The Northern Australia Research Network (NARN) is a collaborative network of researchers, clinicians, consumers, health managers, health educators, workforce development and policy personnel from northern Australia.

Allied health professionals form the majority of the NARN membership with a range of other members who contribute to delivery of disability, rehabilitation and lifestyle services.

NARN works in partnership with Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), recognising and acknowledging the cultural and diverse needs, beliefs, practices and authority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in northern Australia.

Our aim of is to conduct research to inform delivery of culturally-responsive and safe, disability, rehabilitation and lifestyle services in regional, rural and remote Northern Australia.

 We apply a strength-based approach to research to support:

  • children developing well
  • young people growing up well
  • adults staying strong
  • older people ageing well in place within family and community

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have since passed away.

A Commonwealth funded Department of Rural Health
in collaboration with: