Consumer involvement is important to us

Consumer involvement

  • Increases the relevance and responsiveness of research to health needs

  • Improves the quality of research and its impact on health outcomes

  • Strengthens the effective translation of research into policy and practice

Consumer involvement in our research is important to measure alignment and effectiveness with consumer/community expectations. As primary stakeholders, we encourage consumers to be involved in our research. Only through the inclusion of Consumer perspectives can we deliver our objectives to improve outcomes now and into the future. 


Health consumer organisations, their representatives and people with lived experience of musculoskeletal spinal (neck and/or back) pain following road traffic injury (whether requiring hospitalisation or not).


Working with our Chief Investigators across QLD, NSW and VIC, Consumers will:

  • Participate in Consumer advisory groups and focus groups
  • Engage at Consumer-focused CRE symposia and conferences
  • Inform the production of pamphlets, brochures, information sheets or lay summaries of CRE projects and findings

Consumers will be involved in a variety of research projects relating to clinical interventions, compensation and legal processes.


Consumers will be remunerated as per the rates recommended by Health Consumers Queensland.  

Representation on ongoing, regular high-level committees

$210.91 for 4 hours and under*

$421.82 for 4 hours and over*

(*Covers pre-reading and travel time)

Representation when engaged in less formal ways (e.g. organising focus groups or reviewing documentation)$45.11 per hour

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