We develop and support all aspects of Indigenous research at Griffith

The Indigenous Research Unit (IRU) is committed to creating an environment that fosters the sharing of Indigenous research and knowledges, organisational engagement with and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, develops the research capacity of academics and research candidates, and educational advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Our goals

Undertake research relevant to and prioritised by, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Support and facilitate research capacity development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous researchers

Publish and disseminate outcomes of research

Positively influence policy to improve socio-economic conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Seek funding and resources to support research relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Supporting Indigenous Research

Supporting Indigenous Research

The Indigenous Research Unit (IRU), Graduate Research School, and GUMURRII Student Support Unit work in partnership to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Degree Research students achieve a positive environment, support and guidance throughout their research journey at Griffith.

The IRU has a strong focus on developing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Higher Degree Research student cohort, and develops specialised ATSI research capacity workshops and activities.

GUMURRII provides cultural, personal, academic, and mentoring support to assist ATSI HDR students.

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First Peoples

Griffith strives to be a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are valued and respected, and where First Australian Peoples’ cultures and knowledge form an integral part of our vision for learning, teaching, research and community engagement.

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Our Indigenous Research Unit team can help answer your questions