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Changing the Narrative in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Four Cooperative Research Centres and the Lowitja Institute: The story so far

We support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers of tomorrow (photo courtesy QIMR Berghofer)

The Lowitja Institute Board

Mr Selwyn Button, Dr Tamara Mackean, Ms Pat Anderson AO (Chair), Ms June Oscar AO, Professor Peter Buckskin PSM, Mr Russell Taylor (some directors absent)

NHMRC–Lowitja Institute Research Translation Symposium 2017

Professor Anne Kelso AO, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Mr Romlie Mokak


Some 154 million Indigenous and tribal peoples included in the The Lancet–Lowitja Institute Global Collaboration – Indigenous and tribal peoples’ health: A population study.

Our international links

Keynote speakers from the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference with our CEO

Our partners

Participants Forum, June 2017

The Lowitja Institute award winners 2016

L–R: Dr Lisa Whop, Assoc. Professor Gail Garvey, Assoc. Professor Roxanne Bainbridge

Our Patron

Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue AC CBE DSG

We are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation working for the health and wellbeing of Australia's First Peoples through high impact quality research, knowledge translation and by supporting a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.


Close the Gap report
Close the Gap 2018

A ten-year review:
The Closing the Gap strategy and recommendations for reset

Video - Good decisions grow from great research