The webinar held 16 November 2021 provides researchers with the skills and tools needed to effectively involve consumers in research. You will hear from MACH researchers and consumers.

Topics covered include:

  • Why consumer engagement is important
  • What consumer engagement means
  • When consumer engagement should occur
  • How researchers can most effectively engage with consumers
  • Where to go for more information

A panel discussion concludes the session.


The webinar held on 27 July 2022 discusses the skills and tools needed to effectively involve members of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in their research. This session is targeted at and developed with early and mid-career researchers and covers topics including:

  • What to consider when planning and undertaking your research
  • Building trust
  • Consent processes
  • Ensuring cultural appropriateness
  • Communicating with the community

The presentations are followed by a panel discussion.


The webinar is hosted by Dr Sheila Patel (Austin Health; Florey; UniMelb) with speakers in order of presentation including: