Below we list a number of stories about involvement.
In ‘Perspectives of consumer and community involvement’ we asked a number of researchers and consumers who worked in partnership on a project about their experiences of consumer and community involvement.
In ‘Examples of projects that use a range of involvement activities’ an account is given of research projects that have used a range of methods to involve consumers and community members.
Perspectives of consumer and community involvement
Researcher: Melissa O’Donnell, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow
Consumer: Margaret Cook, independent mental health consumer
Researcher: Anna Kemp, Research Assistant Professor at the UWA Centre for Health Services Research
Consumer: Michele Kosky, consumer consultant and former Executive Director of Health Consumers’ Council WA
Researcher: Jan Payne, Researcher Program Manager
Consumer: Julie Whitlock, consumer representative
Examples of projects that use multiple involvement activities
The Developmental Pathways Project has incorporated community forums, a community reference group, a community expo and research buddies into its community involvement activities.
The Seniors project has incorporated community forums, a consumer panel, research buddies and stakeholder workshops in their involvement strategy.