategic thinking and planning enables her to work at all levels of government, not for profit and community.


Photo of Mike Seward, Program Manager of the Consumer and Community Health Research NetworkMike Seward

Program Manager

Mike Seward assists the Head in undertaking the internal managerial responsibilities. He provides support and leadership to the Development Team to support the aims of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations.

Mike brings a wealth of tertiary, primary and mental health knowledge gained from working at Royal Perth Hospital, for Commonwealth funded General Practice. More recently he worked in the mental health sector in managerial positions. Mike was on the Developmental Pathways Project at Telethon Kids Institute in excess of six years as a community representative. He has a son with developmental issues and is no stranger to consumer and community involvement in research.


Headshot of Victoria Jansen, Senior Project Officer of Consumer and Community Health Research NetworkVictoria Jansen

Senior Project Officer (Maternity Leave Cover)

Victoria is a public health professional passionate about using evidence to make a difference; and working collaboratively with consumers, researchers, service providers, policy makers, and community organisations.  Victoria’s responsibilities are manage members of the development team and to develop and implement resources, systems and processes to support the aims of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.

Victoria brings a diverse skill-set and background in project management for health intervention research and health campaigns both in Perth and internationally.  Past employers include: Heart Foundation and Cancer Council WA (Campaign Manager, LiveLighter); World Stroke Organisation (Campaign & Fundraising Manager); UWA & Cancer Council WA Improving Rural Cancer Outcomes Project and Find Cancer Early Campaign (Project Manager/Research Fellow); and Department of Health (Acting Director, International Health Data Linkage Network)


Hayley Harrison

Senior Project Officer (On Maternity Leave)

Hayley’s responsibilities are to develop and implement resources, systems and processes to support the aims of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations. In this capacity she has been integral to the development of the database and a dedicated website.

Hayley previously worked at the UK South Central Research Design Service (Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Portsmouth) where she established systems to increase patient and public involvement in health and social care research. Prior to this Hayley has a long experience working at national and local level services in the National Health Service. Hayley is a consumer representative and a Member of the Board of the Health Consumers’ Council WA.


Belinda Frank

Research Officer

Belinda supports the implementation of consumer and community involvement to support the aims of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations. Belinda works with researchers to help support their involvement activities.

Belinda has served as a consumer member of the Community Advisory Council, on a senior level steering committee for the Chronic and Severe Diseases Research Focus Area at the Telethon Kids Institute and a committee member on the Princess Margaret Consumer Advisory Committee. She previously worked as State Manager of HeartKids WA, a Director on the Board of HeartKids Victoria and was a founding Board member of HeartKids Australia.


bex logan in grey shirt and black jacket with glasses onBex Logan

Communications Officer

Bex is the newly appointed communications officer, joining the Consumer and Community Health Network in January 2019. With experience in areas such as reality Tv, the mining, oil and gas sector, independent radio, and tertiary education Bex brings over 10 years of communications experience to the team. Her interests are in areas such as video, social media, content marketing, and more broadly digital communications.

Bex holds a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications from Edith Cowan University and a Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Radio and Television from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Other education highlights include a Certificate IV in Project Management, and a troop member of Annie Steiner’s School of Physical Theatre.

Bex also works with the WA Health Translation Network in a similar communications role.


Rebecca Nguyen

Research Officer

Rebecca supports the implementation of consumer and community involvement to support the aims of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations. She has coordinated a number of projects and helped to facilitate community consultations across the areas of youth health, family and domestic violence, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and ageing and living longer. She is also a consumer representative on the New Museum for WA 2020 project and her local Inglewood on Beaufort Community Network.


Briony Abraham

Administration Officer

Briony has responsibility for the administrative functions of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network. These include administration of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network’s database.

 


Edi Nuryatno

Administration Officer

Edi has responsibility for the administrative functions of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network. These include administration of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network’s database.


Delivery Team

Tanya Jones

Consumer Advocate

Tanya is the Consumer Advocate at Telethon Kids Institute and Perth Children’s Hospital. She works with the Consumer and Community Health Research Network to develop and expand consumer and community involvement initiatives across these organisations.

Tanya previously worked as a project coordinator in the area of Aboriginal health research. In this role, her key focus was to support and facilitate the involvement of local Aboriginal Elders in research.


Ben Horgan

Consumer Advocate

Ben is the Consumer Advocate at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch University and Curtin University. He works with the Consumer and Community Health Research Network to develop and expand consumer and community involvement initiatives across these organisations.

Ben brings over 15 years of advocacy experience to his role. He has worked with Arthritis Australia as a consumer advocate and for the past six years has worked in primary health networks supporting greater community involvement. Ben has been a strong consumer representative and a patient research partner for almost two decades in local, national and international research initiatives.


Briony Williams

Consumer Advocate

Briony is the Consumer Advocate at The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. She works with the Consumer and Community Health Research Network to develop and expand consumer and community involvement initiatives across these organisations.

Briony has a background in exercise and health promotion, and has been working in health research since 2012. She has experience in working with researchers and community members to develop research ideas into successful funding grants, specifically within the cancer and primary care space.


Corinna Musgrave with white top on
Corinna Musgrave

Consumer Advocate

Corinna is the newly appointed Consumer Advocate at Edith Cowan University and Notre Dame University. She works with the Consumer and Community Health Research Network to develop and expand consumer and community involvement initiatives across these organisations.

Corinna has a background in anthropology and has previously worked as a patient advocate in paediatric cancer support. She has been a lay member of the Peter Mac hospital Human Research Ethics Committee, and also for Ramsay Health. Currently Corinna sits on the steering committee for the Bariatric Surgery Registry.


Immediate past Head of the Network

Anne McKenzie AM

Founding Head, Consumer and Community Health Research Network

Anne McKenzie commenced in 2004 as the Consumer Advocate at UWA and Telethon Kids Institute. She was the former Head of the WA Consumer and Community Health Research Network and implemented a state-wide consumer and community involvement program across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations.

Anne will commence a new role at Telethon Kids Institute in April 2019. Anne is a senior consumer representative for Consumers Health Forum of Australia and former Chair of the Health Consumers Council of WA. She currently serves on key national and state health committees.

In January 2015, Anne was appointed to the Order of Australia for 20 years of service to community health through consumer advocacy roles and strategic policy research and development .

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