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Mick is a Senior Research Fellow at Kurongkurl Katitjin.
Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, 2008.
Recent Research Grants
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.