Rainmaker Start-up - Building Partnerships for the Best Start in Life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

  • Roe, Yvette (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Kildea, Sue (Co Investigator/Chief Investigator B)
  • Lowell, Anne (Chief Investigator C)
  • Maypilama, Elaine (Chief Investigator D)
  • Gao, Yu (Chief Investigator E)
  • Hickey, Sophie (Chief Investigator F)
  • Ireland, Sarah (Chief Investigator G)
  • Haora, Penny (Chief Investigator H)
  • Hartz, Donna, (Chief Investigator I)
  • Sherwood, Juanita (Associate Investigator)
  • Barclay, Lesley (Associate Investigator)
  • Marriot, Rhonda (Associate Investigator)
  • West, Roianne (Associate Investigator)
  • Kruske, Sue (Associate Investigator)
  • Nelson, Carmel (Associate Investigator)
  • Carson, Adrian (Associate Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


The Rainmaker Start-up Grant will support our team in building and formalising research partnerships with remote Aboriginal communities and their Aboriginal controlled medical services. This will specifically include:
•Strengthening pre-existing community relationships in Galiwinku through engaging with key Yolngu Authorities and the Community Research Backbone Committee hosted by the Aboriginal community organisation Yalu.
•Building rapport and establishing connections with the Miwatja Health Service who provide comprehensive primary health care services to East Arnhem region and seek their feedback on partnering in future research projects.
•Holding a CRE planning workshop to bring the team together to confirm CRE activities and to assist the ECRs to complete 5-year research plans to be undertaking within the CRE activities
•Employing a research assistant to assist with track records, RGMS and the application in general.
The Start-up Grant will support stakeholder consultation and round table discussions with the goal of negotiating formal research partnerships. Building strategic Industry and community partnerships is a necessary pre-requisite to a submitting competitive grant applications; and is responsive to best-practice collaborative Indigenous research approaches (NHMRC, 2018).
Short titleBest Start to Life
Effective start/end date16/10/1916/08/20