Want to learn how to best engage consumers in your research?
Join us for our next Spotlight Series – an initiative through which Health Translation SA offers resources and activities relating to a component of research translation or specific translation projects/grant opportunities.
Are you contemplating starting to engage consumers and community members in your research? Do you have experience working with consumers and community but are willing to learn about other people’s experiences and how they do it? Or are you already quite experienced but are wanting to find a way to document and report the contributions and impact engagement has had on your project? This whole month we will be delving into the topic of consumer engagement and speaking to experts who will give us their top tips on what creates a favorable environment for engaging consumers as well as why it’s so important to consider.
Check out the Spotlight Series: Consumer Engagement Content Summary for a concise overview of the key messages, webinar recording links and resources that were shared across the month.
General information about consumer engagement:
Paper for insights on existing models and frameworks for consumer engagement.
Systematic review on frameworks for evaluating and reporting public involvement in research.
AHRA CCI evaluation paper explores existing tools to measure the impact of CCI in research.
Information about national consumer engagement resources:
NHMRC Consumer and community engagement: Guidelines, white papers and position statements.
AHRA CCI: Aiming to embed CCI in health and medical research policy and practice.
ACTA Toolkit: Practical advice for researchers wishing to conduct patient-centred clinical trials.
Heart Foundation: CE Guide for Researchers: Practical considerations to incorporate consumer participation into research and grants.
How HTSA can help you:
Upcoming consumer engagement events:
HTSA CE Summit: November 29, 2022, SAHMRI. FREE REGISTRATION, lunch provided,
Diverse panel speakers and presenters: CEPPP/University of Montreal, Women and Children’s Hospital Network, ROSA, Wardliparingga, Health Consumer Advocacy Network SA, and more!
Sign-up to our scheduled webinar series now and follow Health Translation SA on Twitter to learn more about the expert speakers that will be presenting over the month.
All webinars will be held weekly on Thursdays, between 12PM – 1PM (ACDT)
Thursday 6 October 2022
Webinar 1: Consumer Engagement Basics and FAQ
Join us on our first of 4 webinars all about Consumer Engagement in Health and Medical Research! Webinar 1 will cover all the basics: What is CE? Why is it important? What should we keep in mind? and will provide some time for questions to the presenters.
Associate Professor Kate Laver (Flinders University)
Dr Shyamsundar Muthuramalingham (ANZData, SAHMRI)
Thursday 13 October 2022
Webinar 2: Consumer engagement in action. From the great to the challenging
Join us for our second webinar in our HTSA Spotlight Series exploring examples of projects done with the engagement of consumers and community members. Hear from researchers and consumers who have worked together and learn about their wins and challenges.
Dr Mike Musker (University of South Australia)
Ellie Hodges (LELAN)
Associate Professor Janet Kelly (The University of Adelaide)
Thursday 20 October 2022
Webinar 3: CCE: The value of consumer engagement: how can we determine if it’s meaningful engagement?
The third webinar in our HTSA Spotlight Series explores the evaluation of the outcomes and impacts of doing consumer and community engagement in research. Hear from two examples of frameworks published internationally and how these can be applied.
Associate Professor Audrey L’Esperance (ENAP)
Sarah Simpson (EquiACT)
Thursday October 27 2022
Webinar 4: CCE: Embedding consumer engagement in grant applications
Our fourth and final webinar in this HTSA Spotlight Series on Consumer Engagement will dive into the tips and tricks to take into account when applying for a grant. Hear from people with experience on grant review panels to hear what they look for when assessing consumer engagement in a grant application.
Alan Bevan (NHMRC Consumer Reviewer)
Penelope McMillan (MRFF Consumer Reviewer)
Dr Lisa Ebert (University of South Australia)
Amanda Shay (Heart Foundation)