An overview of NDARC’s Aboriginal research and an in-depth analysis of two streams: the roles and responsibilities of Aboriginal women; and the relationship between conflict and drug and alcohol harms in Aboriginal communities.
Professor Anthony Shakeshaft will briefly outline the range of Aboriginal projects with which NDARC is engaged and identify common themes that have emerged. Dr Anne-Marie Eades and Ms Bonita Byrne will then describe their research, including key findings and key future directions.
Dr Anne-Marie Eades is a UNSW Scientia Fellow with The George Institute. She is a Noongar woman from WA and a descendant of a Wiilman father and Minang mother. Her research interests relate to the role of psychosocial factors in chronic disease and building resilience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. She has a particular interest in women’s issues and children in out of home care. Her PhD study was understanding how individual, family and societal influences impact on Indigenous women’s health.
Bonita Byrne is an NDARC Higher Degree Research candidate. She is a Wiradjuri woman who has had a distinguished career in Aboriginal health. She established the Aboriginal Women’s and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault committees in NSW and was the first Aboriginal Women’s Officer in the Premier’s Department NSW.
Professor Anthony Shakeshaft is one of NDARC’s Deputy Directors. He has a strong interest in evaluation research and is currently engaged in a number of evaluations that are specific to Aboriginal people or in which Aboriginal people are over-represented.