Musculoskeletal Australia is committed to supporting consumer focused research which involves consumers as research partners.
We believe that the experience and knowledge of consumers regarding what it’s like to live with a chronic condition and the overall physical, emotional, psychological and social impact is invaluable to developing research that’s meaningful to those living with these conditions and the health professionals that care for them. We believe that this is how research can produce consumer-centred outcomes, including improved services and evidence-based information.
We support consumer focused research in the following ways
- Collaborating as a consumer partner on projects as either an associate investigator or as a member of an advisory committee
- Facilitating consumer engagement for researchers that are looking for consumer advisors to assist in the planning and development of a research project
- Promoting research studies to the wider community through our networks, social media channels, e- newsletter and website, particularly those looking to recruit participants
For those wanting us to post on our social media channels your research will need to have ethics approval from an Australian Human Research Ethics Committee that adheres to the NHMRC guidelines on conducting ethical research.
For more info
If you’d like any further information regarding our research program please contact:
General Manager – Consumer Services
P. 03 8531 8000