Synopsis

This project explored aspects of the lives and health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in urban areas, and in particular: mental and physical health status and health inequities; experience of urban neighbourhood life; social capital; and experience of racism and its impact on health.


Contact

Fran Baum


Project Staff


Grant investigators

F Baum, W Edmondson, A Ziersch, C Palmer

Other investigators/project staff

G Gallaher, M Bentley, L Winslow, M Ah Matt, C Bilney


Partner Research Groups or Other Partners

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health
 
 

Funding & duration

National Health & Medical Research Council


Associated Publications


Refereed Journal Articles


Project Reports

  • Gallaher, G., Ziersch, A., Baum, F., Bentley, M., Palmer, C., Edmondson, W. & Winslow, L. (2009) In Our Own Backyard: Urban health inequities and Aboriginal experiences of neighbourhood life, social capital and racism.  Adelaide: Flinders University.

Other Publications

  • Gallaher, G.  (2008) Getting under our skin: Self-reported experiences of racism and their effects on health for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Dr.PH thesis, Flinders University.

Conference Papers/Abstracts

  • Ziersch, A. (2008) ‘Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of racism and the impact on their health: policy/practice implications.’ Paper presented at Invited Presentation Fulbright Symposium, Adelaide, July 2008.
  • Ziersch, A., Baum, F., Gallaher, G. & Bentley, M. (2008) ‘Comparing social capital across general and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations in Adelaide.’ Paper presented at Population Health Congress, Brisbane, July 2008.
  • Gallaher, G., Ziersch, A., Baum, F., Bentley, M. & Palmer, C. (2007). ‘Racism and its impact on health for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.’ Paper presented at 38th Annual Public Health Association of Australia, Alice Springs, September 2007.
  • Gallaher, G., Baum, F., Palmer, C., Ziersch, A., Bentley, M., & Edmondson, W. (2006) ‘Culturally meaningful research processes with urban Indigenous people.’ Paper presented at International Society for Equity in Health Conference, Adelaide, September 2006.  
  • ?Osborne, K., Ziersch, A., Baum, F., Gallaher, G., & Shen, D. (2010) ‘Community group participation and health among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women living in urban Adelaide.’ Paper presented at 6th Australian Women’s Health Conference: The New National Agenda. Hobart, Tasmania, May 2010.