Contact the lead researcher to find out more about these projects.


Pathways to resilience

The role of cultural connectedness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents

This project analysed different pathways to resilience for Indigenous adolescents and culture informed connectedness to maintain resilience.

Contact Dr Roxanne Bainbridge

Developing a framework for measuring Indigenous Research Benefit

The aim of the project is to examine the notion of 'benefit' within an Indigenous research context with the main outcome to improve long term benefits of research, as seen from the perspective of the beneficiaries of the research, enhancing the wellbeing of Indigenous communities, as well as building research capability in a critically important but neglected area of research. The framework for measuring research benefit will facilitate an expansion of Australia’s knowledge base relating to Indigenous research leading to improved capability on the part of both Indigenous people and researchers.

Contact Dr Felecia Watkin

Indigenous persistence in formal learning

This project examined under-explored aspects of learning that can improve the educational performance of Indigenous students in tertiary studies. The aim of this project was to contribute much needed research evidence of Indigenous persistence in learning and academic performance, and to deepen knowledge and understandings of what works for Indigenous students as they engage in formal learning situations.

Contact Prof Martin Nakata

The effective treatment of drug using offenders

The impact of treatment modality, coercion and treatment readiness on criminal recidivism

This project, in collaboration with NSW correctional services, examine the impact of compulsory treatment for prisoners with substance use histories.

Contact Sharon Casey