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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 30 June 2021

Multiple Sclerosis Online Nutrition Education Program (Part 1: Formative workshops)

Thank you for your support, all places are now filled and applications have now closed. There will be further opportunities to participate in this study. If you would like to be placed on an email waitlist please send us your details via email: admin@cciprogram.org

Do you have multiple sclerosis (MS)? Have you been diagnosed within the last 5 years?

Curtin University researchers are seeking input and feedback from individuals interested in joining two half-day workshops to help shape the development of a nutrition education program for people with MS.

Curtin researchers are looking for 8 consumers who reside in Australia to take part in two half-day workshops, to help them develop an evidence-based online nutrition education program for people with MS.

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Applications close 02 July 2021

Play a role in creating interactive training simulations to improve WA health care

A research team is seeking 12 people to share their experience of being discharged from a Western Australian hospital (including carers) to help create training scenarios for healthcare professionals. The research project is a collaboration between Curtin University, University of Western Australia and the University of Tasmania seeking to improve hospital care.

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Applications close 02 July 2021

WA Farmers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Consumer Advisory Committee

Farmers’ deal with many challenges, but what has the biggest impact and what do farmers need to help them cope? Curtin University Researchers are looking for six people to help develop research materials for a project aimed at supporting Western Australian farmers’ mental health and wellbeing.

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Applications close 02 July 2021

Brain Health Reference Group

Are you living with or have a family member or caring for someone living with dementia or other brain-related diseases/disorders? The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) are forming a Brain Health Community Reference Group to help guide research and inform the general public on relevant research activities at Curtin University.

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Applications close 02 July 2021

RESP-VENT Pneumonia Study CRG

Have you, or your loved one, had the experience of been very unwell and in hospital with a lung condition, such as pneumonia, asthma or bronchiectasis? Physiotherapy researchers from Curtin University want to investigate the contribution that physiotherapists make to patients’ recovery both within hospital and after discharge.

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Applications close 10 July 2021

Traumatic Brain Injury – Connectivity Consumer Advisory Group

Do you have lived experience of a traumatic brain injury, or are caring for someone who has?

Do you want to make a difference and help improve the lives of traumatic brain injury sufferers? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

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Applications close 23 July 2021

Personality and behaviour changes in brain cancer patients – supporting patients and their carers

Little is known about how to best manage personality and behaviour changes in people with brain cancer. Curtin researchers are looking for 3 consumers to join their research team to explore how brain cancer related personality and behaviour changes are managed and how patients and carers can be better supported to manage these changes.

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Applications close 26 July 2021

Best model for occupational therapists and physiotherapists – Rehabilitation for people living with cancer in WA

Curtin researchers are looking to develop a relevant and acceptable rehabilitation model for patients with cancer (targeting brain, lung and lymphoma specifically) living in West Australia. The result will be a co-designed service that delivers a patient centred model.

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Applications close 30 July 2021

National Breast Density Research – Community Advisory Group

Are you interested in how breast density may affect breast cancer screening outcomes?

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are looking for 4-5 women from across Australia to join an established community advisory group helping with their breast density research – NSW, ACT, NT, TAS and regional WA.

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Upcoming Events and Training

29 June 2021

Changes to Inhalers – Community Conversation

Come and help the Thoracic Society to inform the community. The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is an active leader in advocating for lung health. They provide evidence-based policy and advice in the field of respiratory medicine and related areas. Their purpose is to promote the highest standards of patient care; develop…

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06 July 2021

Deliberative Forum

Even though the Australian health care system is ranked as one of the best in the world, there are opportunities to make it even better. One way of optimising our health care system is to improve the continuity of care by bringing together data collected from all health care providers into a secure managed environment.…

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Training

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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