Aboriginal Health

Jonathan Carapetis

“I begin with a few caveats. As a non-Aboriginal Australian, I am careful to avoid joining the legions of whitefellas who tell Aboriginal people how to live their lives. Nor do I portray myself as an expert in Aboriginal health. I do not have the solution(s) to achieving equality in the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal compared to non-Aboriginal people, and anyone who claims they have is deluded, dangerous, or both. My expertise is in the role of research, and my passion is the importance of ensuring that policy and practice decisions are based on the best available evidence or, where the evidence is inadequate, the importance of getting better evidence …”