Better Together: Consumer Engagement in SCI Research


John Chernesky
Consumer Engagement Lead, Rick Hanson Institute


Wednesday 19th September, 2018
Meeting Room 2.3b Burwood Hospital
3.00 – 5.30pm

At BAIL’s invitation, John travelled to Christchurch after the ISCos Conference in Sydney to host a number of sessions in relation to engaging people with lived experience in research.

In this lecture, John used examples from SCI research to showed how consumer engagement can improve research processes and outcomes resulting in better translation of findings into practice.

With nearly 25 years of lived experience of spinal cord injury (SCI) since being paralyzed in 1993, John has participated in dozens of research studies in addition to being co-investigator on a number of research projects. His strong connection to the local SCI community as well as an international network of people living with SCI brings local, national and international consumer perspective to the SCI research field. Recognized as a leader in engagement and integrated knowledge translation, he has presented to audiences around the world.

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