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Research

All First 1000 Days Australia research programs are premised on culture being the main protective factor in ensuring the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Our research will generate evidence that is both informed by, and culturally appropriate to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who will be co-creators in the processes of engagement, implementation, evaluation and knowledge exchange.  

Using an ecological framework to address the social and cultural determinants of health and wellbeing, First 1000 Days Australia research focuses on the following areas.

More than a Landlord is a pilot project for a household-level survey developed in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) for clients living in Aboriginal housing in an urban community in Victoria.

The First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is an Indigenous-led prospective study exploring specific exposures in the family environment, early years and service provision, and the outcomes for families and their children over time. The initial emphasis of the First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is to generate evidence that has immediate use for First 1000 Days Australia Alliance Sites in improving service delivery, capacity building in families, and family outcomes incorporating Indigenous cultural knowledge, worldviews and lifeways. 

A narrative review of queer parenting, queer kinship relationships, and experiences of sexuality as it intersects parenthood.

More than a Landlord is a pilot project for a household-level survey developed in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) for clients living in Aboriginal housing in an urban community in Victoria.

The First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is an Indigenous-led prospective study exploring specific exposures in the family environment, early years and service provision, and the outcomes for families and their children over time. The initial emphasis of the First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is to generate evidence that has immediate use for First 1000 Days Australia Alliance Sites in improving service delivery, capacity building in families, and family outcomes incorporating Indigenous cultural knowledge, worldviews and lifeways. 

The goal of this project is to explore strategies in which an Indonesian Model of the First 1000 Days could prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the tribal and Indigenous communities of Australia and Indonesia. This collaboration is supported by the Australian Indonesian Centre and includes researchers from Universitas Indonesia, PrimaInstitut Pertanian Bogor, the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Sydney.

The goal of this project is to explore engagement strategies in which an Arctic Model of the First 1000 Days could be adapted for Sami communities in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This collaboration is supported by researchers from the University of Tromsø, Norway and the University of Melbourne.

A narrative review of queer parenting, queer kinship relationships, and experiences of sexuality as it intersects parenthood.

The goal of this project is to explore engagement strategies in which an Arctic Model of the First 1000 Days could be adapted for Sami communities in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This collaboration is supported by researchers from the University of Tromsø, Norway and the University of Melbourne.

The aim of this research project is to conduct a systematic review of Australian and international pre-birth/birth cohort protocol methods of implementation, initiation and recruitment to inform the First 1000 Days Australia Multigenerational Family Environment Study.

This project aims to evaluate the implementation of a coordinated, community-based approach to service engagement, conceived of and led by Indigenous people, designed to foster resilience, leadership and innovation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families by focusing service systems on the early period of child development, from preconception to the age of two: the First 1000 Days Australia. Although understanding how this new approach translates to improved outcomes for families and children is of vital importance, our primary interest in this project is on implementation outcomes – the effective diffusion of this innovation into practice.

More than a Landlord is a pilot project for a household-level survey developed in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) for clients living in Aboriginal housing in an urban community in Victoria.

This project aims to evaluate the implementation of a coordinated, community-based approach to service engagement, conceived of and led by Indigenous people, designed to foster resilience, leadership and innovation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families by focusing service systems on the early period of child development, from preconception to the age of two: the First 1000 Days Australia. Although understanding how this new approach translates to improved outcomes for families and children is of vital importance, our primary interest in this project is on implementation outcomes – the effective diffusion of this innovation into practice.

More than a Landlord is a pilot project for a household-level survey developed in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) for clients living in Aboriginal housing in an urban community in Victoria.

The First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is an Indigenous-led prospective study exploring specific exposures in the family environment, early years and service provision, and the outcomes for families and their children over time. The initial emphasis of the First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is to generate evidence that has immediate use for First 1000 Days Australia Alliance Sites in improving service delivery, capacity building in families, and family outcomes incorporating Indigenous cultural knowledge, worldviews and lifeways. 

