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Research Overview


Partnering with the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, the Aboriginal Gender Study investigated contemporary understandings of gender, gender roles, and the concept of gender equity in three Aboriginal communities in South Australia. The study applied Indigenous research methodologies which privileged Aboriginal people as experts in their own lives, and centralised culturally safe approaches including yarning circles and ongoing community engagement. Between 2017 and 2018 yarning circles were held with 49 community members across a diverse range of age (above 18 years) and gender identities in metropolitan and regional sites.

For more information, please visit https://aboriginalgenderstudy.ahcsa.org.au/ and note that the community report and final report are accessible from the links below:


Cancer Data and Aboriginal Disparities (CanDAD) Project

The project seeks to develop an integrated, comprehensive cancer monitoring system with a particular focus on Aboriginal people in South Australia that will integrate:

  • Cancer registry
  • Hospital
  • Radiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical
  • Screening and health insurance data to comprehensively monitor cancer incidence trends
  • Cancer management
  • Survival

Uniquely, the data system will incorporate Aboriginal patients’ experiences with cancer services to guide:

  • Continuous service improvement
  • Community engagement
  • Advocacy
  • Outcomes research
  • Providing data infrastructure for health services
  • Population research
  • Training for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers

To read more about the Cancer Data and Aboriginal Disparities Project, download the CanDAD Project Summary here.

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