Almost half of all Indigenous Australians aged 14 years and over have been reported smoking on a daily basis compared to 21% of non-Indigenous Australians. Ms Carson’s research has found significant shortcomings in the evaluations of existing tobacco programs intended to reduce tobacco use in Indigenous populations. Her research uses the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group’s specialist register, electronic databases and bibliographies to evaluate controlled trials and programs in this population.
Kristin has dedicated much time to promoting science to young people. She has been the keynote speaker for several year 7 and year 12 graduation ceremonies, career day speaker and booth facilitator for Science Alive during National Science Week, and in collaboration with others has established the successful “Microscopes in Schools” program within SA primary schools.
Ms Carson has submitted her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2015, after completing her research part-time and is currently a Senior Medical Research Scientist and a joint NHMRC & Cancer Australia TRIP Fellowship holder at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.