Closing the Gap? Critical Perspectives on Health Policy and Indigenous Self-Determination

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Australian governments have devoted substantial resources to the problem of 'Closing the Gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, particularly in relation to health outcomes, over the past decade. We seek proposals from students interested in critically examining health policies linked to 'Closing the Gap', and documenting accounts of Indigenous self-determination, health and wellbeing which provide alternatives to a deficit model of policy 'failure'. Taking a national perspective, the doctoral candidate will be expected to reflect critically on the diverse contributions and perspectives of Indigenous leaders, community organisations, service providers and service users on enacting effective policy change in this area.

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Supervisory team
Christy
Newman

Arts and Social Sciences
Centre for Social Research in Health
Diana
Perche

Arts and Social Sciences
Nura Gili
Reuben
Bolt

Nura Gili
Nura Gili
c.newman@unsw.edu.au

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