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Your research. Your voice. Your future.

Webinar 1: An introduction to SCI research and its impact

Streaming live Tuesday 5 April, 2:00pm - 3:00pm AEST

This is the first of four in our webinar series Your voice. Your research. Your future.

It will give people with lived experience of SCI (and their family members, friends, and carers of course!) answers to these questions:

  • How does research work?

  • How do you access information about upcoming research?

  • How can you participate in the research cycle?

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Meet our speaker


Antonio Vecchio, Community and Consumer Engagement Manager


Antonio brings a wealth of experience in community and consumer engagement as a consultant, educator,  peer mentor,  consumer advisor and public speaker for organisations including Spire in Melbourne, Alfred Health and Independence Australia.


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Upcoming webinars

Webinar 2: 17 May 2022


Our role as SCI consumers in research

In this, our second webinar, we’ll take a deeper dive into how research works. We’ll look at

  • the consumer’s role in research – this looks different at each stage of the process.

  • the different ways you as a consumer can participate in research.

  • the benefits of participation – we’ll give you strategies to get involved.

Webinar 3: 28 June 2022

Meet the researchers - hot topics in SCI research

It’s time to meet some researchers! In our third webinar you’ll hear from researchers as they share their current work in areas such as

  • pain management

  • spasms

  • medical cannabis

  • stem cells

Researchers and topics will be selected following feedback from our Consumer Advisory Network.

Webinar 4: 9 August 2022

Engaging consumers in research: A researcher’s perspective

In our final webinar, we’ll introduce a framework for researchers to involve consumers in research practice.

We’ll discuss ways to identify appropriate consumers and engage them during the research process.

This webinar will be co-facilitated by PhD candidate and published researcher Leanne Rees.

This webinar series was made possible through the kind support of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts and The Marian and E.H. Flack Trust. 

Contact Details

Spinal Research Institute
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
1 Yarra Boulevard, Kew 3101

+61 3 9496 2579

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