About This JournalFrom humble beginnings, the HealthBulletin Journal started life as a hard copy publication in April 1982. Founder and long-time editor, Professor Neil Thomson had an enduring interest in translational research. The first edition, ‘Aboriginal Health Project information bulletin’ (as it was first called), compiled by Professor Thomson, drew our attention to current health topics, recently published research, studies, book reviews and publications. The "bulletin" highlighted the need for a resource of this type to support those working to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, ensuring they had access to the latest research and resources in one place. The Journal in its current form as a peer-reviewed electronic journal, carries on this proud tradition of providing the most up to date information and making it accessible to those who need it most.
Today the HealthBulletin editorial team are staff of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, a research team, also founded Professor Thomson, based at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Now led by Director Professor Neil Drew (we really have a thing for the name Neil), the HealthBulletin Journal was revitalised in 2020 with the transition to an automated manuscript management system. The Journal now sits within ECU’s Research Online institutional repository, making it more visible and accessible to researchers and readers throughout the world.
The HealthBulletin Journal acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, with particular acknowledgement to the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, the Traditional Custodians of the lands where our offices are located.
The HealthBulletin Journal welcomes original research article submissions, as well as expertise for reviewing submissions, from those working in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health (or relevant international Indigenous health research). To submit an article see the link in the side bar. If you would like to nominate as a peer reviewer for the Journal please contact the editorial team at: firstname.lastname@example.org