Kirstin is currently the course coordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice and Master of Environmental Health. She is an active member of Environmental Health Australia, the professional body representing environmental health practitioners in Australia. Her research is focussed on anything in the environment that affects human health, including methamphetamine contamination of houses from cooking or smoking meth, the gastrointestinal parasite Strongyloides stercoralis, the toxicity of tattoo inks and their removal products resulting from laser removal…food, air, soil, water, wastewater. She is interested in engaging with communities in environmental health issues, particularly with remote First Nations communities.
Kirstin is available for Honours, Masters and PhD supervision.
Kirstin is also available for contract research projects and has experience collaborating with industry partners to deliever specific research outcomes.
2021 STEMM Educator of the Year (University or Registered Training Organisation) Finalist 2021
Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning "Engaging students with Environmental Health through creative curricula and accessible, industry informed, authentic learning experiences” 2021
National Institute of Forensic Science Best Case Study Award 2020 for: Wright, J., Kenneally, M., Ross, K. and Walker, S., 2020. Environmental methamphetamine exposures and health effects in 25 case studies. Toxics, 8(3), p.61
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017
Vice President and Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017
Vice Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant "Online authentic learning: teaching students involved in emergency response to use social media tools effectively" with Michael Taylor and Mitchell Fitzgerald 2013
Faculty of Science and Engineering Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2014
Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning "For embracing, exploring and evaluating an 'authentic-experiences' approach to teaching Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in public health" 2010
Course coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice
Course coordinator of the Master of Environmental Health
I am interested in exploring and evaluating novel teaching approaches such as developing online teaching tools that make use of emerging technologies, particularly for distance teaching.
Environmental Health Australia (SA Branch) Branch Councillor
Environmental Health Australia National Board Director
Strongyloides Australia Inc (previously the National Strongyloides Working Group) member
Australasian College of Tropical Medicine member
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