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Dr

Kristen Smith

Research Fellow – Indigenous Studies
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Inequalities
Political economy
Anthropology
Family violence
Multi-sited ethnography
Public Health
Indigenous Data Network
alcohol
ethnography
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Dr

Kristen Smith

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Critical Medical Anthropology
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Dr

Kristen Smith

 

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.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 12 most recent scholarly works by Kristen Smith.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Sir John Eccles Tall Poppy Award

Warrnambool College

2009

The Population Health Investing in Research Training Grant

The School of Population & Global Health

2009

PhD Fieldwork Grant

Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

2008

Endeavour Research Fellowship

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

2008

Melbourne Research Scholarship

University of Melbourne

2008

Post-graduate Travel Grant

Australian Anthropology Society & Australian Network of Student Anthropologists

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Research Fellow – Indigenous Studies

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Member

American Anthropological Association

Expert Director (Health)

Board of Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation

Ordinary Member

Melbourne South Asian Study Group

Ordinary Member

Endeavour Alumni Network

Ordinary Member

Australian Federation of University Women

Ordinary Member

Medical Anthropology Reading Group, The University of Melbourne

Ordinary Member

Australian Anthropological Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Social Science (International Development)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University