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Exploring the dimensions of social capital that are effective mediators of long distance commuting impacts on wellbeing

  • Authors: Nicholas, Christopher, Murphy, Laurie, Blackman, Anna
  • Published: 2019

Long distance commuting (LDC) impacts are difficult to generalize due to interactions between neighbouring communities. This paper explored resident perceptions and the nature of social capital in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to mediate…

Telehealth a game changer: closing the gap in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: St Clair, Marianne, Murtagh, David P, Kelly, John , Cook, Jeff
  • Published: 2019

Uptake of telehealth in the Northern Territory has been limited, for a variety of reasons including inadequate access to broadband internet.1 Through collaboration between multiple organisations — Northern Institute, Aboriginal…

Burden of skin disease in two remote primary healthcare centres in northern and central Australia

  • Authors: Thomas, Lauren, Bowen, Asha C., Ly, Marleesa, Connors, Christine, Andrews, Ross, Tong, Steven Y. C.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111)
  • Published: 2019

The burden of skin infections across all age groups in remote Australian Indigenous communities is currently unknown. In a retrospective audit of 439 residents from two remote communities presenting to…

The epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection in the southern Barkly region of Australia's Northern Territory in 2017

  • Authors: Davey, Richard X., Tong, Steven Y. C.
  • Published: 2019

Summary The aim of this study was to describe the burden and organism antibiotic resistance patterns of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) due to Staphylococcus aureus presenting in a…

Teacher professional change at the cultural interface: A critical dialogic narrative inquiry into a remote school teacher’s journey to establish a relational pedagogy

  • Authors: Lowe, Kevin, Bub-Connor, Helen, Ball, Rick
  • Published: 2019

This is a co-constructed narrative between both Marie, an early career teacher, Stephen an artist and colleague in the school’s creative arts faculty and Colin, an Aboriginal teacher and researcher.…

Promoting positive self-identity in Aboriginal students: Case studies of Clontarf Academy youth living a rural community

  • Authors: Oliver, Rhonda, Exell, Mike
  • Published: 2019

Aboriginal school students, especially those living in rural and remote areas, continue to achieve below the national standard in oral language, literacy and numeracy. On leaving school their unemployment rate…

Detection of classic and cryptic Strongyloides genotypes by deep amplicon sequencing: A preliminary survey of dog and human specimens collected from remote Australian communities

  • Authors: Beknazarova, Meruyert, Barratt, Joel L. N., Bradbury, Richard S., Lane, Meredith, Whiley, Harriet, Ross, Kirstin
  • Published: 2019

Strongyloidiasis is a neglected disease caused by the human infective nematodes Strongyloides stercoralis, Strongyloides fuelleborni subsp. fuelleborni and Strongyloides fuelleborni subsp. kellyi. The zoonotic potential of S. stercoralis and the…

On the same page: Co-designing the logic model of a telehealth service for children in rural and remote Australia

  • Authors: Abimbola, Seye, Li, Clare, Mitchell, Michelle, Everett, Michael, Casburn, Kim, Crooks, Philippa, Hammond, Rebecca, Milling, Holly, Ling, Lydia, Reilly, Alexandra, Crawford, Alexandra, Cane, Lindsay, Hopp, Dagney, Stolp, Ellen, Davies, Suzanne, Martiniuk, Alexandra
  • Published: 2019

The value of programme logic models as a tool for planning, evaluation, and communication is well recognised. However, the value of its development process is less discussed. In this paper,…

A systematic review of pedagogies that support, engage and improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students

  • Authors: Burgess, Cathie, Tennent, Christine, Vass, Greg, Guenther, John, Lowe, Kevin, Moodie, Nikki
  • Published: 2019

This review analyses studies that identify pedagogies to support, engage and improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student outcomes. Some studies focus on pedagogies to support and engage, while others…

Principals as protagonists: Practices beneficent for Indigenous education in rural schools

