Research themes

We specialise in the areas of languages and cultural expression, native title and traditional ownership, education and cultural transmission, governance development and public policy, health and wellbeing, and land and water.

Native title and traditional ownership

Native title and traditional ownership

We protect the Native Title and traditional ownership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research and policy advice.

Governance and public policy

Governance and public policy

Governance is the way a group of people organise themselves credibly and effectively to collectively achieve the things that matter to them. To do that people need rules and values about who they are as a group, and how they behave and relate to each other.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Our health and wellbeing research focuses on improving the lives of Indigenous Australians through our own study outcomes and supporting others working in this area.

Land and water

Land and water

Land and water aims to build a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples’ relationships both with country and the governance of their lands and waters, and government policies affecting Australian land and waters.

Languages and cultural expression

Languages and cultural expression

We connect individuals and organisations interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and cultural expressions .

Education and cultural transmission

Culture and Heritage

Indigenous culture and heritage aims to support the active practice of culture through the protection and transmission of knowledge.