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|Title:||Building research capacity for indigenous health : a case study of the National Health and Medical Research Council : the evolution and impact of policy and capacity building strategies for indigenous health research over a decade from 1996 to 2006|
|Authors:||Leon de la Barra, Sophia|
|Keywords:||National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)|
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Research.
Indigenous Australians -- Medical care -- Research.
Public health -- Research -- Australia.
Public health administration -- Australia.
|Publisher:||University of Sydney.|
School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine.
|Abstract:||As Australia’s leading agency for funding health research (expending over $400 million in 2006), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has a major responsibility to improve the evidence base for health policy and practice. There is an urgent need for better evidence to guide policy and programs that improve the health of Indigenous peoples. In 2002, NHMRC endorsed a series of landmark policy changes to acknowledge its ongoing role and responsibilities in Indigenous health research—adopting a strategic Road Map for research, improving Indigenous representation across NHMRC Council and Principal Committees, and committing 5% of its annual budget to Indigenous health research. This thesis examines how these policies evolved, the extent to which they have been implemented, and their impact on agency expenditure in relation to People Support. Additionally, this thesis describes the impact of NHMRC policies in reshaping research practices among Indigenous populations.|
|Description:||Master of Philosophy|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (Open Access)|
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