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Heather Bridgman

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Heather Bridgman

Lecturer in Rural Mental Health

Room E012B, E, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 4048 (phone)

+61 3 6324 4040 (fax)

Heather.Bridgman@utas.edu.au

Dr Heather Bridgman is a Clinical Health Psychologist and Lecturer in Rural Mental Health at the Centre for Rural Health (CRH). She is interested in innovative rural mental health service delivery, improving rural community mental health service access and interprofessional practice. She currently provides clinical supervision to postgraduate psychology students undertaking placement in Northern Tasmania and remote based clinicians. She has a strong community engagement focus, is the current chair of the Northern Tasmania Branch of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and serves on the Launceston Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) committee. She also facilitates Mental Health education opportunities for rural and remote mental health practitioners.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania Heather worked as Clinical Health Psychologist specialising in comorbid chronic disease and mental health presentations. She has worked in urban and rural areas across government, non government and private sector settings.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • DClinHlthPsych, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2010. Psychosocial well-being following a cardiac 'event': Factors associated with six month outcomes
  • BPsych (Hons), University of Newcastle, Australia, 2004. Linking personality and intelligence: Openness to experience and purer measure of fluid and crystallized abilities

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Approved Psychology Supervisor,  Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
  • Endorsed Clinical Health Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Committee associations

  • Current Chair of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Northern Tasmania Branch
  • State Committee Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Tasmania
  • Committee Member of the Launceston Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN)
  • Member of the Rural Mental Health Academic Network (AHREN)
  • Member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS)

Teaching

Rural mental health, Communication, Psychological therapy (CBT, ACT, MI, Schema), Mental health services, Chronic Disease Management, Interprofessional practice, Rural Mental Health workforce Recruitment, Psychology workforce and training, Supervision

Teaching expertise

Dr Bridgman supervises postgraduate Clinical Psychology Students undertaking placements in North and North West Tasmania. She also facilitates workshops for rural and remote based clinicians and students on communication and mental health topics. She is interested in offering alternative, experimental learning opportunities for students of mental health professions to foster interest in rural practice.

Research Appointments

  • Member of the University of Tasmania HREC research methodology committee

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Expertise

  • Rural mental health service delivery
  • Innovative mental health service delivery methods (E-therapies, tele mental health)
  • Rural Mental Health workforce Recruitment
  • Psychology workforce, training and supervision
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Qualitative methodologies (content and thematic analysis)
  • Working with vulnerable populations
  • Working/researching in the rural context
  • Network analysis

Research Themes

Heather's research aligns with the University's research theme of the Better Health, in particular focusing on the Health Care and Support Services subtheme. Her research includes investigating innovative mental health service delivery methods (telemental health, E-therapies), improving access to mental health services in rural Tasmania, alternative teaching and learning approaches for recruiting mental health clinicians, supporting rural mental health clinicians and  community engagement and participation.

Collaboration

  • Collaboration with The Werry Centre, University of Auckland, on Serious Gaming for Youth Mental Health
  • Collaboration with the University of Wollongong, piloting Recovery Camp: An experiential mental health learning opportunity for students of health disciplines
  • Collaboration with the Adult Community Mental Health Team, North West Tasmania investigating repeat inpatient admissions and interagency collaboration

Current projects

  1. The perceived benefits and key considerations in providing mindfulness based programs and teaching for informal palliative caregivers: exploring the perspectives of mindfulness facilitators, practitioners and researchers (PhD Supervisor)
  2. Searching for help online: understanding pregnancy and motherhood for women with type 1 diabetes through Diabetes Counselling Online (PhD Supervisor)
  3. Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates: Community-based Approaches to Facilitating Sustained Mental Health in Rural Areas (Masters supervisor)
  4. Managing the ''revolving door'' problem in rural psychiatric services: A multiagency collaboration approach (Master supervisor)
  5. Understanding Youth - Survey of Youth Mental Health Literacy in Circular Head Tasmania
  6. Community service mapping for young people referred with mental health and/or behavioural problems in Launceston, Tasmania
  7. Evaluation of the Social Attention and Communication Surveillance (SACS) training for professionals in Tasmania.
  8. Evaluation of Recovery Camp Tasmania: An experiential learning opportunity for students of health disciplines
  9. Research literacy for clinical health professionals
  10. The Rural Art Roadshow: Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Communities through Art

Fields of Research

  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)

Research Objectives

  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)

Publications

Heather's publications are focused on projects related to rural mental health service delivery and innovation.

