why should you participate?
All research students are expected to participate in the Consumer and Community Involvement Program. We know that embedding consumers at every point of the project improves the integrity of our research. However, it’s important to realise that consumer involvement is also about building your skills to translate your studies into meaningful information for the community.
We’ll support you on this journey by helping you match with a consumer buddy, translate your work and guide the partnership along.
OPUS Associate Investigator, Dr Darshini Ayton, a Monash Partners Fellow, public health researcher and qualitative/mixed methods extraordinaire, has built a Consumer and Community Involvement self-guided learning module for researchers. All research students participating in this program must complete the modules prior to commencing their studies.