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Samantha Cooms

Samantha Cooms
School:
School of Business and Law
Field of Research:
Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services; Studies in Human Society; Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Supervisor(s):
Associate Professor Olav Muurlink; Dr Danielle Every
Student Type:
Doctor of Philosophy

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Research Details

Thesis Name

Disability and First Nation Australians: Custodians of the People

Thesis Abstract

This research seeks to explore the lived experiences of the Quandamooka community in regards to disability. This includes traditional practices and the intersectional relationships with western programs and practices and the community's hopes for the future in the disability sector.

Why my research is important/Impacts

The National Disability Scheme has altered the disability landscape but there is limited information about disability in First Nation communities. It is widely accepted that First Nation people with a disability have some of the poorest outcomes of any group in Australia and this is echoed in many First Nation groups globally. This research seeks to share the voice of a people in a strengths based and culturally appropriate manner.

Funding/Scholarship

University Postgraduate Research Award - Indigenous