The Interdisciplinary Indigenous Health Research Group brings together researchers from across the University of Wollongong, including: four Faculties (Science, Medicine & Health; Social Sciences; Law Humanities and the Arts and Business); three Research Institutes (Australian Health Services Research Institute; Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute; Early Start Research Institute (ESRI).
Led by Aboriginal researchers, the group includes both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers with a diverse range of skills, experience and methodological expertise, as well as the passion and cultural capacity to work respectfully with Aboriginal communities. These researchers provide a global research perspective to the challenge of transforming the lives of Aboriginal peoples living in regional areas, promoting health and social equity and building strong regional community partnerships and national and international networks.
In collaboration with Aboriginal community partners, the coalition aims to develop a broad research agenda and attract ongoing research funding to improve the social health and well-being of Aboriginal people within our region.
Building on the strong relationships between UOW researchers and regional Aboriginal communities, the initial focus of research is documenting the building the evidence base around the role and contribution of regional Aboriginal organisations to Aboriginal community health and wellbeing.
More information at http://globalchallenges.uow.edu.au/transform/UOW194364.html