Congratulations to Queensland Genomics Community Advisory Group (CAG) on the publication of their article in Frontiers in Genetics online journal.

The article was co-authored by members of the Queensland Genomics Consumer Advisory group (the organisation Queensland Genomics has now wound down), including Dr Erin Evans, HCQ’s Board Chair and the Chair of Queensland Genomics CAG, and some members of HCQ’s network.

It highlights the work of consumers in partnering, leading and delivering consumer-led research about the mainstreaming of genomics to health systems.

Erin said, “This is a must read for anyone interested in consumer and community involvement in health research, and the value of including the end user in decisions about any product or service development.

It’s not every day you get to collaborate on the foundations for mainstreaming consumer-centric genomics healthcare. Thank you to the amazing multidisciplinary group – such a privilege to work with you all: Gary Hondow, Jessica Bean, Louise Healy, Satrio (Tiko) Nindyo Istiko, Deborah Robins, Nic Waddell, Lindsay Fowles, Aideen McInerney-Leo,  Greg Pratt, Katrina Cutler, David Bunker and Miranda Vigden.

My hope is that the publication helps more health systems and researchers to co-design with consumers on health innovation.”

Read the article here