In collaboration with other leading organisations, we recognise how critical it is to remedy current inequities in First Nations’ health by ensuring that any solutions proposed draw on the culture, local knowledge and actual experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Here are some glimpses into what our First Nations researchers are currently working on and achieving. It is exciting research that frequently combines the most contemporary and innovative digital tools with the knowledge systems of one of the richest and oldest continuing cultures in the world, Australia’s First Nations Peoples. We plan to continuously update this section.
What Matters 2Adults is uncovering new insights
Dr Veronica Matthews work recognised as top 10 First Nations health author
More effective alcohol and other drug treatment needed.
Our Professor of Practice (Indigenous Engagement) Professor Tom Calma AO was recently appointed as a member of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) by the Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care.
The AMRAB advises the Government on research and innovation priorities under the landmark $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). Professor Calma AO is a key member of the Poche Centre’s Research team and leads our engagement work.