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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 22 November 2019

PCH Emergency Department Youth Consumer Representatives

Are you aged 14 – 21 years old? Have you attended a children’s hospital emergency department for asthma, pneumonia, Bell’s Palsy, a head or neck injury (including concussion) or seizures in the past three (3) years?

Researchers at the Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department are looking for two (2) young people to provide advice on their research as Consumer Representatives.

If you have experience of going to an emergency department at a children’s hospital, your help is needed!

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Applications close 22 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 22 November 2019

Antibiotics use in children – Mandurah Parent 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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Applications close 30 November 2019

Violence, abuse and neglect of people with an intellectual disability

  • Researchers from Curtin University are looking for people with an intellectual disability to help with a research project
  • We would like to talk to people with an intellectual disability about how we can do our research in a way which is respectful, useful, and not harmful

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  • The research is about people with an intellectual disability who experience violence, abuse and neglect
  • We hope this research will give some ideas bout how to support people with an intellectual disability who experience violence, abuse or neglect
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Applications close 30 November 2019

Wesfarmers Centre for Infectious Diseases Community Reference Group

Western Australian children are the most poorly vaccinated kids in Australia – do you have ideas of how we could boost immunisation rates? Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute are looking for new members to join the established Infectious Diseases Community Reference Group. You can have a say about this important topic and other research projects in this area.

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Applications close 30 November 2019

Balance Specific Rehab after Stroke

Balance problems after a stroke are common. Lateropulsion is a type of balance problem. Around 10% of people after a stroke have this balance problem however it is unknown how long this balance problem lasts or if it has any long-term effects. Researchers from Curtin University are looking for two (2) Consumer Representatives to join their team and ensure the project is informed from a lived experience.

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Upcoming Events and Training

27 November 2019

ECU’s Neurological Conditions Research Priority Mapping Workshop

You are invited to participate in a research priority mapping workshop aimed at gaining an understanding of the issues which face individuals living with a neurological disorder and potential avenues for future research. At the workshop, the research team will present an overview of the research program, followed by group discussions, sharing and brainstorming ideas…

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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