About Consumer and Community Involvement in Health and Medical Research

RECOVER Injury Research Centre presents Consumer and Community Involvement in Health and Medical Researcha professional development workshop hosted by Anne McKenzie.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify why and how consumers and the community can contribute to their research and broaden their awareness of consumer perspectives.

Download the event flyer. (PDF, 140 KB)


Date: Friday 16th August 2019

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room 2, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Conference and Education Centre



Registrations for the workshop are free, but numbers are limited. 


Program overview

8:30am - 9:00am - Registrations open

9:00am - 10:45am - Foundations of consumer and community involvement in research

10:45am - 11:15am - Morning tea

11:15am - 12:30pm - Methods and consumer perspectives

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm - Implementing consumer and community involvement 

Keynote speaker

Anne McKenzie - Manager, Consumer & Community Involvement, Telethon Kids Institute

Anne joined the Telethon Kids Institute in 2004 as a consumer advocate, where she developed and implemented an internationally recognised joint program with the University of Western Australia's School of Population Health to increase consumer and community involvement in health research. She is a founding head of the WA Consumer and Community Health Research Network and implemented a state-wide consumer and community involvement program across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations.

Anne is a senior consumer representative for Consumers Health Forum of Australia and former Chair of Health Consumers Council WA. She currently serves on several key state and national health committees, including the National Health and Medical Research Council, National Prescribing Service (Department of Health), Medicines Australia, Silver Chain, and WA Health.

In January 2015, Anne was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to community health through consumer advocacy roles and strategic policy research and development.


RBWH Conference and Education Centre
Butterfield Street
Herston, QLD 4029
Seminar Room 2