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
PCH Emergency Department Youth Consumer Representatives
Are you aged 14 – 21 years old? Have you attended a children’s hospital emergency department for asthma, pneumonia, Bell’s Palsy, a head or neck injury (including concussion) or seizures in the past 3 years?
Researchers at the Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department are looking for 2 young people to provide advice on their research as Consumer Representatives.
If you have experience of going to an emergency department at a children’s hospital, your help is needed!Find out more
Developing and testing a functional assessment for individuals on the autism spectrum
Are you an adult with autism or the carer of someone on the spectrum? Would you like to have a say about a new tool for understanding how autism affects daily life?
Curtin University and Telethon Kids Institute researchers are seeking the help of 8 to 12 people on the autism spectrum, and their parents/carers, to form a reference group informing the development of an assessment tool to help measure how people on the autism spectrum participate in daily activity.Find out more
Prescription medication use during pregnancy
Did you use prescription medication at some point during your pregnancy?
Researchers at the University of Western Australia need you to help them with an important project.Find out more
Chronic pain after surgery for breast cancer project
Have you had surgery for breast cancer? Did you experience chronic pain after the surgery?
Researchers at Royal Perth Hospital are looking for two people to join a reference group to advise on an exciting new project that aims to prevent the nervous system from ‘re-wiring’ following surgery, and therefore reduce pain.Find out more
Upcoming Events and Training
Road Safety Community Conversation
Do you have a personal experience involving a traffic accident? We need your opinion on how to improve road safety in WA. In Western Australia, 161 people died on the roads in last year equal to one fatality every second day. Unfortunately this doesn’t include the 20 injured for life and yet another 200+ needing…Find out more