Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, Charles Darwin University
I am a Njikena Jawuru woman from the West Kimberley region, WA. I am a Senior Research Fellow at Mater Research-UW and an early career Aboriginal scholar with more than 20 years experience working in Aboriginal health. I completed by PhD in 2015 and have worked in health policy, program development and service delivery.
As an Aboriginal scholar, my research and priority has been to identifying opportunities to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by delivering and evaluating services that are patient, family and community focused. My research is co-designed with families, communities and service providers. My current research has a specific focus on ensuring that maternal and infant services are mother-child focused and informed by an Indigenous epistemology and ontology. This involves describing and assessing the impact of community investment and action, continuity of care, social complexity and patient engagement, and its relationship to health outcomes.