Indigenous research

Our group currently undertakes research in various areas related to psychology and wellbeing, and actively pursues competitive grant funding through such bodies as the ARC, NHMRC and philanthropic bodies.

A key part of our approach focuses on adhering to the principles of Indigenous research; responsibility, respect and reciprocity and a holistic understanding of Indigenous wellbeing. This includes pursuing self-determined research and outcomes for Indigenous communities, and the use of Indigenous methodologies, co-design, and community engagement.

We currently undertake research in the areas of:

  • Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing
  • Landcare
  • Lateral violence
  • Indigenous men’s support groups
  • Substance use
  • Cultural identity
  • Indigenous youth and connection to culture
  • Indigenous research methodologies


The Turner Indigenous Psychology Research Group is a group of Indigenous academics and higher-degree research students who conduct research into improving the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous peoples. Our research focus spans topics such as clinical psychology, holistic wellbeing, lateral violence and even land-care. Some of our publications are available below.

Selected publications