The STRONG kids, STRONG future team sits within the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. We work in partnership with community on activities focused on research, development, training, and implementation of culturally appropriate development measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Our Vision is an enduring commitment to enhancing developmental outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait children, and to actively promote self-determination in developmental care.


If you are interested in collaborating on current or future projects, we would love to hear from you. We welcome applications from persons who share our values, have strong cultural knowledge, and are committed to excellence. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are especially encouraged to reach out if interested in exploring research or employment opportunities.

Study with us

We have an attractive 3 year scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduate to undertake a PhD in the STRONG kids, STRONG future program. Please contact us to find out more.  

You can read more about a PhD scholarship opportunity here.

Past Opportunities

Aboriginal Communications & Engagement Officer (Applications closed)

Research Fellow - ASQ-STEPS research (Applications closed)

Research Fellow - ASQ-TRAK research (Applications closed)

Research Assistant - ASQ-STEPS research (Applications closed)

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