Dawn Bessarab

Dr, BSW PhD Curtin

  • The University of Western Australia (M303), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 149 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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  • Qualitative research, narrative, action research
  • Aboriginal research, methodologies, process, yarning, meaning making
  • Application of Indigenous knowledge systems
  • Aboriginal health, holistic, psycho social approaches
  • Parenting, children, families
  • Gender
  • Social work
  • Curriculum development
  • Program development
  • Indigenous evaluation, assesment and training

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Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Rheumatic Heart Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
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Indigenous Health Services Medicine & Life Sciences
Community-Based Participatory Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Hospital Planning Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Services Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2008 2019

Community-based participatory action research on rheumatic heart disease in an Australian Aboriginal homeland: Evaluation of the ‘On track watch’ project

Haynes, E., Marawili, M., Marika, B. M., Mitchell, A. G., Phillips, J., Bessarab, D., Walker, R., Cook, J. & Ralph, A. P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Evaluation and Program Planning. 74, p. 38-53 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Community-Based Participatory Research
Rheumatic Heart Disease
action research
Health Services Research
cardiovascular disease

Gendered Indigenous Health and Wellbeing within the Australian Health System: A Review of the Literature

Fredericks, B., Judd, J., Daniels, C., Bainbridge, R., Clapham, K., Longbottom, M., Adams, M., Bessarab, D. C., Collard, L. M., Andersen, C., Duthie, D. & Ball, R., 2017, Rockhampton: CQUniversity. 66 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

7 Citations (Scopus)

Genome-Wide Analysis of Genetic Risk Factors for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Aboriginal Australians Provides Support for Pathogenic Molecular Mimicry

Gray, L. A., D'Antoine, H. A., Tong, S. Y. C., McKinnon, M., Bessarab, D., Brown, N., Reményi, B., Steer, A., Syn, G., Blackwell, J. M., Inouye, M. & Carapetis, J. R., 12 Dec 2017, In : The Journal of infectious diseases. 216, 11, p. 1460-1470 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular Mimicry
Rheumatic Heart Disease
HLA Antigens

Research collaborative scholarly creative writing: two poems about quantitative research and two about qualitative research

Fredericks, B., Daniels, C., Bainbridge, R., Clapham, K., Longbottom, M., Adams, M., Andersen, C., Ball, R., Bessarab, D. C., Collard, L. M., Martin, K., Harald, P. & Crook, L., 2017, In : Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues. 20, 4, p. 2-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The association between depression and empowerment in carers of older Aboriginal Australians

LoGiudice, D., Smith, K., Josif, C., Malay, R., Bessarab, D., Haswell, M., Atkinson, D., Etherton-Beer, C., Hyde, Z. & Flicker, L., May 2017, In : Australian Journal on Ageing. 36, p. 45-45 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

Projects 2015 2023