Program overview

Community and Researcher Engagement (CARE) program overview

The Monash University Central Clinical School (CCS) Community and Researcher Engagement (CARE) program has adopted four engagement approaches: Inform, Consult, Partner and Delegate Power. These approaches guide the CCS towards effective consumer engagement to support our research work, for the continued improvement of disease and/or illness outcomes.

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Our Community and Researcher Engagement (CARE) Committee aims to facilitate valuable and productive interactions and connections between community representatives and researchers within the CCS. We support both the researchers and their community representative partners in a variety of ways. This includes, providing a framework for interaction, links to training workshops and information/training to ensure each partnership is valued and productive. We also run an annual symposium, meet and greet events, online networking forums and laboratory tours for members of the community who are connected to the CCS through our Community Engagement Group.

2021 ACBD/CCS Community and Researcher Engagement (CARE) Committee.
L-R: Top row: Dr. Donia Moujalled, Dr. Ioanna Savvidou, Dr. Cedric Tremblay,
Dr. Karen Alt (Deputy Chair), Dr. Michelle Zajac.
L-R: Bottom row: Dr. Catherine Carmichael (Chair), Dr. Fiona Brown, A/Prof. Matthew McCormack,
Absent: Mr. Ken Young and Ms. Anna Steiner

Current members

Past members

  • A/Prof Matthew McCormack
  • Ms. Jen Cheung

Social media team

2021 CARE Committee social media team.
L-R: Top row: Ange Bishop (consumer engagement coordinator), Jurie Tashkandi.
L-R: Bottom row: Dr. Omar Ibrahim and Dr. Juliana de Castro.

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