Aboriginal Cultural Safety Empowered Research

Australia’s only 100% owned Aboriginal research company, Committix Pty Ltd was established in 2016 to pursue my vision of self-determination by leading culturally safe research governance.

Founder and Director, Dr Mark J Lock

Demonstrating Genuine Meaning

I believe that translational research involves a raft of strategies – academic publications, engaging citizens through social media, developing high-quality corporate publications, writing opinion pieces in blogs, and publishing a serial newsletter – translation means responding to audiences with different needs, time, and interests. The examples below show how the work of Committix Pty Ltd is about creating genuine meaning from research.

The Power of Committees

The Australian company Committix Pty Ltd, established by Ngiyampaa academic Mark Lock, views committees as the key mechanism for operationalising the mission and vision of your organisation – but in no ordinary way. Committees are connected into a formal decision-making hierarchy and networked through interlocked committee members. These two views are currently unexplored in corporate governance analysis and offer new ways to improve employee engagement, explore efficiencies in committee management, and improve the collective voice of organisations.

Committix - Analysis of Governance Points and Pathways
2004 Australian Health Policy Committee Governance Structure

The committee governance structure, above, shows how committees are connected into a decision-making structure. This research shows the connections between committees as routes of influence, information transfer, and knowledge flow. But all these routes are unmapped and unmanaged and allow inefficient decision making processes. With Committix Pty Ltd, the internal organisational architecture – the committee system – of organisations can be mapped, audited, and evaluated to develop a strategy to improve your organisation’s collective voice.


The collective voice of a company is operationalised through corporate governance. Committix Pty Ltd specialises in governance concept analysis. It could be the concept of ‘holism‘, or ‘participation‘, or ‘engagement‘, or ‘cultural safety‘, or ‘open disclosure‘. If you need your organisation to project a collective voice then do it through a rigorous, academic, technical, and theoretical methodology.