Are you interested in research into ageing and the health of older people? The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) brings together health and aged care services, universities, and research and advocacy organisations (including COTA Victoria) to promote research that will directly improve the lives of older people. Current research projects are addressing the role of carers, dementia care, grief and loneliness, prevention of falls, use of technology and improving use of outdoor facilities in residential care.
MARC is seeking new members to join the Community Advisory Group (CAG). CAG members are people with lived experience of health and ageing services. Some have professional experience in these or related areas, and all share an understanding that the best research has community or consumer input.
CAG members provide advice on research areas and participate in a project team in their area of interest. There are four CAG meetings per year, plus up to two planning meetings. Project teams meet about eight times per year. Members are financially compensated for attending these meetings. There are also professional development activities available.
We would love to hear from you if you wish to contribute.
Please contact Kayla Lock K.Lock@nari.edu.au for further information and an application form.