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There are many benefits of consumer and community involvement in research including ensuring that research being conducted is relevant to community needs, and there is effective translation of research to deliver improved health outcomes.

We engage with our consumers and community in many different ways. One way we do this is through our Community Engagement Group.

If you are living with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, we invite you to apply to join our Community Engagement Group and help us to advance medical research. As a participant in this group you can:

  • Help our researchers better understand the lived experience of heart disease and diabetes.
  • Assist researchers with communicating their science in plain language.
  • Inform research and contribute to healthcare improvement initiatives.
  • Provide insight into how their research can make a difference in the community.
  • Become part of the Institute community with invitations to events and seminars.
  • A background in science or medicine is not required.

Our community group meets several times a year and your involvement would require being able to attend face-to-face or online meetings at the Baker Institute, to participate in activities such as laboratory tours, visual presentations and discussion groups. You may also be required to review documents and provide feedback related to our research projects.

If you would like to join our Community Engagement Group, please complete the expression of interest form and we will contact you with the next steps.

Submit your expression of interest

More information

If you have any questions about our Community Engagement Group, please contact:

Daniel Olasoji
Community Engagement Coordinator
T: (03) 8532 1111
M: 0411 149 586
E: consumers@baker.edu.au or daniel.olasoji@baker.edu.au

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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