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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 21 June 2019

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!

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Applications close 28 June 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 08 July 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!

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Applications close 12 July 2019

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).

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Applications close 02 August 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 02 August 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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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