Mapping pandemic responses and preparedness – where from here?

3 May 2023

Professor James Ward from UQ's Poche Centre for Indigenous Health was in a Croakey article, along side a team of UQ researchers, discussing their ongoing study on pandemic preparedness in urban Indigenous communities in Brisbane, Australia.

In a collection of articles they outlined how they 1) used a systems thinking methodology to produce a visual map that conceptualised issues relating to pandemic responses; 2) documented six themes that state, federal, and community-based stakeholder participants identified as impacting COVID-19 risks; and 3) focused on how conspiracies and misinformation were increasing risks associated with COVID-19.

In the article the research team reflect on some of their findings in the context of plans to develop an Emergency Public Health Framework for First Nations’ peoples in Australia.

Read the article