Meet CDU's Indigenous female Trailblazers
From its very foundations, Indigenous women have contributed to making this University what it is today – they have inspired, driven change and shown pathways for staff and students, and we proudly acknowledge them all. Read the inspiring stories of eight such amazing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who walked ahead, but always together.Read more
Seeking answers to low numbers of First Nations women in mining
CDU Researcher PhD candidate Jodi Cowdery investigates the low number of First Nations women working in the Northern Territory mining industry. The mining industry has long been populated by non-First Nations men from outside of the nearby communities.
Little critters, big impact
Mining is one of Australia’s largest industries. The environmental impact it has can be very high on local ecosystems and rehabilitation efforts are costly. CDU PhD candidate Allyson Malpartida is trying to change that.
What does it take to improve Indigenous birth outcomes?
It’s not the norm for research projects to observe outcomes improved by 50 per cent. In fact, it’s quite unusual. But this is what CDU’s Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting (IBUS) research project has found. The results send a strong signal that the preterm birth gap can be reduced.
Is this the answer to a better start for remote Indigenous kids?
Early childhood is a crucial stage of a human being’s development. It impacts the rest of their life and, by extension, society. But sadly, this can be a very difficult stage for many Indigenous children in remote Australia. Dr Gary Robinson is working with agencies who are trying to change that.
The ‘midwifery voodoo’ pain relief that science proves works
One in three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth. And now, a safe, simple and effective treatment to ease the pain is here, thanks to research from Professor Sue Kildea at CDU and Dr Nigel Lee from The University Queensland.
Lost in translation: In search of an end to the malaria epidemic
The WHO has an ambitious goal to eliminate the malaria epidemic in the Asia Pacific by 2030. Word on the street may be that we’re tracking well, but for some types of malaria, the treatments still have a long way to go. Researcher Kamala Ley-Thriemer is committed to the cause.
Beyond business buzz words: Sustainability changes the world needs
Sustainability is a business buzz word. There’s no doubt about it. But it’s not easily achieved. And so, researchers at CDU are finding new ways to improve.
Are peace and democracy worth dying for?
We have all seen the images of war on our television screens. What happens when, inevitably, the guns fall silent and the blades are returned to their sheaths? When the red mist recedes, and some form of non-violent rationality raises its weary head above the bloodied parapets.
Damian's on the frontline of malaria research at CDU
Each year, malaria infects more than 200 million people across the globe, with more than 400,000 of those people losing their fight with the deadly disease. Damian Oyong is on the frontline with research that could improve the lives of millions.