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The conceptualisation and representation of coastal Indigenous Peoples' health values in connection to seafood and the implications for policy

posted on 2023-06-22, 13:32 authored by BEAU JAYDE CUBILLO
This thesis explores how coastal Indigenous Peoples’ health and wellbeing values are conceptualised and represented in connection to seafood and the significance for health and policy outcomes. Through the use of Indigenous research methodologies across three studies, it was revealed that seafood is interconnected to the Indigenous Knowledge Systems that incorporates social, cultural and ecological values that are linked to collectivist community health outcomes. It is imperative that coastal Indigenous communities with customary connections to seafood have their Indigenous values considered and represented in marine and fisheries policies to improve health outcomes and strengthen Indigenous self-determination.


Principal supervisor

Julie Kay Brimblecombe

Additional supervisor 1

Natasha Stacey

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation

Nutrition and Dietetics


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences