Kristen Smith is a medical anthropologist in the Centre for Health Equity. She has developed the theory and practice of multi-sited ethnography and case study research, working on innovative research methodologies using transdisciplinary frameworks.
Smith has conducted extensive fieldwork research in remote and regional areas with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia (NT, QLD, VIC, NSW & WA) on issues including alcohol management, family violence and health information technologies and communication. Smith has also undertaken research in India investigating international health inequities related to the practice and industry of medical tourism, drawing on a multi-sited hospital ethnography. Smith works collaboratively with academic and non-academic stakeholders using medical anthropology, rights-based and public health approaches.
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Improving Family Violence Legal And Support Services For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Isla..
The Cashless Debit Card Trial: A public health rights-based approach to better health and ..
Indigenous Family Violence Policies, Legislation And Services: Improving Access And Suitab..
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Internal Research Grant
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The Alcohol Management Plan at Pormpuraaw, Queensland, Australia: An ethnographic community-based study
K Smith, Marcia Langton, Richard Chenhall, Penelope Smith, Shane Bawden
Book | 2019
Alcohol is one of the leading causes of social, legal and health problems for Indigenous Australians. Since 2002, Alcohol Manageme..
When Magnets Collide: Digital Preservation and Access of At-Risk Audiovisual Archives in a Remote Aboriginal Community
L Ormond-Parker, M Langton, S Huebner, J Coleman, C Pearson, R Sloggett, R Nordlinger, K Smith, K Clarke
Report | 2016
Audiovisual materials have been produced and stored by remote Indigenous media and cultural organisations in Australia for over th..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Sir John Eccles Tall Poppy Award
The Population Health Investing in Research Training Grant
PhD Fieldwork Grant
Endeavour Research Fellowship
Melbourne Research Scholarship
Post-graduate Travel Grant
Research Fellow – Indigenous Studies
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
American Anthropological Association
Expert Director (Health)
Board of Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation
Melbourne South Asian Study Group
Endeavour Alumni Network
Australian Federation of University Women
Medical Anthropology Reading Group, The University of Melbourne
Australian Anthropological Society
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Master of Social Science (International Development)
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Arts