NAIDOC Week 2022

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The Sax Institute is proud to join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022, and expresses solidarity with its aim to achieve a just and healthy future for all Aboriginal people. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week, which runs from Sunday 3 July to Sunday 10 July, is ‘Get … Read more

Aboriginal families strongly impacted by food insecurity, study finds

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A new study has found Aboriginal families in urban and regional New South Wales regularly experience food insecurity and has identified five key contributing factors that need to be addressed. The research – led by Aboriginal Doctoral researcher Simone Sherriff and senior researcher Sumithra Muthayya from the Sax Institute – is based on collaborative work … Read more

Resource Podcast

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What is SURE?

The Secured Unified Research Environment (SURE) is an online workspace for analysing and sharing health data from many sources, including hospitals, Medicare and cancer registries.SURE puts the right data in the right hands – offering custodians a flexible way to share health data with the research community, while also giving researchers access to pre-approved linked … Read more

What is co-production and why does it matter?

The past few years have seen a growing interest across the research and policy worlds in the concept of co-production. This is a model of research in which researchers and key stakeholders collaborate, bringing different expertise to address shared problems. Key stakeholders can be patients, the public, clinicians, service providers or policy makers who work together with researchers to develop the agenda, design and implement the research, and interpret the results.

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In this together: National Reconciliation Week

This year’s National Reconciliation Week, which kicks off on Wednesday, 27th May, celebrates a milestone: it is the twentieth anniversary of the momentous reconciliation walks of 2000, when many thousands Australians came together to walk on bridges and roads across the nation to show their support for a more reconciled country. This year’s theme – … Read more

When health research becomes traumatic

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are leading research that empowers Indigenous women to share their stories of health and wellbeing. But what happens when health researchers relive the trauma of their participants?

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A community-driven approach to Aboriginal health research

Aboriginal communities have long called for research methods that embrace Aboriginal leadership and challenge traditional researcher-driven approaches. These co-creative partnerships can take time to get right, but a new paper published by Simone Sherriff, PhD student and Project Officer with the Sax Institute’s SEARCH Program, is proving that co-creation in Aboriginal health research is not only achievable, it also leads to more relevant research and better health outcomes.

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