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Yarning about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Outcomes of a community-based workshop

  • Authors: Reid, Natasha, Hawkins, Erinn, Liu, Wei, Page, Marjad, Webster, Heidi, Katsikitis, Mary, Shelton, Doug, Wood, Andrew, O’Callaghan, Frances, Morrissey, Shirley, Shanley, Dianne
  • Published: 2021

Introduction There is a lack of neurodevelopmental assessment services in rural and remote locations in Australia that consider fetal alcohol spectrum disorder as a possible outcome. Methods Eighty-seven participants attended…

Participatory action research applied to an ear, nose, and throat specialty service redesign in remote Australia: A mixed-methods study of key stakeholder perspectives

  • Authors: Jacups, Susan P., Kinchin, Irina, Edwards, Layla
  • Published: 2021

This mixed-methods study reports on the key stakeholders’ perspectives on the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) service redesign in remote Australia, using a participatory action research (PAR) approach. A primary…

More than a Mural: Participatory Placemaking on Gija Country

  • Author: Edwards-Vandenhoek, Samantha
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

This Handbook is the first to explore the emergent field of ‘placemaking’ in terms of the recent research, teaching and learning, and practice agenda for the next few years. Offering…

Dialysis in the desert: blood, biomedial technologies, and transformation in Central Australia

  • Author: Byrne, Henrietta
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2021

Shifting States draws on a rich history of anthropological theorising on all kinds of states – from the pre- to the post- industrial – and explores topics as diverse as…

Working with Aboriginal young people in sexual health research: a peer research methodology in remote Australia

  • Authors: Bell, Stephen, Aggleton, Peter, Lockyer, Andrew, Ferguson, Tellisa, Murray, Walbira, Silver, Bronwyn, Kaldor, John, Maher, Lisa, Ward, James
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Published: 2020

In a context of ongoing colonization and dispossession in Australia, many Aboriginal people live with experiences of health research that is done 'on' rather than 'with' or 'by' them. Recognizing…

Small business and mental health: A rural NSW perspective

  • Authors: Gottschall, K, Dalton, H
  • Publisher: Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
  • Published: 2020

Small businesses account for almost 98% of all actively trading NSW businesses (NSW Government, 2019), with 30% of those being located in regional NSW1. 72% of small businesses owners are…

Caring for Mum On Country: Exploring the transferability of the Birthing On Country RISE framework in a remote multilingual Northern Australian context

  • Authors: Ireland, Sarah, Maypilama, Elaine Ḻäwurrpa, Roe, Yvette, Lowell, Anne, Kildea, Sue
  • Published: 2020

Background & problem Birthing On Country (BOC) is an international movement for returning childbirth to First Nations peoples and their communities. The RISE Framework was developed to guide evidence-based BOC…

Perspectives: Leadership in rural health through policy generation: attraction and recruitment in rural Australia

  • Authors: Nowlan, Shelley, Schmalkuche, Diana, Grant, Deb
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Published: 2020

Perspectives: Leadership in rural health through policy generation: attraction and recruitment in rural Australia

Dichotic listening is associated with phonological awareness in Australian aboriginal children with otitis media: A remote community-based study

  • Authors: Sharma, Mridula, Darke, Amelia, Wigglesworth, Gillian, Demuth, Katherine
  • Published: 2020

Objective Recent literature has highlighted a link between hearing loss as a result of otitis media in the early years of life and impacted binaural processing skills in later childhood.…

The impact of hearing impairment on early academic achievement in Aboriginal children living in remote Australia: a data linkage study

  • Authors: Su, Jiunn-Yih, Guthridge, Steven, He, Vincent Yaofeng, Howard, Damien, Leach, Amanda Jane
  • Published: 2020

The prevalence of otitis media (OM) and related hearing loss has remained persistently high among some groups of Australian Aboriginal children who are also reported to have poor academic outcomes.…

Acceptability of real-time video counselling compared to other behavioural interventions for smoking cessation in rural and remote areas

  • Authors: Byaruhanga, Judith, Wiggers, John, Paul, Christine L., Byrnes, Emma, Mitchell, Aimee, Lecathelinais, Christophe, Tzelepis, Flora
  • Published: 2020

Background This study evaluated the acceptability of real-time video counselling compared to a) telephone counselling and b) written materials in assisting rural and remote residents to quit smoking. Methods Participants…

The COVID-19 conundrum in remote Indigenous Australia: Schools

  • Author: Fogarty, Bill
  • Publisher: Australian National University, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
  • Published: 2020

There is a palpable fear that COVID-19 will devastate Aboriginal populations in remote communities in Northern Australia. For example, there are over 45,500 Aboriginal people in the ‘Outback’ of the…

Chronic hepatitis B in remote, tropical Australia; successes and challenges

  • Authors: Hanson, Josh, Fox, Melissa, Anderson, Adam, Fox, Penny, Webster, Kate, Williams, Charlie, Nield, Blake, Bagshaw, Richard, Hempenstall, Allison, Smith, Simon, Solomon, Norma, Boyd, Peter
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Published: 2020

Introduction Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in remote locations suffer disproportionately from chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Defining the temporospatial epidemiology of the disease—and assessing the ability of local…

Language contact and change through child first language acquisition

  • Authors: O'Shannessy, Carmel, Davidson, Lucinda
  • Published: 2020

Processes in child first language acquisition can be a locus of contact-induced language change, yet they have received little attention in the language contact literature. This chapter outlines theories and…

Understanding the field of rural health academic research: a national qualitative, interview-based study

  • Authors: O'Sullivan, B. G., Cairns, A., Gurney, T. M.
  • Published: 2020

INTRODUCTION: Rural areas depend on a specific evidence base that directly informs their unique health systems and population health context. Developing this evidence base and its translation depends on a…

Energy security on remote Aboriginal communities during the COVID-19 crisis

  • Author: Riley, Brad
  • Publisher: Australian National University, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
  • Published: 2020

The current serious threat facing Indigenous communities has led many organisations in northern Australia to take the precaution of sending vulnerable community members back to remote homelands in an effort…

Connection as Country: Relational values of billabongs in Indigenous northern Australia

  • Authors: Russell, Shaina, Ens, Emilie
  • Published: 2020

Relational values have recently emerged in the sustainability and ecosystem valuation literature as a way to capture the diversity of human-ecosystem relationships. Relational values have been defined as preferences, principles…

An engaged archaeology field school with a remote aboriginal community: Successes, failures, and challenges

  • Authors: Smith, Claire, Jackson, Gary, Ralph, Jordan, Brown, Nell, Rankin, Guy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2020

This paper presents an analysis of the longest-running archaeological field school in Australia, the Barunga Community Archaeology Field School, which has been operating annually for over 20 years, since 1998.…

‘We got a different way of learning’: A message to the sector from Aboriginal students living and studying in remote communities

  • Authors: Wilks, Judith, Dwyer, Anna, Wooltorton, Sandra, Guenther, John
  • Published: 2020

Abstract: "First know your students" is a well-known saying in teaching. But do Australian universities really know their students? In this paper we present findings from research conducted in remote…

Choice-less choice for rural boarding students and their families [online]

  • Authors: Guenther, John, Osborne, Sam
  • Published: 2020

The term 'choice-less choice' in education arises from the ethical dilemma where parents are left with no option other than one they do not want to choose. In this article,…

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