NAIDOC 2022



NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for us all to recognise and celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! From the official NAIDOC site:

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! with us to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome. It’s also time to celebrate the many who have driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations—they have been the heroes and champions of change, of equal rights and even basic human rights.

Each year, we celebrate NAIDOC Week by highlighting a selection of research from the wealth of work published across our journals both by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, and on a broad range of topics relating to Indigenous Australia.

There are activities and events happening around the country from the 3– 10 July and we encourage everyone to find a way to engage, celebrate, and respect our First Nations cultures and histories this NAIDOC Week and beyond.

Meet the Researchers


Learn about the exciting and impactful work of the researchers we’ve interviewed this year and enjoy our collection of over 60 free-to-access papers spanning a range of topics centred around this year’s theme.

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Ángeles Montalvo Chaves
Anthropologist
Articulating Aboriginality in Multicultural Redfern



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Alana Gall
Pakana Woman and Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Self-reported wellbeing and health-related quality of life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people pre and post the first wave of COVID-19 2020 pandemic



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Ellie Norris
PhD Researcher
Accounting and First Nations: A Systematic Literature Review and Directions for Future



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Paul Preisz
Associate Professor, Director of St Vincent’s Hospital Emergency Department
‘Dalarinji’: A flexible clinic, belonging to and for the Aboriginal people, in an Australian emergency department



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Shaina Russell
Postdoctoral Researcher Empowering young Aboriginal women to care for Country: Case study of the Ngukurr Yangbala rangers, remote northern Australia



Latest Research


Anthropology and Archaeology

Medicine

The search for evidence in Indigenous health intervention research: Shifting the debate
Australian Health Promotion Association

Ending rheumatic heart disease in Australia: the evidence for a new approach
Medical Journal of Australia

Risk of severe illness from COVID-19 among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: the construct of ‘vulnerable populations’ obscures the root causes of health inequities
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health



Geography, Environment and Ecology

Yarning up with Gerry Turpin – An Interview about Indigenous biocultural knowledges
Ecological Management & Restoration

Resettling, disconnecting or displacing? Attending to local sociality, culture and history in disaster settings
Asia Pacific Viewpoint

A call to recognise and grow the Indigenous-led stewardship of Country
Ecological Management & Restoration



Health, Nursing, Dentistry and Mental Health

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) pharmacist: integration into the ACCHO model of care
Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research

New thinking about old ways: Cultural continuity for improved mental health of young Central Australian Aboriginal men
Early Intervention in Psychiatry

‘It all comes back to community!’: A qualitative study of Aboriginal Elders promoting cultural well-being
Australian Journal of Rural Health



A discourse analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 policy response
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Mental health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia during COVID-19
Australian Journal of Social Issues

Evaluation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Program
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

“Now we say Black Lives Matter but … the fact of the matter is, we just Black matter to them”†
Medical Journal of Australia

Connecting the dots of care: survey of Australian hospital pharmacy departments regarding current initiatives in place to care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander inpatients
Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research

How prepared is Australian occupational therapy to decolonise its practice?
Australian Occupational Therapy

Winhanga-duri-nya (to reflect)
Medical Journal of Australia

Self-reported wellbeing and health-related quality of life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people pre and post the first wave of COVID-19 2020 pandemic
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Experience of providing cultural safety in mental health to Aboriginal patients: A grounded theory study
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

“If you don't speak from the heart, the young mob aren't going to listen at all”: An invitation for youth mental health services to engage in new ways of working
Early Intervention in Psychiatry

Experiences and perceptions of ageing among older First Nations Australians: A rapid review
Australasian Journal on Ageing

Perspectives, understandings of dementia and lived experiences from Australian Aboriginal people in Western Australia
Australasian Journal on Ageing

Australian First Nations response to the pandemic: A dramatic reversal of the ‘gap’
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: How can health services adapt to the needs of Indigenous women? A qualitative study
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Oral health education and prevention strategies among remote Aboriginal communities: a qualitative study
Australian Dental Journal

Self-rated oral and general health among Aboriginal adults in regional South Australia
Australian Dental Journal

Dietitians Australia position statement on healthy and sustainable diets
Nutrition & Dietetics

Position statement: Research and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in rural health journals
Australian Journal of Rural Health

Marŋgithirri guŋga’yunarawu ga guŋga’yunyarawu marŋgithinyarawu Learning to connect and connecting to learn: Preparing the rural and remote allied health workforce through a co-created student-implemented service in East Arnhem, Australia
Australian Journal of Rural Health

Community co-produced mental health initiatives in rural Australia: A scoping review
Australian Journal of Rural Health

Barriers and enablers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander careers in health: A qualitative, multisector study in western New South Wales
Australian Journal of Rural Health

Culturally Safe Integrative Systemic Therapy for First Nations Families Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy

Validity of the New “Top End Sleepiness Scale” (TESS) against the STOP-Bang Tool in Predicting Obstructive Sleep Apnoea among Indigenous Australian Adults
Internal Medicine Journal

Coming of age: 21 years of providing opioid substitution treatment within an Aboriginal community-controlled primary health service
Drug and Alcohol Review

Delivering health programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: carer and staff views on what’s important
Health Promotion Journal of Australia



Social Policy, Politics and Economics

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