Dr. Kristen Smith

Kristen is a medical anthropologist and Research Fellow in the Indigenous Studies Unit, Centre for Health Equity at The University of Melbourne. Dr Smith’s interdisciplinary work traverses the fields of medical anthropology, epidemiology, human geography, public health and health promotion. She collaborates across academic, government, Aboriginal community-controlled and not-for-profit sectors, applying participatory methods framed by rights-based and public health frameworks. During the last decade, Kristen has worked on multi-sited projects on Aboriginal alcohol management, Indigenous health information and communication technologies and family violence with regional and remote communities nationwide.