Building Capacity And Collaboration In Aboriginal Health Research:

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Building capacity and collaboration in Aboriginal health

research: Parliamentary launch of new resource

March 12 2008

An innovative new guide aimed at assisting supervisors of emerging Aboriginal

and Torres Strait Islander health researchers will be launched by a mystery

senior Government member in Canberra next week as part of Science Meets


The Supporting Indigenous Researchers: A Practical Guide for Supervisors

was produced to help experienced health researchers supervise, train and

support emerging Indigenous researchers. It is a plain words guide featuring

stories, quotes and practical examples from experienced research supervisors

and researchers around Australia. 

The guide’s publication is a key part of CRC for Aboriginal Health efforts to build

the capacity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research

workforce as a critical component of closing the life expectancy gap between

Indigenous and other Australians.

The guide will be formally launched at 10.40 am in the Senate Courtyard,

Parliament House, Canberra.  

A report on successful research collaboration between university researchers

and local Aboriginal health workers at the Gurriny Yealamucka Aboriginal Health

Service in Queensland’s largest Aboriginal community of Yarrabah will also be


Launch of Supporting Indigenous Researchers: A Practical Guide for

Supervisors and Research Dancing: Reflections of the Relationships

between University-based Researchers and Community-based Researchers

at Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services Aboriginal Corporation, Yarrabah.

Where: Senate Courtyard, Parliament House, Canberra

When: Wednesday March 18

For further information:

Alastair Harris CRCAH Communications – 0409 658 177 

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