Seminar Room 2004, Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
30 Apr 2024 10:00am2:30pm

Introduction to Consumer involvement in Health research Workshop

TRI is hosting the Telethon Kids' Institute’s introductory course to consumer involvement in health research. All TRI-based researchers and Metro South Health, Children’s Health Queensland and Mater clinicians are invited to apply for this training course. The course includes an online module and an in-person workshop (Tuesday 30 April) run by Telethon Kids, totalling approximately six hours.

An amazing opportunity to learn how to incorporate Consumer Involvement in your research by Anne McKenzie AM, who will be facilitating the workshop in person at TRI.

What will I get out of this course?

This course aims to raise awareness of the contribution consumers and community members make and the value they can add when they are involved as active partners in health research. It covers the foundations of consumer and community involvement in research. By the end of this course participants will:

  • Understand the value of consumer and community involvement in research
  • Be aware of the contribution consumers/community members can make to research when actively involved
  • Be able to identify how and where consumers/community members can contribute to research using different methods for involvement
  • Understand what is needed to have in place to begin
  • Be aware of a range of tools available to support involvement activities.


Who should attend?

Researchers at any point in their career will benefit from this course. It will particularly help you with including consumers in your project design (which is so important for many grants), and how you can integrate consumers at any stage in a research project.

Please note, this course is not about patient recruitment for clinical trials.

Key dates

Online training module^ (2hrs) – to be completed by 29 April 2024
In-Person Workshop 110:00am-2:30pm, 30 April 2024 (Workshop Facilitator – Anne McKenzie AM (Community Engagement Consultant and Advisor))
^ Prerequisite for Workshop 1


TRI is running this course at no charge for successful applicants.

How do I apply?

Please expressions of interest for this course are now closed.

Want to know more?


Workshop Facilitator

Anne McKenzie AM

Anne McKenzie AM has held professional and voluntary roles as a consumer advocate for three decades.  She has worked in research organisations to increase community involvement in research since 2004 when she commenced at The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute. In this role Anne developed and implemented organisational frameworks for community engagement, facilitated training workshops for researchers and consumers, and published resources.

Anne is a member of Health Consumers Council WA and the Consumers Health Forum. She serves on key national health and research committees and in 2015 was appointed to the Order of Australia for her advocacy work.  Anne received the NHMRC’s 2021 Biennial Award for Consumer Engagement and the Advocacy Achievement Award from Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in 2022.