Dr Nicole Scholes-Robertson, BAppSci (Physiotherapy), PhD is a physiotherapist with lived experience of dialysis and transplantation. She is a post-doctoral researcher at The University of Sydney and a Patient Partner at the Centre for Kidney Research. Her interests include rural patient access to kidney replacement therapy and consumer/patient involvement in research. She is Co-Chair of the BEAT-CKD Consumer Advisory Board, consumer member of the Australasian Kidney Trials network (AKTN) scientific committee, member of the consumer guideline writing group with CARI Guidelines and is on the SONG-GN Steering Committee. Nicki is also the Consumer Editor for Cochrane Kidney and Transplant. She is a skilled trainer with extensive experience designing and conducting workshops on patient involvement in research with clinicians, researchers, and patients.
As a person with CKD, I don’t want to be a passive observer in my journey with kidney disease. Involvement in research encourages active participation in our disease and furthers everyone’s knowledge. Through CRE-PACT we are able to ensure that more consumers are able to be involved, and researchers and clinicians are trained and equipped to facilitate this.