: Lowitja Institute is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation working for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through high impact quality research, knowledge translation, and by supporting a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers. Established in January 2010, the Lowitja Institute operates on key principles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership, a broader understanding of health that incorporates wellbeing, and the need for the work to have a clear and positive impact. The Institute hosts the Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC (Lowitja Institute CRC) which is funded by the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.
Through learning and engaging with the work conducted at Lowitja I gained new skills and important information regarding the Indigenous health sector and my internship has widened and expanded my view on policy and research. My time at Lowitja had expanded my knowledge and understanding of Indigenous health research and the work put into producing Indigenous health research reports for policy action. I believe that this would be an enriching learning experience for any Mob interested in a career in policy or in the Indigenous health research sector.Makalie Owens, Lowitja