The scientific story of the Interplay project is reported in the International Journal of Equity in Health: Interplay wellbeing framework: a collaborative methodology 'bringing together stories and numbers' to quantify Aboriginal cultural values in remote Australia.
The article describes the development, methodology and scientific validation of the Interplay Wellbeing Framework and indicators.
The Interplay Wellbeing Framework and Survey were statistically validated as a collaborative approach to assessing wellbeing that is inclusive of other cultural worldviews, values and practices. New community-derived social and cultural indicators were established, contributing valuable insight to psychometric assessment across cultures. These analyses confirm that culture, empowerment and community play key roles in the interplay with education, employment and health, as part of a holistic and quantifiable system of wellbeing. This research supports the holistic concept of wellbeing confirming that everything is interrelated and needs to be considered at the 'whole of system' level in policy approaches.
The Interplay team is well published; browse the complete list of our Publications.
What Aboriginal Knowledge can Teach us about Happiness. Sheree presents the Interplay project at TEDx St Kilda 2016
Interplay is presented at Impact7, 2017
How do you measure the value of culture? Sheree gives a Lightning Talk at the 5th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium.