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Jawun Research Centre

The Jawun Research Centre is a flagship for Indigenous health equity research in Northern Australia. Jawun Research Centre conducts high-impact applied research to ensure that Indigenous nations gain full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives.

Directed by Professor Adrian Miller, Jawun Research Centre has a national focus and extended international networks with research groups, communities, services, government and industry to collaboratively meet the priority health needs and aspirations of local and international Indigenous communities. Professor Miller is of the Jirrbal people of North Queensland and is the Deputy Vice President Indigenous Engagement and BHP Chair in Indigenous Engagement at CQUniversity.

Jawun Research Centre sets a pioneering agenda for change in health by nurturing research that is meaningful and directly relevant to the lives of Indigenous people. Social justice principles of Indigenous sovereignty, engagement, leadership, priority setting and nation building underpin Jawun Research Centre’s management.

The Jawun Research Centre capabilities are in system sciences, public health equity research, impact assessment and evaluation, health economics, evidence reviews and translation/advocacy. Jawun Research Centre offers opportunities in research capacity strengthening and education to build the next generation of researchers.

Jawun Research Centre sits within the CQUniversity Office of Indigenous Engagement (OIE) in the Research Division. The OIE plays a pivotal role at CQUniversity in providing leadership to improve higher education and research outcomes for Indigenous Australians. The office drives informed policy development to influence the way in which the University provides higher education, training, research opportunities and engagement that expresses a deliberate destiny for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research Transcript

Equality vs. Equity

Illustration of three runners running next to each other on an oval symbolising equality.

Equality is assuming that everyone starts from the same place.

Illustration of three runners running with one ahead of the other on an oval symbolising equity.

Equity is about fairness and ensuring access to the same opportunities.


Contact Details

Jawun Research Centre

CQUniversity Cairns Square, Corner Abbott and Shields Streets, Cairns QLD 4870
PO Box 7815, Cairns QLD 4870
Phone Enquiries: 07 4923 2672
Email Enquiries: Jawun Research Centre Administration

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