Lowitja Institute scholarships

A key priority of the Lowitja Institute is to support the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers. The Lowitja Institute CRC and its predecessor CRCs have operated a scholarship program that has awarded, to mid-2015, a total of 79 scholarships: 42 for PhD candidates, 14 for Masters students, 13 for other coursework students. By creating these pathways, the Institute is helping develop a highly trained workforce of specialised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers. Their work will inform the future policy and practice that will deliver positive health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Some of our current and past scholarship holders

More information can be found on each scholarship holder by clicking on the thesis title to go to their webpage.

Matthew West

Matthew West (2015 scholarship)
La Trobe University
Development of a targeted foot complications screening and intervention program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 3: Health policy and systems

Vicki Couzens

Vicki Couzens (2015 scholarship)
AIATSIS
'Koorramook Yakeeneeyt’ (Possum Dreaming): Cloaks, cultural traditions and wellbeing in Aboriginal communities
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Alister Thorpe

Alister Thorpe (2015 scholarship)
Menzies School of Health Research
Engage–Exchange–Change: Strengthening Indigenous health research engagement, action, translation and impact
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Emily Munro-Harrison

Emily Munro-Harrison (2015 scholarship)
The University of Melbourne
Urban Invisibility: Identities of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in urban Victoria
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Margartet Harvey

Margaret Harvey (2015 scholarship)
AIATSIS
Researching my Island home – Navigating through the intersection of research and Culture in the creation of live performance
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Suzanne Ingram

Suzanne Ingram (2015 scholarship)
The George Institute for Global Health
Communication needs for Aboriginal people for culturally competent chronic disease healthcare
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 2: Needs and opportunities for a workforce to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Lisa Whop

Lisa Whop (2015 scholarship)
Menzies School of Health Research
The first comprehensive study on Indigenous Australian women’s inequalities in cervical screening: a Queensland record-linkage study
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 3: Health policy and systems

Tara Lewis

Tara Lewis (2015 scholarship)
University of Queensland
Culturally responsive methodology for the communication assessment of Australian Aboriginal children
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Robert Monaghan

Robert Monaghan (2015 scholarship)
University of New South Wales
The role of management in improving sexual health service delivery in Aboriginal community controlled health services
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Nicky Flynn

Nicky Flynn (2015 scholarship)
Flinders University
(De)Colonising ADHD: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Standpoints
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 3: Health policy and systems

Scott Avery

Scott Avery (2015 scholarship)
University of New South Wales
A critical analysis of disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Stewart Sutherland

Steward Sutherland (2015 scholarship)
AIATISIS
A Transnational Study: The effects of reconciliation on social and emotional wellbeing of people affected by past policfies and practices of forced removal
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Maree Meredith

Maree Meredith (2015 scholarship)
Flinders University
Health promotion benefits of art centres in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Julieann Coombes (2015 scholarship)
The George Institute for Global Health
What's next for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children after a burn injury? What are the barriers to appropriate care?
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health

Jane Pooley (2015 scholarship)
Queensland University of Technology
Developing a quality of life tool for the use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with chronic disease
The Lowitja Institute CRC Program 1: Community capability and the social determinants of health and Program 2: Needs and opportunities for a workforce to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Scott Davis

Scott Davis
The University of Sydney
Community Capacity Development for Better Health: The role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in restoring community capacity
CRATSIH Program 2: Healthy Communities and Settings

Bo Remenyi

Bo Reményi
Menzies School of Health Research
Standardisation of diagnostic protocols for early detection of rheumatic heart disease
CRCATSIH Program 1: Healthy Start, Healthy Life

Megan Williams - Lowitja Institute scholarship holder

Megan Williams
University of New South Wales
Post-prison release support experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in an urban setting
CRATSIH Program 2: Healthy Communities and Settings

Anita D'Aprano

Anita D’Aprano
Menzies School of Health Research
TRAK Study– Talking about raising Aboriginal kids
CRATSIH Program 2: Healthy Communities and Settings

Sarah Ireland

Sarah Ireland
Menzies School of Health Research
Reproducing history: Aboriginal women in a remote community in Northern Territory
CRATSIH Program 2: Healthy Communities and Settings

michael hemingway

Michael Hemingway
The University of Melbourne
Community Control: Aboriginal self-determination and liberal democracy
CRATSIH Program 2: Healthy Communities and Settings

graham gee

Graham Gee
The University of Melbourne
Understanding resilience and recovery from trauma in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

CRCATSIH Program 3: Enabling Policies and Systems

kalinda griffiths

Kalinda Griffiths
University of New South Wales
Disparities in lung cancer care and outcomes in New South Wales
CRCATSIH Program 3: Enabling Policies and Systems

Kim O'Donnell

Kim O’Donnell
Flinders University
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and government funders: Accountability to whom and for what?
CRCATSIH Program 3: Enabling Policies and Systems

liz orr

Liz Orr
La Trobe University
Telling the good stories
CRCATSIH Program 3: Enabling Policies and Systems

Created: 03 May 2012 - Updated: 05 September 2016