Culturally Adaptive Governance Framework
Associate Professor Luke BurchillFull Bio
Aboriginal Leadership GroupLearn more
University of Melbourne
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (respectfully hereafter ‘Indigenous’) health research operates in an environment of ambiguity and is beset with ethical and practical deficiencies. While ethical guidelines have been developed for Indigenous health research over the past 35 years, little attention has been paid to the organisational and governance environments in which these guidelines seek articulation, rendering key kinds of power invisible and perpetuating long-held inequities in Australia.
We suggest new orientations for mainstream research projects centred around a CAGF for equity in Indigenous health research.
The CAGF is intended as a meaningful, replicable tool for research teams to empower principles of Indigenous governance and thus a vehicle for increasing Indigenous voices within and control over health research in Australia.
- Duke DLM, Prictor M, Ekinci E, Hachem M, Burchill LJ. Culturally Adaptive Governance—Building a New Framework for Equity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research: Theoretical Basis, Ethics, Attributes and Evaluation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7943. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157943
- Burchill LJ, Kotevski A, Duke D, Ward JE, Prictor M, Lamb KE, Kennedy M. Ethics guidelines use and Indigenous governance and participation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research: a national survey. Med J Aust. 2022 Oct 17. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51757. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36253955.