At QIMR Berghofer, we are committed to bringing your perspective and that of other members of our community to the research we do.
You may have experience, either personally or in caring for others, in an area of health. Through these experiences, you will have been a ‘consumer’ of health and medical services that exist thanks to medical research.
Our researchers wish to learn from your observations, thoughts and ideas. Through our Better Health Together program, your experience can help our scientists shape their research so it has a greater impact on health outcomes in the real world.
Better Health Together is our consumer and community involvement (CCI) program. It has been developed to support community member involvement in our medical research.
Members of the community will have opportunities to work in partnership with our researchers in various ways, such as:
Applications close: Friday 6 October 2023
Expressions of interest are invited for consumers and community members to join our Community Advisory Group (CAG) and fill six (6) open positions.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CAG?
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should provide in an email:
Please send your expressions of interest to become a member to email@example.com.
Dr Behnam (Ben) Rashidieh is a cancer researcher from the Signal Transduction Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer. His research focuses on metastatic cancers and tumour microenvironments, exploring alternative approaches to treat aggressive cancers, hopefully with fewer side-effects for patients.
To better understand the potential impact of his research, Behnam partners with Nardene Lumley, a breast cancer survivor.
Contact Dr Nancy Cloake, Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.