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Doctor Kirrilly Thompson Human Factors and Safety Uni Research Centre / Research Office

Research Fellow

B.Soc Sci (Hons), PhD

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Contact Details
Email: kirrilly.thompson@cqu.edu.au
Phone: (08) 8378 4512 - Ext: 4512
    Awards

    Invited research representative for the 2011 inaugural ‘Thought Leaders' event on horse welfare organised by the Horse Federation of South Australia.

    Runner up for best paper presented in ‘Challenge D: A World of Service for Passengers' at the 2011 World Congress for Rail Research, Lille, France.

    Nominated for the Tall Poppies Science awards in 2009 and 2010

    UniSA representative at the 2010 Governor's Queen's Birthday Reception to celebrate young scientists

    Nominated for the 2009 UniSA Division of Education, Arts & Social Sciences, Early Career Researcher Award

    Sole UniSA representative at the 2009 Australian Academy of Science Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank on Agricultural productivity and climate change

    Professional Memberships
    Book Chapter

    Thompson, KR 2007, "Le voyage du Centaure!: la monte a la lance en Espagne (XVIe-XXIe siecle)" in D Roche & D Reytier (eds.) À cheval!: Écuyers, amazones & cavaliers du XIV�� au XXI�� siécle, L��academie d��art Equest Association Pourre de Versailles Paris, France.

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    Journal Article

    Brindal, E, Hendrie, G, Thompson,K & Blunden, S, 2012, 'How do Australian junior primary school children perceive the concepts of "healthy" and "unhealthy"?', Health Education, vol.112, no.5, pp. 406-420 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09654281211253425

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    Nichols, S, Thompson, K & Blunden, S 2012, 'Advising the alien: investigating young children's learning of dog safety messages', Children Australia, vol.37, no.3, pp.115-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cha.2012.30

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    Reynolds, CJ, Thompson, K, Boland J & Dawson, D, 2012, 'Climate change on the menu?: a retrospective look at the development of South Australian Municipal Food Waste Policy', The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, vol 3, no. 3, pp.101-112.

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    Thompson, K, Hirsch, L, Mueller Loose, S, Sharma-Brymer, V, Rainbird, S, Titchener, K, Thomas, M & Dawson, D, 2012, 'Riding a mile in their shoes: understanding Australian metropolitan rail passenger perceptions and experiences of crowdedness using mixed-methods research', Road & Transport Research, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 46-59.

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    Thompson, K, Offler, N, Hirsch, L, Every, D, Thomas, MJ & Dawson, D 2012, 'From broken windows to a renovated research agenda: a review of the literature on vandalism and graffiti in the rail industry', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 1280-1290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2012.04.002

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    Thompson, K 2012, 'Classy performances: the performance of class in the Andalusian bullfight from horseback (rejoneo)', Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14636204.2012.745322

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    Thompson, K, Palmer, C & Raven, M 2011, 'Drinkers, non-drinkers and deferrers: Reconsidering the beer/footy couplet amongst Australian Rules football fans', The Australian Journal of Anthropology, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 388-408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/taja.2011.22.issue-3

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    Blunden, SL, Thompson, KR & Dawson, D 2011, 'Behavioural sleep treatments and night time crying in infants: Challenging the status quo', Sleep Medicine Reviews, vol.15, no.5, pp. 327-334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2010.11.002

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    Thompson, K, Blunden, S, Brindal, E, Hendrie, G 2011, 'When food is neither good nor bad: Children's evaluations of transformed and combined food products', Journal of Child Health Care, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 261-271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367493511414449

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    Palmer, C & Thompson, K 2010, 'Everyday risks and professional dilemmas: fieldwork with alcohol-based (sporting) subcultures', Qualitative Research, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 421-440, http;//dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794110366800

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    Thompson, K 2010, 'Because looks can be deceiving: media alarm and the sexualisation of childhood - do we know what we mean?', Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 395-400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2010.533492

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    Thompson, K 2010, 'Binaries, boundaries and bullfighting: Multiple and alternative human��animal relations in the Spanish mounted bullfight', Anthrozoos, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 317-336, http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175303710X12750451259291

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    Thompson, K 2010, 'Narratives of tradition: the invention of mounted bullfighting as "the Newest but Also the Oldest"', Social Science History, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 523-561, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/01455532-2010-014

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    Palmer, C &Thompson, K 2007, 'The paradoxes of football spectatorship: On-field and online expressions of social capital among the ��Grog Squad��', Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 187-205.

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    Letters to the Editor

    Thompson, K. 2006. 'Letter to the Editor', The Horse Magazine, January: 10. Victoria, Australia.

    Published in: 2006
    Theses

    Thompson, K., 1999. 'A Dance of Discipline: The disciplinary aesthetic of the kür' (unpublished honours thesis). Department of Anthropology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide.

    Published in: 1999
    Papers in Refereed Proceedings
    Invited Papers/Speaker

    Thompson Kirrilly, Clarkson Larissa 'Survey Feedback: Horse owners' comments about climate change' invited presentation at the 'Horses & Climate Impacts workshop' Wayville Showgrounds, South Australia, 14 June 2012.

