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Hearing loss and dementia Ref ES000699

Do you have a family member with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Are you interested in a possible link between hearing loss and dementia? Researchers at the Ear Science Institute Australia would like two members of the community who have family members with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to join their team as research buddies.

Closing date: 30th March 2018

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Improving quality of care and outcomes for patients receiving chemotherapy for breast and colorectal cancer EC733

Do you have a lived experience of either breast cancer or colorectal cancer? Are you interested in helping researchers develop an online system that helps chemotherapy patients better manage side effects of their treatment? Researchers require at least 2 research buddies to help to make the web based system as user friendly as possible.

Applications close Friday, 6th April 2018

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Improving Pain Management for Pre Verbal Children CU729

Are you interested in helping Curtin researchers to develop an App that can recognise when your baby is in pain? Would this help you to make good decisions about caring for your child? Researchers at Curtin University are looking for 2 research buddies to provide advice on the development of a new App.

Applications extended: Friday 30th March 2018

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Preterm birth and lung health REF NUMBER TK00240/429

Do you have a child who was born preterm (before 32 weeks)? Are you a young adult who was born prematurely (before 32 weeks)? Researchers at Telethon Kids Institute are looking for 8 people to join a Community Reference Group to provide advice on two projects.

Applications have now closed

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Sun Safe App Project REF NUMBER TK00677

Are you aged 12 – 16 years? Would you like to be involved in the development of a new online tool to promote healthy sun behaviours? The Telethon Kids Institute are looking for a 'research buddy' to talk to their researchers. No knowledge of research required.

Applications have now closed

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Pre-school wheeze and asthma development REF NUMBER TK00269

Has your child experienced a recurrent wheeze or been diagnosed with asthma? Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute are looking for two 'research buddies' to provide input into a new study looking at improving the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in pre-school children. You could be the person we are looking for! No knowledge of research required.

Applications have now closed.

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Telethon Kids Institute Animal Ethics Committee

We are looking for a category D member to join the Telethon Kids Institute Animal Ethics Committee. The role of the Animal Ethics Committee is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.

Applications close: Friday 12th January 2018

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Document reviewers needed!

Do you have an interest in health research? Can you help turn complex information into something that can be easily understood by the public? Do you have an eye for detail? If so we need you!

Applications closed.

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Physiotherapy Advisory Committee REF CU00680

Are you interested in physiotherapy? Curtin University is looking for another community member to join the Physiotherapy Advisory Committee to bring a community perspective to the committee.

Applications close: 31st October 2017

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Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies Consumer Reference Group REF WARDA01

Are you a parent or carer of a child with developmental anomalies such as (but not limited to) cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down Syndrome or phenylketonuria (PKU), and understand the impact of these conditions on individuals, families and the community? The Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies is looking for new members to join their Consumer Reference Group.

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Parkinson's disease and memory REF UW00662

Do you have Parkinson’s disease or care for someone with Parkinson’s disease? Would you like to use your personal experience to help researchers gain a clearer picture of how Parkinson’s disease effects memory?

Applications still considered contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested

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Cystic Fibrosis Smartphone App Project REF TK00669

Telethon Kids Institute is piloting an app for 12-17 year old’s with cystic fibrosis. We are looking for young people with cystic fibrosis to have input into this project. Young people with cystic fibrosis are at increased risk of feeling isolated and having mental health problems. The school environment may also affect the mental health and well-being of these young people. Few studies have explored school-based programs that may help students with cystic fibrosis.

Applications closed

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Consumer and Community Advisory Council REF SPGHCouncil

The University of Western Australia's School of Population and Global Health is looking for two community members to join it's Consumer and Community Advisory Council. If you would like to have input into the research and teaching undertaken at the School, we want to hear from you!

Applications close: Monday 28th August

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CoLab For Kids Community Reference Group REF TK00639

Are you pregnant or parent/carer of a child aged 0 -8 years? Do you live in the Wanneroo, Cockburn/Kwinana or Midland areas? Would you like to join an exciting new community reference group to bring your lived (personal) experience to help enhance early childhood development for all children?

Applications close:  11th August 2017

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Critical Care Nursing Education REF PH00665

Do you have experience being a patient in in intensive care or coronary care unit, or been a family member of a patient in intensive care or coronary care? The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses is reviewing their Position Statement on nurse education and they need your input!

