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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander food and nutrition projects

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples suffer disproportionally from diet-related conditions in Australia. Much current research is deficit based, however this body of work aims to be strengths based. Research projects could include, but are not limited to:a descriptive/explorative of food literacy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using an assets based framework exploring positive deviants.a food sovereignty project to describe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foodways. This could be applied to a particular nation group. It could be …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

PneuMatters: Preventing early-onset pneumonia in high-risk children through maternal immunisation - a study in Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, or Pacific Islander infants

The PneuMatters study is evaluating the efficacy of a pneumococcal vaccine in preventing pneumonia in the first 12 months of life in high-risk infants whose mothers received the vaccine while pregnant. The study is being conducted in Darwin, South-East Queensland and Malaysia. Participants are recruited in antenatal clinics and are followed until the baby turns 12 months of age.Australian participants must be pregnant with infants who will be identified as either Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, or Pacific Islander. This …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work

Exploring and supporting the internationalisation of indigenous businesses

Driving growth and employment in the rapidly evolving Indigenous business sector is a key priority of Australia’s national and state governments. An important growth strategy for firms is internationalisation through, for example, exporting, international strategic alliances or even foreign direct investment. Yet we know relatively little about the growth of Indigenous businesses through international business.This project will answer questions including:How do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses internationalise?Is their approach to international growth like that of other small and medium …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Language and Literacy

Potential projects under the topic of Language and Literacy include:Enhancing critical reading beyond the classroom with migrant and refugee-background youthCritical digital literacy and communication - how digital platforms have affected and will continue to affect literacy and communication practices in educationThe affect and affordances of algorithms on online literacy practicesHow can Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher aides or support workers assist teachers with Indigenous Language learning in the classroom?

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Amplifying First Nations Voices: Exploring and embedding an interactive and engaging online presence for Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This project seeks to explore opportunities around the online presence of Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA), working closely with BIMA to embed the outcomes of the project.You will work as part of a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from creative industries and business, to explore internal (staff, processes and technical) and external (audience, stakeholders, partners) enablers to BIMA’s online presence.In discussion with your supervisor, you will engage in a range of project activities, including but not limited to:stakeholder engagementqualitative …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication

Integration of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives within the radiation therapy undergraduate curriculum

Radiation therapy (RT) graduates are required to have a combination of knowledge of Indigenous perspectives as well as highly technical and empathetic skills related to their practice.The aims of this study are to:provide a structured Indigenous knowledges curriculum that aligns with university graduate outcomes, and industry and registration requirementsinstil knowledge, skills, attitudes and awareness of Indigenous perspectives in the Radiation Therapy graduates using evidence informed approaches, so they can influence clinical practice by working in a culturally responsive manner to …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Clinical Sciences

Indigenous entrepreneurship in Australia

Indigenous entrepreneurship is an emerging field of academic research. The creation of new ventures by indigenous people has important implications for diversity, job creation and regional economic development for disadvantaged people. Generally, in Australia, there has been a strong focus on indigenous tourism entrepreneurship, however research suggests that this may not be the most effective pathway (Ruhanen, Whitford & McLennan, 2015). This project will seek to understand the state of play of indigenous entrepreneurship in Australia by undertaking a desktop …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Re-imagining community leadership programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

This project is working with LeadershipFit to re-imagine community leadership development and advance the leadership aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in community health settings, through Indigenous-led intergenerational knowledge translation mechanisms.Intergenerational transfer of leadership knowledge, wisdom and practices can further improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, having them more actively involved in the process of co-designed and co-led decision-making within their families, organisations and communities.The research team will work collaboratively …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Management

Towards equity in transport and justice initiatives for disadvantaged people and communities

Travelling safely, which underlies access and connectedness, key to positive health, education and employment outcomes, is often taken for granted. Yet many low socioeconomic, disadvantaged groups across Australia struggle to gain a driver licence or have access to public transport. This includes First Nations peoples and communities, for which culturally safe programs are lacking and there is often a disconnect in mainstream road safety initiatives.Our team at CARRS-Q is running several projects to address this, applying participatory, Indigenist research methods …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling
Research centre(s)

Centre for Future Mobility/CARRSQ

Exploring the attributes that influence the purchase of indigenous art and souvenirs

What attributes influence a consumers' intention to purchase indigenous art and souvenirs? Research has suggested ‘perception of authenticity’ motivate some consumers to seek out and purchase such products. However, authenticity may relate to the marker/artist, aesthetics of the design, or material use. These attributes are identified through the extant literature in indigenous art and souvenirs. The purpose of this research project is to determine what influences perceptions of authenticity, leading to purchase intention.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Risk management and financial systems integrity. Enhancing outcomes for indigenous not-for-profit organisations

This topic examines the NFP sector, in particular, indigenous organisations and the risk associated with incidents of fraud. As funding to these organisations is limited, a fraudulent event can have dire consequences on employees as well as impact future funding opportunities. Scant attention has been paid to the NFP sector in relation to fraud risk management. The study will help to address this.If you are interested in researching this topic as part of a Master of Philosophy (Accountancy), and you …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy

Understanding authenticity seeking in the purchase of indigenous art and souvenirs

There is a growing and substantial body of knowledge concerning tourists' perception of authenticity for indigenous art and souvenirs. Such products have significant impact on local economies.For tourists and visitors, indigenous art and souvenirs are mementos of their travel experiences and help tourists appreciate cross-cultural differences. However, more and more, these products are becoming mass-produced objects where the satisfaction of tourists and the profit motives of retailers are given priority. From the demand side, there are many motives for souvenir …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

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