AADPA is committed to the advancement and implementation of evidence-based research, diagnosis, treatment and management of ADHD for the lifetime benefit of individuals and families affected by the disorder.
The introduction of our Consumer Advisory Board will allow AAPDA to better advocate for the needs and priorities of Australians affected by ADHD, including more comprehensive policy development. Representing the views of those with a lived experience of ADHD, the Consumer Advisory Board will play a vital role in providing AADPA with a community and consumer perspective into the unmet needs and strategies for the success of those living with ADHD, including:
- How and where ADHD research should be conducted
- How to identify, promote and implement effective ways for individuals with ADHD and their families to be involved in research
- How to communicate research findings to individuals with ADHD, their families and the broader community
- How to transfer research findings to the practical treatment of individuals with ADHD
- How to advocate for families and individuals for ADHD to increase access to evidence based treatments
What does it involve?
The AADPA Consumer Advisory Board will aim to meet twice a year via video conferencing and/or face to face to discuss key priorities and actions. In between meetings, you may be asked to contribute to tasks such as reviewing research proposals, setting research priorities and developing ways to educate and involve individuals in research and inform stakeholders and policymakers around results. Membership is voluntary; however, expenses associated with meetings and other tasks will be covered.
Who should apply?
This is an opportunity to work alongside AADPA to ensure ADHD research is meaningful and conducted in a way that is appropriate and acceptable to individuals with ADHD and their families and to advocate for implementation of the results. Expressions of interest are open to individuals with ADHD and/or family members who are committed to making a difference to the ADHD community, and:
- Have direct experience and an active interest in ADHD (and related disorders)
- Have good communication skills
- Are interested in being involved in the planning, doing and implementing of ADHD research, and
- Have time to commit to this important working group
Expressions of Interest for AADPA's Consumer Advisory Board membership have now closed. Thank you for your interest.