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The Consumer and Community Heath 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 19 October 2019

Talk to Me Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Researchers from Curtin University are looking for people with an interest in mental health or a lived experience of mental illness to form a Reference Group. The groups role will be to consult on an online course being developed to educate University students in how to recognise the signs of suicide risk in their peers and strategies for managing mental health.

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Applications close 25 October 2019

School of Medicine Consumer Reference Group – University of Notre Dame

Would you like to have input into a newly established Consumer Reference Group aimed at people who live with acute and chronic diseases? Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are looking for 12 people to join the new Reference Group to support the following areas of health research.

We need Consumers with a variety of lived experiences, in particular short or long term health issues associated with the following areas of health:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Burns and physical trauma injuries
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Pain issues
  • Neurological conditions
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Applications close 25 October 2019

Have you ever wondered how physical activity can impact on your child’s health?

The Telethon Kids Institute Child Physical Activity, Health and Development (PLAYCE) team – wants to involve people interested in the impact physical activity has on children’s health and development.

The PLAYCE team is looking for 12 parents and carers of young children, aged 0 – 8 years, to join the newly appointed community reference group.

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Applications close 25 October 2019


The transition to adulthood from adolescent is probably one of the most difficult transitions in life. In Australia, there's a lack of support for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum to manage the transition to adulthood. Curtin University researchers are looking for five (5) young people to inform their work to implement a Transition Program specifically for young people with autism.

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Applications close 31 October 2019

100 Famillies WA Community Advisory Group

Do you have lived experiences of hardship? Are you interested in using your lived experience to provide advice and guidance on an research project aimed at tackling entrenched disadvantage? The 100 Families WA community advisory group is looking for up to two (2) young people to join their existing community advisory group to support this project.

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Applications close 01 November 2019

Falls prevention for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment

People aged over 50 who are living with a mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of falling which can result in a poorer quality of life. Researchers at Curtin University are looking to evaluate a program that can specifically assist older people with cognitive impairment and need two Consumer Representatives to join their research team.

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Applications close 08 November 2019

Antibiotics use in children – Mandurah Parents Reference Group

Are you a parent with children 0 to 14 years of age? Do you live in the Mandurah or Peel region? Researchers at Murdoch University are looking for eight (8) parents to join their new Community Reference Group to provide input to their new study on antibiotic use in children.

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Upcoming Events and Training

23 October 2019

Antibiotic Allergies Community Conversation

Are you interested in the safer use of antibiotics? Many people believe they have an allergy to antibiotics (like penicillin) but have never been tested. If you, or someone in your family suspects they have an allergy to antibiotics, then we'd love to hear from you!

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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