If you have experienced an illness, or cared for someone with an illness, we invite you to apply to join the WEHI Consumer Program and help us to advance medical research.
WEHI researchers are currently seeking consumers with experience of:
At least two years must have elapsed since diagnosis or caring experience.
There are also opportunities for people with a strong interest in immunology, and members of the community with an IT, mathematical or mechanical engineering background to become a consumer.
As a participant in the WEHI Consumer Program you can:
A background in science or medicine is not required.
Consumers meet with their researcher four times throughout the year for project updates.
Consumers are volunteers and will be provided with Institute support and appropriate training.
To learn more about joining the WEHI Consumer Program, contact Katya Gray, Consumer Coordinator:
Tel: 03 9345 2981
Consumers contribute their lived experiences with a disease.
Over time, the involvement of consumers can influence basic research design and enhance translational research design within WEHI.
Consumers may also provide a powerful voice for communication with our community about scientific issues which have an impact on society.
The Consumer Program is governed by our Consumer Advisory Panel, chaired by Dr Judith Slocombe AM.
The panel’s mission is to connect WEHI’s research with community experiences of disease and consumer expectations. This is achieved by:
The panel advises the WEHI director and heads of Clinical Translation on the involvement of consumers in research.
George is more than my consumer, he’s my inspiration