The trouble with culture: Rationalizing Indigenous health inequality (2018–2021)

Abstract:
The aim of this research is to render visible the realness of race in contemporary Indigenous public health discourse and practice. The work is situated within a contemporary context to contest the relegation of race as a relic of a by-gone era. The persisting health inequalities that Indigenous people experience reveal race as a powerful predictor of health and illness in Australian society today. Using critical race theory, this research will illuminate our understanding of, and ability to address Indigenous health inequality and support the formulation of a race-critical Australia public health research agenda.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Researchers:
  • Principal Research Fellow
    School of Social Science
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council