Project Lead

Associate Professor Luke Burchill

Daniel Duke


Aboriginal Leadership Group

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Lead partner

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.