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Why join us
An opportunity for real-time discussion and cross-pollination of ideas between members. You will hear from leading and emerging primary health care academics from Australia and New Zealand.

What we will achieve
Build a research community for primary health care academics from all disciplines and foster dissemination of high quality research by experts in the field.

Who should join us
AAAPC members and non-members from all disciplines with an interest in primary health care research.

How often
We aim to run biannual interactive webinars on topics of relevance to primary health care research.

Webinars will last one hour and include an interactive session where you can ask questions of the expert presenters.

What cost
Webinars are free of charge. Webinar platform Zoom is a web-based platform. You may join from your computer, smartphone or tablet devices.

Recordings of past webinars are available online. Please note access to the recordings is restricted to members only.


Connecting research with the real-world: Consumer engagement and co-design.

Thursday 7th March 2024, 6pm - 7pm AEDT, 8pm - 9pm NZST

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This webinar will be hosted by the AAAPC ECR Subcommittee and presented by Associate Professor Ayton, who will take us through her experience with consumer engagement and co-design in health services research.

We will discuss the importance of using research methods that are applicable to what’s really happening ‘on the ground’ and what this might look like for primary care researchers. Tips and recommendations for conducting consumer-led research will also be provided.

This is a free event, open to AAAPC members and non-members.
[Note: Non-members are encouraged to consider membership to enjoy the organisation’s other benefits. For AAAPC, please visit: or email to enquire.]

Associate Professor Darshini Ayton

Associate Professor Darshini Ayton has a strong track record in health and social care research and methodological approaches including qualitative research, consumer and community involvement, clinical registries, randomised controlled trials and implementation science. Having only received her PhD 10 years ago, she is now the Deputy Head of the Health and Social Care Unit at Monash University, and an NHMRC emerging leader fellow (2021-2025). Darsh is leading the Health and Social Care Unit ageing and health services research work and is a Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence and primary investigator on Medical Research Future Fund and National Centre for Healthy Ageing funding and multiple industry, health service and aged care provider funding. Her program of research links acute care to community and residential aged care and encompasses dementia prevention, innovative diagnostics for dementia and sector-spanning models of care to improve quality of care and quality of life.



President: Tim Stokes

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