Indigenous research

 Research has the capacity to generate knowledge and innovation needed to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life opportunities.  The University is committed to increasing not only the quantum and quality of Indigenous research, but also the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking research higher degrees.  During 2015, each Faculty and Graduate School will develop their own Indigenous Research Plan as a means of achieving the University's Indigenous Research Agenda.



IniIndigenous cultural sites - national study

Indigenous cultural sites under the spotlight of new national study

A national study of Indigenous cultural sites and spaces in urban and regional areas, led by the University of Melbourne in collaboration the City of Melbourne and Traditional Owners, explores what makes a culturally appropriate representation of Aboriginality.

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Prof Collette Tayler at Wakathuni

Learning in early years

Two major studies into early childhood programs underway in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education are confirming the importance of providing high quality learning experiences for disadvantaged children

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Link to Up Close podcast on Professor Collette Tayler's research

Dr Shane Bellingham

New partnerships support Indigenous health

Philanthropic support is enabling two young Indigenous researchers to make a lasting contribution to the health of their communities.


Professor Hugh Taylor

Gap for Indigenous Vision can be closed

Professor Hugh Taylor explains that closing the gap in Indigenous vision health is achievable, cost effective and will have a lasting impact on the quality of life.


 Professor Lee Godden

The Future of Native Title

With 1993's Native Title Act reaching a 20-year milestone this year, the Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus recently flagged a review by the Australian Law Reform Commission into key aspects of the Act, appointing Professor Lee Godden of the Melbourne Law School as Commissioner to head the Inquiry.


Image depicting Indigenous health

Painting a true picture of Indigenous birth numbers

Academics have long suspected that from colonisation Aboriginal births have been significantly under-reported across Australia. A new study has confirmed just how dramatic this distortion has been.



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