Consumer Committees

Would you like to join a Consumer Advisory Committee?

Lung Foundation Australia has now completed the Consumer Advisory Committees 2020 Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Thank you to all of those that applied. We are pleased to say we are currently reviewing 130 applications, for the 50 available positions. We believe the consumer voice is essential in helping us achieve our mission, so we are humbled by the number of applications received.

Following the review, we will appoint to the various committees and will be in contact with everyone to provide an outcome.  All committee members will be inducted in the new year with a view to commence committee meetings in February 2020.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our EOI and share your experiences.

What are the Consumer Committees?

The committees assist the organisation and Board by providing strategic advice on matters related to lung disease and lung health, through representing the interests of their lung disease and providing insight into the lived experience.

The committees may be asked to provide advice on a variety of issues and topics across the areas of information, support, research, advocacy and community awareness. Responsibilities include:

  • To provide Lung Foundation Australia advice on lived experience with lung disease including the pressure points and impacts across the consumer journey.
  • To advise and provide feedback on information, resources, campaigns and marketing activities used by Lung Foundation Australia to raise awareness of the prevalence, burden and consequences of lung disease.
  • To review and be involved in the design, planning, implementation and maintenance of services and information resources.
  • To identify and prioritise areas requiring advocacy and fundraising.
  • To develop annual work plans to guide activity.

To represent the many disease areas we cover, Lung Foundation Australia is calling for expressions of interest to join the following committees:

  • Chronic Lung Disease Advisory Committee – representing COPD and Chronic Lung Conditions
  • Lung Cancer Advisory Committee
  • Rare Lung Disease Advisory Committee – representing Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
  • Parents of Children with Rare Lung Disease Advisory Committee
  • Bronchiectasis Advisory Committee

What is expected of a Lung Foundation Australia Committee Member?

Members will be representative of all those impacted by lung disease, including patients, family members, carers and friends.

Lung Foundation Australia are seeking individuals with a thorough understanding of their disease area, are passionate about Lung Foundation’s mission and objectives, and who are open, honest and accountable.

All members will receive a formal induction from Lung Foundation Australia at the start of their tenure and will be expected to attend 2-4 meetings per calendar year.

The role of a member is voluntary, and Lung Foundation Australia will cover all reasonable travel and accommodation expenses related directly to in person attendance at official committee meetings.

Where can I find more information?

You are welcome to contact the Lung Foundation Australia to discuss further, email Kirsten Phillips on kirstenp@lungfoundation.com.au.

Next steps

A full review of the applications will be undertaken over the coming weeks, where you will be contacted with the outcome of your application.