Medical Cannabis in Epilepsy REF CU000606

Do you have epilepsy, or care for someone with epilepsy? Are you interested in how medical cannabis can be used for managing epilepsy?

Applications are now closed

About the project

You may be aware that medicinal cannabis (also known as medical marijuana) is now a legal medicine when prescribed with special approval, by a doctor. You might even have seen TV articles about people trying cannabis products to manage epilepsy.

Curtin University researchers are doing a survey of people with epilepsy (or their carers) to help doctors understand what sort of demand there might be for medicinal cannabis to be prescribed for epilepsy. The research will also help pharmacists understand what sort of cannabis medicines might need to be made up or bought in.

About the position

We are looking for two consumer representatives, who have a lived experienced of epilepsy, or care for someone with epilepsy, to provide feedback on this research project.

What am I expected to do?

  • Provide feedback on the questionnaire designed for the research
  • Advise on appropriate methods of participation in the survey
  • Assist in reviewing the findings and give feedback on where to next

How long am I expected to be involved?

The project will run till the end of 2017. It is anticipated that two meetings will be held during this time.

Where will meetings be held?

Curtin University or a suitable location for applicants.

What support is offered?

An honorarium of $30 is offered for face to face meetings.  Training is offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.

Applications close: as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 28th April.