“Anybody can make kids; it takes a real man to look after your kids”: Aboriginal men’s discourse on parenting

Men in general have largely been overlooked from contributing to the parenting conversation and ‘until fairly recently, most research on family behaviour focused on women and children’ exclusively.

Strong Dads Strong Futures 

This is an explanatory study that aims to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males’ views to define parenting from their perspectives in line with the broader cultural understanding of

Health literacy among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males in the Northern Territory

Aim: to understand the interplay between health literacy, gender and cultural identity among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males living in the Northern Territory.

Mibbinbah (Men's Spaces)

This three-year research program aims to provide an understanding of what makes Indigenous Men’s Spaces safe and healthy places for men and how this might benefit families and communities.


Evidence suggests that positive parenting can impact men’s mental wellbeing and child development, and male parents have a unique and critically important role as parents.

Closing the (incarceration) gap: assessing the socio-economic and clinical indicators of indigenous males by lifetime incarceration status

Approximately 1 in 5 to 1 in 6 Indigenous Australian males are currently imprisoned or have previously been imprisoned.

“I feel more comfortable speaking to a male”: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men’s discourse on utilizing primary health care services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men have the highest morbidity and mortality rates, and lowest rates of health service utilization in Australia.