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Raelene Ward
Indigenous Nurse Research Fellow




The Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health (CRRAH) and the College for Australian Indigenous Studies (CAIS) research and development agenda focuses on Indigenous Human Rights, Indigenous Research Methodologies and the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

CRRAH specialises in community controlled Indigenous health research and has undertaken studies in areas such as: 

  • Music therapy to manage asthma in Indigenous adults, teenagers and children
  • Traditional healing practices and treatment by medical practitioners.

The University’s Indigenous Research Fellow, Mrs Raelene Ward, is also working with Aboriginal communities across South West Queensland on suicide prevention as part of the University’s commitment to Indigenous health research.