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Vicki Kerrigan is a post doctoral qualitative researcher at Menzies School of Health Research. She believes stories have the power to inspire positive change. Living on Larrakia country, Darwin NT, she works with stakeholders to conduct participatory action research which identifies areas requiring social and institutional change and tests solutions. Vicki’s research focuses on intercultural communication, cultural safety and racism in healthcare. She also has research experience in rheumatic heart disease and tobacco control. As part of her PhD research, she produced the multi award winning podcast: Ask the Specialist: Larrakia, Tiwi and Yolngu stories to inspire better healthcare. She was a finalist in the 2020 CSL Florey Next Generation Award which recognised her contributions to redeveloping cultural education. During COVID-19 she collaborated with Aboriginal leaders to produce five short health promotion videos (in English, Kriol, Warlpiri, Tiwi & Djambarrpuyngu) for people with chronic illness. She holds a Masters in International and Community Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She brings to research two decades of experience as an ABC Radio broadcaster (including ABC Darwin, Triple J and Radio National), a multimedia producer and workshop facilitator.
Supervisors: Anna Ralph, Bilawara Lee, Alan Cass and Marita Hefler
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The barriers to effective communication between Aboriginal patients and hospital-based doctors in Darwin
31/03/18 → 18/08/22
Project: HDR Project › PhD
Kerrigan, V., Park, D., Ross, C., Davies, J. & Ralph, A. P., 4 Feb 2023, In: Lancet (London, England). 401, 10374, p. 343 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Downloads (Pure)
Countering the “wrong story”: A Participatory Action Research approach to developing COVID-19 vaccine information videos with First Nations leaders in AustraliaKerrigan, V., Park, D., Ross, C., Herdman, R. M., Wilson, P. M., Gunabarra, C., Tinapple, W., Burrunali, J., Nganjmirra, J., Ralph, A. P. & Hospital, R., Dec 2023, In: Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. 10, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 479.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Improving outcomes for hospitalised First Nations peoples though greater cultural safety and better communication: The Communicate Study Partnership study protocolRalph, A. P., McGrath, S. Y., Armstrong, E., Herdman, R. M., Ginnivan, L., Lowell, A., Lee, B., Gorham, G., Taylor, S., Hefler, M. & Kerrigan, V., Dec 2023, In: Implementation Science. 18, 1, 23.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile20 Downloads (Pure)
Evaluation of ‘Ask the Specialist’: A cultural education podcast to inspire improved healthcare for Aboriginal peoples in Northern AustraliaKerrigan, V., McGrath, S. Y., Herdman, R. M., Puruntatameri, P., Lee, B., Cass, A., Ralph, A. P. & Hefler, M., 2022, In: Health Sociology Review. 31, 2, p. 139-157 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile35 Downloads (Pure)
Aboriginal patient and interpreter perspectives on the delivery of culturally safe hospital-based careMithen, V., Kerrigan, V., Dhurrkay, G., Morgan, T., Keilor, N., Castillon, C., Hefler, M. & Ralph, A. P., Feb 2021, In: Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 32, S1, p. 155-165 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Batji-gum dilba (Good talk medicine): Improving culturally safe communication between doctors and Aboriginal patients in the Northern Territory of AustraliaAuthor: Kerrigan, V., 5 May 2022
Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDUFile