Karen Carey

NHMRC Community and Consumer Advisory Group

Karen Carey has represented consumers for more than a decade across all levels of the healthcare system. She is the Chair of the NHMRC Community and Consumer Advisory Group, the immediate past Chair of Consumers Health Forum and former Chair of Health Consumers Council of WA.

Karen’s focus is on building a healthcare system that measures and considers value from a consumer perspective, and in which consumers can meaningfully partner with service providers and researchers to deliver safe, effective and cost-effective care, from individual patient episodes to system-wide strategic planning and design.

Karen has also been the Executive Producer of the evidence-based health program Tonic broadcast on ABC TV and in more than 25 countries internationally. She is also the co-founder of Tonic Health Media, which narrowcasts broadcast quality evidence-based health programs into healthcare environments providing consumers with accurate health information at the time when they are most likely to need and act on the information.