First Nations Health Workforce in MDHS

First Nations Health Representation and Workforce across the Faculty through shared learning

This project will develop a toolkit to assist with building a co-delivery approach of First Nations health to address the under-representation of First Nations peoples within MDHS.

The toolkit will enable integration of Indigenous knowledges into curriculum, increased employment for community members and recognise the importance of cultural knowledges and lived experiences.

Qualitative research methods will explore the experiences of First Nations tutors, their motivations for undertaking the role, barriers and enablers to career progression and cultural safety, as well as cultural insights into partnerships with Indigenous communities.

This project was supported by an MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Grant 2021.

Dr Ngaree Blow, Melbourne Medical School

Madelyne Hudson-Buhagiar, Melbourne Medical School

Brooke Conley, Melbourne Medical School