Closing date: 9am, Monday 27 March 2023
Are you a Queenslander from a South Asian background?
Are you interested in how your DNA affects your chances of getting heart disease?
Do you want to make a difference in your community and your future generations?
Join the South Asian Genes and Health in Australia (SAGHA) Study Community Advisory Group to increase representation of South Asians in health and genomics research in Australia and improve people’s health.
Genomics is the study of genes and other information in a person’s genome – the complete set of instructions in their DNA. Genomics research helps us to better understand diseases so we can develop better ways of preventing and treating disease.
The University of Queensland would like to work with five community representatives over the age of 18 years who live in Queensland and have the following heritages: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh for this two-part genomics research study. The purpose of the Community Advisory Group is to give a community perspective on how best to do genomics research with South Asian Queenslanders. The Group will:
- Advise the research team on how best to communicate with South Asian Queenslanders
- Help the research team understand the difficulties that prevent South Asian Queenslanders from participating in genomic research
- Advise on how best to recruit South Asian Queenslanders into a genomic study
- Help develop and review documents such as information sheets, questionnaires and consent forms, to advise on language and accessibility
- Help the research team distribute information about the study to their network of South Asian Queenslanders
- Contribute to the development of the final published framework.