Building health resilience: An engaged, systems analysis and epistemically just approach to rural health development

  • Theodore Duxbury
  • Roman Tandlich
  • Joana Bezerra
  • Sharli Paphitis


Aims and Objectives: The engaged research project aims to develop community health through facilitating health empowerment, democratic participation and a social justice framework. This project works towards decolonising knowledge systems through honouring indigenous tacit health knowledge systems. The researchers intend to enable community members to share, analyse and enhance their health knowledge and practices, and to plan, act, evaluate and reflect accordingly. The rich data obtained from the project is intended to strengthen and be incorporated into explicit, formal knowledge systems in the field of research and Pharmacy Practice.