Consumer: Sophy Athan on the value of consumers

PARTNERSHIP: Researchers partnering with consumers

Much of the research in Australia is dependent upon receiving a grant. Consumers are playing an increasingly important role in labs to gain funding, and the Medical Research Future Fund has a stated objective to maximise opportunities for research translation by engaging with consumers.

Sophy Athan has firsthand experience of assisting a research team to secure funding which resulted in a successful grant from the Movember Prostate Cancer Research Alliance.