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The Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award

Assoc. Professor Gail Garvey

2016 winner – Assoc. Professor Gail Garvey

The Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award celebrates excellence in research leadership by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researcher who has made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples.

The winner will attend the Cranlana Programme Executive Colloquium – an intensive six-day course which aims to enhance leadership capabilities and provide frameworks for complex decision-making. The Colloquium is designed for senior leaders from across the public, private and community sectors. For more information about the Colloquium please click HERE.

Applications for the 2018 Award are now closed. The winner will be announced on 14 May 2018.

Award entries must meet these conditions:

  • the research is for the health and wellbeing benefit of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • the award recipient has made a significant contribution to capacity development and community strengthening by, for example
    (a) building on skills and abilities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and community
    (b) supporting and/or mentoring other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researchers 
  • the work should be nationally and/or internationally recognised
  • the award recipient has made a contribution to the development of Indigenous knowledges and research methodologies
  • the scope of research disciplines is broad and could include, for example, basic science, medicine, epidemiology, public health, social health and community health.

Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award winners
  • 2016 – Assoc. Professor Gail Garvey
  • 2015 – Professor Sandra Eades

The 2016 Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award was presented at the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016.

The Cranlana Programme

Created: 02 September 2015 - Updated: 01 March 2018