Our project is proud to work with partners and supporters from across Australia and internationally.
This project is funded by the Lowitja Institute [external link] (2018), the National Health and Medical Research Council [external link] (2018-2022), Ian Potter Foundation (2021-2023) and the Medical Research Future Fund (2021-2025).
This collaborative research involves investigators from many universities and health services organisations during the co-design1 and implementation2 phases, including:
- University of Melbourne1,2
- La Trobe University1,2 [external link]
- We Al-li Pty Ltd1,2 [external link]
- Orygen1,2 [external link]
- South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute1,2 [external link]
- Charles Darwin University2 [external link]
- Australian National University2 [external link]
- University of South Australia2 [external link]
- The Lowitja Institute2 [external link]University of Adelaide1 [external link]
- Flinders University1 [external link]
- James Cook University1 [external link]
- Monash University1 [external link]
- Victorian Aboriginal Health Service1 [external link]
- Murdoch Children’s Research Institute1 [external link]
Collaborations and community engagement
Peak bodies in South Australia (Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia - AHCSA)1 [external link] and the Northern Territory (Aboriginal Medical Service Alliance Northern Territory)1 [external link], the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency2have provided letters of support for funding this project. The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation [external link] are a critical friend1,2.
We have established collaborative agreements with community controlled health organisations and services in each jurisdiction, including (for co-design phase 1) with the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress1 [external link] in the Northern Territory, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia1 [external link], Women's and Children's Health Network1, SA Health, [external link]. During phase 1 (co-design) and phase 2 (implementation), we have established formal and informal collaborations with Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Inc1,2. [external link], The Bouverie Centre1,2 [external link]The Royal Women's Hospital1,2 [external link], Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency2, La Trobe Regional Hospital2, Blue Knot Foundation2, Centre of Perinatal Excellence2, F1000D Australia and SNAICC.
To minimise participant burden, co-design research project has been conducted in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Victoria only. However key stakeholders from all jurisdictions are participating in the co-design workshops which we hope will be able to inform their subsequent proposals to pilot potentially acceptable, feasible and effective perinatal strategies to identify and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander parents experiencing complex trauma.