All posts by Naomi Priest

Naomi is a Fellow in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University. Her broad research interest is to integrate social and epidemiological methods to examine and address racial-ethnic inequalities in child and youth health and development across populations and place. This includes social epidemiology and qualitative research to understand racial-ethnic differences in child health and development and explanations for observed differences, particularly the patterns, mechanisms and prospective influence of adverse early life exposures and stressors, including racial discrimination. She is also interested in ethnic-racial socialisation processes and outcomes among children from stigmatised and non-stigmatised groups, including development of racial/ethnic attitudes, bias, stereotypes and prejudice. A third area of her research is focused on initiatives to counter discrimination and promote diversity and inclusion. Naomi has a PhD in population health (Melbourne) where she conducted a qualitative participatory study exploring Aboriginal perspectives of child health and wellbeing in an urban area. She then completed a NHMRC post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Melbourne with training in social epidemiology. In 2014-15 she was a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Racism hits Indigenous students’ attendance and grades

Previous research we undertook showed that racism towards Indigenous students negatively affected school attendance. In further research we have found not only attendance but wider school outcomes are negatively affected when Indigenous Australians experience racism at school. ‘Closing the Gap’ initiatives ignore racism aspect Discrepancies between Indigenous and non-Indigenous education outcomes persist despite significant government […]

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