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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 26 April 2019

Reporting on Quality of Life after being an inpatient at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Would you like hospitals to know whether or not your quality of life improved after being an inpatient?

Researchers at Fiona Stanley Hospital are looking for two consumers to join their research team to develop an easy to use system/tool to survey patients about their Quality of Life.

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Applications close 26 April 2019

Let’s get children exercising

Are you concerned about your child's inability to exercise and the consequences for their future health with regards to weight gain. Murdoch University researchers have designed a program to support young people to enjoy exercising. They are looking for two parents and four young people to join their research team.

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Applications close 26 April 2019

Putting patients first in cancer care

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

Researchers are looking for four people with a lived experience of lung, colorectal, ovarian, or prostate cancer to join an established community reference group.

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Applications close 26 April 2019

Tic Toc

Do you feel strongly that there are too many routine investigations when you’re admitted to hospital? Are you interested in supporting an international collaboration to develop an evidence based solution? Researchers at Fiona Stanley Hospital Intensive Care Unit are looking for two Consumer Representatives to assist with their research.

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Applications close 26 April 2019

I Thrive

Why do people who’re admitted to Intensive Care Units for at least three days routinely suffer from low levels of iron in their blood? What routine treatments can be offered to reduce the problem? Researchers at Fiona Stanley Hospital Intensive Care Unit are looking for two Consumer Representatives to help with their project.

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Applications close 26 April 2019

Promoting HIV testing for Indonesian women

Curtin researchers are developing a way of encouraging women from Indonesia, who are living in Australia, to test for HIV. They are requiring the help of two Indonesian women living with HIV to be Community Researchers with the project.

You don’t need to know how to conduct research, or have been a community researcher before to join the team. You will have access to training and support from the research team and will not be required to do anything on your own.

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Applications close 26 April 2019

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Diabetes Reference Group

Do you live with diabetes and have an interest in lab based research? The Curtin School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences is forming a Diabetes Reference Group. This group will help to inform their research using peoples lived experience to ensure the work is relevant and able to deliver on the needs of people living with diabetes.

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Applications close 03 May 2019

Assessing Pain in Chinese people

Cultural differences can make a nurse’s job very difficult especially when assessing pain. Murdoch and Curtin University researchers want to develop a 5 minute video to help nurses understand how Chinese people deal with pain.

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Applications close 18 May 2019

Living with Melanoma

Have you or someone you care for, had a diagnosis of melanoma? Would you like to share your insights with researchers on what it’s like to live with melanoma?

Researchers at Edith Cowan University are looking for a community member, with a lived experience of Melanoma, to assist with their research as a both a Research Buddy and as a member of a small established Consumer Reference Group.

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Training

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