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
- 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.
- Aboriginal perceptions of social and emotional wellbeing programs: A systematic review of literature assessing social and emotional wellbeing programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians perspectives
- Understanding Culture: the voices of urban Aboriginal young people.
- “Connection to Culture Is Like a Massive Lifeline”: Yarning With Aboriginal Young People About Culture and Social and Emotional Wellbeing.
- Lateral violence in Indigenous peoples
- People Needs Country: the symbiotic effects of landcare and wellbeing for Aboriginal peoples and their countries.