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Research roundtables

Research roundtables are an important part of the Lowitja Institute's commitment to community-driven projects, and held as part of our approach to research. The Institute invites people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations, government and other stakeholders to provide input on the direction of research being prioritised within each research area.

The objectives of holding research roundtables are to:

  • ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander control of the research
  • provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet and discuss where research can have the most impact
  • encourage input from a range of perspectives – researchers, policy makers, practitioners, students, Aboriginal health workers – to provide opportunities to share ideas and build understanding of research activities
  • provide advice to the Board on which research questions/topics are priorities
  • identify potential research partners
  • ensure that the research produced reflects the community and government needs so that the research results will be useful to these groups.

The Lowitja Institute and its predecessor organisations have hosted several research roundtables as an integral part of their research agenda setting in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

The Lowitja Institute roundtables

CRCAH roundtables

CSIRO and CRCAH Joint Nutrition and Preventative Health
4–5 August 2009, Adelaide

CEITC and CRCAH Indigenous Tobacco Control
23 May 2008, Brisbane

Aboriginal Prisoner Health
28 November 2007, Canberra

Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program
7 September 2006, Cairns
Download SEWB IRT report PDF [382 KB]

Social Determinants of Health Program
6 June 2006, Adelaide
Download SDOH IRT report PDF [382 KB]

Chronic Conditions Program
7 February 2006, Melbourne
Download CC IRT report PDF [72 KB]

Joint Primary Health care and Chronic Conditions Program
20 October 2004, Melbourne
No report available

Created: 01 August 2012 - Updated: 23 March 2018