Employing Indigenous knowledges to understand the intersection between health and justice
In collaboration with Melbourne Law School, and in partnership with Health Justice Australia, this interdisciplinary project will examine the interface of health, law and culture to articulate how Indigenous knowledges recast deficit-based, siloed health and justice practice models.
Drawing on health justice initiatives in the Aboriginal community-controlled health sector and the Yoo-rrook Commission, this research seeks to build an evidence-based foundation for the work occurring in and through Indigenous organisations to show how Indigenous knowledges inform the development of strengths-based and future-oriented health justice practice models for the benefit of Indigenous people and the broader Australian community.
Researchers Eddie Cubillo and Warwick Padgham from the Melbourne Law School, Tessa Boyd-Caine from Health Justice Australia, and Shawana Andrews and Odette Mazel
The project will begin in 2022