Consulting

Lowitja Consulting is a business unit within Lowitja Institute that delivers tailored fee-for-service advice and assistance that contributes to our vision of being ‘an authoritative and collective voice for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health and wellbeing’.

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Lowitja Consulting is driven by our values to:

  1. undertake projects that deliver benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  2. prioritise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and capacity strengthening
  3. 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.

Recent projects

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.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about working with Lowitja Consulting, please contact (03) 8341 5555

Learn about our Policy & Advocacy work

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.

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