Sarah Lukeman

Health Consumer Expert
CT:IQ, Australia

Sarah Lukeman is a cancer survivor, clinical trial participant and experienced health consumer advocate and representative. She is Co-Deputy Chair of Cancer Voices NSW and has been on their Executive Committee since 2017. Sarah was the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) for 2 years, where she supported consumers and researchers to work together through training, mentoring and administrative support. She is a consumer buddy for a number of discovery science cancer researchers in NSW and Victoria and is on the organising committee of the NSW Cancer Conference.

Sarah is regularly invited to speak on Consumer Involvement in Research (CIR) and has co-designed and co-presented intermediate training on CIR for Health Consumers NSW. Sarah is consumer representative on several committees in the Hunter New England Local Health District; the NSW Regional Health Partners (NSWRHP) Community Advisory Committee; the Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN) Workforce Development Committee; and Chairs the Centre for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) Consumer and Community Involvement Committee. Sarah has been a member of the Clinical Trials: Thinking Smarter (CT:IQ) Steering Committee since 2021 and consumer representative on their InFORMed and Beyond the Form projects.

Sarah served a term as elected Councillor for Singleton Shire Council and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She trained as a Chemical Engineer, worked in the mining industry, and is a Tai Chi instructor. She lives in regional NSW and advocates for equitable access to healthcare and a just transition for mining communities. Sarah feels privileged to have grey hair and wrinkles and to have seen her daughters grow up.

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