About

Professor Cadet-James is passionate about empowering people to gain the confidence and skills to set and achieve their goals. Over the years she has been successful in mentoring many people to fulfil their dreams.

Teaching
  • IA3012: Introduction to Indigenous Research (Level 3; TSV)
  • IA5010: Indigenous Research Ethics (Level 5; CNS)
  • IA5011: Field Procedures in Indigenous Research (Level 5; CNS)
  • IA5119: Empowerment and Change (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Empowerment Research Program
  • Alcohol and drug abuse in Indigenous Communities
  • History and language of the Gugu Badhun People
Experience
  • 2001 to present - Academic, Teaching, Research, Community Engagement, Professional Engagement, James Cook University
  • 2001 to present - Academic, University of Queensland
  • 1998 to 2001 - Academic, Queensland University of Technology
  • 1990 to 1998 - Academic, Northern Territory University
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2009 - National Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Programs that enhance learning - Award for School of Indigenous Australian Studies Post Graduate Education.
  • 2009 - James Cook University Excellence Award for Post Graduate Education Program.
Memberships
  • Member, Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing
  • Member, National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Traditional Owner Gugu Badhun Nation, Valley of Lagoons, Queensland
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 59+ research outputs authored by Prof Yvonne Cadet-James from 2001 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Lowitja Institute - Research Activity Funding

Sustainable implementation of Indigenous early childhood family support programs that work: a Family Wellbeing (FWB) Case-Study

Indicative Funding
$503,553 over 3 years
Summary
The aim of the project is to define and develop funding models and mechanisms that can support FWB empowerment program integration and implementation within early childhood family support programs. The FWB program attends to the social and emotional wellbeing needs of the family and in this instance will integrate FWB at different levels to enhance broader community capacity to create supportive environments for children to thrive. A whole of community approach is a defining feature of this project which will bring together Indigenous early childhood family support service providers, policy makers and researchers through collaborative partnerships. Improving the health and wellbeing of children is vital to ensuring that good health continues into adulthood which has implications for positive social, cultural, educational and economic outcomes.
Investigators
Yvonne Cadet-James, Komla Tsey, Irina Kinchin, Roxanne Bainbridge, Claire Campbell, Jane Mills and Janya McCalman in collaboration with Catherine Brown, H Klieve, Mary Whiteside and Louis McPherson (Aust Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Centre, College of Arts, Society & Education, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, College of Healthcare Sciences, Griffith University and La Trobe University)
Keywords
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; Family Wellbeing; Early Childhood

Australian Research Council - Discovery Indigenous

Developing a framework for measuring Indigenous research benefit

Indicative Funding
$612,845 over 3 years
Summary
The proposed project will bring together researchers and Indigenous community members to develop a collaborative framework for measuring research benefit. It will address two main 'Closing the Gap' priority areas, Indigenous health and education, by questioning what constitutes research benefit from an Indigenous perspective, and how can the benefits of research be measured to ensure sustainable outcomes for Indigenous communities. The innovation of this project lies in its methodology which will unpack the benefit construct from an Indigenous worldview to enable future research projects to be designed with outcomes in mind that are acceptable and valued by Indigenous beneficiaries and be informed by Indigenous knowledge.
Investigators
Felecia Watkin, Roxanne Bainbridge, Yvonne Cadet-James, Komla Tsey and Janya McCalman (Aust Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Centre, College of Arts and Society & Education)
Keywords
Aboroginal & Torres Strait Islander; benefit; research impact

NHMRC - Mental Health Targeted Call for Research

Psycho-social resilience, vulnerability and suicide prevention: a mentoring approach to modifying suicide risk for remote Indigenous students who are compelled to relocate to boarding schools

Indicative Funding
$824,875 over 5 years
Summary
Responsive to concerns of suicide risk for transitioning students by Education Queensland's Transition Support Service, this study will examine the implementation and effectiveness (including cost-effectiveness) of a targeted mentoring approach that promotes psychosocial resilience against suicide for remote Indigenous students who are compelled to transition to boarding schools. It will contribute practice - and policy-relevant knowledge for education providers and broader Indigenous suicide prevention efforts.
Investigators
Roxanne Bainbridge, Janya McCalman, Komla Tsey, Ernest Hunter, Patrick McGorry, Mark Wenitong, Yvonne Cadet-James, Anthony Shakeshaft, Christopher Doran and Christopher Lalonde in collaboration with Catherine Brown, Les Baird, Nerina Caltabiano, Melissa Haswell-Elkins, Sue McGinty, Marie O'Dea, Lynne Russell, Sandy Russo, Katrina Rutherford, Vicki-Lea Saunders and Richard Stewart (Cairns Institute, The University of Queensland, Orygen Research Centre, Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Aust Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Centre, The University of New South Wales, The University of Newcastle, University of Victoria, Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, College of Healthcare Sciences, College of Arts, Society & Education, Headspace, Cairns, Victoria University of Wellington, Education Queensland, College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
suicide prevention; Mentoring; School-based Intervention; Aboriginal mental health; Adolescent Health; Intervention study

Lowitja Institute - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC

Pathways to resilience: The role of cultural connectedness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents

Indicative Funding
$89,813 over 2 years
Summary
Resilience, the capacity to negotiate and shape environments in which people can respond to life?s challenges in healthy meaningful ways, is key to flourishing in life. But there is an absence of evidence about how pathways to resilience are navigated by culturally diverse populations. With a specific focus on the cultural determinants, this research will explain how pathways to resilience are negotiated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents to sustain their health and wellbeing.
Investigators
Roxanne Bainbridge, Janya McCalman, Komla Tsey, Yvonne Cadet-James, Catherine Brown and Melody Muscat in collaboration with Mark Wenitong (Cairns Institute, College of Arts, Society & Education, Aust Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Centre, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and Apunipima Cape York Health Council)
Keywords
Indigenous Australians; Resilience; Adolescents; Wellbeing
Supervision

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Familial suicides; learnings from families and kinship about the healing journey. (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Art, Identity, and Aging: Indigenous People in the Tropics. (Masters, Secondary Advisor)
Completed
Collaboration

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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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  • 30.003, School of Indigenous Australian Studies (Townsville campus)
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