We seek to understand, and support evidence-based public policy and solutions. We evaluate. We collaborate.
A strength is our partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. We see it as a great privilege to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations, using a mixed methods approach to develop an appropriate research framework. We include Aboriginal methods of evaluation and Aboriginal ways of being, knowing and doing.
When we work in this space, we ensure it is an Aboriginal-led project team, with Aboriginal values shaping the work. We know that:
In all cases, we work with the client to understand the broader aim of the research, the environment in which the research will take place and how the evidence developed will be translated into policy and practice.
Mark is a member of the Australian Evaluation Society.
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 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. (2018). Indigenous Australians: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Retrieved from https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/articles/indigenous-australians-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people
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 Bennett, B., Green, S., Gilbert, S., & Bessarab, D. (Eds.). (2013). Our voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work. Melbourne: Palgrave
 Fogarty, W., Lovell, M., Lagenberg, J., & Heron, M-J. (2018). Deficit discourse and strengths-based approaches: Changing the narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. Melbourne: Lowitja Institute
Objective: This review sought to determine whether quitting smoking behaviour places ...
Objective: A meta-analysis of 42 studies on tobacco smoking among ...
Client: Sydney University
In 2016-17, 90 students from Sydney University took part in four service-learning placements in three Aboriginal community-controlled organisations – Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly in western NSW, and the Tiwi Islands Regional ...
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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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