Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

The Institute’s researchers are seeking enthusiastic members of the public who would like to contribute to better outcomes in the medical research sector.

Would you like to be involved in advancing medical research?

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is excited to offer a new
Consumer Representative opportunity.

The Institute’s researchers are seeking enthusiastic members of the public who would like to
contribute to better outcomes in the medical research sector.

About us

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is the oldest medical research institute in Australia. Our affiliation with The Royal Melbourne Hospital links research outcomes with clinical practice to accelerate discoveries for health and disease.

Scientists at the Institute undertake research in a range of areas, preventing and treating diseases including breast, ovarian and blood cancers, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease and malaria.

What are we seeking?

We are interested in talking to members of the public who are current or past patients,
family members, carers or friends, who are interested in medical research and have a strong desire to help improve research outcomes.

Consumer Representatives do not need to have a science or medical background but to
bring to the research the patient’s perspective. Our researchers are seeking non-scientific perspectives to assist in communicating scientific information to lay audiences, and relating
laboratory research to community experience.

Helpful requirements:

  • Understanding of consumer issues and links to relevant consumers and consumer
  • groups
  • A genuine interest in medical research
  • Understanding of consumer issues relating to diseases

Consumer Representatives at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute are active participants in our Consumer Buddy Program and are well supported and provided with training by our Consumer Coordinator. We aim to ensure that your time with us is enjoyable, exciting and fits in with your life commitments.

For more information:
Please contact the Consumer Coordinator, Katya Gray at
kgray@wehi.edu.au or phone 0408 525 122

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