PACER Workshops

PACER workshops are interactive and practical, designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills on methods and topics related to patient-centred research.

Upcoming workshops


Consumer involvement in health research

Time and Date: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday 14th August 2019
Venue: Seminar Room, Kids Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead NSW 2145
Facilitators: Talia Gutman and Nicki Scholes-Robertson, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Registration: Open – $150 standard rate and $70 for students (includes materials and catering)

Workshop objectives:
– understand the need for consumer involvement in research
– recognise what is (and is not) consumer involvement
– compare levels/approaches of consumer involvement
– outline considerations for identifying and selecting consumers to be involved in research
– gain knowledge and understanding of potential consumer roles across the research cycle, including:
* in setting the research agenda and questions
* in design (e.g. interventions, recruitment, selection of outcomes)
* in dissemination and implementation of research
– learn how to report and evaluate consumer involvement

Past workshops


Conducting and publishing qualitative health research

Time and Date: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday 10th May 2019
Venue: Seminar Room, Kids Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead NSW 2145
Facilitators: Allison Tong and Talia Gutman, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

Workshop objectives:
– understand the purpose of qualitative research
– compare key differences between qualitative and quantitative research
– gain knowledge of the common methodologies used in qualitative health research
– understand the design of qualitative studies (including participant selection)
– gain skills in common methods and techniques of data collection (interviews, focus groups)
– gain knowledge in the methods and techniques of data analysis
– appraise a qualitative study
– learn how to report and publish qualitative studies in biomedical journals