First Nations research
APPRISE is committed to making meaningful, respectful and empowering engagement with First Nations people central to Australia’s pandemic research response.
First Nations Researchers
Professor Adrian Miller is an APPRISE investigator.
He is of the Jirrbal people of North Queensland and is the Deputy Vice-President Indigenous Engagement and Director of the Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research at CQUniversity.
Kristy Crooks is an APPRISE PhD student.
She is of the Euahlayi nation and an Aboriginal Program Manager with the Health Protection Unit for Hunter New England Population Health.
First Nations projects
APPRISE has privileged First Nations voices through projects funded via the NHMRC and through a $2 million donation from the Paul Ramsay Foundation for First Nations-led COVID-19 projects.
- Developing a culturally responsive trauma-informed public health emergency response framework for First Nations families and communities during COVID-19
- Preventing COVID transmission by equipping frail dialysis patients with culturally appropriate COVID-safe practices to avoid unplanned hospitalisations in the Top End
- Using systems thinking to better understand risks and protective factors at play for urban Indigenous peoples during COVID-19
- A culturally specific overcrowding guideline for COVID-19 pandemic planning, response and recovery in remote Kimberley communities
- Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
- TeleHealth use in Cape York Communities – in response to COVID-19 travel restrictions
- First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Harnessing the evidence from an urban First Nations health ecosystem to inform ongoing response, recovery and health system adaptation
- Pandemic health messaging for Indigenous peoples during COVID-19
- Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to health services in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care service
- Revisiting the ‘Gambling Bug’ during COVID isolation: Developing and evaluating a holistic Aboriginal public health awareness strategy to improve service access and wellbeing in a rural and urban Australian setting
- The experiences of using telehealth in rural and regional Victorian ACCOs during COVID-19: perspectives from health service managers, clinic staff and patients
First Nations COVID-19 resources and research links
APPRISE recognises the enormous amount of emerging material for COVID-19 and has included a selection of First Nations COVID-19 resources and research here.