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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 in research. You may decide to participate in an event or use your skills and experience to apply for a position on a research project

If you’re interested in applying for any open involvement opportunities, please Join our Program

Current Involvement Opportunities

Applications close 17 July 2020

Improving the Patient Experience for People with a Diagnosed Functional Disorder Research Buddies

A research team from Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) and Curtin University are seeking input from an adolescent, and a caregiver of an adolescent, who have attended the Adolescent Medicine speciality at PCH or Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) for treatment of a Functional Disorder

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Applications close 18 July 2020

Prehospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit Community Reference Group

The Prehospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit (PRECRU) is based in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University

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Applications close 31 July 2020

Complex Wounds Steering Committee Consumer Representatives

Complex wounds research using an innovative approach to improving treatments is underway at the Royal Perth Hospital. The research team are seeking two Consumer Representatives with a personal or carer experience of complex wounds due to traumatic injury to join a steering committee which will help guide the research.

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Upcoming Events and Training

02 July 2020

CAHS Drop In Service – July 2020

This Drop in Service is open to researchers from the Child & Adolescent Health Service (CAHS). The service will be held every Thursday, between 8am – 10am and 3pm – 5pm. Please register in advance to book your appointment: https://bit.ly/CAHS_DiS_July2020 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom appointment.…

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21 May 2020

Murdoch University – Drop in Service 2020

Murdoch University researchers or students - PhD or Masters (including HRD Students). Online meetings only - 30 minute meeting spots are available. Thursdays 10am - 12pm (Appointments are available 21 May - 4 June 2020)

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16 July 2020

Health Research Consent during a Pandemic Survey Findings

The Consumer and Community Involvement Program will be presenting the findings from their recently distributed Consent Survey. Looking to inform the views of Consumers and Community around issues relating to obtaining consent for participating in health research during a pandemic. The findings will be presented by Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator Ben Horgan and be…

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22 July 2020

Show Us Your Mug Virtual Morning Tea

We want to see your mugs on Zoom this July for a special morning tea to celebrate what has been achieved over the years and the future of consumer and community involvement in health research in Australia. Consumer and research leaders from our membership and our partners will share their experiences and discuss what they…

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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

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