Starting a culture of consumer engagement early

For three years, Professor Fred Hollande, Department of Clinical Pathology and Centre for Cancer Research, has brought together honours students and health consumers with the aim of providing students with a working knowledge of consumer engagement from the very beginning of their research career.

This year, students undertaking Honours in Pathology and Clinical Pathology engaged with three health consumers—Natalie, Paul and Nicole—each with experience of cancer; Dr Kristi Milley, National Manager of the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) who manages consumer engagement for the group; and Dr Joanne Britto, Manager of Consumer Involvement at the VCCC Alliance. Read more on the Centre for Cancer Research website.