The AIDA post comprises 0.5 FTE clinical work in a general practice clinic (minimum of 14.5 hours per week) and 0.5 FTE in academia, including research (11.4 hours) and teaching (7.6 hours). The successful applicant will be supported to visit AIDA’s office in Canberra several times over the course of the post. Applicants may develop their own topic in consultation with their University supervisor or select from the list of suggested topics provided below.
Suggested research topics
All of the topics listed below would lend themselves to a number of different approaches, ranging from a literature review, a review of metadata and trials, developing research methodology on how to collect/collate the data and measure/impact on results informed by and integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of being and knowing and/or best practice models. Additional annotations are only provided where they differ from the above.
- Applying cultural safety in clinical practice at the GP practice level (could also be a collation/review of patient surveys on the cultural safety of their treatment/GP)
- Racism (as experienced and/or perpetrated) by GPs
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient and doctor (under)identification
- GPs and ear health
- GPs and BBV and STIs
- GP role in identifying and addressing current and future effects of climate change on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- Euthanasia/Doctor assisted dying –
- the impact of proposed and current laws on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
- the opinions on those issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients (should include palliative care)
- Integrating traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing practices in modern clinical practice
Prospective applicants are encouraged to read the application guide for the Academic Post program 2020 and liaise with RACGP. Please contact the Education Research Program Coordinator, Dr Jill Byron, via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 03 8699 0374; or AIDA via email@example.com or on 02 6273 5013.