Co-design Gateway

Evidence-based Co-design Framework & Toolkit for Children’s Nutrition Research


This project will develop an evidence-based co-design framework and toolkit for nutrition research from fundamental science, to its implementation as interventions and finally in advocating for public policy change. It will conceptualise a digital platform that will enable the development and use of technology from design of the research through to knowledge translation and communication.


Co-design Process


Why is this important?

This project acknowledges the lived experiences and expertise of individuals and communities and its use along with discovery science to generate change. By involving children, families and communities as equal partners in research the outcomes are likely to be more sustainable and have more impact.

How are we doing this study?

This project collaborates with a cross-section of health and nutrition researchers, including those developing skills and expertise in co-design methods and those less familiar with the field, to understand their preferred learning experiences and research needs and opportunities. The project also develops new methods and models for researchers to work with individuals and communities through co-creation with children at primary schools, children at secondary schools, parents, school communities and service agencies.

What are we hoping to find?

The framework will inform a digital platform that will support diverse researchers and health practitioners to develop customised co-design approaches and methods for projects. These will be led by authenticity, agility and the perspectives and experience of participants – the co-designers – in the research.


Chief Investigators

Research Team

HDR Students

Want to get in touch with our Research Fellow?

Please contact Dr Jeremy Kerr via below Contact Form or Email: jeremy.kerr@qut.edu.au