Lowitja Consulting is driven by our values to:
- undertake projects that deliver benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- prioritise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and capacity strengthening
- generate, translate and connect knowledge across sectors, geographies, services, governments, not-for-profit organisations and communities to provide advice based on expert knowledge, evidence and research.
Our service offerings
Lowitja Consulting offers services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing policy, and organisational development. Our management consulting and advisory services are delivered through work on policy development and analysis, research, stakeholder consultation, evaluation, training, strategic planning, and ethical frameworks and process. Our services are designed to draw upon and strengthen our research and reflect Lowitja Institute’s research principles in maintaining a focus on beneficence, workforce development, engaging end users, and measuring impact.
Targeted Translation Research Accelerator Needs Assessment and Prioritisation Project
This was a collaborative project between Lowitja Institute and MTPConnect. The Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) program is an integrated research funding program that aims to improve the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (D&CVD) and their related complications in Australia. This $47 million program is funded through the Preventative Public Health Research initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). Lowitja Institute was engaged to facilitate a needs assessment process for Round 3 of the TTRA. This involved ascertaining Indigenous-specific priority areas for research into D&CVD and developing a Prioritisation Framework to guide this work in identifying, assessing, and prioritising related areas of unmet health and medical needs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with D&CVD.
Advice and facilitation of a university-wide consultation on structural changes and strategic direction
The project involved design and facilitation of a consultation process to inform future positioning, structure, roles, and remit of a centre within a large Group of Eight University. Lowitja Consulting designed and co-facilitated a consultation via an open process to seek feedback from staff and all members of the university executive and to help design a model appropriate for their university.
If you would like to know more about working with Lowitja Consulting, please contact (03) 8341 5555