Debra Langridge

Head, CCI Program

Deb is the Head of the CCI Program and is responsible for implementing a state-wide consumer and community involvement program across the WA Health Translation Network’s partner organisations.

Deb has worked in the public health and prevention space at all levels of government – Federal, State and Local – and not for profit sectors to contribute to the health and well-being of communities. She has worked to capture the voices of all parts of community including access and inclusion, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, children and young people, mental health, health and community services. Deb has been the Chair of Advisory Groups in both NSW and WA connecting community, government and well-being. As a member of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People’s Deb was involved in the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry on Children and the Built Environment. She was also a representative for the WA Local Government Sustainable Health Review.

Deb is passionate about policy and advocacy, making a difference in communities and turning theory into practice. Bringing people together to partner and collaborate for great outcomes is what she loves to do and her capacity for strategic thinking and planning enables her to work at all levels of government, not for profit and community


Briony Williams

Program Development Coordinator

Briony joined the team in 2017 and is currently the CCI Program Development Coordinator. Briony’s role includes supporting the implementation of the CCI Program and contributing to the development and delivery of the Programs resources, including training workshops.

Briony has a background in exercise and health promotion. She’s been working in health research since 2012, with a particular focus on supporting researchers and community members to work together to improve the translation of health research into policy and practice

 

 


Bex Logan

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Bex is CCI Program’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator. With experience in areas such as reality TV, the mining, oil and gas sector, independent radio and tertiary education, Bex brings over 12 years of communications experience to the team. Her interests are in areas such as video, social media, content marketing and more broadly digital communications.

Bex holds a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications from Edith Cowan University and a Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Radio and Television from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Other education highlights include a Certificate IV in Project Management

 

 

 


Briony Abraham

Consumer and Community Involvement Events Officer

Briony is Consumer and Community Health Research Network’s Events Officer and joined the team in January 2017. Briony holds an Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences and has purchasing, finance and administrative roles within the University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences since 2015. Prior to this she held roles within the sales industry.

Briony’s role is to plan and organise the events which the Program is requested to run for our various Partner Organisations. She also provides administrative support to the team, and to the Head of Program, Debra Langridge.

Briony is a mother of two daughters and is devoted to helping her daughters realise their aspirations in athletics and dance. Briony has volunteered her time to help coordinate her daughters teams and continues to play a supportive role within the sports club her children are members of

 


Kerry Mace

Consumer and Community Support Officer

Kerry joined the team in August 2019 as the Consumer and Community Support Officer bringing with her over 15 years of involvement in the area of consumer advocacy.

Kerry supports the Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinators with the day to day administration of the Program and recruits consumers and community members for the open involvement positions. She is the connection between our consumers and our researchers, contacting consumers about their applications and assisting researchers with the process of choosing who they work with.

Kerry’s background is with Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA as their Kids Camp Coordinator and has also been a Support Group facilitator for over 20 years. She is a Loric Self-Management Facilitator and is a member of various committees, including the Musculoskeletal Health Network. Kerry recently retired from the Fiona Stanley Hospital Consumer Advisory Committee after 6 years on the Council, with the last four as their chair

 


Ben Horgan

Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) Coordinator

Ben is currently working with the WA Health Translation Network within the Consumer and Community Involvement Program as a CCI Coordinator sharing his time between Curtin University and the WA Department of Health Research Development Unit

Ben brings over 15 years of advocacy experience to the role. He’s worked with Arthritis Australia as a consumer advocate and between 2011 – 2015 work in primary health care organisations supporting patient driven, evidence based, multidisciplinary care. Ben has been a consumer representative in state and national committees and was the first patient to be appointed a National Coordinator by the World Health Organisation initiative, the Bone and Joint Decade 2000 – 2010. As a patient research partner he’s worked for nearly two decades in local, national and international research projects.

His current role enables him to utilise all his experience and evidence based best practice models to improve collaboration between researchers, health consumers and the community. The results enable increased levels of involvement from health consumers and community, more relevant health research, plus increased rates of translation into health service delivery


Corinna Musgrave

Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator

Corinna is the Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator at Notre Dame University Australia. She works with researchers to develop and expand consumer and community involvement initiative across these organisations.

