An evidence-based approach to learning

View some of the following research projects and studies that have been initiated in the Wheatbelt region:

Humans of the Wheatbelt

Humans of the Wheatbelt is a project that celebrates diversity and inclusion in the Wheatbelt community. There is always someone in each story that has a disability whether it is the human, interviewer, photographer or writer.  This is a project from the Wheatbelt Health Network.

Read more here.

The Voices of the Wheatbelt

The Voices of the Wheatbelt project ran from 2008 to 2014 and involved eight communities from across the Eastern Wheatbelt in photography, film and audio-documentary projects that aimed to give them a voice.  Voices of the Wheatbelt resulted in empowered communities, growth in individual and community capacity, greater awareness of social and cultural spaces and stronger relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Read more here.

If you have a research project that is being conducted in the Wheatbelt and would like us to feature it, email us at jo.potts@wbhpn.com.au

Interested in conducting research in Aboriginal communities in the Wheatbelt?

If you wish to conduct research in Aboriginal communities within the Wheatbelt, you are required to demonstrate appropriate consultation and follow the regions necessary processes and gain approval prior to submitting your application to the Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee.

The Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee (WAAHEC) is one of three Aboriginal specific Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and is recognised and registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) the peak ethics body in Australian Health and Ethics Committee (AHEC).

The WAAHEC was established to promote and support quality research that will be reflective of the needs of the community, as there was concerns with the increased research being conducted in Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. The WAAHEC’s objectives are to effectively monitor ethically sound, culturally appropriate, determine priorities to the research and ensure the benefits to Aboriginal people.

For further information visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au/ethics