James A. Smith


Demand study for alcohol treatment services in the Northern Territory

This report is a mixed-methods research project examining the current Northern Territory alcohol treatment services system. It provides an assessment of how much treatment is currently provided; how much should be provided to meet current demand; and the challenges, barriers and opportunities associated with the...

Strengthening evaluation in Indigenous higher education contexts in Australia

Seventeen recommendations for strengthening evaluation in Indigenous higher education are presented in this report. These recommendations span research, policy and practice contexts, and often sit at the nexus between them.

Identifying strategies for improving VET to higher education transitions for Indigenous learners

VET to higher education pathways and transitions are a viable pathway option for Indigenous students, but further action is required to support such transitions.

Indigenous achievement in higher education and the role of self-efficacy: rippling stories of success

Abstract Indigenous students could be better supported in their transition, participation, retention and success in higher education with an increased emphasis on emotional support. This research recommended the supplementation of existing academic support programs with equity strategies that recognise the importance of community and family...