Asking the important questions, in the best way, to improve health outcomes: A co-design approach


Rae is an Associate Professor and the Research Education Academic Lead at the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre, North Queensland. Rae’s passion is to improve evidence-based decision making in clinical practice and to use community engagement strategies to improve health systems and policy. She is involved in researching a style of deliberative democracy known as community juries and has led research projects to explore their utility in public health policy development.

Leah Hardiman is a consumer representative for women’s and newborns service. She is a mother of two children and is passionate about the translation of evidence into policy and practice.

Leah is a representative at a national, state and local level, and engages with women and families to improve maternity, gynaecology, neonatal and children’s services.
She is a consumer representative on the Statewide Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Network and the Queensland Clinical Guidelines.