Influential leaders valuing collective knowledges toward better health and wellbeing outcomes for Australia’s First Peoples

The First Peoples Health Unit leads the implementation of the Griffith Health First Peoples Health Plan 2016 – 2022.

The Plan expands on the strategic plan specific to Griffith Health’s commitment to closing the gap in health outcomes between Australia’s First Peoples and other Australians, aligning the First Peoples Health Plan with the Griffith University and Griffith Health Planning Frameworks.

The First Peoples Health Unit aims to compliment the activities of Griffith University, the GUMURRII Indigenous Education Support Unit, the Office of Indigenous Community Engagement, Policy and Partnerships; and the Indigenous Research Unit.

Key focus areas

Learning and Teaching

Enhance First Peoples student and staff success and transform Non-First Peoples student and staff experience in First Peoples Health


Contribute to Griffith University's development as a University of Influence in improving the health outcomes for First Peoples communities


Engaging First Peoples staff, students and communities to be a University of Influence in First Peoples Health


First Peoples Health business to be sustainable


Initiate partnerships in First Peoples Health by contributing to the University's growing international reputation for excellence

Our People

Meet our remarkable staff and researchers

Aspirations to Health Programs

The program aims to build aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students and inspiring and empowering them to consider University as a possibility. Join us in 2018. We are seeking enthusiastic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who want a career in health to participate in our next First Peoples aspirations to Health Programs.

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Other Resources

Postgraduate research support

The Indigenous Research Unit supports development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics and higher degree researchers and their projects.

Indigenous Research Unit

Council of Elders

Griffith University's Council of Elders works to empower and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. The Council also promotes a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Council of Elders

Community engagement, policy and partnerships

The Office of ICEPP provides the University advice on Indigenous higher education and works on initiatives that contribute to the spiritual, social, emotional, economic and educational wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.


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