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Seminar: Conducting Research with the Indigenous Community


Friday 22nd July 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Perth Children’s Hospital, PCH Auditorium, Level 5
15 Hospital Avenue
Nedlands, 6009 Australia


Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
WA Department of Health
West Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN)

Are you conducting or planning a research project that could involve indigenous participants?  This seminar provides an overview of important considerations for engaging Indigenous people in research, including understanding cultural differences, ethical considerations and the importance of community consultation.

Presenters: Dr Michael Wright and A/Prof Sue Skull

Dr Wright is a Yuat Nyoongar man from the Moora and New Norcia area of Western Australia, north of Perth.  He is currently an Early Career Research Fellow with Curtin University and is based at the National Drug Research Institute. Dr Wright has worked across the spectrum of health as manager, social work practitioner and policy officer and has extensive experience as a researcher in Aboriginal health and mental health.

Associate Professor Sue Skull is a paediatrician, epidemiologist, public health physician and researcher. She is an experienced teacher of research methods and enjoys helping others improve and enjoy their research experience.


Please register online  to attend the seminar, choosing one of the three attendance modes available:

1. At the seminar venue at Princess Margaret Hospital

2. At a hosted videoconference site at one of the following locations:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Royal Perth Hospital
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

*If you would like to host a regular videoconference at your site, please contact us.

3. Online via scopia and your PC

How to install and use Scopia

How to access the seminar online via videoconference


[UPDATE] This video recording has now been taken down. If you would like a copy, please contact us.
A video recording of the presentation will be made available on Friday 29 July until Friday 12 August 2016.

After participating in the seminar – or viewing the recording- please complete a short 2-min online evaluation