Community and Consumer Advisory Group

NHMRC established the 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 represent a comprehensive and informed understanding of the perspectives and dynamics of the community and health consumers. CCAG plays a key role in providing advice about a range of NHMRC business which has included the Revised Statement on Consumer and Community Involvement in Health and Medical Research and the Cases for Action developed by the Research Translation Faculty.

The advice of the CCAG is provided in addition to the advice and expertise of community and consumer representatives on the Council of NHMRC and its Principal Committees.


CCAG is a Working Committee that was established under Section 39 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (the NHMRC Act) and is comprised of 15 consumer and community leaders in Australia.


  • Ms Karen Carey, Chair (also Member of NHMRC Council)
  • Hon Fran Bailey
  • Ms Sandra Bethell
  • Ms Alison Copley
  • Hon Hendy Cowan
  • Ms Rebecca Davies  (also Member of Health Innovation Advisory Committee and Member of Australian Health Ethics Committee)
  • Mr Todd Harper
  • Mr David Jack
  • Mr Demos Krouskos
  • Ms Meagan Lawson
  • Ms Anne McKenzie
  • Ms Kay Oke
  • Mr Glenn Rees
  • Mr John Stubbs
  • Dr Moira Watson