NHMRC has established a new Community and Consumer Advisory Group (CCAG) to provide timely, high level, strategic advice to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), including its Council and Principal Committees, on health matters and on health and medical research matters from a consumer and community perspective.
Collectively, the CCAG represents a comprehensive and informed understanding of the perspectives and dynamics of the community and health consumers. CCAG will have a key role in providing advice on Cases for Action developed by the Research Translation Faculty.
CCAG will bring to its advice a strong awareness of the community and consumer issues associated with the creation and use of health and medical research and the role of research evidence and its translation, in improving health. The advice of the CCAG will be in addition to the advice and expertise of community and consumer representatives on Council of NHMRC and its Principal Committees.
The CCAG is a Working Committee established under Section 39 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (the NHMRC Act). CCAG is comprised of 16 consumer and community leaders in Australia. Members have been appointed for the 2012-15 triennium.
Several members also have membership on NHMRC Principal Committees (see below).
|Community and Consumer Advisory Group|
|Ms Karen Carey, Chair|
|Hon Fran Bailey|
|Ms Sandra Bethell|
|Ms Alison Copley|
|Hon Hendy Cowan|
|Ms Rebecca Davies||(also Member of Research Committee)|
|Mr Todd Harper|
|Mr David Jack|
|Mr Demos Krouskos||(also Member of Health Care Committee)|
|Ms Meagan Lawson||(also Member of Prevention and Community Health Committee)|
|Ms Anne McKenzie|
|Ms Lesley Murphy||(also Member of Human Genetics Advisory Committee)|
|Ms Kay Oke||(also Member of Embryo Research Licensing Committee and Australian Health Ethics Committee)|
|Mr Glen Rees|
|Mr John Stubbs|
|Ms Moira Watson|
Community and Consumer Advisory Group
Research Translation Group
GPO Box 1421
CANBERRA ACT 2600