Indigenous Studies Unit
The Indigenous Studies Unit aims to develop world-class teaching and research in Australian Indigenous Studies. In collaboration with other Faculties, Centres, international scholars and agencies, the Unit works to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in Research Higher Degrees (RHDs) through a range of strategies, including the continuation of the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research and the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership. The Unit contributes to an effective evidence base in a range of research areas that contribute to improved outcomes in Indigenous health, economic participation, and cultural and resource management. Current research includes agreements with Indigenous people; alcohol policy and alcohol management plans; cultural heritage and digital technology; and cultural materials collections.
Professor Marcia Langton (Unit Head)
Dr Suzanne Spunner (Honorary Senior Fellow)
Dr Dino Hodge (Honorary Senior Fellow)
Emily Cheesman (Honorary Research Fellow)
Each of our units is involved in research collaborations at local, national and international levels. These range from government departments seeking our input for policy development, to Indigenous communities advising our researchers on how best to deliver trachoma programs within their communities.
Powerful resources and productive relationships sustain our work. Our partnerships include governments and health departments in Australia and internationally, the World Health Organization, universities and many other institutes and organisations in other countries, the Cochrane Public Health Group, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Vic Health).
The efforts of our researchers and staff have been recognised in many ways, including numerous awards, NHMRC and ARC Grants and Fellowships and ARC Linkage Grants, invitations to address prestigious international assemblies, and international prizes for their research.
- Health and Community Service Agreements
- Poverty in the Midst of Plenty: Economic Empowerment, Wealth Creation and Institutional Reform for Sustainable Indigenous and Local Communities
- Alcohol Management Plans in Aboriginal Communities: An ethnographic study
- Alcohol Management Plans: Innovation in Research and Evaluation
- Local Aboriginal Community Archives: The use of information technology and the National Broadband Network in disaster preparedness and recovery
- IBES-Wadeye IPTV: Delivering significant and at risk audiovisual archives to remote Aboriginal Communities via IPTV and the NBN
- Alcohol Management Plans in indigenous Australia
- Digitisation and Indigenous Communities: A study of the development of online Collections. The interface between international institutions and Australian Indigenous communities
- Alcohol management in indigenous north Australia: policies and responses
- Indigenous Data Sovereignty
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