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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

  • 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.
  • 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,  $185,184.
  • Valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young Men,  Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC,  2017 Research Funding,  2018 - 2019,  $334,000.
  • 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 - 2018,  $8,636,315.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, T., 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.
  • Adams, M., Collins, V., Dunne, M., De Kretser, D., Holden, C., (2013), Male reproductive health disorders among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men: a hidden problem?. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(1), 33 - 38, Sydney, Medical Journal of Australia, DOI: 10.5694/mja12.10490.
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