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Aboriginal Health Domain

This domain encompasses the Institute’s work in Aboriginal health across Australia, the activities of the Baker Institute campus in Alice Springs and the Institute’s interests in international Indigenous health.

The Institute has had a strong focus on Aboriginal health for more than 10 years, with a dedicated research facility opening in Alice Springs adjacent to the Alice Springs Hospital in 2007. A growing team of researchers in Central Australia and across the country have forged important partnerships and collaborations to help address the profound disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal people through scientific research that is rigorous, culturally appropriate and ethically sound.

The research undertaken is based on community needs, with a strong focus on working with local providers to build knowledge and provide practical contributions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health.

Professor Tom Marwick is the acting lead of this Domain.

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