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Personalised Nutrition Community Reference Group

ABOUT THE POSITION

How could personalised nutrition be used to help treat diseases throughout our lives?

The Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) and the Health Futures Institute (HFI) at Murdoch University want to find out, with your help.

Through their work they aim to revolutionise the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of serious health challenges and transform how long and how well people live. One aspect of this involves investigating how our risk of disease can be predicted based on our individual genetics and gut health as well as global data – and how a personalised approach to nutrition can then help mitigate our risk.

They’re seeking diverse community representation from people who are interested in this idea of personalised nutrition as a potential form of therapy or health intervention through all stages of life. In particular, they’d like to hear from people with lived experience of Type II Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Coeliac Disease, Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension and Osteoarthritis.

As a member of their Community Reference Group for Personalised Nutrition Research, you’ll be helping to advance research that could improve the lives of people around the world and gaining an insight into cutting-edge science in the process.

WHAT AM I EXPECTED TO DO?

  • Offer advice about current and potential research projects. This could include feedback on projects being considered or underway.
  • Help develop ideas about what areas of personalised nutrition should be targeted as a matter of priority.
  • Specific tasks could include:
    • Document review including grant applications.
    • Becoming a research buddy on individual projects.

WHAT SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?

An interest in personalised nutrition as medicine or treatment intervention/therapy..

HOW LONG AM I EXPECTED TO BE INVOLVED?

The meetings will be held every 4 months starting in July 2021 and you will be invited to be involved for two years with the option for an extension at that time.

WHERE WILL THE MEETINGS BE HELD?

Meetings will be held at the Australian National Phenome Centre, Murdoch, but you will be offered the opportunity to join remotely if required.

WHAT SUPPORT IS OFFERED?

$35 per hour honorarium. Training and support is offered by the Consumer and Community Involvement Program.

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