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
Perth Children’s Hospital Anaesthesia and Pain Management Consumer Reference Group
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 Perth Children’s Hospital strives to improve the use and safety of anaesthesia in children during surgery. They are looking for 8 parents or carers to be a part of an exciting new Consumer Reference Group.
If this is of interest, we encourage you to apply!Find out more
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.Find out more
Cyber Friendly Primary Schools Project – Parent Reference Group
Are your kids interested in social media, games and apps like Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Roblox or YouTube (just to name a few!)?
Would you like to provide input on children’s use of digital technology?
Researchers at Telethon Kids Institute are looking for 8 parents or carers with children in Years 4 - 6, of primary school, to form a new reference group.
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!Find out more
Perkins Animal Ethics Committee
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (The Perkins) is Western Australia’s premier adult medical research institute. The Perkins has an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) to ensure the welfare of animals in research is fully considered, in accordance with the principles and responsibilities of the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (The Code).Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more