About CHCP

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Rebecca Ryan, Jessie Kaufman, Annie Synnot, Dianne Lowe, Jack Nunn, Bronwen Merner, Anne Parkhill, Sophie Hill, Louisa Walsh. Not shown: Terry Hoo, KowLin Leong, Nami Nelson, Lina Schonfeld

The Research Centre for Health Communication and Participation (CHCP) sits within the School of Psychology and Public Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University.

CHCP conducts research to improve people’s health and wellbeing through the generation and promotion of evidence-informed
strategies for consumer communication and participation in health. We aim to strengthen the active involvement of consumers in health care, policy and research.

CHCP is also home to Cochrane Consumers and Communication which focuses on evaluating the evidence on how people interact with and experience health care (i.e. 'communication and participation').

Dr Sophie Hill, Associate Professor and Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Consumers and Communication, leads the Centre.

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