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Sense of connection for urban First Nations people: exploring contemporary and ancient First Nations connection and contemplation practices and their influence on wellbeing.


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Dr Cammi Murrup-Stewart, is Aboriginal woman with close ties to Wurundjeri Country and a family history impacted by the Stolen Generation policies. A Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Psychological Sciences and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, Cammi leads the Murrup Bung-allambee Indigenous Psychology Group. Her research focuses on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal youth, with an emphasis on building the strategies young mob have for improving their wellbeing and mental health, using Indigenous methodologies, and supporting Indigenous students pursuing higher education. Her research aims to centre the voices of Indigenous peoples and other marginalised groups.

Cammi has over 8 years of experience in the international and local community development and health sectors, with a Bachelor and Masters in International Development. She has won an number of awards over the years, including the 2020 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research – Indigenous Researcher. Cammi also lives with multiple disabilities and chronic illnesses, and advocates for greater accessibility and inclusion.

Research interests

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Settler-colonisation and mental health systems
  • Indigenous research methodologies
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health
  • Intersectionality and accessibility
  • Qualitative research methods

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

International Development, Bachelor of Development Studies, La Trobe University

Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing, Doctorate of Philosophy, "Connection to culture is like a massive lifeline": Yarning to further understand Young, Urban Aboriginal Perspectives and Experiences of Culture and Social and Emotional Wellbeing , Sub Faculty of Translational Medicine and Public Health

International Development, Master of Development Studies, Informed Development: Building a case for the integration of psychosocial perspectives in international development and poverty alleviation policies and programs, University of Melbourne

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