Applications close:  4th August 2017

 

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Paediatric Rehabilitation Steering Group REF PH00640

Are you a parent/carer of a child with a disability who is currently, or has previously received care through Paediatric Rehabilitation at Princess Margaret Hospital? We need your help to develop a rehabilitation service at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Applications close: Friday 28th July 2017

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Better Together Reference Group & Consumer Researcher REF EC00603

Are you a parent of a baby and/or children aged 0 – 3 years living in the Joondalup or Wanneroo area?  Would you like to join a reference group and become a consumer/community researcher to help improve the social well-being and mental health needs of families with babies and young children?

Applications close: Friday 28th July 2017

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Family reunion after substance use issues REF CU000638

Would you like to use your lived experience to inform health professional’s approach towards the support needed for parents who have had their child/ren removed after substance use issues? Have you been bought back together with your child/ren after them going into out-of-home care?

Applications close: Friday 21st July 2017

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Sedentary behaviour in people with lung cancer REF CU00634

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Australia. Researchers at Curtin University are looking at how prolonged time spent sitting or lying down during the day could affect the lifespan of a person with inoperable lung cancer. They are looking for a consumer representative to have input into a grant application for the project. 

Applications close: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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Recurring Ovarian Cancer Project REF CU00608

Ovarian Cancer remains a very difficult cancer to treat. Researchers at Curtin University are looking at the role the immune system has in cancer treatment for ovarian cancer.  They are looking for two consumer representatives to have input into a grant application for the project. 

Applications close: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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Planning Healthy Pregnancies CU00623

Are you a mother of more than one young child? Did you have children close together in age? Or were your pregnancies further apart? We want to hear the perspective of mothers of who have more than one young child or baby in recent years.              

Applications have now closed

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Interpreter use for refugee families in hospital REF PH 000601

Did you or your child need to use an interpreter during a hospital stay, or visit, to help understand what was being said? If yes, researchers would like your help on a project looking at the use of interpreter services for refugee families.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  has been extended, as soon as possible

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The Healthy Strides Initiative REF PH000611

Are you the parent of a child that requires assistance with walking? Are you a young person or carer of a person that requires assistance with walking? Researchers need your help to provide input on a community based walk training program.

Applications have now closed.  

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The Raine Study Community Advisory Group REF SP00599(2)

The Raine Study would like to involve the participants or parents of a Raine Study participant to provide a voice for the Raine Study community. Applications are now open to join the Raine Study Community Advisory Group – we would love to hear from you…..

Applications are now closed

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m-Health intervention for intensive care survivors REF EC00038

Have you, or someone you care for, been admitted to an intensive care unit and been ventilated (a specific type of assisted breathing)? Would you like to help inform the development of a new website measuring mental health and well-being for intensive care unit patients? 

Applications close: 31st March 2017

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FASD Research Australia CRE Community Reference Group REF TKIFASDCRE

Are you interested in the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy? Do you want to have a say in improving diagnosis and treatment for people and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Would you like to join a national group to have a say about a research program looking at these two areas?

Applications close: Monday 3rd April 2017

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Preventing recurrent heart attacks REF RP00052

Have you experienced a heart attack? Do you want to help researchers at Royal Perth Hospital improve patient care and outcomes for others affected by heart attack? If so, we need your help to provide advice and input into this vital research.

Applications close: as soon as possible, but no later than  24th of February, 2017

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URGENT - Document reviewers needed!

Do you have an interest in health research? Can you help turn complex information into something that can be easily understood by the public? Do you have an eye for detail? If so we need you!

Applications close: As soon as possible but no later than the 20th February 2017

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Amped Up Community Advisory Committee TK00069

Do you drink energy drinks? Or do you avoid them? The Amped Up Project at the Telethon Kids Institute want 8 -12 people, living in the Perth Metro area, aged 12 - 17 to join a Community Advisory Committee. You will be able to help the researchers understand energy drink consumption in young people. 

Applications close: 17th of February, 2017

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Infectious Diseases Community Reference Group REF TK00079

WA kids are the most poorly vaccinated kids in Australia - do you have any ideas of how we could boost immunisation rates? Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute are looking for members of the community to join the Infectious Diseases Community Reference Group. You can have a say about this topic and other research in this area.

