Find out about our Indigenous research activities and how our Indigenous academics and students are contributing to science, medicine and health.
The National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) aims to create a repository of Indigenous biospecimens, genomic data and documents for research and other uses that benefit Indigenous donors, their communities and descendants, the broader Indigenous community and the general Australian community.
The ANU Joint Colleges of Science conduct several research projects focussing primarily on improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies
- Chronic disease and healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including tobacco
- Large-scale data to improve Aboriginal child health: seeding success and beyond
- Mayi Kuwayu: the National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing
- Quality and Efficiency in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- Reducing family violence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- Smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: health impacts, associated factors, and trends over time
- Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health
- Studying the interaction between genes and environment in Indigenous Kidney Disease
Associate Professor Rowena Ball shares her experiences of working with students in remote Queensland communities for the STEM Professionals in Schools program.
A study into the health of Indigenous children has found programs and policies to promote healthy weight should target children as young as three.