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
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
UPLIFT online wellbeing project National Reference Group
Are you aged 16 – 24 years? Do you have a chronic physical condition (asthma, diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue, chronic pain or an autoimmune disease)? Do you want to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of other young people living with these conditions?
Researchers at Telethon Kids Institute are looking for 8 young people to join a national community reference group to help develop an exciting new program of research.Find out more
Investigating the effects of different types of vegetables on heart health
Are you interested in helping to understand which vegetables are the best to eat for good heart health?
Edith Cowan University Researchers are undertaking a clinical trial investigating the effects of eating different types of vegetables on heart health. They want to involve two members of the community who are interested in the effect diet has on good heart health.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
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
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
Childhood Allergy Prevention Community Reference Group
Do you, your child or one of your family members, have allergies (food allergy, asthma, eczema or hay-fever)? Researchers at Telethon Kids Institute are looking for 10 adults with an interest in preventing allergies to join their new Community Reference Group and provide input to their new and existing studies.Find out more
Upcoming Events and Training
Spinnaker Foundation Grant Drop-in Service 2020
Are you applying for Spinnaker Foundation Grant funding in 2020? If so, why not attend a Consumer and Community Health Research Network Drop in Service? Meet with a member of our team and an experienced consumer representative to discuss potential involvement opportunities. We can support you in planning for consumer involvement in your funding applications.…Find out more
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!Find out more