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Targeting airway muscle in asthma

About the project and the involvement opportunity

Patients with asthma have difficulty breathing due to muscular airway passages that narrow making it harder to draw air in and out the lung.
Our project is testing pharmacological therapies designed to reduce the amount of muscular tissue within the airway wall that we hope will produce a permanent improvement in patient health. Such therapies are possible due to our new diagnostic tool which can image into the airway wall and quantify the amount of muscle and its degradation post therapy.

About the position

We are looking for a Research Buddy to work with the Airway Physiological Research Laboratory, at The University of Western Australia, this project is laboratory based and animals are part of the study.

What am I expected to do?

You will be consulting with researchers on their research project and review documents using your lived experience as a guide.

What skills or experience do I need?

Someone with lived experience of asthma.

How long am I expected to be involved?

The project is for 5 years, if possible we would like the selected person to be involved for this time, but also understand circumstances can change in this time.

Where will meetings be held?

Online (Teams) or café or at The University of Western Australia campus, this will be determined on an as needed basis.

What support is offered?,

$37.50 per hour honorarium will be paid for your attendance at meetings or reviewing documents. Training and support are offered by the Consumer and Community Involvement Program.

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