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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 23 August 2019

Breast Cancer Guidelines

What is best practice in breast cancer surgery? How can the likelihood of repeat surgery be reduced? A researcher from Curtin University would like input from 2 Research Buddies who have had breast conserving surgery to support this project.

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Applications close 30 August 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 30 August 2019

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! We also have a Kid's Reference Group if you think your child might be interested in applying.

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Applications close 30 August 2019

Cyber Friendly Primary Schools Project – Kids Reference Group

Do your kids like spending time online?

Do you think they may have ideas of ways to keep themselves and other kids safer online?

Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute are looking for six 9 - 12 year old’s from Perth to be a part of a Kid’s Reference Group for a new project on cyber safety.

We also have a Parents Reference Group if you're interested in applying.

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Applications close 30 August 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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Upcoming Events and Training

11 September 2019

Sepsis Community Conversation

Have you, or has someone you cared for, been affected by sepsis? Led by Royal Perth Hospital, researchers want to know what you think is most important for research into sepsis.

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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 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