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Collaborating for community-engaged scholarship in health and wellbeing: A co-autoethnographic study of Indigenous self-determined researcher development

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Bainbridge, R and Fredericks, B and Clapham, K and Andersen, C and Ball, R and Longbottom, M and Bessarab, D and Collard, L and Adams, M and Roe, Y and Wilkinson, N and Daniels, C, Collaborating for community-engaged scholarship in health and wellbeing: A co-autoethnographic study of Indigenous self-determined researcher development, International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 9, (2) pp. 1-19. ISSN 1837-0144 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5204/ijcis.v9i2.136

Abstract

In this article, we provide an emic perspective of being uniquely positioned as part of Australia’s only multidisciplinary Indigenous research network, the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN). We used collaborative autoethnography and reflection in our practices and experiences. Our purpose was to better understand and improve the functionality of our research network and practice, and to offer some direction for the growth and sustainability of NIRAKN and similar networks. Our narratives strongly demonstrate that mainstream models of support for Indigenous researchers have major limitations for professional development and cultural safety, and do not meet our needs and realities. The significant message is that we need appropriately resourced exclusive spaces and must lead, develop and define the theoretical and cultural specifications and applications of Indigenous researcher support models in higher education institutions. The model should be cross-disciplinary, have national and international reach and be characterised by connectedness, cultural safety and self-determination, and be located in a resource-rich environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, collaborative autoethnography, capacity strengthening, health, Indigenous, NIRAKN
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Other Medical and Health Sciences
Research Field:Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Indigenous Health
Objective Field:Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Andersen, C (Associate Professor Clair Andersen)
ID Code:131651
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2019-03-28
Last Modified:2019-05-01
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