Kristin Carson

Kristin Carson

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Senior Medical Research Scientist - Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Kristin Carsons research focuses on helping patients with respiratory illnesses, asthma and smoking. She was named the 2015 Young Australian of the Year for South Australia.
She is currently researching initiatives to curb tobacco use amongst Indigenous populations around the world, with a particular focus on Aboriginal Australians, including investigations into the potential physiological differences that may influence tobacco use. Other projects underway involve, sleep apnoea, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, inpatient tobacco use, tobacco prevention, lung volume reduction surgery, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, biomarkers and phenotyping.

Research Interests
  • Respiratory Medicine (asthma, COPD, pneumothrax etc.)
  • Tobacco control (smoking cessation and prevention)
  • Aboriginal health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Health promotion using new technology
  • Smartphone applications and web platforms for health interventions
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2008 Senior Medical Research Scientist and NHMRC/Cancer Australia TRIP Fellow Queen Elizabeth Hospital/University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2007 Research Officer (.5fte) and Technical Officer (.5fte) Women's and Children's Hospital
    2003 - 2004 Technical Officer Women's and Children's Hospital
    2003 - 2003 Laboratory Technician Institute of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
    2003 - 2003 Laboratory Technician IDEXX Veterinary Pathology Service
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Distinction Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence
    2016 Award Ann Woolcock Young Investigator Award winner The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
    2015 Research Award Best oral presentation for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Evidence Based Medicine Special Interest Group
    2015 Honour Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society for the University of South Australia
    2015 Research Award Best oral presentation for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Tobacco Control Prize
    2015 Award Young Citizen of the Year for the City of Holdfast Bay
    2015 Research Award Ross Wishart Memorial Award recipient for the Australia Society of Medical Research South Australia annual scientific meeting
    2015 Recognition Recipient of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence
    2015 Research Award Best oral presentation by a Senior Clinical Researcher for the Basil Hetzel Institute Research Day
    2015 Award South Australian Tall Poppy The Australian Institute of Policy and Science and the Tall Poppy Campaign Australia
    2014 Award Janet Elder International Travel Award for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
    2014 Achievement Premier’s and Channel 9 Young Achiever of the Year
    2014 Award Young Australian of the Year for South Australia Australia
    2013 Scholarship Young Professionals Group Development Grant Program Award for 'Leaders in Lung Health and Respiratory Services'
    2012 Research Award South Australia and Northern Territory Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Young Investigator Award
    2012 Research Award Tobacco Control Prize for the best oral presentation at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
    2008 Scholarship Cochrane review post-graduate scholarship
    2007 Award Women's and Children's Hospital Customer Service Recognition Award
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 Carnegie Mellon University Australia Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM)
    2011 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine (PhD)
  • Research Interests

NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council)
2016- 2019 APP1108309 Smith BJ (CIA), Carson KV (CIB), Esterman AJ (CIC), Peters MJ (CID), Gould G (CIE), Veale (AIA), Colson D (AIB), Newchurch J (AIC), Litt J (AID), Miller R (AIE), Lawn S (AIF). NHMRC Project grant; ‘Training health professionals in tobacco cessation and evidence translation for Aboriginal Australians’
2015- 2017          APP1092680 Carson KV. (CIA) NHMRC TRIP Fellowship (Translating Research In to Practice); Title of research ‘Training health professionals in smoking cessation and tobacco abuse prevention for Aboriginal Australians’

        

Cancer Australia:
2015- 2017 Carson KV. (CIA) Co-funding for the NHMRC TRIP Fellowship (National Health and Medical Research Council, Translating Research In to Practice); Title of research ‘Training health professionals in smoking cessation and tobacco abuse prevention for Aboriginal Australians’

         

Other Funding:
2016    Kopsaftis Z, Carson KV, Van Agteren J, Smith BJ ‘Smoking cessation policies for hospitalised smokers’; Australian and New Zealand School of Government funded a policy document to be published in the public policy journal Evidence Base;
2016 - 2017 Carson KV, Bedson D, Van Agteren J, Smith B, Williamson L. Phenotyping asthma occurrence in South Australia to address disproportionate levels of morbidity and hospitalisation in comparison to national levels. Research conducted in partnership with the Asthma Foundation of South Australia; Funded by the Fay Fuller Foundation
2016 - 2017 Van Agteren J, Carson KV, Smith BJ. Kick.it: The development of a social network-based smoking cessation platform for mobile devices. The Hospital Research Foundation 50th Anniversary Award
 
2016 Carson KV. The Lung Foundation of Australia and A Menarini Australia PTY LTD Travel Grant to attend the American Thoracic Society conference in 2016
2015 - 2017 Carson KV. The scholarship for the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management Scholarship for Carnegie Mellon University (ranked 22 in the world in 2015)
2015 Carson KV. Robert Pierce Grant-In-Aid for Indigenous Lung Health awarded once annually via the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand to honour the memory of the late Respiratory Professor Rob Pierce for research focusing on understanding and improving the lung health of Indigenous people in Australia and/or New Zealand. Title of study ‘Training health professionals in smoking cessation and tobacco prevention interventions for Aboriginal Australians’
2015 Carson KV, Smith BJ. Research activity sponsorship from Seeley International made by Frank and Kathy Seeley following a presentation of research by Kristin and Brian on the 04/03/2015 to support a scholarship position within the department
2015 Carson KV. Recipient of the international travel grant from Healthy Development Adelaide for final year PhD students to attend the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference
2015 Carson KV. Recipient of a competitive Travel grant from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) to attend the 2015 conference in the Gold Coast;
2014 Carson KV. Janet Elder International Travel Award; Awarded from the submitted abstract ‘Barriers and enablers for the use of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in Aboriginal and Torres Islander populations: A qualitative analysis’
2013 - 2014 Carson KV. Australian and New Zealand School of Government Grant to write a policy document for the journal Evidence Base titled ‘Interventions for smoking cessation and tobacco abuse prevention in Indigenous populations;
2013 Carson KV. Recipient of the Young Professionals Group Development Grant for the development activity titled ‘Leaders in Lung Health and Respiratory Services’ to attend the TSANZ 2014 conference in Adelaide
2012 Carson KV. Recipient of a competitive Travel grant from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) to attend the 2012 conference in Canberra;
2011 - 2012 Smith BJ, Carson KV. Ministerial and SA Health Department; Salary support for the project titled ‘Smoking Termination Opportunity for inPatients’.
2011 - 2012 Roberts M, Smith BJ, Robertson T, Ward M, Carson KV. Nicotine receptor up-regulation with the use of transdermal nicotine patches. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation;
2008 - 2009 Carson KV. Cochrane Airways Group Network Scholarship for the Cochrane review titled ‘Community interventions for preventing smoking in young people’

      

Lung Foundation of Australia: Patient Education Day
2014 September – Invited one day community speaker for the Lung Foundation Adelaide Patient Education Day through the Australian Satellite of the Cochrane Airways Group; “How do we know this treatment works? Information for Patients (Consumers): Needs to be a 2-way process”   http://lungfoundation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Invitation-Adelaide-2014.pdf .

                         

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand: National Conference
2015 April – Invited Course Facilitator for the TSANZ Cochrane Training Workshop (Gold Coast); Delivered a presentation about ‘tricks and tips for timely completion of a Cochrane review’ and co-chaired the workshop session
2012 April – Invited Course Facilitator for the TSANZ Cochrane Completion Workshop (Canberra); Led the Cochrane Review Completion Workshop for 17 registered students from National and International organisations on behalf of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

                       

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Respiratory nurse management in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Karen Stacey Royals
    2016 Co-Supervisor Management of Bronchiectasis: A Tertiary Health Care Perspective Master of Philosophy (Clinical Science) Master Part Time Mrs Kathryn Anne Lawton
    2016 Co-Supervisor Experiences of Parents and Carers in Managing Asthma in Children Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Robyn Jane Fawcett
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Best-Practice Evidence Based Medicine for the Effective Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Zoe Antonia Kopsaftis
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Asthma Foundation of South Australia Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (MASAC) Australia
    2015 - ongoing Chair Evidence Based Medicine Special Interest Group at the Gold Coast ASM Australia
    2015 - ongoing Advisory Board Member ‘’Kick.it” smoking cessation application for android and mobile phones
    2013 - 2015 Chair Tobacco and Addictive Substances Special Interest Group at the Darwin ASM Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member SA Health Young Professionals Group
    2013 - ongoing Member SA Aboriginal Health Research Network
    2013 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 - ongoing Founder Indigenous Respiratory Health Working Party Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
    2012 - 2013 Board Member Tobacco and Addictive Substances Special Interest Group at the Canberra ASM Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
    2010 - ongoing Member Tobacco and Addictive Substances and Evidence Based Medicine Special interest groups Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
    2010 - ongoing Member The Central Northern Adelaide Health Service Smoke Free policy steering committee
    2009 - ongoing Member The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Smoke Free policy steering committee Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Asthma Foundation of South Australia Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee Asthma Foundation of South Australia Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Kick.it smoking cessation smartphone application advisory board
    2015 - ongoing Advisory Board Member National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking Advisory Group Department of Health
    2010 - 2013 Member The Central Adelaide Local Health Network Smoke Free Policy Steering Committee
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member 100 Women of Influence Award Alumni
    2015 - ongoing Member The Australian Society for Medical Research
    2015 - ongoing Member The Lung Foundation of Australia Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Westpac Ruby Connection Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member SA Health Young Professionals Group
    2013 - ongoing Member Australian Satellite of the Cochrane Airways Group (ASCAG)
    2013 - ongoing Member Child Health Group (Cochrane Collaboration)
    2012 - ongoing Member Prognosis Methods Group (Cochrane Collaboration)
    2012 - ongoing Member Anaesthesia Group (Cochrane Collaboration)
    2011 - ongoing Member The University of Adelaide ROAR Alumni
    2010 - ongoing Member The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
    2010 - ongoing Member Tobacco Addiction Group (Cochrane Collaboration)
    2010 - ongoing Member Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group (Cochrane Collaboration)
    2009 - ongoing Member Airways Group (Cochrane Collaboration)
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Board Member Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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