NEW Pasifika Research - impact & importance of place!

Jul 17, 2019

New publication

As most already know, Australian-based research is still an emerging field. Therefore, I am excited to send out a new publication that we were privileged to co-author (link below).  

The paper is titled: 'The impact and importance of place on health for young people of Pasifika descent in Queensland: a qualitative study towards developing meaningful health equity indicators'. It was published in the International Journal for Equity in Health.

This paper is part of an ongoing project led by Dr Jo Durham of QUT, who is developing culturally-nuanced health equity indicators. 

In this research, a youth-led participatory action research approach was adopted. Peer Researchers were employed to interview young people. The Peer Researchers were young people themselves from Logan City whose proximity across age, place and experiences could produce richer data collection and analysis. They were also involved in analysing the data, writing it up, and are co-authors of the paper.

The list of authors is:

Dr Jo Durham, Dr Nicola Fa'avale, Andrew Fa'avale, Catrina Ziesman, Eden Malama (PR), Sarai Tafa (PR), Tamika Taito (PR), Jori Etuale (PR), Mitieli Yaranamua (PR), Ueta Utai (PR), Dr Lisa Schubert.

*PR connotes Peer Researcher

This research was a collaborative project involving UQ, QUT and MANA Pasifika Research Centre. For those who are interested in youth-focused research, we would highly recommend using Peer Researchers!

The link to the download is here:



Andrew & Nicola