Corinna completed her degree in Anthropology at the University of Western Australia, with a particular focus on medical anthropology. Since graduating she has worked nationally as a patient advocate in paediatric cancer support, as well as qualified and volunteered as a telephone counsellor for Lifeline. She has also completed further training through Monash University in Human Research Ethics.

She’s served as a lay member of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and also for the Ramsay Healthcare HREC. Previously Corinna served on the Steering Committee for the Monash University’s Bariatric Surgery Registry, which is the Safety and Quality Registry overseeing all Bariatric Surgeries for Australia and New Zealand.

Corinna also brings a migrant voice to the table, coming from a non-English speaking background. She understands and strongly supports the inclusion of listening and understanding the needs of all people, knowing everyone deserves an equal voice


Malika Boukhoubza

Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator

Malika is the Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator at Murdoch University and the Australian National Phenome Centre. She works with the Consumer and Community Health Research Network to promote, develop and expand collaboration between consumers, researchers, service providers and community organisations.

Malika has a background in molecular science, immunology and marketing. She is currently completing a Masters of Bioethics at the University of Sydney. Malika is a passionate consumer advocate and has a strong interest in the development of ethical healthcare practice. She was a member of the Cancer Division Community Reference Group at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and joined the Advisory Committee for the Symptom Assessment and Monitoring Study at Edith Cowan University. Malika is currently a Community Representative on the Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee

 


Briannan Dean

Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator

Briannan is the newly appointed CCI Coordinator at the Perth Children’s Hospital and for the Child and Adolescent Health Service. She works to develop and expand consumer and community involvement initiatives across these organisations.

Briannan holds a Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations, a Postgraduate Diploma of Sexology (Public Heath) and additional qualifications in procurement and contracting for community services, medical project management, health coaching and nutrition for mental health. She has a background working in the mental health, government and health sectors and has worked in sexual health policy and programming for the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Programs at the WA Department of Health. She’s also a member of the State-wide Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Promotion Network Group, run by the Women and Newborn Health Service, and is an active advocate for enhancing community support for mothers experiencing postnatal mental health challenges.

Briannan is interested in the intersection between human rights, community development, research and health at the individual, local and global levels. She sees community advocacy and meaningful involvement as central to improving health access and outcomes. Briannan is particularly passionate about child and maternal health and well-being, as well as sexual and reproductive health and education


Maxine Pollard

Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator

A recent addition to the team, Maxine joins the CCI Program from a fundraising and alumni engagement background within public, tertiary health and higher education.

For many years, Maxine supported the funding goals of the Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University researchers through her role at the Flinders Foundation. Much of this time was spent working on a campaign to build the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) and support cancer research and patient programs embedded on the Flinders campus.

This work allowed Maxine to work closely with patients, donors, cancer advocacy groups, clinicians and researchers to develop programs which directly supported both patient programs and researcher. She’s currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of South Australia.

As a CCI Coordinator, Maxine supports researchers based at the The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to create meaningful partnerships with consumers and the community


Kerry Maclaurin

Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator

Kerry joined the CCI Program in 2020, supporting researchers at the The University of Western Australia to increase the involvement of the community voice in health research.

Kerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and brings over 20 years experience in social and market research, management, operations and planning to her role. She’s held research and management positions in State government, research agencies and client organisations. Kerry brings extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative research and working collaboratively. She is a member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society of Australia and a past WA Committee member.

With a particular interest in the area of empowering individuals to engage in understanding and improving their own health, Kerry has also completed the Wahls Protocol Health Professional Certification as a health coach. Kerry has served on State and club level sporting boards, undertaken training in Governance for Not-For-Profit Directors and is a member of the Myositis Association of Australia. She was previously the community contact for the Donor Conception Support Group.

Kerry brings a focus on building supportive relationships with consumers, colleagues, researchers and stakeholders along with a passion for ensuring the consumer voice of lived experience is involved in informing and enriching health research and outcomes.