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
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.Find out more
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:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Respiratory diseases
- Burns and physical trauma injuries
- Familial Hypercholesterolemia
- Pain issues
- Neurological conditions
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
Upcoming Events and Training
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!Find out more