Health Research and Consumers: Good Thinking

The notion that consumers are the silent partners in medical research is changing in step with the rise of consumer influence and individualised therapies.  And in the latest Federal Budget medical research funding is providing for consumers to have a role in helping identify research priorities.

Health Research and Consumers: Good Thinking

Issue 22 | April 2018

In this edition of Health Voices, leading Australian researchers and health consumers examine how consumers can influence research.

    Leanne Wells

Improving health care involves us all

In the week that this edition of Health Voices comes out, I am pleased…

    Ian Frazer

The future is research

There’s a quiet revolution happening in healthcare, fueled by research and, if you join…

    Anne Kelso

Health and medical research – a partnership between researchers and consumers

We live at an extraordinary time in human history. More than in any earlier…

    Karen Carey

Research delivering value to the community

Funding of health research is a crucial investment in the health of all Australians,…

    Anne McKenzie

The consumer and community involvement journey – where to next?

Often when undertaking a journey, it’s the fork in the road that forces decision-making…

    Jeffrey Braithwaite

The new art of listening

The 1970s stand out for many reasons: lurid wallpaper, funny hair and flares. It…

    Jonathan Karnon

How should Australia make the most of consumer participation in health services research?

Health services researchers support the identification, implementation and uptake of the most appropriate health…

    Julian Elliot, Tari Turner and Anneliese Synnot

What role for consumers in the new health evidence ecosystem?

The know-do gap Most people naturally expect that the health practice, systems and policy…

    Nadia Levin

Consumer directed research – powering results

As the peak body for Australia’s health and medical research sector, Research Australia is…

    Leila Smith

Turning research into action through knowledge translation

The value of health research comes from its ability to improve health outcomes. Knowledge…

    Debra Kay

How sharing research can bring better health

A five-year partnership between South Australian consumers and researchers is showing how sharing research…

    Helen Dickinson

Research nothing about us without us

In recent years we have seen the active engagement of consumers in health and…

    Janelle Bowden

Consumer Involvement in Health and Medical Research: What’s driving change and how can health consumers contribute?

According to Research Australia, $5.9 billion is spent on health and medical research (H&MR)…

    Anthony L. Cunningham

Researchers and consumers discovering collaboration

Medical research has done a remarkable job in improving our health, allowing us to…

    Andrew Phillips

Thanks for the funding, but is that all there is?

Funding for rural and remote health research is at critically low levels, and new…

    Janney Wale

Health and medical research role consumers can play in reaching best outcomes

When I became committed to becoming a consumer representative and patient advocate in 2000…