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Karen Carey

Karen Carey

Board Member

Karen Carey was the co-founder of Tonic Health Media, which is a communications network that disseminates high quality health information to patients and GPs at more than 5,000 healthcare environments across Australia and has an audience in excess of 50 million viewers each year.

Karen Carey has more than two decades experience as a consumer representative and is the former Chair of Consumers Health Forum of Australia, a former Chair of Health Consumers Council of WA. She is a former Member of NHMRC Council and the inaugural Chair of the NHMRC Community and Consumer Advisory Group.

Karen has extensive experience in consumer representation, community, consumer and patient communications, and health and medical research, and also has more than a decade of experience in state and federal government strategic planning and project management in the healthcare sector, including the organisation and conduct of large consumer workshops.

Karen has a particular interest in improving the engagement of, and communication with, the community to ensure that social welfare programs meet the real needs of the target audience.

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