Understanding disability through the lens of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – challenges and opportunities

Applications close 27 November 2017

The Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC (Lowitja Institute CRC) is seeking applications for research projects under the theme of ‘Understanding disability through the lens of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – challenges and opportunities’.

The research questions identified for funding are part of the Institute’s Community Capability and Social Determinants of Health program, and build on its current work. The work includes the positive impacts of cultural determinants, gender, and relationships on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (for further details see www.lowitja.org.au/research-programs).

The Lowitja Institute recently held a workshop comprising of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with lived experience of disability, as well as policymakers, disability organisations, researchers, and advocates. Five research questions were identified as key research priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a disability. More information is available in the overview document below.

Research aim

To understand how disability intersects with broader health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Objective

Understanding the enablers and barriers that exist for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability.

Application information

Please note that applications may only be submitted by Lowitja Institute CRC Participant Organisations. While other institutions may partner in the research team, if successful, the Research Activity Funding must be administered by a Participant Organisation (the Administering Institution).

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Created: 20 October 2017 - Updated: 06 November 2017