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Supporting healthy lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes prevention among young Aboriginal people in a remote Western Australian town

  • Author: Seear, Kimberley
  • Publisher: The University of Western Australia
  • Published: 2020

The aim of this project was to develop and enact appropriate approaches to support healthy lifestyle changes as part of longer-term diabetes prevention among younger Aboriginal people in Derby, Western…

Indigenous female educational leaders in Northern Territory remote community schools: Issues in negotiating school community partnerships

  • Author: Kamara, Martha Sombo
  • Publisher: Australian Catholic University
  • Published: 2009

Over the years in the Northern Territory, there has been a growing interest among educators and Indigenous people in remote communities to improve community school leadership and school community partnerships…

The transition experience to boarding school for male Aboriginal secondary school students from regional and remote communities across Western Australia

  • Author: Mander, David
  • Publisher: Edith Cowan University
  • Published: 2012

The experience of transitioning to boarding schools away from home for Aboriginal secondary school students from regional and remote communities in Australia has not received the attention it deserves (Calma,…

Potential spread of rabies in dingo populations of northern Australia

  • Author: Gabriele-Rivet, Vanessa
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2020

Australia is free from canine rabies. The spread of the disease in Indonesia has increased the risk of rabies incursion in northern Australia. Remote Indigenous communities, such as those in…

Human mobility models with imperfect data

  • Author: Vino, Thiripura
  • Publisher: University of Melbourne
  • Published: 2021

Human mobility plays a major role in the spread of communicable diseases. Remote Indigenous populations in Australia tend to have a higher risk of communicable diseases, and although high levels…

“It would give you a space to be yourself”: The role for interior design in increasing Aboriginal student sense of belonging in Western Australian boarding schools

  • Author: Whettingsteel, Emma
  • Publisher: Curtin University
  • Published: 2020

experiences of education. The aim of this doctoral thesis was to address this gap through a process of

Indigeneity as a foundation for patterned Northern Territory remote Aboriginal student achievement within a stratified western education system

  • Author: Fry, Gary
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2020

Over the past decade, national testing in literacy and numeracy for primary and junior secondary education reveals NT remote Aboriginal children have consistently performed at a much lower level than…

An applied anthropology of electronic waste in central Australia

  • Author: Gideon A, Singer
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Published: 2020

As an applied anthropology study of electronic waste (e-waste) in the remote town of Alice Springs, this dissertation chronicles how e-waste is understood and managed in the arid interior of…

Investigations into the role of the enabling environment in supporting Indigenous economic development: A case study of remote community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres 2007–2013

  • Author: Congreve, S
  • Publisher: Curtin University
  • Published: 2016

programs have been determining factors in their success (Altman, 2013). This thesis explores how policies

Kurunpa [Spirit]: Exploring the Psychosocial Determinants of Coronary Heart Disease among Indigenous men in Central Australia

  • Author: Brown, Alexander
  • Publisher: University of Queensland
  • Published: 2009

The life expectancy (LE) gap experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in one of Australians most enduring health divides. Whilst there are many likely reasons, cardiovascular diseases (CVD)…

"You mob listen" : intercultural exchange and indigenous media in Northern Australia

  • Author: Fisher, Daniel Todd
  • Publisher: UMI Dissertation Services
  • Published: 2007

Thesis (Ph.D.) -- New York University, 2005. Includes bibliographical references.

The augmented rural reality: how rural high school students’ decisions to pursue university study in digital media are ‘augmented’ by the role of life history and cultural capital.

  • Author: Turner, Krystle
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
  • Published: 2018

influences include family, community, school and digital media. The thesis draws on 25 interviews conducted

Models of leadership in remote Aboriginal schools in the Northern Territory

  • Author: Nolen, Helen Maree
  • Publisher: Northern Territory University
  • Published: 1998

Aboriginalisation or localisation of leadership in schools in remote areas of the Northern Territory is becoming more widespread in this last decade of the second millennium. Emerging models or ways…

Retention of allied health professionals in rural and remote areas of South Australia

  • Author: Barney, Tania
  • Publisher: University of South Australia
  • Published: 1998

Around one third of all Australians live in rural and remote areas. People living in rural and remote areas tend to experience poorer health status than their metropolitan counterparts. Differences…

Power, policy and remote citizen activism: a case study of the Lake Eyre Basin Wild Rivers policy

  • Author: Capel, Christene Susanne
  • Publisher: Monash University
  • Published: 2015

This PhD research examines what influence women and men in Central Western Queensland (CWQ) have on natural resource management policy that significantly impacts on their lives and livelihoods. It uses…

Overseas trained doctors in rural and remote Australia: do they practise differently from Australian trained doctors?

  • Author: Laurence, Caroline Olivia May
  • Publisher: University of Adelaide
  • Published: 2007

Over the last seven years the recruitment of overseas trained doctors (OTDs) has formed a significant part of Australia’s policy to address the medical workforce issue of geographic maldistribution to…

Motor performance, prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Aboriginal children in remote Australia

  • Author: Lucas, Barbara
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2016

to the context of this Thesis and a literature review of the existing evidence. The current Thesis

Education of rural and remote general practitioners (GPs) in Australia on type 2 diabetes: impact of online continuing medical education on GPs’ knowledge, attitudes and practices and barriers to online learning

  • Author: Thepwongsa, Isaraporn
  • Publisher: Monash University
  • Published: 2014

Background: The gap between current and evidence-based management of type 2 diabetes is widely acknowledged in Australia. Therefore, there is a need to find effective strategies to encourage GP awareness…

Dialoguing in the Desert for Sustainable Development: Ambivalence, Hybridity and Representations of Indigenous People

  • Author: McGrath, Natalie
  • Publisher: Murdoch University
  • Published: 2007

will require dialogue. This thesis explores how institutional practice and discourse frames

Exploring engagement between Indigenous communities and government: lessons for Country management

  • Author: Anderson-Smith, B
  • Publisher: ANU
  • Published: 2008

This thesis explores engagement between Indigenous communities and governments in the Australian

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