Total publications

38

Journal Article

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Elmer S, Bridgman H, Williams A, Bird ML, Murray S, et al., 'Evaluation of a Health Literacy Program for Chronic Conditions', Health Literacy Research and Practice, 1, (3) pp. e100-e108. ISSN 2474-8307 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/24748307-20170523-01 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Elmer S; Williams A; Bird ML; Murray S; Jones RP; Cheney M

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2016Kornhaber R, Cross M, Betihavas V, Bridgman H, 'The benefits and challenges of academic writing retreats: an integrative review', Higher Education Research and Development, 35, (6) pp. 1210-1227. ISSN 0729-4360 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1144572 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Kornhaber R; Cross M

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2016Edwards H, Speight J, Bridgman H, Skinner TC, 'The pregnancy journey for women with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative model from contemplation to motherhood', Practical Diabetes, 33, (6) pp. 194-199. ISSN 2047-2897 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pdi.2036 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Harris MW, Barnett T, Bridgman H, 'Rural Art Roadshow: a travelling art exhibition to promote mental health in rural and remote communities', Arts & Health pp. 1-8. ISSN 1753-3015 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2016.1262880 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Harris MW; Barnett T

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2016Kirschbaum M, Peterson GM, Bridgman H, 'Mental health first aid training needs of Australian community pharmacists', Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 8, (3) pp. 279-288. ISSN 1877-1297 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cptl.2016.02.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kirschbaum M; Peterson GM

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2016Kornhaber R, Bridgman H, McLean L, Vandervord J, 'The role of resilience in the recovery of the burn‑injured patient: an integrative review', Chronic Wound Care Management and Research, 3 pp. 41-50. ISSN 2324-481X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/CWCMR.S94618 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kornhaber R

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2016Betihavas V, Bridgman H, Kornhaber R, Cross M, 'The evidence for 'flipping out': A systematic review of the flipped classroom in nursing education', Nurse Education Today, 38 pp. 15-21. ISSN 0260-6917 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.12.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Kornhaber R; Cross M

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2016Pierce D, Little F, Bennett-Levy J, Isaacs AN, Bridgman H, et al., 'Mental health academics in rural and remote Australia', Rural and Remote Health, 16, (3) Article 3793. ISSN 1445-6354 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

PMID: 27659219 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Barnett T, Hoang H, Cross M, Bridgman H, 'Interprofessional practice and learning in a youth mental health service: a case study using network analysis', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29, (5) pp. 512-514. ISSN 1356-1820 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2015.1004042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Barnett T; Hoang H; Cross M

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2015Cheek C, Fleming T, Lucassen MFG, Bridgman H, Stasiak K, et al., 'Integrating health behaviour theory and design elements in serious games', JMIR Mental Health, 2, (2) Article e11. ISSN 2368-7959 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/mental.4133 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cheek C; Orpin P

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2015Jaffray L, Bridgman H, Stephens M, Skinner T, 'Evaluating the effects of mindfulness-based interventions for informal palliative caregivers: A systematic literature review', Palliative Medicine, 30, (2) pp. 117-131. ISSN 1477-030X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0269216315600331 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Jaffray L; Stephens M

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2014Cheek CG, Bridgman H, Fleming T, Cummings E, Ellis L, et al., 'Views of young people in rural Australia on SPARX, a fantasy world developed for New Zealand youth with depression', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2, (1) Article e3. ISSN 1438-8871 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/games.3183 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Cheek CG; Cummings E; Ellis L

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2014Fleming TM, Cheek C, Merry SN, Thabrew H, Bridgman H, et al., 'Serious games for the treatment or prevention of depression: a systematic review', Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica, 19, (3) pp. 227-242. ISSN 1136-5420 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5944/rppc.vol.19.num.3.2014.13904 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14

Co-authors: Cheek C

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Barnett T, Auckland S, Bridgman H, Cross M, Dennis S, et al., 'Rural Health Benchmarking Project 2013/14: Final Report and Recommendations' pp. 1-25. (2014) [Substantial Review]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Auckland S; Cross M; Dennis S; Feely A; Kirschbaum M; Booth S

Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Barnett T, Marsh P, Bridgman H, Kent K, Green R, et al., 'Development of a Tasmanian Bereavement Care Network', Building Compassionate Communities Tasmania Forum 2017, 13 October and 16 October, Hobart and Launceston Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Marsh P; Kent K; Green R; Ball M

2016Bridgman H, Smith AV, Salter V, Lees DB, Taylor E, et al., 'STUDENT PERSPECTIVES OF RECOVERY CAMP TASMANIA: An Experiential Learning Opportunity for Students of Health Disciplines and Mental Health Consumers', 8th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 2016, 2 - 4 November, 2016, Kingscliffe, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Smith AV; Lees DB

2016Lee SM, Bridgman H, Barnett T, Elphinstone KS, 'A telephone-based peer support service for Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy', Inglis Clark Symposium: Engaging with Impact, 21 April, 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lee SM; Barnett T; Elphinstone KS

2015Bridgman H, Cheek CG, Cross K, ''We need to know what's out there!': The use of social networking analysis to describe referral pathways for youth with mental health problems in rural Tasmania', International Mental Health Congress 2015, 28-30 April, 2015, Lille, France (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cheek CG; Cross K

2015Bridgman H, Stephens MJ, Dean T, 'Psychology Training for Rural Tasmania: Process, Progress and Potential!', Allied Health Professionals Symposium, 20 November, 2015, Launceston, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stephens MJ; Dean T

2015Chidarikire S, Bridgman H, Lees DB, Smith AV, Kevan KJ, 'Recovery Camp Tasmania: A novel way of enhancing experiential learning opportunities for students of health disciplines', University of Tasmania Teaching Matters Conference 2015, 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chidarikire S; Lees DB; Smith AV; Kevan KJ

2015Kirschbaum M, Bridgman H, Peterson GM, 'Mental Health First Aid Training needs of Australian Community Pharmacists', 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015, 29 September - 3 October, 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kirschbaum M; Peterson GM

2014Bridgman H, Cheek CG, 'Community Service Mapping for Young People Referred for Mental Health and/or Behavioural Problems in North West Tasmania - Preliminary Findings', ARHEN Rural Research Symposium, Sept 16, 2014, University Department of Rural Health North Coast (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cheek CG

2013Bridgman H, 'Responsibility & self-management: Age-appropriate transition of power & control for', conference book of abstracts, 5 - 6 April 2013, Cairns, pp. 1. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Bridgman H, Cheek CG, Fleming t, 'Rural Tasmanian Youth views on a C-CBT program originally developed for New Zealand Youth', Strategic Alliances: Facing the Challenges Together - Proceedings of the 5th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference, 14-15 October 2013, Geelong, Victoria, pp. 1. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cheek CG

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Barnett T, Bridgman H, Marsh P, Kent K, Ball M, 'Tasmanian bereavement care network and initiatives project: final report', Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Marsh P; Kent K; Ball M

2017Bridgman H, Barnett AP, Marsh P, De Deuge J, 'Review of headspace Clinical Pathways in Tasmania: Delivered via The Link Youth Health Services and Cornerstone Youth Services Inc, Tasmania', Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barnett AP; Marsh P; De Deuge J

2017Bridgman H, Barnett T, Marsh P, De Deuge J, 'Review of headspace Clinical Pathways in Tasmania', Centre for Rural Health, Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Marsh P; De Deuge J

2016Bridgman H, Auckland S, Barnett T, Mond J, De Deuge JK, 'Youth with Severe Mental Health Illness - Service Mapping Draft Report October 2016', University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Auckland S; Barnett T; Mond J; De Deuge JK

2014Barnett AP, Auckland SRJ, Bridgman H, Cross DMG, Dennis S, et al., 'Rural Health Benchmarking Project 2013/14 Final Report and Recommendations', CRH, Tasmania (2014) [Contract Report]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barnett AP; Auckland SRJ; Cross DMG; Dennis S; Kirschbaum M

2014Barnett AP, Cross DMG, Hills NJ, Kirschbaum M, Bridgman H, et al., 'Simulated Learning Environments Distributed Simulation Project: Final Report University of Tasmania', HWA, Adelaide (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barnett AP; Cross DMG; Hills NJ; Kirschbaum M; Valk M; Deakin C; Spencer J

