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