Ms Jodie Kidd

Postgraduate Research

Research Area: Measures of Social Inequality & Wellbeing

Research Topic: Exploring the relationship between lateral violence and intergenerational trauma, and how this impacts on the lived experiences of Aboriginal people and communities
Supervisors: Dr BJ Newton, Prof Ilan Katz, A/Prof kylie valentine

Lateral violence is increasingly identified as a significant concern in Aboriginal communities, in Australia and internationally. Emerging literature suggests intergenerational trauma is closely associated with lateral violence, yet little empirical research addresses the issue. Using Indigenous research methods, this study seeks to develop an understanding of lateral violence in Aboriginal communities, to inform political and community-based healing approaches for addressing lateral violence.