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Reflecting on reconciliation

Last week UCRH hosted our inaugural Reconciliation Week Research Symposium, which acknowledged and celebrated this year’s Reconciliation Week theme “Now More Than Ever”.

The Symposium brought together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, health professionals and community advocates to hear from a range of speakers, exploring innovative strategies for addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Topics and issues addressed on the day ranged from social determinants of ear health in First Nations children to an overview of digital social and emotional wellbeing tools.

Some of UCRH’s important research projects around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health were highlighted through the day, including VOICE and Healing Country.

A highlight of the program was a panel discussion exploring truth-telling and truth-listening, and how all people can actively play a part in reconciliation. Panellists included UCRH Director, Professor Vicki Flood; UCRH Academic Lead, Aboriginal Health, Emma Walke, Poche Centre Research Fellow Jack Delacy; and Director of WellMob, David Edwards.

UCRH has released a highlight video of the panel discussion:

A full recording of the Symposium is also available to view on our YouTube channel.