Explore our programs, projects and publications

We support quality research projects developed and undertaken in collaboration with communities, researchers and organisations. Our aim is to further the aspirations of communities while providing a supportive environment for rigorous research. We also run a research program for undergraduate students to apply their knowledge to a research challenge. Explore our options and outputs below.

Indigenous postdoctoral and research fellowships

The Griffith Postdoctoral and Research Fellowship Scheme was established to assist the University in achieving our objective of strengthening research profile and capacity. Early-career researchers are invited to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships under the Scheme.

Up to eight Fellowships may be awarded with one Fellowship designated for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher.  Fellowships are for two years.

Intending applicants must contact the relevant participating Griffith Centre or Institute before preparing an application.

Next call for applications: 2021 Round

Closing date: 29 July 2020


Our Kungullanji Indigenous Undergraduate Research Program creates opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students to gain research skills and experience. Interested students and potential academic supervisors are encouraged to apply.

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Grants and projects

  • Bodle K and Hutchings K – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR Recruitment and Retention – Phase 2 Data Collection and Writing up.
  • Hutchings K and Bodle K – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR Recruitment and Retention – Phase 1 Systematic Qualitative Literature Review.
  • Miller A, West R – The Lowitja Institute $15,000 - Roundtable: Future Direction into Ethical Review of Health Research Involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Queensland.
  • Bodle, K – A review of the literature: Financial and management accounting practices and reporting requirements in measuring performance of First Nation Social Enterprises.


  • Hutchings, K., Bainbridge, R., Bodle, K., & Miller, A.  "Determinants of Attraction, Retention and Completion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Degree Research Students: A Systematic Review to Inform Future Research Directions". Research in Higher Education, 1–28, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-018-9511-5. Metrics: SCImago journal ranking Q1 = 0.67 (ERA equivalent to ABDC = A); IF=1.7; H index =70. Citations = 1.
  • Hutchings, K., Bainbridge, R., Miller, A. & Bodle, K. "Opportunities and resilience: Enablers to address barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to commence and complete HDR programmes". Australian Aboriginal Studies (2), 29-49, 2018. Metrics:  SCImago journal ranking Q3 = 0.4121 (ERA equivalent to ABDC = B); IF = .13; H index =10.
  • Kerwin D, Hatton L & Van Issum H. “Remembering the forgotten soldier: Queensland Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Defence Personnel”; Qld History Journal. May, 2016, Vol.23, No.1.
  • Lockwood K, Hart T, Stewart A.  "First Nations Peoples and judicial sentencing: Main effects and the impact of contextual variability. British Journal of Criminology, 5 March 2015.
  • Power T, Sherwood J, Geia L, West R. "Indigenous leadership in nursing: Speaking life into each other's spirits. Leadership and Nursing: Contemporary perspectives" Elsevier Australia, 141-152, 2015.
  • Saunders V, West R, Usher K.  "Applying Indigenist Research Methodologies in Health Research: Experiences in the Borderlands." The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, published online 22 Jul 2015.

Research ethics

Research ethics and integrity at Griffith

The Griffith University Research Ethics Manual provides researchers with specific guidelines on research ethics and advice on human research activities.

Please note that access to "Booklet 30 - Research with Australian Indigenous Peoples" is for Griffith users only via log in on the Griffith Portal.

You can also find out more about human and animal ethics, and research integrity at Griffith via the Office for Research site.

Griffith University Research Ethics Manual

Ethics, integrity and compliance

Other resources

Other research resources

Training and development

The Researcher Education and Development team offers a range of research methods and support workshops that are free and open to all researchers at Griffith University. The Griffith library also offers a range of research training workshops.

Researcher education and development

Library resources for researchers

Research services

The Office for Research offers Griffith researchers support with research grants, publications, outputs and more.

Office for Research

Online survey centre

The Research Survey Centre is a free service for Griffith University researchers who require an online survey tool for research.

Research Survey Centre

More information

Our Indigenous Research Unit team can help answer your questions