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Appleton researchers highlight collaboration as key in 'Closing The Gap'

Published:11 March 2016

CQUniversity Adelaide’s Appleton Institute is hosting a conversation on research with Indigenous communities, as part of National Close the Gap Day scheduled for Thursday, 17 March.

Speakers include Senior Aboriginal Community Researcher Lorraine King, sleep researcher Associate Professor Sarah Blunden, education researcher Tessa Benveniste and housing researcher Dr Danielle Every, along with Skye Akbar (PhD candidate, UniSA business school and CRC Remote Economic Participation).

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Chair in Indigenous Engagement, will be among staff of CQUni’s Office of Indigenous Engagement participating in the Adelaide event via video-conference. Prof Fredericks will speak on research led by the OIE. Interested people from Rockhampton Campus are welcome to join in the video-conference from the OIE main meeting room (Building 31, ground floor).

In addition, Professor Fredericks and Adelaide-based Professor Denise Wood will share their perspectives from a major national project seeking new models for engaging Indigenous university students.

Professor Wood will also be talking about several projects that involve participatory action research, including research funded by the Young and Well CRC and the Digital Arts project involving Indigenous youth with disabilities providing pathways to education and employment through VET studies. Professor Fredericks is also involved in the Digital Arts project.

All interested people are welcome to attend the event from 3pm at CQUniversity Adelaide, 44 Greenhill Road, Wayville.