  • Authors: Davies, James Robert, Halsey, John
  • Published: 2019

The participation and performance of Indigenous students in Australia’s schools is below that of other students and is a matter of national concern. Evidence suggests that the impact on student…

Vincent Namatjira: Colourful optimism

  • Author: Hill, Wes
  • Published: 2019

Perceptions of colour cannot be trusted. This is something I know because I'm colour blind. Being colour blind means I'm mostly bored by the sunsets that other people enjoy (their…

Commensal staphylococci including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus from dogs and cats in remote New South Wales, Australia

  • Authors: Ma, Gemma C., Worthing, Kate A., Ward, Michael P., Norris, Jacqueline M.
  • Published: 2019

Staphylococci are important opportunistic pathogens in human and veterinary medicine in addition to being part of the normal flora of the skin and mucous membranes of mammals and birds. The…

Asymmetries and climate futures: Working with waters in an Indigenous Australian settlement

  • Authors: Spencer, Michaela, Dányi, Endre, Hayashi, Yasunori
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Published: 2019

This paper focuses on a water management project in the remote Aboriginal community of Milingimbi, Northern Australia. Drawing on materials and experiences from two distinct stages of this project, we…

Community health planning: rural responses to change

  • Authors: Kilpatrick, Sue, Auckland, Stuart, Woodroffe, Jessica
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2019

The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning provides a critical account and state of the art review of rural planning in the early years of the twenty-first century. Looking across different…

A comparison of flocked nylon swabs and non-flocked rayon swabs for detection of respiratory bacteria in nasopharyngeal carriage in Australian Indigenous children

  • Authors: Wigger, Christine, Morris, Peter Stanley, Stevens, Matthew, Smith-Vaughan, Heidi, Hare, Kim, Beissbarth, Jemima, Leach, Amanda Jane
  • Published: 2019

This study compared flocked (nylon) swabs and (non-flocked) rayon swabs for the detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis in nasopharyngeal samples from 20 enrolled Indigenous children under…

Community trial of silver fluoride treatment for deciduous dentition caries in remote Indigenous communities

  • Authors: Roberts-Thomson, Kaye F., Ha, Diep H., Wooley, Simon, Meihubers, Sandra, Do, Loc G.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (10.1111)
  • Published: 2019

Background Silver fluoride 40% followed by 10% stannous fluoride (AgF) has been used in dental practice in some parts of Australia for many years. This study compared the effectiveness of…

Giving voice to first nations young people disengaged from education in the northern territory with a specific focus on barriers to education and their aspirations for the future

  • Author: Walker, Lyndal
  • Published: 2019

This paper discusses findings of a phenomenological study completed in 2015, which focused on the perceptions about secondary school from disengaged First Nations youth from a community less than 50km…

Career choices of the first seven cohorts of JCU MBBS graduates: producing generalists for regional, rural and remote northern Australia

  • Authors: Woolley, Torres, Larkins, Sarah, Sen Gupta, Tarun
  • Published: 2019

INTRODUCTION:Generalism in the health workforce has been established as an important strategy to address health workforce maldistribution. Thus, to best serve the medical needs of northern Australia, the James Cook…

Does access to saltwater swimming pools reduce ear pathology and hearing loss in school children of remote arid zone aboriginal communities? A prospective 3-year cohort study

  • Authors: Sanchez, Linnett, Carney, Andrew Simon, Esterman, Adrian, Sparrow, Karen, Turner, David
  • Published: 2019

Objective To assess whether access to saltwater chlorinated swimming pools in remote Aboriginal communities is beneficial in reducing levels of middle ear disease and hearing loss in school children. Design…

Applications of information theory to economics and finance

  • Author: Singh, Ranjodh
  • Publisher: Curtin University
  • Published: 2019

(Relevant part of abstract) Finally, the thesis proposes a new method of modelling population changes. It is based on the cohort component model whereby the individuals in a given age…

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