Anne Lowell

PhD (university of Sydney); B.App.Sci (Speech Pathology); Grad. Dip. (Language Studies);

Principal Research Fellow

Anne Lowell is a Principal Research Fellow in the Northern Institute, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, specialising in collaborative qualitative research and community education with remote Aboriginal communities. Anne's primary areas of interest include intercultural communication, particularly related to Indigenous health and early childhood, as well as culturally responsive policy and practice, in both research and provision of health services. Improving recognition of the critical importance of Indigenous cultural and linguistic expertise in research and service delivery is an ongoing priority.


Current Projects

  • 2016-2019    
    Project Leader: Growing up children in two worlds - building Yolŋu skills, knowledge and priorities into early childhood assessment and support.  Funded by Lowitja Insitute.
  • 2018-2020   
    Project Leader: Enhancing organizational cultural competence to support effective communication between Aboriginal people and health staff in the Central Australian Health Service. Funded by Central Australian Health Research Grant.
  • 2017-2018    
    The ‘Communicate’ Study: Improving communication in the delivery of health services to Aboriginal people at Royal Darwin Hospital Stage 2.
    Menzies  Research Grant.
  • 2018-2019   
    Development of a Mental Health Literacy Resource. Menzies Research Grant.
  • Testing a culturally responsive stroke rehabilitation service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a real-world setting in northern Australia. Funded by Hot North; led by JCU.
  • 2015-2019 
    Participation of children with disabilities in a remote Top End community.
    An exploratory research project funded by the NT Dept. of Health.
  • 2015-2017  
    The Communicate Study: Improving communication in the delivery of health service to Aboriginal people at Royal Darwin Hospital. A CDU-MSHR Collaboration Project.

Recent Projects

  • 2015-2016   
    Evaluation Advisor to the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program Whole of Community Engagement Initiative (HEPPP-WCE).
    Evaluation of East Arnhem Land Low Income Energy Efficiency Initiative.
  • 2012-2015    
    Growing up’ children in two worlds - recognising and building on strengths in two remote Aboriginal communities. Funded by CDU Faculty Grant.
  • 2011-2014    
    Sharing the full and true stories about chronic disease:
    facilitating access to, and integration of, knowledge and practice from both the Yolŋu and Western domains to promote improvements in both prevention and management of chronic conditions.  Funded by Department of Health and Ageing.
  • 2012-2013  
    Development of a Health Literacy Benchmarking Tool
    . NT Department of Health funded consultancy.
  • 2011-2013    
    Strengthening Indigenous research and project capacity.
    A  partnership between the Research Centre for Health and Wellbeing, CDU and the Yalu Marŋgithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation funded by FaHCSIA.
  • 2009-2010    
    Taking control of chronic disease: strengthening communication and education
        strategies supporting self-management for Indigenous consumers. Funded by Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
  • 2008-2009    
    Evaluation of the Katherine Communities for Children Initiative.
    Funded by Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • 2008              
    Healthy Breathing and Heart Project (production of DVD for Yolngu)
    . Funded by DoHA
    Evaluation of the Strong Women Strong Babies Strong Culture Program.
    Funded by NT Department of Health and Families.

Link to Research Publications

Anne Lowell


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