Building Indigenous research workforce capacity

  • Research program: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: April 2003
  • Expected end date: August 2008
  • Completion date: November 2010
  • Funded by: Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation
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The objective of this project was to: provide 'on-the-job' research training to an Aboriginal Research Intern within an Aboriginal community-controlled alcohol and other drugs service agency (Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Services). NDRI funded the Intern to undertake external formal training in the use of software for the analysis of qualitative data, she participated in internal NDRI staff development initiatives, and received intensive support in writing and planning activities from NDRI’s Indigenous support officer. Within AADS, the Intern participated in various intervention initiatives and gained on-the-job research experience including evaluation of an alternative therapies withdrawal program, and participation in a research project to enhance treatment for Indigenous people with alcohol problems. At the completion of the project in 2008, the Intern was employed as a research officer within AADS.

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This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets: