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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thompson, K. 2006. 'Letter to the Editor', The Horse Magazine, January: 10. Victoria, Australia.
Thompson, K., 2007. Performing Human-Animal Relations in Spain: An anthropological study of bullfighting from horseback in Andalusia (unpublished doctoral dissertation). Department of Anthropology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Thompson, K., 1999. 'A Dance of Discipline: The disciplinary aesthetic of the kür' (unpublished honours thesis). Department of Anthropology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
Hirsch, L., & Thompson, K. (22-24 November 2011). The carriage as an emotional landscape: How do passengers experience fear? Understanding fear in the Australian metropolitan railway industry. Paper presented at the AusRAIL Plus.
Thompson K, Rainbird S, Dawson D (2010). The nature of the beast?: Metropolitan train drivers' experience, perception and recognition of fatigue. In: Sargent C, Darwent D, Roach GD (Eds). Living in a 24/7 world: The impact of circadian disruption on sleep, work and health. Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-5.
Rainbird S, Thompson K, Dawson D (2010). The impact of organisational culture on fatigue management: The case of camaraderie amongst metropolitan train drivers. In: Sargent C, Darwent D, Roach GD (Eds). Living in a 24/7 world: The impact of circadian disruption on sleep, work and health. Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 29-33.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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
'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.)
‘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
Thompson, K. (2012). Classy Performances: The performance of class in the Andalusian bullfight from horseback (rejoneo). Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 145-166
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thompson, Kirrilly, 'Intercorporeal and interpenetrative human-animal relations: technological mediation of the human-horse-bull network in the bullfight from horseback (rejoneo)' in The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, 6-8 April 2010, Adelaide, Australia.
Thompson, K. 2009. "Binaries, Boundaries and Bullfighting: Multiple and alternative human-animal relations in the bullfight from horseback," in The 2009 International Academic & Community Conference on Animals & Society: Minding Animals
Thompson, K. 2009. "Discipline and Pleasure: Using dressage to reconsider Fouacault's techniques of discipline and docile (human-animal) bodies," in The 2009 International Academic & Community Conference on Animals & Society: Minding Animals
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.
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.
Thompson, K.September 2005. Is there life and study?, in Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference Proceedings, University of Adelaide, South Australia.
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.
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.