Kirrilly Thompson

Kirrilly Thompson is a senior researcher at CQUniversity's Appleton Institute in Adelaide. She is a trained anthropologist who uses ethnographic methods to research the cultural dimensions of risk-perception and safety. She has particular interests in human-animal interactions, high risk interspecies activities and equestrianism. Her current research explores the impact of animal ownership on natural disaster preparedness. She is the president-elect of the Society for Risk Analysis and vice president of the Horse Federation of South Australia.

Stereotypical anthropologist

What Does an Anthropologist Actually Do?

Anthropologists use ethnographic methods designed to facilitate their competency in another culture to understand what people do, think, feel and say that might seem strange to an outsider but are completely familiar to an insider. But what does that mean in practice?

7 years ago