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About This Journal

From 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 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. In its current form as a peer-reviewed electronic journal, the HealthBulletin 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 by Professor Neil 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.

Acknowledgement of Country

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, present and emerging, with particular acknowledgement to the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, the Traditional Custodians of the lands where our offices are located.

Get Involved

The HealthBulletin Journal publishes two issues per year and welcomes original research article 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 sidebar.

The editorial team also welcome expertise for reviewing submissions, so if you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague as a peer reviewer for the Journal, please contact the editorial team at: healthinfonet@ecu.edu.au.