Community Advisory Group

The PC4 Community Advisory Group (CAG) provide advice on research directions and priorities from a consumer perspective.


Why become a CAG member?

Consumer input is valuable in identifying and prioritising research issues. Consumer involvement in planning and managing projects is a key priority for PC4. Consumers are the most important part of our vision and their contribution is integrated into every aspect of our work. To make sure we achieve this vision PC4 works with our Community Advisory Group. Members of this group are people interested in or affected by cancer including carers and family members. Together they help us develop new cancer in primary care research.


What might I do as part of the PC4 CAG?

  • Help decide priority areas for research
  • Reviewing research concepts and protocols from the community perspective
  • Reviewing information sheets and consent forms of PC4 supported studies
  • Joining a research team as a Consumer Investigator
  • Attending Research Development Workshops
  • Participating in working groups
  • Being an advocate for the community for PC4 trials
  • Helping share results of PC4 trials
  • Reviewing grant applications


Interested in joining our CAG?

To join our CAG you must be a member of PC4.
You may have had cancer, known or cared for someone with cancer, or just be interested in cancer research and in helping people. Experience in research is not required, and we are seeking interested consumers with diverse experiences and relevant life skills.

If you are already a PC4 member and wish to join our CAG:

Jason White

Location: NSW
My Contribution: Jason is a carer for his wife with breast cancer, lupus and Hashimoto’s. He also supported his mother during bowel cancer and terminal secondary ovarian cancer. Professionally, Jason is a Data Analyst at The University of Sydney. He has a passion for complex systems analysis and the power of information when refined and made user friendly in tools such as cancer treatment decision trees for the benefit of cancer patient outcomes.

Louise Bailey

Location: NSW
My Contribution: Louise has a background in governance, government liaison, and human resource management in the non-government education sector and has always been a keen advocate of evidence-based best practice. Louise believes strongly that high-quality research is what will make a difference to the lives of those living with cancer, their families and carers, now and in the future. She also believes that everyone involved in a person’s cancer experience has an important role to play in enhancing that person’s experience and that consultation and collaboration are paramount to achieving this.

George Prince

Location: WA

My Contribution: Coming soon…

Celia Pavelieff

Location: NSW
My Contribution: Celia’s contribution to JCAG draws together her experiences in her personal and professional lives, stronger, simpler and clearer communications to assist JCAG’s objectives.

George Fishman

Location: NSW
My Contribution: Cancer survivor

Max Shub

Location: VIC
My Contribution: Max is a member of the PC4 and PoCoG Joint Community Advisory Group. He is a qualified pharmacist and a cancer survivor having been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer 12 years ago. He has a desire to improve the quality of cancer research by bringing an understanding of patients concerns through his extensive involvement with support groups including the Prostate Cancer Support Group network, Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry Steering Committee, PoCoG SAC, NEMICS Reference Group and Cancer Trials Consumer Network

Makala Castelli

Location: QLD

My Contribution: Coming soon…

Sonia Markoff

Location: NSW

My contribution: Coming soon…

Terri Byrne

Location: QLD

My Contribution: Coming soon…