About

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).  

Teaching
  • HS2401: Rural and Remote Primary and Public Health Care (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • TM5510: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • 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
Teaching
  • Rural and Remote Health; Indigenous Health; Research Methods; Anthropology; Medical Anthropology; Australian communities
Experience
  • 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
Publications

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Supervision

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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.

Current
  • 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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  • 41.219, Public And Indigenous Health (Townsville campus)
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