    Published in: 2012c
    Thompson, Kirrilly 'Who exactly are we talking to? Increasing natural disaster preparedness and survival by addressing human-animal dyads' invited paper at the 'Talk About Disasters Workshop', Griffith University: Brisbane, 25-26 June
    Published in: 2012b
    Thompson, K., 'The Crowding Project - An overview', invited talk presented at Urban Rail 2012, Intercontinental Melbourne, The Rialto, Victoria, Australia 8-9 May 2012 http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/transport/rail/urbanrail/agenda
    Published in: 2012a

    Thompson, K. 2011. Bullfighting from horseback: An anthropological study of a human-animal performance, Talk presented to Adelaide University 1st year BSc (Animal Science) and BSc (Pre-vet) students for the course ‘Principles in Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics'.

    Published in: 2011b

    Thompson, K, 30 April 2011. Rude Mechanics or Humanimals? Talk presented at the Art Gallery of South Australia a part of the exhibition ‘Patricia Piccinini: Once upon a time' Adelaide, South Australia. 16 April-26 June.

    Published in: 2011a

    Thompson, K. 2010. Bullfighting from horseback: An anthropological study of a human-animal performance, Talk presented to UniSA Media Arts Honours Candidates. 12 May 2010.

    Published in: 2010

    Thompson, K. 2009. Bullfighting from horseback: An anthropological study of a human-animal performance, Talk presented to Adelaide University 1st year BSc (Animal Science) and BSc (Pre-vet) students for the course ‘Principles in Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics'.

    Published in: 2009

    Thompson, K. 2008. The PhD as professional development: the long and the short-term of the PhD, Doctoral Research Brown Bag Lunch Seminar, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia.

    Published in: 2008

    Thompson, K. 2007. Finishing Off the Thesis and Beginning Professional Development, Life After the PhD, Discipline of Anthropology, University of Adelaide, South Australia, July 2007

    Published in: 2007a
    Grants

    'Australian Horses Owners & Climate Change', funded by the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) & Adelaide & Mount Loft Ranges NRM Board (Rebbeck, M., Thompson, K., Riley, C., Fiedler, J.)

    Published in: 2011
    UniSA ECR international travel grant,2009
    Published in: 2009c

    ‘A Socio-economic study of platform and carriage crowding in the railway industry', CRC for Rail Innovation Project (Thompson., K et al. 2009-2011) http://www.railcrc.net.au/project/r2104

    Published in: 2009b

    Zeroing in on Food Waste: Measuring, understanding and reducing food waste (J Boland and D Dawson with J Coveney, P Ward, M Stasiak, A Gray), ARC Linkage Project 2009-2012

    Published in: 2009
    Refereed Articles

    Thompson, K. (2012). Classy Performances: The performance of class in the Andalusian bullfight from horseback (rejoneo). Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 145-166

    Published in: 2012
    Conference Presentations

    Benveniste, T., Thompson, K., & Blunden, S. (2012). With Age Comes Knowledge? Sleep Knowledge in Australian Children. Paper presented at the Australasian Chronobiology Society 9th Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, South Australia.

    Published in: 2012c

    Smith, B., & Thompson, K. (2012). Should we let sleeping dogs lie...with us?: The prevalence and implications of pet bed-sharing in an Australian sample. Paper presented at the Australasian Chronobiology Society 9th Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, South Australia.

    Published in: 2012b
    Lily Hirsch and Kirrilly Thompson 'Crowded House: Australian and Indian carriage handholds and passenger placement decisions' paper accepted for presentation at at the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2012 (AHFE 2012) and its affiliated conferences in San Francisco, California, USA, July 21-25, 2012.
    Published in: 2012a

    Thompson, K., Nesci., C. 2011 'Risky Relations: The Rider-Horse Relationship And Risk Perception Amongst A Group Of Eventers' paper presented at the XXIV European Society for Rural Sociology Congress, Chania, Crete 22-25 August 2011.

    Published in: 2011b

    Thompson, K. 2011. Embodying the spectrum of wild-tame: Equine symbolism in the bullfight from horseback in Southern Spain. In ‘Rethinking Behaviour and Conservation: The History, Philosophy and Future of Ethology II'. Macquarie University, New South Wales. 26 November.

    Published in: 2011a

    Thompson, K. 2009. 'Disciplining Art: An exploration of the ways in which techniques of discipline produce artistic human-animal bodies in dressage' in XXIII European Society for Rural Sociology Conference on Reinventing the Rural,Book of Abstracts, Vaasa, Finland: 180.

    Published in: 2009a

    Thompson, K. July 2005. Journey of a Centaur: The development of the human-horse relationship in mounted bullfighting, in Inaugural Conference of the Animals and Society (Australia) Study Group Conference Proceedings, University of Western Australia, Perth.

    Published in: 2005c

    Thompson, K.September 2005. Is there life and study?, in Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference Proceedings, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

    Published in: 2005b

    Thompson, K., September 2005. Mediation of a Centaur: Technology and compenetración in the Spanish bullfight, in Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference Proceedings, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

    Published in: 2005a
    Research Interests

    My research interests and engagements are varied, but centre on the iron horse (the Australian rail industry), the ironic horse (human-horse interactions) and the chironic horse (human-horse hybrid interactions).

    As an anthropologist, my research approach is mixed-methods with a specialisation in qualitative and ethnographic methodologies.

    Published in: 2011