Past Research Forums 2014

2014  Past CMHDARN research forums

Dec 2nd – Navigating Research Ethics   

Program and Presenters  Press here

Introduction  Deb Tipper  Press here

Session 1Understanding the Issues

Dr Julie Mooney- Somers  Press here

Dr Nicola Hancock  Press here

Session 2:  Workshop  Press here

Feedback Report   Press here

Resources and Links

Resources on CMHDARN website


August 7th – Understanding Best Practice Research when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people

Please note:

– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that these presentations may contain images and names of people who are deceased.

– The presentations from this Research Forum contain original artwork subject to copyright.  Please do not copy these images.

Program and Presenters Press here


Introduction to CMHDARN Deb Tipper

Session 1:  Keynote Address Mary Guthrie Lowtija Institute

Session 2:  Examples from the Field

SMART Across Cultures Josette Freeman

Ngala nanga Mai Parent Group Program Michelle Jersky, Sandra Murphy, Jennifer Winters, Lola Callaghan

Together as Partners: An overview of an Australian Red Cross national social and emotional wellbeing program for young people living in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Communities  Rachel Christie

Session 3:  Our Healing Our Solutions: Sharing our Evidence   Lindy Moffat and Caitlin Mullins

Evaluation Report Press here

Relevant Links

The Lowitja Institute

The Healing Foundation

National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines  Link to relevant publications

REPORT Caris Jalla, George Hayden 2014 ‘Aboriginal health research is not black and white: Aboriginal research for beginners – lessons from the field’, Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet  Press here


July 3rd – Strategies for Building Research Capacity in your organisation

Program and Presenters

Introduction to CMHDARN Deb Tipper

Session 1Building Research Capacity in Workers and Organisations Dr Melissa Haswell- Elkins

Session 2:  Examples from the Field

Northern Kids Care – On Track Community Programs Chris Dickson

Junaa Buwa! Centre for Youth Wellbeing – Mission Australia  Tonia Fitzcosta

Session 3:  Workshop – What makes research ‘Valid’? Key Questions to ask  Dr Christina Marel and Dr Lexine Stapinski

List of Addiction Journals

Evaluation Feedback Summary Report


April 15th – Fundamentals of Research

Program and Presenters

Session 1:  What is this thing called research? Annette Michaux

Session 2: Research into Practice –  examples of research in organisations

                     Physical Health Research Project Stephanie Maraz

                     Specialist Alcohol and other Drug Interventions for people from CALD backgrounds Rachel Rowe

– Link to DAMEC website here

Session 3: Ways of Doing Research Dr Angela Dawson

Session 4: Getting the consumer voice into your research Bradley Foxlewin

– Link to Seclusion Review Report

– UK Report  Beresford, P.  (2013) Beyond the Usual Suspects Shaping our Lives

General Notes from the Forum
Evaluation Feedback Summary Report 
Resources: Research Primers

      Thinking Research

Refining Your Research Question

Leading and Managing your Research Project