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Research Advisory Committee

The Lowitja Institute is keen to ensure the outcomes and learnings from all former associated CRCs and the Lowitja Institute CRC continues to be translated into health policy and practice and thereby contributes to health and wellbeing research impact and improved outcomes beyond June 2019.

To support this process from 2018 to the end of the Lowitja Institute CRC in June 2019, the Lowitja Institute established the CRC Research Advisory Committee to provide as needed expert advice and support to the Lowitja Institute, through the Research and Knowledge Translation team on:

  • Internally implemented quality assurance projects such as the Lowitja Institute Alumni project,
  • Translation of Lowitja CRC and former CRC knowledge products such as publications,
  • Drafting and development of the Scientific Program for the Lowitja Institute Conference in 2019,
  • Continuous quality improvement of Lowitja Institute Research and Knowledge Translation systems and processes,
  • Lowitja Institute CRC exit requirements, and
  • Other issues and concerns as advised by the Lowitja Institute Chief Executive Officer.

The Committee is chaired by Professor Kerry Arabena and includes the following members:

Professor Kerry Arabena (Chairperson)

Professor Kerry Arabena

Mr John Paterson
Mr John Paterson
Professor Roianne West

Professor Roianne West

Dr Heather D'Antoine

Dr Heather D'Antoine

Mr Scott Avery

Mr Scott Avery

Dr Felicia Watkin-Lui

Dr Felicia Watkin-Lui

The Committee met for the first time on 18 July 2018 in Melbourne and identified the following key tasks to be addressed within the next quarter (July to September 2018):

  • Focussing on opportunities to effectively translate outcomes from former CRCs and the Lowitja Institute CRC to achieve outcomes and impact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing;
  • Developing policy and support mechanism to ensure the completion of all Lowitja Institute CRC projects within the stated timeframes and that CRC reporting requirements met; and
  • Supporting the assessment of abstracts received by the Lowitja Institute Conference.

The Committee plans to meet on a quarterly basis and will provide updates about their progress and outcomes via the Lowitja Institute e-bulletin.

RAC Communique No. 1, July 2018

RAC Communique No. 2, October 2018

For more information about the Research Advisory Committee please contact Dr Shayne Bellingham – shayne.bellingham@lowitja.org.au

Created: 27 July 2018 - Updated: 12 November 2018