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How young people seek help for mental health problems? SP0001

Are you aged 14-18 and want to provide feedback on how you or your friends access mental health services? Researchers at The University of Western Australia School of Population Health are looking for up to 5 young people to provide advice on their project.

Applications close:16th September 2016

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Telethon Kids Cancer Centre REF TK0003

The Telethon Kids Cancer Centre is looking for 8-10 members of the WA community with a personal connection cancer to join the Consumer Reference Group. The Reference Group will have input into laboratory based cancer research.

Applications close: 30th June 2016

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Perceptions and awareness of mammographic density

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are looking for women between the ages of 40-75 to provide input into a research project. The project is about the white appearance of non-fatty breast tissue in a mammogram. This breast tissue is called mammographic density and is associated with breast cancer.

Applications close: 20th April 2016 

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Vaccines Parents Advisory Panel REF TK0006

The Telethon Kids Institute are establishing an online Vaccines Parents Advisory Panel to provide feedback on a project about vaccination. The project will develop and evaluate a reminder system for childhood vaccines. We hope that involving parents in the design stage of the project will make the project better for those who take part in it.

Applications close: 30th August 2016

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Sun health and weight

The Sun Health and Obesity project at the Telethon Kids Institute are looking for two research buddies to provide advice on their project looking at the effect of sunlight at reducing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Creating healthy eating environments for toddlers by adopting habits project

The Creating Healthy Eating Environments for Toddlers by Adopting Habits project (also known as the CHEETAH project) are looking for 3 consumer or community members to join their advisory committee.

We want to improve toddlers eating habits through designing a parent-focused innovative online tool.

Successful consumers and community members will be providing advice on grant applications and lay summaries of the research. 

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Telethon Kids Institute Animal Ethics Committee

 
We are looking for a category D member to join the Telethon Kids Institute Animal Ethics Committee. The role of the Animal Ethics Committee is to ensure that the use of animals is justified, provides for the welfare of those animals and incorporates the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement.
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Research Buddy: Pre-travel health advice project

This project is being undertaken by the Western Australian Department of Health and aims to find out:

  • how often Western Australian travellers returning from Bali contract communicable disease symptoms
  • if an online pre-travel health advice service could reduce the number of travellers getting these diseases
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Developmental Pathways Project Community Reference Group TK00086

The Developmental Pathways Project is a landmark project taking a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to investigate the pathways to health and wellbeing, education, disability, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile delinquency outcomes among Western Australian children and youth.

The purpose of the Developmental Pathways Project Consumer & Community Reference Group is to provide a community perspective on the research activities associated with the Developmental Pathways Project at the Telethon Kids Institute.

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Infectious Disease Community Reference Group

The Infectious Diseases Community Reference Group for the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases is looking for new members.

Most of the Centre’s infectious diseases work focuses on ear health and lung infections in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children; skin infections and rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal children; approaches to improve parents’ knowledge of childhood vaccinations; better ways to monitor and improve the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines; and studies on the safety and efficacy to vaccinate or give probiotics in pregnancy to prevent serious maternal and early childhood infections.

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Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (ARREST CF)

More commonly known as AREST CF. The AREST CF team is a collaboration of specialist paediatric cystic fibrosis centres in Perth and Melbourne. Our team consists of over 60 doctors, researchers, scientists, research management and students dedicated to the improvement of respiratory health and outcomes in children with cystic fibrosis.

Expressions of interest are being invited from consumers or carers for both our Child and Adolescent Cystic Fibrosis Consumer Reference Group of WA and our Scientific Management Committee.

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Cancer Council WA Cancer Epidemiology Network Proposal REF CU00068

The Network will:

  • Bring together the best cancer epidemiologists in WA,
  • Encourage collaborations between epidemiologists, consumers, researchers in disciplines other than epidemiology, clinicians, policy makers and data custodians
  • Leverage funding and resources from a diverse array of sources
  • Inspire the next generation of cancer epidemiologists.
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Comment on documents for a research project looking at head and neck cancers

We are seeking a community member to assist cancer doctors and researchers in head and neck cancer care, by helping with a research grant proposal and reviewing patient information forms. The research will examine the use of “liquid biopsies” in head and neck cancer patients, which are blood tests that can detect cancer cells in the bloodstream. Using these blood tests we will track cancer responses, predict cancer cures and cancer recurrence as levels of tumour cells in the blood change with time. Mutations in the cancer cells will also be examined.

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