Global Change Institute Flagship Projects are a chance to undertake interdisciplinary research on global change issues. Photo: iStock
Global Change Institute Flagship Projects are a chance to undertake interdisciplinary research on global change issues. Photo: iStock

Global Change Flagship Projects

 2018

Safe  Water:  A  safe,  sustainable  water  supply  for  remoteā€living  Indigenous Australians
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS AND PROJECT TEAM

  • Prof. Wendy Hoy, UQ, School of Clinical Medicine, Centre for Chronic Disease & NHMRC CRE in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dr Nina Lansbury HALL, UQ, School of Public Health (SPH), Environment Health UnitDr Ian Stewart, UQ, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
  • Dr Claire Brolan, UQ, Centre for Policy Futures

Small Islands Initiative for a Plastic Free Ocean
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS AND PROJECT TEAM

  • Dr Anna Phelan, UQ Business School
  • Prof. Helen Ross, UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • A/Prof. Lisa Ruhanen, UQ Business School
  • Dr Carl Smith, UQ Business School, c.smith2@uq.edu.au
  • A/Prof. Kelly Fielding, UQ School of Communication and Arts
  • Prof. Mark Moran, UQ Institute for Social Science Research

2017

Enhancing Australian Indigenous health and wellbeing through community-led environmental, social and infrastructural systems solutions

Principal investigators and project team

  • Dr Nina Lansbury HALL, UQ School of Public Health – Environment Health Unit
  • Carroll GO-SAM, UQ School of Architecture – Aboriginal Environments Research Centre
  • Professor Paul MEMMOTT, UQ Institute for Social Science Research
  • Professor Jane HUNTER, UQ School of Information Technology – eResearch Group

External investigators

  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA): Sandra CREAMER, CEO; Wendy ANDERS, Senior Policy Advisor
  • University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Eye Health Group in the Centre for Health Equality: Professor Hugh TAYLOR; Emma STANFORD; Fiona LANGE
  • Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney: Dr Tim FOSTER

Project Summary:

This project responds to the urgent global change challenges of health-related hygiene with regard to life expectation equality for Indigenous people, infectious disease control, and water availability in remote Australia.

It proposes using a systems-based approach for solutions-focused, community-led outcomes that seeks to enhance the health and wellbeing of Australian Indigenous people living in remote communities.

The four project partners at UQ will work in an interdisciplinary collaboration with Indigenous partners, medical experts and sustainability researchers to understand and respond to the ‘system’ of environmental, social and infrastructural changes that could prevent the spread of hygiene infections.

A case study focus on trachoma eye infection will provide the ‘entry point’ for a systems-wide investigation.


2016

The GCI’s first Flagship Project involved investigators from UQ’s School of Social Science; the School of Political Science and International Studies; and School of Economics.

Project partners include:

The project – ‘We Are The People From That Land: Centring Indigenous peoples’ rights in the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future’ – will explore the international Indigenous movement that is re-imagining human rights and social and economic development in the global era of scarce water resources, climate change and energy transition.


 

 

 

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