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The picture talk project: Aboriginal community input on consent for research

  • Authors: Fitzpatrick, Emily FM, Macdonald, Gaynor, Martiniuk, Alexandra LC, Oscar, June, D’Antoine, Heather, Carter, Maureen, Lawford, Tom, Elliott, Elizabeth J
  • Published: 2019

Background: The consent and community engagement process for research with Indigenous communities is rarely evaluated. Research protocols are not always collaborative, inclusive or culturally respectful. If participants do not trust…

Collaborating for sustainable water and energy management: Assessment and categorisation of Indigenous involvement in remote Australian communities

  • Authors: Jackson, Melissa, Stewart, Rodney A., Fielding, Kelly S., Cochrane, Jessie, Beal, Cara D.
  • Published: 2019

Indigenous peoples living in remote areas are often reliant on Governments for essential services and local economic development opportunities. Collaboration and partnership in resource planning and management is espoused as…

Salivary characteristics and dental caries experience in remote Indigenous children in Australia: a cross-sectional study

  • Authors: Lalloo, R., Tadakamadla, S. K., Kroon, J., Tut, O., Kularatna, S., Boase, R., Kapellas, K., Gilchrist, D., Cobbledick, E., Rogers, J., Johnson, N. W.
  • Published: 2019

While associations between salivary characteristics and dental caries have been well studied, we are not aware of this being assessed in a remote Indigenous child population, where lifestyles may be…

Reviewing reliance on overseas-trained doctors in rural Australia and planning for self-sufficiency: applying 10 years' MABEL evidence

  • Authors: O’Sullivan, Belinda, Russell, Deborah J., McGrail, Matthew R., Scott, Anthony
  • Published: 2019

Background: The capacity for high-income countries to supply enough locally trained doctors to minimise their reliance on overseas-trained doctors (OTDs) is important for equitable global workforce distribution. However, the ability…

HTLV-1 is rare in Far North Queensland despite a significant burden of classically associated diseases

  • Authors: Smith, Simon, Russell, Darren, Horne, Peter, Hanson, Josh
  • Published: 2019

Summary Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is hyperendemic amongst Indigenous Australians living in Central Australia. The epidemiology of the disease is poorly defined in other parts of Australia, despite…

What counts? The influence of school attendance on Australia’s urban Indigenous students’ educational achievement

  • Authors: Baxter, Lindy P., Meyers, Noel M.
  • Published: 2019

Formal primary and secondary school education for all students should provide a pathway to overcome inequality and disadvantage. Logically, attending school regularly and often during the compulsory years of school…

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…

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 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…

Maternal body mass index, excess gestational weight gain, and diabetes are positively associated with neonatal adiposity in the Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study

  • Authors: Longmore, Danielle K., Barr, Elizabeth L.M., Lee, I-Lynn, Barzi, Federica, Kirkwood, Marie, Whitbread, Cherie, Hampton, Vanya, Graham, Sian, Van Dokkum, Paula, Connors, Christine, Boyle, Jacqueline A., Catalano, Patrick, Brown, Alex D.H., O'Dea, Kerin, Oats, Jeremy, McIntyre, H. David, Shaw, Jonathan E., Maple-Brown, Louise J.
  • Published: 2019

Summary Background In-utero exposures likely influence the onset and severity of obesity in youth. With increasing rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and maternal adiposity in pregnancy globally, it…

Architecture for Indigenous healthcare in the regions

  • Author: O'Rourke, Timothy
  • Published: 2019

Timothy O'Rourke reports on a current study investigating Indigenous perceptions and experiences of healthcare design in order to increase the efficacy of cross-cultural design in healthcare architecture.

Moving from reactive to proactive development planning to conserve Indigenous community and biodiversity values

  • Authors: Heiner, Michael, Hinchley, David, Fitzsimons, James, Weisenberger, Frank, Bergmann, Wayne, McMahon, Tina, Milgin, Joseph, Nardea, Linda, Oakleaf, James, Parriman, Damien, Poelina, Anne, Watson, Harry, Watson, Kimberley, Kiesecker, Joseph
  • Published: 2019

There is increased awareness of the need to balance multiple societal values in land use and development planning. Best practice has promoted the use of landscape-level conservation planning and application…

Healthy Choice Rewards: A feasibility trial of incentives to influence consumer food hoices in a remote Australian Aboriginal community

  • Authors: Brown, Clare, Laws, Cara, Leonard, Dympna, Campbell, Sandy, Merone, Lea, Hammond, Melinda, Thompson, Kani, Canuto, Karla, Brimblecombe, Julie
  • Published: 2019

Poor diet including inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience a disproportionate level of preventable…

Making space for knowledge intersections in remote teacher education research - Ways of being and tools for doing

  • Author: Hall, Lisa
  • Published: 2019

The doctoral research that this paper is based on focused on the low number of young Aboriginal teachers currently undertaking and completing teacher education in remote communities in central Australia.…

Aboriginal yards in remote Australia: Adapting landscapes for indigenous housing

  • Authors: O'Rourke, Timothy, Nash, Daphne
  • Published: 2019

As the global predictions and effects of climate change have been emerging in recent years, thermal comfort is a growing concern for the marginalised, remote populations of the world including…

Review of principles governing dog health education in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: Willis, EM, Ross, KE
  • Published: 2019

Background Conducting effective and culturally sensitive dog health education programs in Aboriginal communities requires an understanding of appropriate adult education and community development principles. Finding relevant material can be difficult,…

‘Waiting for Jardiwanpa’: History and Mediation in Warlpiri Fire Ceremonies

  • Author: Curran, Georgia
  • Published: 2019

ABSTRACT Warlpiri fire ceremonies, including Jardiwanpa, have been documented in various ethnographies and films for over 100 years. Focused on the documented history of these rituals in Yuendumu, and through…

To sing with another's voice

  • Author: Fisher, Daniel
  • Published: 2019

In northern Australia, elaborate forms of indirection and self-effacement shape the media play of young Indigenous Australians. Young people animate celebrity avatars and their iconic voices as kinds of camouflage,…

High penetration renewable generation within Australian isolated and remote power systems

  • Authors: Hamilton, James, Negnevitsky, Michael, Wang, Xiaolin, Lyden, Sarah
  • Published: 2019

Remote communities increasingly integrate renewable source generation to reduce the environmental and economic impact of diesel generation. Despite benefits scaling proportionally with the level of renewable penetration, most systems restrict…

Service providers’ experience of methamphetamine and the portrayal of the ‘ice epidemic’ in remote Australia

  • Authors: Cartwright, Kimberly, Tait, Robert J.
  • Published: 2019

Objective To contrast service providers’ perceptions about crystalline methamphetamine (henceforth, ice) use and harm with information communicated in media reports and politicians’ statements. Design In-depth semi structured interviews with service…

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