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Raine Study Community Advisory Committee

About the project/vacancy (Plain Language Summary)
The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide input and a community perspective into the Raine Study. The group will provide an important link between the researchers, Raine Study staff and Raine Study community.

The Raine Study is a valuable resource for Western Australian researchers. There are currently more than 150 researchers utilising the Raine Study. The investigators bring expertise from 25 broad areas of research including; asthma and atopy, cardiovascular and metabolic heath, childhood developmental growth, dental health, diabetes, genetic epidemiology, gastro-enterology, infection and immunity, mental health, musculoskeletal development, nutrition, physical activity, ophthalmology, pregnancy and birth, reproductive health, sleep and risk taking behaviour.

About the position
Advisory Committee Members:

  • Identify areas of research important to The Raine Study community
  • Review any information sheets/brochures/questionnaires/consent forms to be given to participants of the study to ensure they are understandable
  • Contribute towards identifying the best methods of communicating findings to Raine Study participants as well as to the general public
  • Provide feedback on the relevance, understanding and value of the research
  • Provide a “lived experience” perspective on the research
  • Provide input on activities particular to the Raine Study

What am I expected to do?
There is currently the opportunity to invite additional people to join the established Advisory Committee. Expression of interest are also being taken for shared secretary role (note the main task is the taking minutes during the meetings).

Please note no vacancy on additional projects, committees or roles are vacant at this time – Advisory group members can choose if they would also like to be involved on research projects, sub-committees or in specific roles within the committee. In these roles, group members will be invited to attend specific meetings or to review research/committee documents outside of meetings. Time spent on these additional activities will be mutually arranged with the research, project or committee teams.

What skills or experience do I need?

  • Must be a Raine Study participant (any generation)
  • Have an interest in research
  • Good communication skills

How long am I expected to be involved?
Two years; it is anticipated that you will meet four times per year.
Meetings sit for 2 hours at 6.30pm – 8.30pm with some pre-reading required.
Meeting are usually held on the last to second last Tuesday of the month, next meeting:

  • November 30th 2021

You will also receive an invitation to attend the Annual Raine Scientific Meeting held at the end of the year at the University Club, University of Western Australia. This is an invitation only all-day event. Friday 29th October 2021.

Where will meetings be held?
Meetings will be held at Raine House at UWA 14-16 Park Way, Crawley, WA 6009.
Virtual attendance is accepted

What support is offered?
An honorarium for meetings attended is offered. Training and mentoring is also offered

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