Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research
There were 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research impact studies submitted for 2018, 12 of which received a rating of high for impact. Six studies were rated high for their approach to impact. A further 72 impact studies submitted in other research UoAs identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content. The following section relates only to the 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research impact studies, drawing on those that received a high rating.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research impact studies covered a wide variety of areas and incorporated research from 11 different disciplines across the sciences and humanities. Similarly, the impact studies addressed a range of socio-economic objectives (addressing eight SEO codes) and industry classifications (addressing 15 ANZSIC codes).
In making their submissions to EI 2018 for this type of UoA, universities were required to demonstrate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and governance arrangements were integrated through the initial research, translation and impact. They were also asked to show how well the right to self-determination was embodied in their approach for delivering research and impact. For further details see the EI 2018 Submission Guidelines.
This section provides an overview of the impact studies submitted as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander UoAs and highlights themes that were identified in impact studies that received a high rating over the six-year reference period, 1 January 2011–31 December 2016. The high rated impact studies are available on the ARC website.
This summary does not represent the views of the EI assessment panels or the universities.