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Lowitja Institute scholarships

A key priority of the Lowitja Institute is to support the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers. Over our 20-year history, we have funded more than 100 students through our scholarship programs. These talented scholars have undertaken PhDs, masters by research and coursework, and cadetships. By creating these pathways, the Institute is helping develop a highly trained workforce of specialised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers. Their work will inform the future policy and practice that will deliver positive health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Lowitja Institute Alumni Project

Some of our current and past scholarship holders

More information can be found on each scholarship holder by clicking on the thesis title to go to their webpage.

Skye Bullen

Skye Bullen (2018 co-funded scholarship)
The George Institute
Improving social, economic and health outcomes for high-risk young people in remote communities: The adaptation and implementation of a transdisciplinary research approach

Leda

Leda Barnett (2017 co-funded scholarship)
Griffith University
Informing First Australian conceptualisations of holistic health and its role in suicide prevention

Roxanne Jones

Roxanne Jones (2017 co-funded scholarship)
Australian National University
Understanding how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural factors impact on health and wellbeing

Matthew West

Matthew West (2015 scholarship)
La Trobe University
Development of a targeted foot complications screening and intervention program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Vicki Couzens

Vicki Couzens (2015 scholarship)
AIATSIS
'Koorramook Yakeeneeyt’ (Possum Dreaming): Cloaks, cultural traditions and wellbeing in Aboriginal communities

Alister Thorpe

Alister Thorpe (2015 scholarship)
Menzies School of Health Research
Engage–Exchange–Change: Strengthening Indigenous health research engagement, action, translation and impact

Emily Munro-Harrison

Emily Munro-Harrison (2015 scholarship)
The University of Melbourne
Urban Invisibility: Identities of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in urban Victoria

Margartet Harvey

Margaret Harvey (2015 scholarship)
AIATSIS
Researching my Island home – Navigating through the intersection of research and Culture in the creation of live performance

Suzanne Ingram

Suzanne Ingram (2015 scholarship)
The George Institute for Global Health
Communication needs for Aboriginal people for culturally competent chronic disease healthcare

Lisa Whop

Lisa Whop (2015 scholarship)
Menzies School of Health Research
The first comprehensive study on Indigenous Australian women’s inequalities in cervical screening: A Queensland record-linkage study

Tara Lewis

Tara Lewis (2015 scholarship)
University of Queensland
Culturally responsive methodology for the communication assessment of Australian Aboriginal children

Robert Monaghan

Robert Monaghan (2015 scholarship)
University of New South Wales
The role of management in improving sexual health service delivery in Aboriginal community controlled health services

Nicky Flynn

Nicky Flynn (2015 scholarship)
Flinders University
(De)Colonising ADHD: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Standpoints

Scott Avery

Scott Avery (2015 scholarship)
University of New South Wales
A critical analysis of disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Stewart Sutherland

Stewart Sutherland (2015 scholarship)
AIATSIS
A Transnational Study: The effects of reconciliation on social and emotional wellbeing of people affected by past policies and practices of forced removal

Maree Meredith

Maree Meredith (2015 scholarship)
Flinders University
Health promotion benefits of art centres in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands

Julieann Coombes (2015 scholarship)
The George Institute for Global Health
What's next for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children after a burn injury? What are the barriers to appropriate care?

Jane Pooley (2015 scholarship)
Queensland University of Technology
Developing a quality of life tool for the use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with chronic disease

Scott Davis

Scott Davis
The University of Sydney
Community Capacity Development for Better Health: The role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in restoring community capacity

Bo Remenyi

Bo Reményi
Menzies School of Health Research
Standardisation of diagnostic protocols for early detection of rheumatic heart disease

Megan Williams - Lowitja Institute scholarship holder

Megan Williams
University of New South Wales
Post-prison release support experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in an urban setting

Anita D'Aprano

Anita D’Aprano
Menzies School of Health Research
TRAK Study– Talking about raising Aboriginal kids

Sarah Ireland

Sarah Ireland
Menzies School of Health Research
Reproducing history: Aboriginal women in a remote community in Northern Territory

michael hemingway

Michael Hemingway
The University of Melbourne
Community Control: Aboriginal self-determination and liberal democracy

graham gee

Graham Gee
The University of Melbourne
Understanding resilience and recovery from trauma in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

kalinda griffiths

Kalinda Griffiths
The University of Sydney
Disparities in lung cancer care and outcomes in New South Wales

Kim O'Donnell

Kim O’Donnell
Flinders University
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and government funders: Accountability to whom and for what?

liz orr

Liz Orr
La Trobe University
Telling the good stories

Created: 03 May 2012 - Updated: 20 September 2018