Our Patron Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue AC CBE DSG

Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG

1 August 1932 – 4 February 2024

What we do Lowitja Institute works to influence policies, programs and practices that make a positive difference

About usHealth research by community, for community

We are Australia’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health research institute, named in honour of our patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG. We deliver high-impact quality research, knowledge exchange, and by supporting a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.

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31 January 2024: Lowitja Learning Seminar Series: Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Indigenous Data Governance webinar

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Our impact Featured projects

Lowitja Institute research commissioning aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to transform their ideas into aspirations that meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and improve health and wellbeing outcomes within a generation.

Our funded projects
Towards a culturally secure telehealth model for the Kimberley
Longitudinal study of remote Aboriginal children: The Bigiswun Kid Project
Victoria Aboriginal Language Health Check

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land across Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.