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Collaborating for community-engaged scholarship in health and wellbeing: A co-autoethnographic study of Indigenous self-determined researcher development

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posted on 2023-05-20, 02:18 authored by Bainbridge, R, Fredericks, B, Clapham, K, Clair AndersenClair Andersen, Ball, R, Longbottom, M, Bessarab, D, Collard, L, Adams, M, Roe, Y, Wilkinson, N, Daniels, C
In this article, we provide an emic perspective of being uniquely positioned as part of Australia’s only multidisciplinary Indigenous research network, the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN). We used collaborative autoethnography and reflection in our practices and experiences. Our purpose was to better understand and improve the functionality of our research network and practice, and to offer some direction for the growth and sustainability of NIRAKN and similar networks. Our narratives strongly demonstrate that mainstream models of support for Indigenous researchers have major limitations for professional development and cultural safety, and do not meet our needs and realities. The significant message is that we need appropriately resourced exclusive spaces and must lead, develop and define the theoretical and cultural specifications and applications of Indigenous researcher support models in higher education institutions. The model should be cross-disciplinary, have national and international reach and be characterised by connectedness, cultural safety and self-determination, and be located in a resource-rich environment.


Australian Research Council


Publication title

International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies








DVC - Education


Queensland University of Technology

Place of publication


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Copyright 2016 International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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  • Open

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Other Indigenous not elsewhere classified