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
Leaders in Indigenous health and medical research from across Australia came together for the IRNet National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase. Held as an accessible hybrid event with lift access, Auslan interpreters and closed captioning, nearly 500 attendees watched insightful presentations, engaged in lively discussions, and enjoyed a range of networking opportunities under the theme Our Voice – Our Research – Our Future.