Activities & achievements


  • September 2011. ‘Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research’ - 1 day workshop. Held at ANU. Presenter: Dr Daniel McAullay. Guest speakers: Ms Kim Tiffen, ANU Ethics; Ms Julie Tongs, CEO, Winnunga Nimmityjah; Dr Jill Guthrie, AIATSIS; Dr Phyll Dance, NCEPH and AIATSIS; Mr Ray Lovett, NCEPH and AIATSIS. August 2011.
  • August 2011 Ms Gaye Doolan organised and co-ordinated a “Hands-on Workshop:  Know Your Body” at the ANUMS  for Years 10-12 Indigenous students from ACT and Queanbeyan High Schools/Colleges.   This was followed-up (September 2011) with a workshop at TCH where students were exposed to a range of allied health professions.
  • September 2011. AIATSIS conference, ‘Young and Old: Connecting Generation’, Australian National University, Canberra. Sarah Geddes and Anna Olsen convened and chaired two sessions on Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs. IHIG members to speak at the conference include Ray Lovett, Nerelle Poroch and Jill Gutherie.

Invited speakers to IHIG

  • Ms Julie Tongs CEO Winnunga Nimmityjah. September
  • Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW). ‘The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an overview’
  • Mr Shanthakumar Bannirchelvam, Student at College of Law & Economics, ANU. ‘Mobile technology in an Indigenous world.’

Achievements of IHIG members

  • October 2011 Karen Gardner submitted her PhD thesis, Sustaining quality improvement in Indigenous primary health care: a sociological analysis.
  • October 2011 Professor Emily Banks, awarded $1,727,460 for the ‘Longitudinal investigation of health outcomes in urban Aboriginal children: SEARCH follow-up.’
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