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Professor Neil Drew

Professor and Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6155, Email: n.drew@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML15.326
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6155
Email: n.drew@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML15.326  

 

Neil is a Professor and Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet at Kurongkurl Katitjin.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, 1997.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, James Cook University, 1983.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Enhancing rehabilitation services for Aboriginal Australians after brain injury.,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Partnership Projects,  2016 - 2022,  $3,281,800.
  • Preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal Smoking and The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (HealthInfoNet) 2017-2020,  Department of Health,  Grant,  2017 - 2020,  $4,124,415.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' alcohol and other drugs Knowledge Centre,  Department of Health,  Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants,  2013 - 2020,  $1,800,000.
  • 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.
  • National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking ,  Department of Health,  Tender,  2016 - 2018,  $392,445.
  • Development and enhancement of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health section - stage 2,  The Fred Hollows Foundation,  Grant,  2017,  $144,544.
  • Enhancement of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNets section devoted to the health of Indigenous Western Australians: towards a comprehensive Indigenous health knowledge base for WA,  Department of Health WA,  Tender,  2013 - 2017,  $309,325.
  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Core Funding 2014-2017,  Department of Health,  Grant,  2014 - 2017,  $3,700,000.
  • Development and enhancement of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health section,  The Fred Hollows Foundation,  Grant,  2016,  $51,860.
  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet July 2013 to June 2016 Eye Health,  Department of Health,  Grant,  2013 - 2014,  $89,406.
  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet July 2013 to June 2016 Ear Health,  Department of Health,  Grant,  2013 - 2014,  $122,271.
  • Building service models for a stronger Carnarvon,  Department of Local Government and Regional Development WA,  Grant,  2004 - 2007,  $125,000.
  • Provision of services for a feasibility study for the establishment of a Skilled Migration Unit,  Department of the Premier and Cabinet - Public Sector Management,  Grant,  2004,  $19,800.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Adams, Y., Drew, N., Walker, R., (2014), Principles of practice in mental health assessment with Aboriginal Australians. Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practices (2nd Ed), 271-288, Barton ACT, Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Drew, N., (2014), Living and learning together: Principled practice for engagement and social transformation in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Ethnographic worldviews: Transformations and social justice, 77-91, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.10071978-94-007-6916-8.

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.
  • Drew, N., Wilks, J., Wilson, K., Kennedy, G., (2016), Standing up to be counted: data quality challenges in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander higher education statistics. Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal of the Institute of Abroiginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2016-January(2), 104-120, Canberra Australia, AIATSIS.
  • Drew, N., (2015), Social and emotional wellbeing, natural helpers, critical health literacy and translational research: connecting the dots for positive health outcomes. Australasian Psychiatry, 23(6), 620-622, Sage, DOI: 10.1177/1039856215604979.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Experiences Of Anglo-burmese Migrants In Perth, Western Australia: A Substantive Theory Of Marginalisation, Adaptation And Community.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Evidence From The Survivors: Factors Affecting Retention Of Undergraduate Psychology Students At A Western Australian University And Implications For Cultural Change Within Higher Education
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