Read about how CCHRN are working to involve consumers in COVID-19 research and find out how you can contribute

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The Consumer and Community Health Research Network is for people who share an interest in consumer and community involvement in research.

The Network was established for consumers, community members and researchers to:

  • Raise awareness of the value of consumer and community involvement
  • Share information about events, training opportunities and hot topics
  • Promote opportunities to be involved in research
  • Provide a link between different groups
  • Hear about the activities of the Consumer and Community Health Research Network

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Involvement opportunities

We are committed to ensuring consumers and community members are supported to have the confidence and knowledge to contribute effectively to research. There are many ways to have a ‘say’ about research. You may decide to participate in an event or use your skills and experience to apply for a position on a research project. See current opportunities below.

Current Involvement Opportunities

Applications close 29 May 2020

Ultrasound Treatment by a Physiotherapist for Mastitis whilst Breastfeeding

Have you experienced Mastitis (blocked milk ducts) whilst breastfeeding? Were you treated by a Physiotherapist using ultrasound? A researcher from Curtin University is seeking your help to inform her PhD project around which ultrasound procedures are most effective

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Applications close 01 June 2020

Early Onset Dementia Research Buddies

Are you a male who is between 50-70 years of age? Are you living in the community and providing care for a female partner who has been diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) (also known as Early Onset Dementia (EOD)).

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Applications close 05 June 2020

PCH Nursing Youth Advisory Panel Representatives

Calling all 15-21 year olds! Have you been in Perth Children's Hospital in the past five years? Are you interested in improving the health of young people?

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Applications close 05 June 2020

Patients First: the Continuous Improvement in Care – Cancer Project Community Reference Group Additional Members

Have you, or someone you care for, had a diagnosis of lung or colorectal cancer? Are you interested in what matters most to people living with cancer?

The research team are looking for four people with a lived experience of lung or colorectal cancer to join an established Community Reference Group

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Applications close 12 June 2020

Does disadvantage and stressful childhood experiences lead to weight gain?

Researchers at Curtin University are looking at how stressful childhood experiences may increase the risk of gaining weight later in life. This study will be the first in Australia to increase our understanding of how difficult and stressful experiences in disadvantaged communities during childhood can affect weight gain for teenagers and young adults.

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Applications close 15 June 2020

Perth Children’s Hospital Anaesthesia Consumer Reference Group Additional Members

Do you have an interest in the use of anaesthesia in children during surgery? Has your child had surgery? The Anaesthesia and Pain Management Research Team at the Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) are looking for four parents or carers to join their existing Consumer Reference Group

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Upcoming Events and Training

21 May 2020

Murdoch University – Drop in Service 2020

Murdoch University researchers or students - PhD or Masters (including HRD Students). Online meetings only - 30 minute meeting spots are available. Thursdays 10am - 12pm (Appointments are available 21 May - 4 June 2020)

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We offer a range of training workshops for researchers, consumers and community members to promote partnerships that will actively involve consumers and community members in research.

Our workshops have been developed in direct response to queries from researchers, funding bodies, government and non-government organisations:

Any Training Workshops currently scheduled will appear in Involvement Opportunities above. Alternatively, find out more about our workshops or customised training options below.

Consumer Training Researcher Training