About Us

Professor Catherine Chamberlain, Head of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit, cacham@unimelb.edu.au

Research Overview

The Indigenous Health Equity Unit conducts rigorous and innovative research and teaching that recognises the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to promote wellbeing. Our work is underpinned by principles of self-determination and we work in partnership with Communities and appreciates the support of Community Elders.  The Unit's academic program is based on Indigenous values and principles, but also respects the contribution and cultural background of all those that work with the Unit. The Unit's work draws on a variety of academic disciplines including health sciences, social sciences, history, political science, education, health promotion, public health and child health.

Current projects include:

  • Healing the Past By Nurturing the Future.
  • Developing a culturally responsive trauma-informed public health emergency response framework for First Nations families and communities during COVID-19

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