Consumers are community members who have chronic, aged and/or palliative care needs and those who care for them. Through their involvement in IMPACCT’s activities, consumers contribute to the quality, relevance and translational effectiveness of our research.
Consumer Advisory Group
IMPACCT’s Consumer Advisory Group (CAG) is made up of consumers with extensive knowledge and experience across a large range of life-limiting illnesses. Its members are representative of diverse populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, and have an understanding of healthcare services in rural, regional and metropolitan Australia. This diversity helps strengthen IMPACCT’s research initiatives and develop culturally sensitive projects and protocols.
The CAG ensures that consumers:
- are actively involved in the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of IMPACCT’s research projects;
- provide general guidance regarding IMPACCT’s strategic directions;
- provide feedback on the current practices in the healthcare system to identify effective practices and areas for improvement.
The CAG supports IMPACCT’s commitment to continuing dialogue and close collaboration with consumers to ensure that research activities reflect best possible care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses.
Consumer Advisory Group Members:
Meg Brassil, Dea Close, Imelda Gilmore, Padmanabhan Karamil, Beverly Noble, John Stubbs, Noelene Trotters