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Research Associate

The University of Western Australia - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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School of Indigenous Studies

Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

About The Team

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health within the School of Indigenous Studies, brings together the University’s expertise, programs and resources in a strong collaborative partnership focused on a central theme for Aboriginal people and communities - Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives. The Centre aims to drive a transformative intergenerational Aboriginal health research agenda, which delivers tangible, measurable health outcomes and services directly to Aboriginal people and communities.

The School of Indigenous Studies aims to achieve excellence and equity in all aspects of higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The School offers an Aboriginal Orientation Course a schools' Outreach programme and provides ongoing support for Indigenous students enrolled in mainstream university studies. The School offers an Indigenous Studies’ major, and is a strong advocate for the development of Indigenous cultural competency policy, education and training at state, national and international levels.

About The Opportunity

As the appointee, you will, under the supervision of the Chief Investigator, Professor Pat Dudgeon, conduct research on the Medical Research Future Funds, Million Minds Mission project (Million Minds), “Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing”. The project works collaboratively with Indigenous service users, families and communities, to develop clinically and culturally capable Indigenous mental health service models to support access to, and effectiveness of clinical treatment and cultural healers; support mainstream services to work better across cultural and experiential differences; and integrate mental health, wellbeing, alcohol and drug, suicide and social and cultural support service responses through multidisciplinary teams.

Under the broad direction of Chief Investigators on the Million Minds project you will research and collaborate with colleagues based at UWA and within Indigenous and research organisations located around Australia. You will work with key stakeholder groups including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, peak bodies, policymakers, clinicians and scientists.

You may also be required to supervise honours students on projects related to this research.

To Be Considered For This Role, You Will Demonstrate

  • PhD in public health, allied health, psychology, or related discipline.
  • Research experience within the areas of Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing.
  • Extensive experience with at least one of: relevant structured diagnostic interviewing, conducting risk assessments, interviewing with interpreters, interviewing in clinical and fieldwork settings, assessment tools and measurements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work independently, collaboratively and within a cross-disciplinary team.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in the preparation of high-quality reports, presentations and publications with a record of research publication relative to opportunity.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • The capacity to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team.
  • The ability to liaise effectively with key stakeholders.

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to submit curriculum vitae and a document clearly addressing the selection criteria to demonstrate that you meet the criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: 506666.pdf

Closing date: Thursday, 27 May 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.
  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.