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Consumer and Community Involvement in Research Alliance

Consumer and Community Involvement in Research Alliance

In 2023, we established the Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) in Research Alliance – a collaborative group supporting best practice CCI in research.  

The group brings together CCI leads from across the HTQ partnership and beyond and includes 3 consumer representatives who bring their lived experiences to the group. The group’s goal is to deliver activities that support best practice in consumer and community involvement in health research in Queensland.

Key achievements

In 2023, the impact and future potential of this collaborative group were recognised when 8 leaders from the Alliance won the Consumer Strength Champion Award at the Women in Technology Awards.

Current activity

The group’s work program includes 4 projects led by different group members and supported by HTQ for the benefit of all partners. 

  • Project 1: Developing a framework for CCI in health research
  • Project 2: Sharing and coordinating CCI training and events
  • Project 3: Developing a centralised register of consumers for partnering in research
  • Project 4: Reporting on CCI in research

Group members

  • Jo Smethurst, Health Consumers Queensland
  • Carolin Klinger, Queensland Health
  • Amanda James, Children’s Health Queensland
  • Christine Petrie, Metro North Health
  • Lisa Anematt, Metro North Health (STARS)
  • Dr Jodie Nixon, Metro South Health
  • Ruth Cox, Metro South Health (QEII)
  • Erica Wright, Metro South Health Research
  • Trisha Hansen, West Moreton Health
  • Christopher Hicks, West Moreton Health
  • Laetitia Hattingh, Gold Coast Health
  • Farhana Matin, Mater Health Research
  • Alison Bell, The University of Queensland
  • Jo Maxwell The University of Queensland
  • Zephanie Tyack, Queensland University of Technology
  • Nancy Cloake, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Benedette Watson, Translational Research Institute
  • Jana Hasketh, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Anja Christoffersen, Consumer
  • Jessica Taylor, Consumer
  • Christos Papadopoulos, Consumer
  • Laetitia Hattingh, Gold Coast Health
  • Georgia Tobiano, Griffith University
  • Dr Noni Creasey, Griffith University
  • Kelsey Chapman, Griffith University
  • Liesel Higgins, CSIRO AeHRC
  • Claire McCafferty, CSIRO AeHRC
  • Katrina Cutler, Health Translation Queensland
  • Sarah Scott, Health Translation Queensland 

Further information

If you would like to join the Consumer and Community Involvement in Research Alliance or would like more information, please contact: 

Health Translation Queensland Project Manager - Engagement
Email: consumers@healthtranslationqld.org.au


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