The Matilda Centre and PREMISE are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021 Lived Experience Partnership Grants. All applicants are commended for their outstanding proposals. These unique grants will support recipients to conduct innovative research in partnership with people with lived experience to enhance the real-world impact of research projects.
PREMISE is a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence led by the Matilda Centre. The Centre provides a world first synergy of leading prevention and early intervention research and translation programs in mental health and substance use across five Australian universities:
This year, two Lived Experience Partnership Grants were awarded.
Dr Louise Thornton will undertake co-design workshops with young people to inform a micro-randomised trial of a healthy lifestyles app (Health4Life). Funding will support Dr Thornton to optimise the engagement of young people in the trial by co-designing engagement messages with Youth Advisory Board members. An mixed-methods process will be used to refine the exact timing and content of engagement messages which will be sent to participants via a SMS delivery system. Funding will also support a research assistant to facilitate the co-design workshops, refinement and updating of messages and study materials.
Team members: Dr Emma Devine, Tara Guckel, Felicity Duong, Associate Professor Lexine Stapinski, Dr Jennifer Debenham, Associate Professor Cath Chapman, Professor Maree Teesson and Professor Nicola Newton.
Funding will support the Positive Choices team to undertake a participatory co-design process with the PREMISE and Matilda Centre Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and other Lived Experience Researchers (LER) to develop new student AOD resources for Positive Choices and create a social media campaign to promote the new resources and Positive Choices drug prevention portal more broadly.