As the children participating in SEARCH are followed up over 20 years, those collaborating on the study will see how their health has progressed and what factors had an impact. Importantly, as more information is collected and more research published, Aboriginal Medical Services and others can use this to tailor programs and services to their communities.

Research papers

2016

Olsen, A. Lovett, R. Compass: Research to policy and practice. Existing knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities: Key findings and future directions. 2016;1. ISSN: 2204-9622 (print) 2204-9630 (online). Sydney: ANROWS.*

Olsen, A. Lovett, R. Existing knowledge, practice and responses to violence against women in Australian Indigenous communities: State of knowledge paper. 2016; ISSN: 2204-9657 9 (print) 2204-9665 (online). Sydney: ANROWS.*

Andersen MJ, Williamson AB, Fernando P, Redman S, Vincent F. “There’s a housing crisis going on in Sydney for Aboriginal people”: focus group accounts of housing and perceived associations with health. BMC Public Health. 2016:16(1):429.

Young C, Tong A, Sherriff S, Kalucy D, Fernando P, Muthayya S, Craig JC. Building better research partnerships by understanding how Aboriginal health communities perceive and use data: A semistructured interview study. BMJ Open. 2016:6(4):e010792.

Wright D, Gordon R, Carr D, Craig J, Banks E, Muthayya S, Wutzke S, Eades S, Redman S. The Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH): A long term platform for closing the gap. Public Health Res Pract (in press).

Williamson A, D’Este C, Clapham K, Redman S, Manton T, Eades S, et al. What are the factors associated with good mental health among Aboriginal children in urban New South Wales, Australia? Phase 1 findings from the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH). BMJ Open. 2016:6(7):e011182.

Williamson AB, D’Este CA, Redman S, Clapham KF, Eades SJ, Redman, S, Raphael B. Psychological distress in carers of Aboriginal children in urban New South Wales: findings from SEARCH (phase one). Med J Aust. 2016:205(1):27-32. doi: 10.5694/mja16.00111

Young C, Gunasekera H, Kong K, Purcell A, Muthayya S, Vincent F, Wright D, Gordon R, Bell J, Gillor G, Booker J, Fernando P, Kalucy D, Sherriff S, Tong A, Parter C, Bailey S, Redman S, Banks E, Craig J. A case study of enhanced clinical care embedded in Aboriginal health research: the Hearing, EAr health and Language Services (HEALS) project. Aust N Z J Public Health (under review).*

Andersen M, Williamson A, Fernando P, Eades S, Redman S. The social context for housing disadvantage experienced by urban Aboriginal people: poverty, racism and marginalisation. Housing Studies (under review).

2015

Thurber KA, Dobbins T, Kirk M, Dance P, Banwell C. Early Life Predictors of Increased Body Mass Index among Indigenous Australian Children. PLoS ONE [Internet] 2015;10(6):e0130039 doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0130039.*

2014

Thurber KA, Boxall A-M, Partel K. Overweight and obesity among Indigenous children: individual and social determinants. Canberra: Deeble Institute, 2014.*

Thurber K. Soft drinks / hard evidence: Reducing soft drink intake could have benefits for Indigenous children. The Health Advocate. 2014; June:32–3.*

Thurber KA, Banks E, Banwell C. Cohort Profile: Footprints in Time, the Australian Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. Int J Epidemiol [Internet] 2014:1–12 doi:10.1093/ije/dyu122.*

Maddox, R. Davey, R. Lovett, R. Van der Sterren, A. Corbett, J. Cochrane, T. A systematic review protocol: social network analysis of tobacco use. Systematic reviews [Internet] 2014;3(1):85 doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-85.*

Lovett, R. Dance, P. Guthrie, J. Brown, R. Tongs, J. Walan Girri: developing a model of culturally mediated case management model for problematic alcohol use among urban Indigenous people. Aust Health Rev [Internet] 2014; 38:440–6 doi: 10.1071/AH13148.*

