Research Highlights

See all the latest highlights from the Poche Centre
In this section we are privileged to highlight some of the excellent work being undertaken in Australia by the Faculty of Medicine and Health First Nations researchers.

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. 


Measuring wellbeing for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

What Matters 2Adults is uncovering new insights

To discover what is most important to First Nations People, Associate Professor Michelle Dickson undertook research with 364 people across 20 Australian study sites.

Other research highlights

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.

University of Sydney reaserchers, Prof Michelle Dickson, Prof Cheryl Jones and Prof Jaime Miranda involved in researching Australia's successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Contact us

  • Poche Indigenous Health Network, Room 326 Edward Ford Building (A27), University of Sydney NSW 2006