The Lowitja Institute is Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. It is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation working for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through high impact quality research, knowledge translation, and by supporting a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.
The Lowitja Institute has been named in honour of our Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG.
Dr O’Donoghue has devoted her working life to improving the health and welfare of her people. She was named Australian of the Year in 1984 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the welfare of Aboriginal people.