A narrative review of queer parenting, queer kinship relationships, and experiences of sexuality as it intersects parenthood.

The aim of this research project is to conduct a systematic review of Australian and international pre-birth/birth cohort protocol methods of implementation, initiation and recruitment to inform the First 1000 Days Australia Multigenerational Family Environment Study.

The First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is an Indigenous-led prospective study exploring specific exposures in the family environment, early years and service provision, and the outcomes for families and their children over time. The initial emphasis of the First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is to generate evidence that has immediate use for First 1000 Days Australia Alliance Sites in improving service delivery, capacity building in families, and family outcomes incorporating Indigenous cultural knowledge, worldviews and lifeways. 

The aim of this research project is to conduct a systematic review of Australian and international pre-birth/birth cohort protocol methods of implementation, initiation and recruitment to inform the First 1000 Days Australia Multigenerational Family Environment Study.

More than a Landlord is a pilot project for a household-level survey developed in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) for clients living in Aboriginal housing in an urban community in Victoria.

The First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is an Indigenous-led prospective study exploring specific exposures in the family environment, early years and service provision, and the outcomes for families and their children over time. The initial emphasis of the First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is to generate evidence that has immediate use for First 1000 Days Australia Alliance Sites in improving service delivery, capacity building in families, and family outcomes incorporating Indigenous cultural knowledge, worldviews and lifeways. 

The goal of this project is to explore strategies in which an Indonesian Model of the First 1000 Days could prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the tribal and Indigenous communities of Australia and Indonesia. This collaboration is supported by the Australian Indonesian Centre and includes researchers from Universitas Indonesia, PrimaInstitut Pertanian Bogor, the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Sydney.

More than a Landlord is a pilot project for a household-level survey developed in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) for clients living in Aboriginal housing in an urban community in Victoria.

The First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is an Indigenous-led prospective study exploring specific exposures in the family environment, early years and service provision, and the outcomes for families and their children over time. The initial emphasis of the First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is to generate evidence that has immediate use for First 1000 Days Australia Alliance Sites in improving service delivery, capacity building in families, and family outcomes incorporating Indigenous cultural knowledge, worldviews and lifeways. 

The aim of this research project is to conduct a systematic review of Australian and international pre-birth/birth cohort protocol methods of implementation, initiation and recruitment to inform the First 1000 Days Australia Multigenerational Family Environment Study.

More than a Landlord is a pilot project for a household-level survey developed in partnership with Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) for clients living in Aboriginal housing in an urban community in Victoria.

The First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is an Indigenous-led prospective study exploring specific exposures in the family environment, early years and service provision, and the outcomes for families and their children over time. The initial emphasis of the First 1000 Days Australia – Multigenerational Family Environment Study is to generate evidence that has immediate use for First 1000 Days Australia Alliance Sites in improving service delivery, capacity building in families, and family outcomes incorporating Indigenous cultural knowledge, worldviews and lifeways. 

The goal of this project is to explore strategies in which an Indonesian Model of the First 1000 Days could prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the tribal and Indigenous communities of Australia and Indonesia. This collaboration is supported by the Australian Indonesian Centre and includes researchers from Universitas Indonesia, PrimaInstitut Pertanian Bogor, the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Sydney.

The goal of this project is to explore engagement strategies in which an Arctic Model of the First 1000 Days could be adapted for Sami communities in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This collaboration is supported by researchers from the University of Tromsø, Norway and the University of Melbourne.

A narrative review of queer parenting, queer kinship relationships, and experiences of sexuality as it intersects parenthood.

This project aims to evaluate the implementation of a coordinated, community-based approach to service engagement, conceived of and led by Indigenous people, designed to foster resilience, leadership and innovation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families by focusing service systems on the early period of child development, from preconception to the age of two: the First 1000 Days Australia. Although understanding how this new approach translates to improved outcomes for families and children is of vital importance, our primary interest in this project is on implementation outcomes – the effective diffusion of this innovation into practice.