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Dr Mick Adams

Mick is a Senior Research Fellow at Kurongkurl Katitjin.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, 2008.


Recent Research Grants

  • Enabling Dads and Improving Indigenous Adolescent Mental Health,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  MRFF Indigenous Health Research Fund,  2020 - 2023,  $60,000.
  • Ngatha Wangga (I talk): Translation of knowledge to improve the lives of Yamaji,  Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC,  Co Funded Scholarship Program,  2017 - 2020,  $60,000.
  • Translation of a culturally responsive stroke rehabilitation service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into a real-world setting in northern Australia: A Type 1 hybrid effectiveness implementation trial.,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program,  2018 - 2020,  $9,487.
  • National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN),  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Special Research Initiatives (excluding National ICT Australia and Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics),  2013 - 2020,  $8,636,315.
  • Valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young Men,  Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC,  2017 Research Funding,  2018 - 2019,  $334,000.
  • Yarning together: Developing a culturally secure rehabilitation approach for Aboriginal Australians after brain injury,  Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC,  2017 Research Funding,  2018 - 2019,  $197,622.
  • The Wangi (talking) project: a feasibility study of a culturally sensitive rehabilitation model for Aboriginal people post stroke.,  National Stroke Foundation,  Seed Grants,  2016 - 2017,  $49,779.
  • Reform Rationalisation Reinvestment Project,  Department of Aboriginal Affairs WA,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $180,740.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Drew, N., Adams, M., (2019), Community based mental health in cultural contexts: from institutionalisation to engaged and authentic community based care. The Sage Handbook of Applied Social Psychology, 232-251, London. England, SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Fleay, JJ., Adams, M., Mataira, P., Walker, S., Hart, M., (2019), Colonialism and the atrophy of Indigenous male identities. Our Voices: Aboriginal Social Work, 47-64, London, England, Red Globe Press.
  • Adams, M., (2015), Utilising Appropriate Methodology and Social Work Practices: Consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males. Emerging from the Margins: First Australians’ Perspectives of Social Work, 87-118, Canberra, ACT, Magpie Goose Publishing.
  • Adams, M., (2015), Aboriginal Life Set, Mental Health and Suicide. Reconciliation and Australian Social Work: Past and Current Experiences Informing Future Practice, 1(8), 33-74, Canberra, ACT, Australia , Magpie Goose Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Smith, J., Merlino, A., Christie, B., Adams, M., Bonson, J., Osborne, R., Judd, B., Drummond, M., Aanundsen, D., Fleay, JJ., (2020), ‘Dudes Are Meant to be Tough as Nails’: The Complex Nexus Between Masculinities, Culture and Health Literacy From the Perspective of Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males – Implications for Policy and Practice. World of Information Business Intelligence Reports. Albania, 14(3), 1-17, New Orleans, Louisiana, DOI:
  • Ciccone, N., Armstrong, B., Hersh, D., Adams, M., McAllister, M., (2019), The Wangi (talking) project: A feasibility study of a rehabilitation model for aboriginal people with acquired communication disorders after stroke. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21(3), 305-316, DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2019.1595146.
  • Adams, M., Fleay, JJ., Drew, N., Mataira, P., Walker, S., Hart, M., (2017), Cultural identity and practices associated with the health and wellbeing of Indigenous males. ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations' and First Peoples' Cultures, 1(1), 42-61, University Park, PA, The Pennsylvania State University Press.
  • Adams, M., Drew, N., Elwell, M., Harford-Mills, M., Macrae, A., Amaranti, P., Trzesinski, A., (2016), The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet: Your health workforce support resource. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 40(Jan/Dec 2016), 36-37, Sydney Australia.
  • Clark, R., Fredericks, B., Buitendyk, N., Adams, M., Howie-Esquivel, J., Dracup, K., Berry, N., Atherton, J., Johnson, S., (2015), Development and feasibility testing of an education program to improve knowledge and self-care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with heart failure. Rural and Remote Health, 15(3), Article 3231, Deakin West, ACT, Australian Rural Health Education Network.
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