Consumer and Community Involvement (lunchtime seminar)

Consumer and Community Involvement Lunchtime Seminars

What is the CCI lunchtime seminar series?

Monash Partners ‘CCI lunchtime seminar series’  highlight principles, practices, frameworks and resources for consumer and community involvement in health and medical research and healthcare improvement.

A range of presenters from the Monash Partners network and other NHMRC accredited Research Translation Centres will share their work. Seminars are hosted by the Monash Partners CCI team and include a 35-40-minute presentation, followed by questions and facilitated discussion.

Building on the success of the 2021 seminar series, topics in 2022 will include:

  • Developing a CCI strategy
  • Resources and strategies to building the capacity of consumers
  • CCI in clinical trials
  • Impact and evaluation of CCI
  • Consumer advisory panels
  • Exemplars of CCI

Should I attend a seminar?

Our Consumer and Community Involvement Platform supports healthcare providers, researchers and managers to work in partnership with consumers and community members. The CCI seminar series provides an opportunity for healthcare providers, researchers, managers and consumers to learn from each other, ask questions and discuss topics of interest. We have created the CCI seminar series to complement our other CCI capacity building work, including the CCI Training and Education modules, along with our Research and Project Advice service.

The CCI seminars are for anyone practising CCI and/or wanting to increase CCI in their work. There are several seminars in 2022, and you are welcome to attend based on your interest and availability. Everyone is welcome.

Still want to know more about the CCI seminars?

Please contact our CCI team.


If you have registration queries please contact our CCI team.

Upcoming Webinars

Seminar 4: Consumer and community involvement in clinical trials: exploring the nitty gritty of consumer advisory panels
Tuesday 25 October 2022
11am - 12.30pm AEDT
Presented by Monash Partners and Sydney Health Partners, this event will highlight practical strategies and lessons learned around setting up and supporting a consumer advisory panel. 

Seminar 5: Better together: Consumer and Community Involvement in research
Tuesday 22 November 2022
10am-12pm AEDT
Monash Partners are proud to present better together exploring the current state of consumer and community involvement (CCI) across the research spectrum.

A panel of clinicians, academics, health service staff, researchers and CCI representatives will answer your questions on the success and challenges of integrating CCI into practice.

Previous Webinars


Seminar 1: Developing a CCI strategy for a National Women’s Health Research and Translation Network (WHRTN)
Thursday 24 March 2022
1pm - 2pm AEDT
Presented by Leslie Arnott, CCI Committee Co-Chair and Rebecca Madill, CCI Project Manager who will provide an overview of the CCI strategy, the process they followed and the key learnings from its implementation.

Seminar 2: Building the capacity of consumers to engage in research and healthcare improvement: practical suggestions and lessons learned
Thursday 12 May 2022
1pm - 2pm AEST
Monash Partners is pleased to partner with the Western Australian Health Translation Network for this session. Presented by Deb Langridge, Ben Horgan, Kelly Beer and Geoff Corcoran.


Seminar 1: The how and why of Consumer and Community Involvement
Thursday 11th February 2021
1pm - 2pm AEDT
Presented by the Monash Partners team via Zoom

Seminar 2: A research approach for co-designing education with healthcare consumers
Thursday 11th March 2021
1pm - 2pm AEDT
Presented by Associate Professor Gabrielle Brand, Monash University

Seminar 3: Setting up consumer advisory committees for health services
Thursday 8th April 2021
1pm - 2pm AEDT
Presented by Dr Sue Sinni and Michelle Daniel, Peninsula Health, and Sheila Daly, Epworth

Seminar 4: Navigating power imbalances in Consumer and Community Involvement
Thursday 13th May 2021
1pm - 2pm AEDT
Presented by Dr Rhonda Garad, Monash University

Seminar 5: The consumer perspective – what works and doesn’t work in consumer and community involvement
Thursday 10 June 2021
1pm - 2pm AEDT
Presented by the Monash Partners team and a panel of consumers 

Seminar 6: Consumer and community involvement and ethics
Thursday 12 August 2021
1pm -2pm AEDT
Presented by Ms Angela Henjak, Senior Manager, Ethics & Research Governance Office, Alfred Health; and Ms Deborah Dell, Manager, Human Research Ethics Committee and Research Support Services, Monash Health

Seminar 7: Incorporating consumer and community involvement into your grant applications
Thursday 9 September 2021
Presented by Professor Helena Teede, Monash Partners, and Monash Centre of Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) Monash University

Seminar 8: Consumer and Community Involvement in clinical trials: Practical strategies and lessons learned
Friday 15 October 2021
11am -1pm 
Presented by Monash Partners and Sydney Health Partners.