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The Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing (CREAHW) is a strategic program of intervention research that is focused on achieving radical and sustainable change for the Aboriginal community and improving the lives of Aboriginal people. The program is a unique validation of Aboriginal knowledge and demonstration of Indigenous methodology involving a multi-disciplinary team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers, who will contribute to the body of knowledge, work transparently with the Aboriginal community and embrace Aboriginal culture and ways of thinking.


The Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, is funded through the  National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant From Marginalised to Empowered: transformative methods for Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, and is the flagship of Aboriginal research at the Institute. 



CRE Photo 28Th Nov

        Members of the CREAHW team at a planning day in 2013.


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Latest publications


Kickett-Tucker, C et al Development and validation of the Australian Aboriginal racial identity and self-esteem survey for 8-12 year old children (IRISE_C)


 2014 Annual Report


Dudgeon, P & Walker, R Decolonising Australia Psychology: Discourses, Strategies and Practice


CREAHW May/June 2015 newsletter


CREAHW April 2015 newsletter


Griffith Review 47 Essay - A/Prof Roz Walker and Prof Fiona Stanley - Grow Up Your Country

Effective strategies to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - November 2014 


Suicide Trends in WA - an urgent call to action. Medicus Journal September 2014.


The National Empowerment Project summary report has now been released.  Prepared by Professor Pat Dudgeon and her colleagues including A/Prof Roz Walker and Dr Clair Scrine from the Telethon Kids Institute.



Young People's Experiences with Health Services: Final Report Prepared for the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA by Dr Van Dyke and Christine Madden and A/Prof Roz Walker and Dr Tracy Reibel of Telethon Kids Institute.


A literature review was also published by A/Prof Roz Walker and Dr Tracy Reibel - ' Young People's experiences with health services: A literature review'.



2nd edition of Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice is now available to order or download the PDF.



Hear Our Voices 

Final report from the Healing and Empowerment program for Aboriginal people living in the Kimberley region of WA available now.