Brief Overview: Are you an HDR student or EMCR? Would you like to know more about involving consumers in your research? Have you heard of the Faculty of Medicine Consumer and Community Involvement Kickstarter Grants? This workshop will tell you all you need to know from the perspectives of previous Kickstarter grant recipients and their consumer advocates.

Speaker: Jo Maxwell

Jo Maxwell is the Faculty of Medicine Principal Project Officer and leads the Consumer and Community Involvement in Research program. She works with UQ researchers, individual consumers, community groups, and research partner organisations to operationalise the FOM Consumer Involvement in Research program. She has facilitated training for researchers and consumers, developed remuneration guidelines with UQ Finance, coordinated the FOM CCI Kickstart grant scheme and is working hard to operationalise CCI in research at UQ.

Speaker: Dr Jihyun (Julia) Yang

Dr Jihyun (Julia) Yang is a post-doctoral researcher at the Dementia and Neuro Mental Health Research Unit at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. Her research interests include understanding the characteristics and identifying markers for mild cognitive impairment, particularly memory impairment of Parkinson’s disease. She was awarded the UQCCR Kickstarter Grant 2023. Julia will be presenting with Neil Page, Consumer Representative.

Speaker: Neil Page

Lived Experience carer advocate

Dr Zoe West

Dr Zoe West is a Research Fellow with the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC) at the University of Queensland. She has a focus on vulvar cancer and how its tumour microenvironment can be utilised to predict patient outcomes. In addition to this, she is part of the vaginal vulvar cancer consumer group, funded by the Faculty of Medicine Kickstarter grant, which helps guide the vulvar cancer research of QCGC. Zoe will be presenting with a Consumer Representative.

About UQCCR Seminar Series

UQCCR Seminar Series

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research (UQCCR) Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12 pm - 1 pm (except during school holidays) currently on Zoom. The series features topics in multiple research fields, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers.



UQCCR Auditorium and Zoom (