- Empowerment Research Program
- Alcohol and drug abuse in Indigenous Communities
- History and language of the Gugu Badhun People
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Whiteside M, Bould E, Tsey K, Venville A, Cadet-James Y and Morris M (in press) Promoting twenty-first-century student competencies: a wellbeing approach. Australian Social Work, pp. 1-13
- Gould G, Stevenson L, Cadet-James Y and Clough A (in press) Cultural challenges when developing anti-tobacco messages for Indigenous Australians. Health Promotion International,
- Gould G, Watt K, West R, Cadet-James Y and Clough A (2016) Can smoking initiation contexts predict how adult Aboriginal smokers assess their smoking risks? A cross-sectional study using the 'Smoking Risk Assessment Target'. BMJ Open, 6 (7).
- Gould G, Cadet-James Y and Clough A (2016) Getting over the shock: taking action on Indigenous maternal smoking. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22 (4). pp. 276-282
- Kilcullen M, Swinbourne A and Cadet-James Y (2016) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing: implications for a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework. Australian Psychologist, 51 (6). pp. 453-462
- Kinchin I, Tsey K, Heyeres M and Cadet-James Y (2016) Systematic review of youth mental health service integration research. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22 (4). pp. 304-315
- Sorenson A, Owens L, Caltabiano M, Cadet-James Y, Hall R, Govan B and Clancy P (2016) The impact of prior flavivirus infections on the development of Type 2 Diabetes among the Indigenous Australians. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 95 (2). pp. 265-268
- Tsey K, Lawson K, Kinchin I, Bainbridge R, McCalman J, Watkin F, Cadet-James Y and Rossetto A (in press) Evaluating research impact: the development of a 'RESEARCH for IMPACT' TOOL. Frontiers in Public Health,
- Bainbridge R, Tsey K, McCalman J, Kinchin I, Saunders V, Watkin Lui F, Cadet-James Y, Miller A and Lawson K (2015) No one's discussing the elephant in the room: contemplating questions of research impact and benefit in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian health research. BMC Public Health, 15 (696). pp. 1-10
- Gould G, Watt K, McEwen A, Cadet-James Y and Clough A (2015) Predictors of intentions to quit smoking in Aboriginal tobacco smokers of reproductive age in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia: quantitative and qualitative findings of a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 5. pp. 1-10
- Gould G, Watt K, Cadet-James Y and Clough A (2015) Using the risk behaviour diagnosis scale to understand Australian Aboriginal smoking — a cross-sectional validation survey in regional New South Wales. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2. pp. 4-9
- Lalloo R, Kroon J, Tut O, Kularatna S, Jamieson L, Wallace V, Boase R, Fernando S, Cadet-James Y, Scuffham P and Johnson N (2015) Effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of a single annual professional intervention for the prevention of childhood dental caries in a remote rural Indigenous community. BMC Oral Health, 15. pp. 1-8
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
- 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.
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
- Felecia Watkin, Roxanne Bainbridge, Yvonne Cadet-James, Komla Tsey and Janya McCalman (Aust Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Centre, College of Arts and Society & Education)
- 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
- 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.
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
- 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)
- Indigenous Australians; Resilience; Adolescents; Wellbeing
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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.
- 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)
- Gugu Badhun women on the move: enhancing wellbeing in an Aboriginal community through the use of ICT (2012, PhD, Associate Advisor)
- Explorations of understandings of mental health in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sample (2012, PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Indigenous Australian participation in pre-registration tertiary nursing courses: an Indigenous mixed methods study (2012, PhD, Associate Advisor)
- Making salient messages for Indigenous tobacco control (2015, PhD, Associate Advisor)
The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.
- 5+ collaborations
- 4 collaborations
- 3 collaborations
- 2 collaborations
- 1 collaboration
- Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)