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06 Sep 18

Successfully Engaging Consumers in Ageing Research

Consumer engagement in research is on the rise. Increasingly, grant and funding schemes require demonstrated engagement with consumers at all stages of the research process, and there is an increasing interest among consumers themselves in becoming more involved with research. However, those at the early point of their research careers may be wondering how best to get started.

This webinar will highlight a range of different perspectives on engaging consumers in research within the especially challenging field of dementia research. Three panel members representing the funding, researcher and advocacy perspectives, will discuss their experiences of being involved in this type of research. Participants will hear about both the challenges and opportunities in undertaking this type of work, and hear about key strategies for success.

Participants will:

  • Understand the key rationale for engaging consumers in research
  • Learn about the consumer engagement process from multiple perspectives
  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities of engaging consumers in research

Hear From:

Introduction (Co-Convenor)
Ms. Samantha Fien
PhD Student, Bond University
SECG Committee Member, AAG

Ms Janice Besch
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)

Dr Jane Thompson
Advocate and Former Carer

Dr Craig Sinclair
Research Fellow
Rural Clinical School of WA
University of Western Australia

Summation (Co-Convenor)
Dr Matthew Carroll
Senior Research Fellow, Monash Rural Health
National Convenor, Emerging Researchers in Ageing

More about our speakers:

Janice Besch is the Director of the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR). The Institute is an NHMRC Program hosted at the NHMRC’s Canberra offices and delivered by Dementia Australia. NNIDR targets, coordinates and translates the strategic expansion of dementia research in Australia in collaboration with Australia’s leading dementia researchers while also drawing on the expertise of consumers, health professionals, industry and policy makers to translate evidence into policy and practice.
Janice has held senior strategy and management positions at three Australian universities, within the not-for-profit sector and in government, providing valuable experience and insights that position her well for her work at the NNIDR

Dr Jane Thompson became an advocate for public involvement in dementia research following her experience as a carer of her husband who died of Alzheimer’s disease. She was a founding member of the former Consumer Dementia Research Network which aimed to support people with dementia, carers and families to be involved in dementia research, is a member of the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Advisory Board, the Dementia Australia Research Foundation Scientific Panel and is involved in the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.

Craig Sinclair is a research fellow based at the Rural Clinical School of WA. His training is in Psychology (PhD 2010) and he has been interested in advance care planning, supported decision-making and end of life care over the past 8 years. He is currently working on a Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre project on supported decision-making among people living with dementia. This multi-disciplinary project includes investigators with academic expertise in health, law and aged care, and a range of consumers with lived experience of a diagnosis of dementia, or as a care-partner for a person diagnosed with dementia.

In Collaboration with:

Funded by the Australian Government
through the Dementia & Aged Care Services Fund

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Event Date & Time: Thursday 6th September 2018 11.00am - 12.00pm AEST

Registrations Open: 14th Aug 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 5th Sep 18 5:15 PM

Places Available: 84

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