First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research Program

About

The First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) Program is led by Professor Gail Garvey within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine. The vision of the FNCWR Program is innovative and community-driven research that supports and empowers Australia’s First Nations people and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. 

This is an Indigenous-led multidisciplinary program focused on making a meaningful impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is supported through major competitive funding including NHMRC and ARC grants such as the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), Partnership grants, and a Targeted Call for Research to build a National Network of First Nations Researchers.

The FNCWR Program brings together national and international collaborators to actively promote the translation of research knowledge into public health policy and practice. Our research uses innovative methodologies which are culturally sensitive and appropriate, and incorporate co-design principles through research projects that work closely with First Nations peoples, families, and communities and the health and allied health services that support them.

The FNCWR Program is diverse and largely focuses on health services research with programs of work on:

  • Improving cancer outcomes through increasing cancer prevention and early detection activities;
  • Improving cancer diagnosis and treatment through health service innovation;
  • Reducing the impact of multi-morbidities and cancer risk factors; and
  • Understanding financial toxicity and burden and providing appropriate care to enhance psychosocial wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer survivors, their partners and carers across the cancer continuum.

The FNCWR program also has an expanding program of research that focuses on improving the understanding, measurement and evaluation of wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The vision of our First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) Program is innovative and community-driven research that supports and empowers Australia’s First Nations people and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. 

Our FNCWR Program brings together national and international collaborators to actively promote the translation of research knowledge into public health policy and practice.

We have a range of positions available in the FNCWR team, including both professional and academic roles. View further information about the appointments below (PDF, 1.6 MB).

Research Academic positions

Professional positions

 

Looking to begin your academic career?

  • For candidates looking to begin an academic career, we can offer a PhD or Masters scholarship partnered with an appropriate academic or professional position (type and level dependent on experience), which will allow candidates to engage in relevant studies while gaining on the job academic training and experience.
  • Once candidates have finished their PhD/Masters studies there may be the option to convert to a continuing position upon completion.

Other information

To discuss any of these opportunities further, please contact Professor Gail Garvey.

To apply for any of these opportunities, please visit careers.uq.edu.au and search via the unique job requisition number above. All applications close Sunday 20 March at 11pm Brisbane time.