Lovett, R. A history of health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In O. Best & B. Fredericks (Eds.), Yatjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing & Midwifery Care. 2014;(pp31–48). Port Melbourne: Cambridge.*

Thurber K, Banks E, Banwell C. Approaches to maximising the accuracy of anthropometric data on children: review and empirical evaluation using the Australian Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. Public Health Res Pract [Internet] 2014;25:e2511407. doi.org/10.17061/phrp2511407.*

Thurber KA, Bagheri N, Banwell C. Social determinants of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. Family Matters: Australian Institute of Family Studies. 2014;95:51–61.*

2013

Williamson A, Andersen M, Redman S, Dadds M, D’Este C, et al. Measuring mental health in Indigenous young people: a review of the literature from 1998-2008. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry [Internet] 2013 June;19(2):260–72. doi: 10.1177/1359104513488373

Thurber K. On the right track: Body mass index of children in Footprints in Time.  Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children: Report from Wave 4. Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; 2013. p. 50–7.*

Maddox, R., Davey, R., Cochrane, T., Lovett, R., van der Sterren, A. Study protocol – Indigenous Australian social networks and the impact on smoking policy and programs in Australia: protocol for a mixed-method prospective study. BMC Public Health [Internet] 2013; 13:879 doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-879.*

Fforde C, Bamblett L, Lovett R, Gorringe S, Fogarty B. Discourse, deficit and identity: Aboriginality, the race paradigm and the language of representation in contemporary Australia. Media International Australia. 2013;149, 162–173.*

Thurber K. Birthweight and fasting glucose and insulin levels: results from the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study. Med J Aust [Internet] 2013; 199:743–4 doi: 10.5694/mja13.11022.*

2010

The SEARCH Investigators. The Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH): study protocol. BMC Public Health [Internet] 2010 May 28;10:287. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-287

Williamson A, Redman S, Dadds M, Daniels J, D’Este C, Raphael B, et al. The acceptability of an emotional and behavioural screening tool for children in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in urban NSW. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. [Internet] 2010 Oct;44(10):894–900. doi: 10.3109/00048674.2010.489505

Williamson A, Raphael B, Redman S, Daniels J, Eades SJ, et al. Emerging themes in Aboriginal child and adolescent mental health: findings from a qualitative study in Sydney, New South Wales. Med J Aust [Internet] 2010 May 17;192(10):603–5.

Eades S, Taylor B, Bailey S, Williamson A, Craig J, et al. The health of urban Aboriginal people: insufficient data to close the gap. Med J Aust [Internet] 2010 Nov 1;193(9):521–4.

Taylor B, Fernando P, Bauman A, Williamson A, Craig J, et al. Measuring the quality of public open space using Google Earth. Am J Prev Med [Internet] 2011 Feb;40(2):105–12. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2010.10.024 doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2010.10.024.

2009

Gunasekera H, Morris P, Craig J. Management of children with otitis media: a summary of evidence from recent systematic reviews. J Paed Child Health. 2009;45:554–62 doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01564.

Gunasekera H, Morris P, Daniels J, et al. Otitis media in Aboriginal children: the discordance between burden of illness and access to services in rural/remote and urban Australia. J Paed Child Health. 2009;45:425–30 doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01532.x.

Gunasekera H et al. Management of children with otitis media: a survey of Australian Aboriginal Medical Service practitioners. J Paed Child Health. 2009;45:457–63 doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01545.x.

Gunasekera H, O’Connor TE, Vijayasekaran S, et al. Primary care management of otitis media among Australian children. Med J Aust. 2009;191:S55-S9.

Morris P, Richmond P, Lehmann D, et al. New horizons: otitis media research in Australia. Med J Aust. 2009;191:S73–S7.

2007

Gunasekera H et al. The spectrum and management of otitis media in Australian indigenous and nonindigenous children: a national study. P Inf Dis J. 2007;26:689–92 doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e3180621177.

*This work was partially funded by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APRCRI) to support research capacity building activities within the Centre for Research Excellence in Urban Aboriginal Child Health.