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The Social and cultural resilience and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal mothers in prison project focuses on Aboriginal women incarcerated in New South Wales (NSW) and Western Australia (WA). This project seeks to examine ways to address health inequalities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal incarcerated mothers, female carers and mothers in the community. It involves Aboriginal women and a broad range of other stakeholders in identifying practical steps to reduce these inequalities. The purposes of the project are to:
The project is a multi-institutional collaboration led by the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit at the University of NSW (UNSW). In NSW, project investigators are also based at the University of Technology Sydney, the Kirby Institute (UNSW), and the School of Social Sciences (UNSW).
In WA, investigators are based at the National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University), and the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health (Geraldton). In addition, the project has one investigator based in the Australian Capital Territory at the Australian National University College of Medicine. The project is funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council (project grant # 630653).
Abstract adapted from the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
School of Women's and Children's Health
University of New South Wales
Level 2, McNevin Dickson Building
Gate 6, Avoca Street
Randwick Hospitals Campus
Randwick NSW 2031
Ph: (02) 9382 1014
In celebration of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week 2015, the Kirby Institute has a created a booklet which showcases their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
Aboriginal people are one of the priority populations for research conducted at the Kirby Institute. The Kirby Institute manages a range of Aboriginal research and surveillance projects including viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinical interventions in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, prisoner health surveys, behavioural surveys, national STI and blood borne viruses (BBV) surveillance, trachoma surveillance, training and education and policy development.
This report outlines a number of projects being conducted by the Kirby Institute across Australia. Information for each project includes:
Abstract adapted from the Kirby Institute