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Current Research Projects

Winnunga actively engages in research. Some projects are initiated by Winnunga and others are led by external academic researchers. Winnunga also provides opportunities for medical students and registrars to undertake research projects to develop research skills and help answer research questions of importance to Winnunga.

The following research projects have been published about Winnunga:

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service – comparing algorithms. Fitzgerald X, Herceg A, Douglas K, Siddiqui N. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2020 August; 26(4): 281-286.

Australian first in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner health care in the Australian Capital Territory. Letter in response to “Holistic primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners: exploring the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations”. Shukralla H, Tongs J, Siddiqui N, Herceg A. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2020 August; 44(4): 324.

Increasing Pap smear rates at an urban Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service through translational research and continuous quality improvement. Dorrington M, Herceg A, Douglas K, Tongs J, Bookallil M. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2015; 21(4): 417-422

Diabetes clinic attendance improves diabetes management in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Chung F, Herceg A, Bookallil M. Australian Family Physician 2014; 43:797-802

Positive impact of a long-running urban Aboriginal medical service midwifery program. Wong R, Herceg A, Patterson C, Freebairn L, Baker A, Sharp P, Pinnington P, Tongs J. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011; 51(6):518-22

Starting a perinatal and infant mental health service at Winnunga Nimmityjah. Adams E, Tongs J. Australasian Psychiatry 2011; 19 Supplement 1:S20-2

We’re Struggling in Here! The Phase 2 Study into the Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the ACT Alexander Maconochie Centre and the Needs of their Families. Poroch N. Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service, 2011