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The Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award

2018 Winner – Assoc. Professor Ray Lovett

2018 Winner – Assoc. Professor Ray Lovett

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 attends 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.

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
  • 2018 – Assoc. Professor Ray Lovett
  • 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: 18 May 2018