Western Alliance is committed to ensuring that our consumers and communities play a meaningful role in the research undertaken and implemented by our member organisations. To facilitate this, we are setting up a regional network for consumer participation in research. This network will take a regional approach to developing programs and supportive mechanisms that enable consumers to participate in local health research. The network will comprise of consumers, researchers, and representatives from our health service, primary care and academic member organisations.
We are currently seeking to identify consumer representatives who have an interest in or experience with participating in research to partner with Western Alliance and its members to develop the structure of this regional network. Consumer partners will be reimbursed for their time (approximately 3 hours a month), and Western Alliance will work with individual consumers to identify any support needed to fully engage in the process. Meetings are expected to occur virtually (at least initially). If you are interested, or would like to find out more, please contact Drew Aras, Executive Officer at Western alliance by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0402777385.