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Date posted: 19 November 2012
CQUniversity will be part of a newly-funded special research initiative for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers network.
The National Indigenous research and knowledges network project (NIRAKN) has been awarded funding through the Australian Research Council and will be administered through the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), under the leadership of Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson.
CQUniversity is a collaborating university with over 24 other universities and five partner organisations, along with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
This new network will help develop much needed connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers across the country, to build Australia's research capacity, expertise and experience.
NIRAKN will focus on four research nodes:
CQUniversity's Professor Fredericks will be involved in the project in her capacity as CQUniversity Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and BMA Chair in Indigenous Engagement.
'Professor Moreton-Robinson, QUT, and Associate Professor Maggie Walter, University of Tasmania, demonstrated incredible leadership in collectively drawing together five partner organisations, the AIATSIS and 24 universities in this successful Network application. I look forward to working with them, the other co-leads in the health node and other researchers in the years ahead as we build research capacity and see real results,' Professor Fredericks said.
Source: CQUni news