Research publications

Published Research

Current works by the Mayi Kuwayu team

  • Brinckley, M., Calabria, B., Walker, J. Thurber, K.A., Lovett, R. Reliability, validity, and clinical utility of a culturally modified Kessler scale (MK-K5) in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. BMC Public Health 21, 1111 (2021) https://mkstudy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/MK-K5.pdf
  • Thurber, K., Colonna E., Jones R., Gee G., Priest N., Cohen R., Williams D., Thandrayen J., Calma T., Lovett R., and on behalf of the Mayi Kuwayu Study team. Prevalence of Everyday Discrimination and Relation with Wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Adults in Australia http://mkstudy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Prevalence-of-Discrimination.pdf
  • Lovett, R., Brinckley M., Phillips B., Chapman J., Thurber K., Jones R., Banks E., Dunbar T., Olsen A., Wenitong M. Marrathalpu mayingku ngiya kiyi. Minyawaa ngiyani yata punmalaka; wangaaypu kirrampili kara. In the beginning it was our people’s law. What makes us well; to never be sick. Cohort profile of Mayi Kuwayu: the National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing. https://mkstudy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Lovett-et-al_Mayi-Kuwayu_AAS-2020_2.pdf
  • Wright, A., Yap M., Jones R., Richardson A., Davis V., Lovett R. Examining the Associations between Indigenous Rangers, Culture and Wellbeing in Australia, 2018–2020. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. http://mkstudy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ijerph-18-03053-v2.pdf
  • Thurber, K., Banks E., Joshy G., Soga A., Marmor A., Benton G., White S., Eades S., Maddox R., Calma T., Lovett R. Tobacco smoking and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia. International Journal of Epidemiology. https://academic.oup.com/ije/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ije/dyaa274/6118443/
  • Thurber, K., Walker J., Batterham P., Gee G., Chapman J., Priest N., Cohen R., Jones R., Richardson A., Calear A., Williams D., Lovett R. Developing and validating measures of self-reported everyday and healthcare discrimination in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults. International Journal for Equity in Health. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01351-9/
  • Thurber, K., Long J., Salmon M., Cuevas A., Lovett R. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among Indigenous Australian children aged 0–3 years and association with sociodemographic, life circumstances and health factors https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/AFECE18993F097218F1C7B8E082F62BF/S1368980019001812a.pdf/sugarsweetened_beverage_consumption_among_indigenous_australian_children_aged_03_years_and_association_with_sociodemographic_life_circumstances_and_health_factors.pdf%20/
  • Lovett, R., Lee V., Kukutai T., Cormack D., Carroll Rainie S., Walker J. Good Data Practices for Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Governance. Good Data. Institute of Network Cultures. http://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/tod-29-good-data/
  • Wright, A., Briscoe K., Lovett R. A national profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, 2006-2016. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/1753-6405.12864
  • Lovett, R., Thurber K., Wright A., Maddox R., Banks E. Deadly progress: changes in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult daily smoking, 2004–2015. Public Health Res Pract. 2017;27(5):e2751742. http://www.phrp.com.au/issues/december-2017-volume-27-issue-5/deadly-progress-changes-australian-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-adult-daily-smoking-2004-2015/
  • Bourke, S., Wright. A., Guthrie. J., Russell. L., Dunbar. T., Lovett, R., (2018). Evidence review of Indigenous culture for health and wellbeing. International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society 8(4), 11-27. Cultural Determinants Paper
  • Salmon, M., Doery, K., Dance, P., Chapman, J., Gilbert, R., Williams, R., Lovett, R., (2018). Defining the Indefinable: Descriptors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Cultures and their Links to Health and Wellbeing. http://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/148406?mode=full
  • Jones, R., Thurber, K., Chapman J, on behalf of the Mayi Kuwayu Study team et al. (2018). Our Cultures Count, the Mayi Kuwayu Study, a national longitudinal study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing, BMJ Open 2018;8:e023861. doi.10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023861
  • Jones, R., Thurber, K., Wright, A., Chapman, J., Donohoe, P., Davis, V., Lovett, R., (2018). Associations between participation in a Ranger Program and health and wellbeing outcomes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Central Australia: A Proof of Concept Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/7/1478
  • Summary reports

  • For the following titles, go to: https://mkstudy.com.au/summary-reports//
  • Links between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and wellbeing
  • The extent of evidence about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and wellbeing
  • Community engagement: Good engagement practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research