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We promote the community ‘voice’ in health research.


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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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