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Helping grey nomads with diabetes self-management: ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation Showcase and Masterclass

  • Author: De Bellis, Anita
  • Published: 2021

Grey nomads who travel in remote and rural Australia are a growing population. Many are over 55 years of age and have chronic conditions including diabetes. The preparation, management and…

Grey nomads with diabetes on the road

  • Authors: De Bellis, Anita, Hill, Pauline, McCloud, Christine, Abigail, Wendy, Giles, Jane, Apolloni, Marc
  • Published: 2021

Aims: The aim of this study was to explore the experiences and perspectives of grey nomads with diabetes and their self management whilst travelling in rural and remote Australia. As…

Safe water access on remote Indigenous homelands: Applying a socio-ecological framework

  • Authors: Satur, P., Robertson, H.
  • Publisher: Australian Water Association
  • Published: 2020

Despite ongoing water resource innovation in Australia, many remote Indigenous communities remain at risk to detrimental water related health impacts. This study draws on a comprehensive review of remote areas…

Relationships Between Indigenous People's Wellbeing and Education

  • Author: Educational Determinants of Aboriginal Health Group, Flinders University
  • Published: 2004

Extract from a paper presented by the Educational Determinants of Aboriginal Health group from Flinders University, a collaborative group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics, teachers and community members at the…

‘Normalisation’ in a Non-normal Environment: Issues in Building Sustainable Mining Communities

  • Authors: Thomas, L., Burnside, D., Howard, B., Boladeras, S.
  • Publisher: URS
  • Published: 2006

‘Normalisation’ in a Non-normal Environment: Issues in Building Sustainable Mining Communities

Flying an Indigenous Jumbo Jet

  • Author: Walker, B
  • Published: 2008

The author briefly touchs on the following: - What is an Indigenous Business? - Why do we need Indigenous Business? - The current context for Indigenous Business - Some lessons…

Reflections on pedagogy in a remote Indigenous community

  • Author: Siemon, D
  • Published: 2017

Commonly used definitions of pedagogy refer to both the art and science of teaching,but art and science are culturally bound as indeed is mathematics and mathematics curriculum. This paper describes…

Coding on Country

  • Authors: Alessandro Soro, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Michael Esteban, Margot Brereton
  • Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
  • Published: 2020

We describe preliminary explorations with a format to engage young indigenous students from remote communities in design and making. Digital technologies are often seen, not without merit, as reflecting and…

Crocodile Language Friend: Tangibles to Foster Children’s Language Use

  • Authors: Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Alessandro Soro, Michael Esteban, Andrew Vallino, Paul Roe, Margot Brereton
  • Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
  • Published: 2020

Active language use refers to people's use of a language in their everyday lives and activities. Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) can facilitate children's participation in language activities such as language…

n engineering solution to assist the elimination of trachoma from Australia [online]

  • Authors: Rogers, Peter, McManus, Madeline, Taylor, Hugh, Lange, Fiona Orchard, Jim
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published: 2019

Technology transfer from university research to industry is an issue that universities are addressing regularly through many avenues. This paper examines a novel approach by Monash University which involves teams…

Access to safe drinking water on homelands: The need for a social ecological approach

  • Authors: Satur, Paul, Robertson, Hannah
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2019

The maintenance of connections to traditional clan lands, or country, is synonymous with the continuation of Indigenous cultural practices across Australia. The most basic need for human inhabitation on these…

Place-based mathematics and Projection Augmented LandscapeModels (PALM) on the Tiwi Islands: Building powerful Aboriginal hypothetical learning trajectory

  • Authors: Rioux, J, Michie, M, Hogue, M, Fisher, R
  • Publisher: MERGA
  • Published: 2019

his paper presents an account of a new place-based education initiative using both the mathematical construct of hypothetical learning trajectory and the 3D printing technology or Projection Augmented Landscape Models…

A relational approach to designing social technologies that foster use of the Kuku Yalanji language

  • Authors: Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Alessandro Soro, Paul Roe, Margot Brereton
  • Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
  • Published: 2019

Australia has a rich array of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, but they face decline along with many valued aspects of culture unless they are passed down to, and…

Climate change adaptation for Torres Strait Island communities [online]

  • Authors: Sexton, Mark, Kabai, Adeah, Baldwin, David, Bettington, Stuart
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published: 2019

Under a funding agreement contributed to by four Commonwealth Agencies and the State of Queensland, TSIRC was the proponent of and project managed the delivery of a $23.8M coastal defence…

Vaccine cold chain integrity in remote Australia

  • Author: Zalitis, Dianne
  • Published: 2019

Introduction: This paper will discuss innovations using existing social media infrastructures to provide an effective pregnancy and parenting service that meets the needs of rural and remote Australians, without any…

Vaccine cold chain integrity in remote Australia

  • Author: Young, Angela
  • Published: 2019

Background: Understanding cumulative exposure to temperatures is important for assessing vaccine viability. Cold chain monitoring systems in Australia do not monitor cumulative exposures for individual vaccines from point of manufacture…

Can technology fix the failure of Medicare for rural and remote Australians

  • Author: Snowball, Kim
  • Published: 2019

This presentation will focus on the data, showing the poorer access to Medicare for Australians living in rural and remote areas. The evidence reinforces a statement by the outgoing Federal…

Can psychology student placements improve access to mental health services for Kimberley peoples?

  • Authors: Swain, Lindy, Correia, Helen, O'Donovan, Amanda, Yogayashwanthi, Yogaraj
  • Published: 2019

The numbers of suicide and self-inflicted injuries in the Kimberley are amongst the highest in Australia and are over 7 times higher than the state average. They are the leading…

Trends in health workforce turnover and stability in remote Northern Territory communities

  • Authors: Russell, Deborah, Zhao, Yuejen, Ramjan, Mark, Guthridge, Steve, Wright, Jo, Jones, Mike, Humphreys, John, Wakerman, John
  • Published: 2019

Background: Delivering effective primary care to where it’s needed most—specifically remote Aboriginal communities—is hampered by high turnover and low stability of health clinic staff. This research investigates changes over time…

Healing together: research partnerships between rural Aboriginal communities, services and researchers

  • Authors: Munro, Alice, Shakeshaft, Anthony
  • Published: 2019

Objectives: To evaluate three examples of Aboriginal, community-based drug and alcohol programs to better understand the mechanisms of partnerships between academics and Aboriginal communities. Study 1 examined the impact of…

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