Indigenous Rangers have better health and wellbeing: ANU research

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — New research from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at The Australian National University (ANU) has found Indigenous people working as Rangers in Central Australia have greater health and wellbeing outcomes.

The research will be presented at a seminar at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research by ANU researchers Associate Professor Ray Lovett and Ms Roxy Jones, and two Indigenous Rangers currently working in Central Australia.

The research found Ranger participation was “significantly associated with very high life satisfaction” and “high family wellbeing”. The research also pointed to Rangers having good general health.

The seminar, “Aboriginal Ranger jobs and wellbeing outcomes in Central Australia: Proof of concept”, will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 11 July 2018.

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WHO: Associate Professor Ray Lovett, Ms Roxy Jones (ANU), Dione Kelly, Barbara Patrick (Indigenous Rangers)

WHAT:  Seminar: “Aboriginal Ranger jobs and wellbeing outcomes in Central Australia: Proof of concept”

WHERE: Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Garran Road, ANU

WHEN: Wednesday 11 July 1230-1330. Interviews available before and after seminar. 

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