National Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network
We aim to support and grow the next generation of Indigenous researchers working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
The National Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network (IRNet) is about co-creating opportunities to connect research and researchers to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. It aims to support the connection and coordination of research training, translation, methodological development and project collaboration across AHRA, and includes training and support to develop skills in knowledge translation and exchange, as well as practical experience in the implementation of research evidence in the real-world context of health services and communities.
IRNet's three priorities are to:
- Progress and strengthen a robust Indigenous Research(er) Network
- Invest and develop the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce
- Enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research(er) capabilities.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase
The National Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network (IRNet) of the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) will hold its second annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase in Sydney in September.
Proudly supported by the Sydney Health Partners and hosted by the University of Sydney, the IRNet Showcase will bring together leaders in Indigenous health and medical research from across Australia under the theme of Our Voice – Our Research – Our Future
The conference will discuss emerging diseases, the impact of new technologies on health care and research and improving the translation and health impact of research to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
A highlight of the IRNet Showcase will be the official launch of the National Network for First Nations Research, a ground-breaking $10 million program funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The Network brings together almost 100 leaders in Indigenous health and medical research, and is led by Professor Gail Garvey, Professor Alex Brown, Professor Sandra Eades and Dr. Janine Mohamed.
The conference will also feature abstract presentations by leading and emerging researchers from across the country.
Register now to secure your participation in this peak event for Indigenous health and medical research.
Full program to be announced soon.