Apply to participate in the Collaborative as a Consumer 

Expression of interest to participate will open 20th June

Apply to participate in the Collaborative as a Consumer  

Consumers are being sort to participate in the Collaborative in a range of ways, including;  

1. Involvement in the Expert Panel 

This is a one  day meeting that will be held face to face in Melbourne in August to inform the program content  

 2. Participation in a Consumer Advisory Group 

Depending on interest and availability members may lead or support the development of content, support teaching of content and provide feedback to project team on matter of importance to consumer   

3. Completion of a survey on your lived experience of preterm or early term birth

What experience is needed?

We are seeking a range of experiences to participate including women*, partners and support people with recent lived experience of care related to the prevention of preterm or early term birth. Including those; 

    • whose baby was born preterm 
    • who have received intervention during their pregnancy to prevent preterm birth 
    • whose baby was born by caesarean section or induction of labour between 37 – <39 weeks 
    • with experience or knowledge that would help inform strategies to safely extend pregnancy to 39 weeks  

Expressions of interest will be reviewed against the following criteria:

    • relevant experience of the healthcare system as a patient or carer  
    • relevant experience as a consumer representative
    • interest and availability to participate in the activities of the Collaborative (face to face meetings, web conference and electronic communication)
    • ability to communicate in a way that generates enthusiasm, a commitment to improvement and promotes a consumer centred approach

Consumers will be reimbursed for their time on a per session basis according to agreed fee structure.  Consumer will be asked to complete a reimbursement form or submit an invoice for payment. Travel will be paid for consumer to attend learning session and the expert panel meeting.

To apply to this project

Complete the online expression of interest form 

Expressions of Interest close: 5pm Friday 8th July 2022

You will be contacted by Friday 15th July to discuss next steps 

For further information please contact Adele Kelly  – WHA Improvement Program Manager on 02 6185 0325 or