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First Nations solutions for global change – a focus on “thinking” at #LowitjaConf2019

In recent weeks, Croakey has published a series of articles from the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference, which was held on the Larrakia Nation in Darwin with the theme: ‘Thinking, Speaking, Being: First Nations Solutions for Global Change’.

We are wrapping up the Croakey Conference News Service coverage of #LowitjaConf2019 with articles compiling tweets from some of the presentations that we have not previously covered. Below are some tweets from Day 1, when the program theme was “Thinking”.


Ali Drummond, Queensland University of Technology
Knowledge sharing, co-creation and translation through research yarning


Katrina Rutherford, Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research, Central Queensland University
The Resilience Building Toolkit: Utilising technology to enable Indigenous voice and promote the resilience and wellbeing of students at boarding schools


Juli Coffin from Telethon Kids, Mel Robinson from Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives and Denese Griffin from Birthing on Noongar Boodjar Project
Listening to the women: What birthing on country means to Aboriginal women living in an urban environment


Catherine Chamberlain, Naomi Ralph from La Trobe University, and Graham Gee, Stephanie Brown from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Building strong foundations for the Health the Past by Nurturing the Future project: Sharing learnings from establishing a large NHMRC-funded community based participatory action research project in three jurisdictions

Warm feedback for a related workshop

Associate Professor Catherine Chamberlain received the 2019 Lowitja Institute award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research leadership and excellence, including for her work on the Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future project to co-design perinatal awareness, recognition, assessment and support strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who have experienced complex childhood trauma.

Its framework and protocol were outlined last month in the BMJ.


Professor Gail Garvey, Menzies School of Health Research
What Matters: Development of a Model of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing


Dominic Guerrera, Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
The Aboriginal Gender Study: contemporary understandings of gender, gender roles and gender equity


Stephen Harfield, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Trends in Aboriginal adolescent hospitalisations in South Australia, 2007–2015


Dr Kalinda Griffiths, Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales
The identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in official statistics: critical issues of international significance

 

Watch this Croakey interview with epidemiologist Dr Kalinda Griffiths, who won the Lowitja Institute’s 2019 Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher Award at the conference.

A Yawuru woman born and living in Darwin, Griffiths talks to Summer May Finlay about why population health data matters, why it matters just as much who is in charge of it, and why it’s “absolutely critical to create an army of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data nerds”.


Cindy Ahearn and Tarneen Calliope, LIME Network
Scoping the development of a network of educators to support Indigenous health initiatives across the health sciences


Dr Lisa Whop, Menzies School of Health Research
Screening Matters: the experiences and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who participate or never/rarely participate in cervical screening

Award winning Indigenous cancer researcher Dr Lisa Whop, Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research, is challenging Australia to make sure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are central in the push towards cervical cancer elimination.

Australia is on track to become the first country in the world to officially eliminate cervic