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Project Governance

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Project Governance Model

Figure 1: Project Governance Model

Our project governance model foregrounds and centres Yolŋu mothers and babies (ŋadi & yothu) and the djäkamirr. The Yolŋu board (Gumurr’dhangiyunamirr) is supported by Yolŋu knowledge owners and law (Yolŋu Rom Wataŋu & Rom djäkamirr), a multiagency steering committee with three sub-committees (Publications, Infrastructure & Djäkamirr employment), and  two site working groups (Nhulunbuy & Galiwin’ku) (see Figure 1 above).

Figure 2: Yolŋu Matha adaptation and translation of the RISE framework. Adapted by Kildea et al. (2019)[1]. Ireland, Maypilama, Baker & Yirriniba (2019)[2]


[1] Kildea, S., Hickey, S., Barclay, L., Kruske, S., Nelson, C., Sherwood, J., Allen, J., Gao, Y., Blackman, R., & Roe, Y. (2019). Implementing Birthing on Country services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families: RISE Framework, Women and Birth, 32(466-475).

[2] ?? Caring for Mum on Country

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Research Team

Project Supporter

Chief Investigators

Prof Yvette Roe

Prof Sue Kildea

A/Prof Elaine Ḻäwurrpa Maypilama

Ms Rosemary Gundjarranbuy

A/Prof Anne Lowell

A/Prof Yu Gao

Dr Christine Connors

Dr Sarah Ireland

A/Prof Suzanne Moore

Partner Investigators

Dept of Health NT

Dr Christine Connors

Adjunct Prof Michelle (Mish) Hill

Ms Theresa Clasquin

Ms Mary-Clare Arkcoll

Dr Kiarna Brown

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Ms Laura Hinds

Dr Lou Sanderson

Dr Brownyn Rossingh

Australian Red Cross

Ms Nancy Rarrkminy Gondarra

Yalu Aboriginal Corporation

Ms Dorothy Yuŋgirrŋa Bukulatjpi

Ms Anahita Tonkin


Ms Amanda Quinn

Australian Doula College

Ms Renee Adair

Commonwealth Department of Health

Mr Ben Mudaliar

Ms Claire Clack

Ms Tais Topal Silva

Ms Micaela Williams

Other Investigators

Dr Wendy Page

Artist: Dorothy Marrawungu
Gapuwiyak Culture & Arts


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Department of Health NT

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