We need your help to understand how we can undertake and deliver research with the greatest impact.
If you are a South Australian resident who has an interest in being involved in health and medical research and working towards better health outcomes for our community, we would be delighted to have you involved!
The Community Interest Register provides access to a database of community members who are interested in being involved in health and medical research across both SAHMRI and Health Translation SA to help ensure our research:
- Reflects the issues that are important to our community
- Can more easily be translated into clinical practice, policy and education
- Reaches those who need it the most
To register your interest, or for more information about the Register, please visit the Community Interest Register.
By registering, you will receive regular emails about opportunities to engage in research projects and community engagement activities led by SAHMRI and Health Transition SA.
Consumer representatives for smoking cessation studyClosedClosed Wed 14 Jul 2021
Dr George Tsourtos’ team at Flinders University is leading an exciting study to increase the levels of smoking cessation in a population of smokers contemplating quitting.
The study aims to:
- Significantly increase smoking cessation in a population where it is most needed.
- Increase the levels of resilience by offering Mindfulness Training (MT) and Setting Realistic Goals (SRG) in conjunction with peer-support.
- Test the cost-effectiveness of our resilience interventions to help smokers quit
The research team is looking to engage 6 peer mentors (3 males, 3 females) to help individuals to assess and maintain their desired behaviour change, in this case, quitting cigarettes. A detailed position description is available below.
The term of appointment is for 12 months, total hours equivalent to 1 day (7.3 hours) per week. The position is remunerated at $30 per hour.
If you have questions about the engagement opportunity, please contact their Project Manager, Dr Elissa Mortimer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8201 7708.
To apply, please complete the Expression of Interest form below and return to email@example.com by 12 noon ACDT Wednesday 14 July 2021.
Consumer representatives for ageing studiesClosedClosed Wed 14 Apr 2021
The research led by A/Prof Ville-Petteri Makinen at SAHMRI examines the biological processes of ageing and how these may affect the risk of developing chronic diseases related to old age, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
The Makinen group is looking to recruit two consumers to join their group to discuss two studies that are currently being developed for grant applications. The consumers will be involved in discussions to identify key priority areas to address for each of these studies, the review of grant applications and lay summaries, and the ongoing engagement with A/Prof Makinen and his team to interpret and disseminate the most important findings to the wider community.
This opportunity will be reimbursed as per the SAHMRI Policy for Reimbursement and/or Sitting Fees, and will be flexible with meeting formats (ZOOM or in-person). Once recruited the key contact would be A/Prof Makinen.
To find out more about these studies, please click on the links below. If you have questions about the engagement opportunity, please contact the Senior Project Officer for Community Engagement, Agustina Gancia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8128 4031.
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To apply, please complete the Expression of Interest form below and return to email@example.com by 12 noon ACDT Wednesday 14 April 2021.
Consumer representatives with lived experience of diabetes & heart problemsClosedClosed Thu 8 Apr 2021
HTSA and SAHMRI are happy to share this opportunity from the Lifelong Health Research Theme at SAHMRI.
Consumers and community members are invited to contribute to this exciting and innovative study. Initial involvement will be to provide input on the upcoming grant application. Led by Associate Professor Christina Bursill, this research is seeking to highlight a new therapeutic strategy that prevents the cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes.
Endothelial cells are the ‘building block’ cells that form new blood vessels, a process that is stimulated by low oxygen conditions, but impaired by diabetes, and causing increased risk of heart failure or another heart attack. This is due, at least in part, to a failure of endothelial cells to respond appropriately to the low oxygen conditions that occur in the heart following a heart attack.
An enzyme called ‘PDK4’ controls how endothelial cells respond to low oxygen levels and form new blood vessels. This project is developing a new gene therapy approach to increase this enzyme’s levels specifically in the endothelial cells of the heart. This study will use diabetic mouse models that reflect a heart attack to test this new gene therapy strategy and measure changes in heart function.
Associate Professor Bursill is seeking to engage 2 consumers with a lived experience of diabetes and heart problems to review the upcoming grant application and provide feedback on the public messages about the research study.
Should the study receive funding, further engagement may include:
- meeting with the research team in an advisory role, and
- provide advice about how research findings can be translated into practice, policy or education
This engagement opportunity will be reimbursed as per the SAHMRI CCE policy for reimbursement and/or sitting fees for advisory groups.
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To apply, please complete the Expression of Interest Form below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 8 April 2021.
Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry: Consumer RepresentativeClosedClosed Fri 8 Jan 2021
The AOANJRR and the Victoria Agency for Health Information (VAHI) are currently seeking to recruit consumer representatives interested in contributing to health research to discuss the way they usually access health information and whether it has changed since the COVID19 pandemic arrived in Australia.
Consumers who would like to be part of three one-hour workshops that aim to understand what works best for distributing health information electronically are invited to apply. AOANJRR and VAHI want to explore how patient dashboards can be used to provide health information back to patients in a way that is useful and easy to understand whilst exploring how health information can be best communicated to consumers in general.
For a detailed description of the opportunity please see below.
To request additional information about this project or position please contact Marta Jasinska on (08) 8128 4301 or by emailing email@example.com.To apply, please complete the EOI Application Form below, with a summary of your experience and statement outlining how you believe you would be suited for this series of workshops. Please send it via email to Marta at firstname.lastname@example.org by COB January 8, 2021.