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Our objectives

  1. To improve the quality of life of Aboriginal people through inclusion, equity and respect.
  2. To Indigenise leadership and practice.
  3. To lead Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health education and research through co-design.
  4. To plan, coordinate and implement an Aboriginal health research and education strategy.
  5. To grow networks with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and other organisations and build partnerships that are mutually beneficial.
  6. To advise on matters related to research and teaching with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  7. To promote, model and communicate the values, process and work of the Djurali Centre.

Our impact

We turn research into tangible and sustainable change in community, in healthcare, and in public policy.

Watch the video below of Aunty Mary Waites sharing her story on how research saved her husband’s life.

Collaborators

  • Armajun Aboriginal Health Service
  • AF Screen International collaboration and Indigenous Working Group
  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Brewarrina Aboriginal Health Service
  • Colgate
  • Bulgar Ngaru Aboriginal Health Service
  • NSW TAFE
  • Alliance for a Cavity Free Future
  • Pius X Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wallaga Lake Community
  • The Matilda Centre, University of Sydney
  • Katungul Aboriginal Health Service
  • Healthy Environments and Lives Network
  • Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney
  • Walgett Aboriginal Health Service
  • University of Sydney Policy Lab
  • CSIRO
  • Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation
  • Karuah Traditional Owners
  • Asthma Australia
  • Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC)
  • Matrix / BioBeat
  • Global Alliance for Chronic Disease and Indigenous Populations Working Group
  • Human Service Skills Organisation (HSSO)
  • Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University
  • Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle
  • Durri Aboriginal Health Service
  • Think Change Resolve
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
  • Murama Healing Space
  • University of Newcastle
  • Brewarrina Health Service
  • Western NSW Local Health District
  • Love Your Sister
  • Centre for Global Indigenous Futures, Macquarie University
  • NSW Rural Doctors Network
  • NSW UNIT of OCHRE

In the media

  • Uncle Boe Rambaldini, Heart of the matter: Missed opportunity costs Aboriginal lives, The Canberra Times, 15 February 2024. View pdf.
  • Uncle Boe Rambaldini, 2WEB Outback Radio, 20 February 2024. Listen.
  • Aunty Mary Waites talks to ABC Western Plains about participating in the Djurali Centre screening trial for AF, 20 February 2024. Listen.
  • Saving lives with simple tests, The Western Herald, 21 February 2024. Read.
  • In a heartbeat: Smart watches helping to close the gap, Australian Associated Press, 23 February 2024. Syndicated across 88 outlets. Read.

Selected publications

Meharg, D P, Naanyu, V, Rambaldini, B, Clarke, M J, Lacey, C, Jebasingh, F, Lopez-Jaramillo, P, Gould, G S, Aceves, B, Alison, J A, Chaiton, M, Chen, J, Gonzalez-Salazar, F, Goodyear-Smith, F, Gwynne, K G, Lee, K S, MacKay, D, Maple-Brown, L, Mishara, B L, ... Anderson, M. The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases researchers’ statement on non-communicable disease research with Indigenous peoples. Full statement

Parter C, Rambaldini B, Wilson S, Gwynn J, Skinner J, and Calma T. Heal country, Heal our nation: Talking up racism Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anzjph.2023.100037

Henson C, Chapman F, Shepherd G, et al. Mature aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are using digital health technologies (original research). DIGITAL HEALTH. 2022;8. doi:10.1177/20552076221145846

Christie V, Green D, Skinner J et al. “Everyone needs a Deb”: what Australian Indigenous women say about breast cancer screening and treatment services, BMC Health Serv Res 23, 672 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-023-09633-y

Gwynne K, Jiang S, Venema R, Christie V, Boughtwood T, Ritha M, Skinne J, Ali N, Calma T. Genomics and inclusion of Indigenous peoples in high income countries. Human Genetics Journal (2023); https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-023-02587-5

Christie V, Riley L, Green D, Snook K, Henningham M, Rambaldini B, Amin J, Pyke C, Varlow M, Goss S, Skinner J, O’Shea R, McCowen D, Gwynne K. Does breast cancer policy in Australia meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women? A review. Int J Equity Health 22, 129 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-023-01941-3

Henson C, Chapman F, Shepherd G,Carlson B, Rambaldini B, Gwynne K . Amplifying Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Perspectives to Promote Digital Health Equity: Co-Designed Qualitative Study J Med Internet Res 2023;25:e50584 

Gwynne K, Rambaldini B, Christie V, Meharg D, Gwynn JD, Dimitropoulos Y et al. Applying collective impact in Aboriginal health services and research: three case studies tell an important story. Public Health Research and Practice. 2022 Jun 15;32(2):1-8. e3222215. https://doi.org/10.17061/phrp3222215

Meharg, D P, Naanyu, V, Rambaldini, B, Clarke, M J, Lacey, C, Jebasingh, F, Lopez-Jaramillo, P, Gould, G S, Aceves, B, Alison, J A, Chaiton, M, Chen, J, Gonzalez-Salazar, F, Goodyear-Smith, F, Gwynne, K G, Lee, K S, MacKay, D, Maple-Brown, L, Mishara, B L, ... Anderson, M. (2023). The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases researchers’ statement on non-communicable disease research with Indigenous peoples. The Lancet Global Health, 11(3), e324-e326. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00039-6