Indigenous Research Strategy

The Indigenous Research Strategy is a core component and integral part of the broader and overarching Indigenous Strategy for UWA and outlines the University's goals in three key priority areas:

Building Indigenous researcher capacity

  • Support Indigenous academic staff to build their research profile
  • Increase the number of Indigenous academic staff at UWA
  • Build an Indigenous postgraduate HDR student pipeline

Ensure quality Indigenous Research that meets the needs of Indigenous people

  • Promote Indigenous research protocols and guidelines – community- and discipline-specific
  • Provide cultural training and development of all senior staff, researchers, students, supervisors
  • Embed Indigenous engagement in research decision-making
  • Establish Indigenous knowledge as a strategic research priority

Building Indigenous community capacity

  • Recognition of Indigenous knowledge and knowledge-holders
  • Enable culturally determined research; set research agendas that meet Indigenous needs
  • Establish research training that builds skills bases and is properly accredited

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

The University of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Western Australia and Australia and their enduring connections to land, water, cultures and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

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