Professor Sandra Eades is a Noongar woman and the lead of Stream A research activities that are examining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional well-being models for addressing access issues, stigma and discrimination and improving physical health care. This work is informed by the co-designed pathways with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Centre’s Roadmap for Mental Health Research Translation. This Stream takes forward community-led innovations to embed cultural security and holistic models across primary care and community settings.
Professor Steve Kisely is the Stream B research lead where a new cardiovascular risk estimation model is being developed by Chief Investigator Vera Morgan for future implementation. This work intersects with a focus on Healthy Hearts in a current National Health and Medical Research Council funded trial that will lead to an innovative and co-designed virtual care model for scaling in primary care. There is also a planned analysis of routinely collected data to explore the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination and the impacts of this on people living with mental ill-health and physical health.