- Qualitative research methods; Ethnographic methods; Anthropology; Public Health; Medical anthropology; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; Underserved populations; Rural and Remote Health; Community led health initiatives; Evaluation
- Rural and Remote Health; Indigenous Health; Research Methods; Anthropology; Medical Anthropology; Australian communities
- 2016 - Lecturer, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science, James Cook University (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
- 2014 to 2016 - Sessional lecturer, College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
- 2014 to 2016 - Senior Research Officer, World Safety Organisation Collaborating Center for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (CPHMVS, JCU Townsville, Queensland Australia)
- 2005 to 2014 - Research Officer, Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia)
- Research Disciplines
- Socio-Economic Objectives
- Public Health (9204)
Kris is a Medical Anthropologist who has lived and worked in regional Australia and has a passion for improving the health of rural, remote and Indigenous Australian populations. Kris worked as a research officer at the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH) on several major projects including The Rural and Remote Road Safety study (2005-2006), development of an online Cultural Awareness training package for General Practitioners (GPET Cultural Awareness Package) (2006), The Lifescripts adaptation for use with Indigenous clients (2007). Kris also completed her PhD in Mount Isa, a critical medical anthropological enquiry of the health care choices and access barriers to health care facing local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the community. This was followed by postdoctoral studies examining the ways that JCU Medical Students understand and integrate principles of social accountability into their learning and practice.
Kris's recent work has included research on the use of Quad Bikes in occupational settings in North West Queensland, the curent state of primary industries OHS research, and the bariers and facilitators facing farmers in the uptake of OHS solutions on their enterprises. This work was completed with Associate Professor Richard Franklin of the World Safety Organisation Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (CPHMVS).
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Franklin R, McBain-Rigg K and Knight S (2015) Factors to be considered in developing occupational regulations for quad bikes in Australia. Journal of Agromedicine, 20 (3). pp. 370-380
- McBain-Rigg K, Franklin R, McDonald G and Knight S (2014) Why quad bike safety is a wicked problem: an exploratory study of attitudes, perceptions, and occupational use of quad bikes in northern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 20 (1). pp. 33-50
- McBain-Rigg K and Veitch C (2011) Cultural barriers to health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Mount Isa. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19 (2). pp. 70-74
- Felton-Busch C, Solomon S, McBain K and De La Rue S (2009) Barriers to advanced education for Indigenous Australian health workers: an exploratory study. Education for Health: change in learning and practice, 22 (2). pp. 1-7
- Reeve C, De La Rue S, McBain K, Solomon S and Felton-Busch C (2008) Indigenous Lifescripts: A tool for modifying lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease. Australian Family Physician, 37 (9). pp. 750-754
- Other research outputs
- Franklin R, McBain-Rigg K, King J and Lower T (2015) Exploring the barriers and facilitators to adoption of improved work practices for safety in the primary industries. [monograph]
- Franklin R, McBain-Rigg K and King J (2015) A synthesis and review of Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership Publications. [monograph]
- Peachey L and McBain-Rigg K (2011) The challenges of remote area medical education. Medical Journal of Australia, 194 (10). pp. 495-496
- Peachey L, McBain K and Armstrong R (2006) Indigenous Health: burden or opportunity? Medical Journal of Australia, 184 (10). pp. 483-484
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- Women's Gardening and Environmental Knowledge in the Nakanai caves area of East New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
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