Research projects

Our research is built on priorities identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We aim to produce high-impact research, tools and resources that will have positive health outcomes for Australia's First Nations.

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Wellness Project and priority setting

Project Summary: The project will integrate an understanding of wellness of person and place, focussing on the seven dimensions within the framework identified by Town…

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Victoria Aboriginal Language Health Check

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages (VACL) Project lead: Dr Vicki Couzens (Researcher) 2023 Project Summary: This project aims to better understand the status of Aboriginal…

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Strengthening the evidence for Family Wellbeing

Project Summary: This project seeks to enhance the evidence base of the Family Wellbeing Empowerment Program and other social and emotional wellbeing programs through methodologically…

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Mapping the histories of Rainbow Mob (Aboriginal LGBTIQ+) cultures, knowledges and experiences

Project Summary: The Rainbow Mob identified that the Indigenous health service sector was lacking in provision of safe and appropriate health care programs that target…

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Koori Kids Culture Club

Project Summary: This project aims to evaluate a pilot after-school cultural program in consultation with the local community. The aim of the program is to…

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Indigenous media and community listening: Harnessing the power of the spoken word for urban and regional Indigenous communities

Project Summary: This project seeks to discover the role that radio as a medium plays in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities…

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Indigenist Health and Cultural Safety Education Research Consortium: Decolonising nursing and midwifery

Project Summary: This project aims to strengthen the evidence base underpinning the need for professional education reform and to strengthen Indigenous nursing and midwifery leadership…

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Feeling informed, connected, supported & heard: Advocacy for aged care in the Torres Strait

Project Summary: The overall aim of the project is to improve education and awareness of services and supports available to older Torres Strait Islanders living…

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Creating and sharing culturally-appropriate therapeutic practice guides

Project Summary: The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) provides a number of Child and Family welfare services to Aboriginal people in Victoria. Underpinning this…

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Community-driven empowerment through mabu liyan – closing the data and knowledge gap

Project Summary: This project builds on the Yawuru Wellbeing Project and aims to contribute toward narrowing the knowledge gap and data gap. Grounded in mabu…

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