2013Barnett AP, Hoang Ha, Cross DMG, Bridgman H, 'Workshop evaluation report: network characteristics of a youth counselling service', Cornerstone Youth Services, 1 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barnett AP; Hoang Ha; Cross DMG

Other Public Output

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Bridgman H, 'UTAS Centre for Rural Health study analyses mental health help for young people', The Examiner, online, 8 March, 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Bridgman H, De Deuge JK, 'Youth Mental Health Engagement Study Media Interview', ABC News, 5 March, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: De Deuge JK

2016Bridgman H, Lees DB, Smith AV, Salter V, 'Winner: TAHPAC Allied Health Award (category - Health Promotion), 2016 'Recovery Camp Tasmania'' (2016) [Award]

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Co-authors: Lees DB; Smith AV

2015Bridgman H, 'Media interview with Heather Bridgman and Rosemary Grant - the Rural Reporter, ABC Radio North regarding the Rural Art Roadshow: Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural communities', ABC Radio North, Australia, 17/11/15 (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Bridgman H, 'Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Commuities', Online, 27/11/15 (2015) [Media Interview]

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2014Bridgman H, Mercer J, 'Why doing diabetes 'by the numbers' doesn't always work', Australian Diabetes Educator, Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Australia, 17, 2, pp. 16-18. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2013Bridgman H, Mercer J, 'Age-appropriate transition of power and control for adolescents with type 1 diabetes', Australian Diabetes Educator, Australian Diabetes Educator, Australia, 16, 2, pp. 13-17. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

2015      

  • $69,755 – Tas Community Fund – Epilepsy Connect: The Development of a telephone-based peer support program for Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy  
  • $7,998 - UTAS Teaching Development Grant – 'The Recovery Camp Program in Tasmania – an experiential learning opportunity for students of health disciplines and mental health consumers'     
  • $3,700 – UTAS Community Engagement Grant – 'Research Literacy for Clinical Professionals' workshop development and facilitation          
  • $5,904 – UTAS Community Engagement Grant – 'Getting in Early: Improving early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder in infants and toddlers through the implementation of the SACS' workshop facilitation
  • $5,260 – UTAS Community Engagement Grant – 'The Rural Art Roadshow': Promoting positive mental health and well-being in Rural Tasmania through Art       

2014      

  • $5,840 – Rural Health Continuing Education Grant (RHCE2) – Facilitating Mindfulness for Young People Workshops for Rural Remote Mental Health Clinicians             
  • $8,000 – UTAS Group Career Development Activity – 'Benchmarking UTAS centre for Rural Health with Greater Green Triangle Department of Rural Health'     

2013      

  • $10,000 Consultancy: Descriptive Study of Network Characteristics of a Youth Counselling Service

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$457,476

Projects

International students and gambling (2017)$22,525
Description
This project will use a survey and semi-structured interviews to investigate the gambling behaviours of international students in Tasmania. Theresearch team will also communicate findings of the research to organisations that support and represent the health and wellbeing interests ofmigrants and international students in Tasmania. Research themes to investigate: What are the rates of gambling, including rates of problem gambling amongst students in Tasmania? What types of gambling are most popular amongst that cohort? How much and how frequently are international students betting? What are the financial and other implications of their gambling? What are the risk factors that increase the likelihood of problem gambling amongst international students?
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($22,525)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mond JM; Cooling NB; Fan S; Harris K; Turnock AC; Presser J; Errey JA; Bridgman H
Year
2017
Evaluation of the Health and Resilient Communities (HaRC) Program (2017)$20,000
Description
Rural Alive and Well Inc. (RAW) is a not-for-profit organisation providing support to individuals, families and the communities living in rural and regional Tasmania experiencing mental health issues with a focus on suicide prevention. Through the adoption of a community development and placed based approaches, RAW, through its Outreach and Healthy and Resilient Communities (HaRC) initiatives seeks to build resilience and capacity of individuals, their families and the community, to react to challenging life experiences with particular emphasis on suicide prevention, mental health and well-being. The project team will undertake a formative evaluation of the Healthy and Resilient Communities Program (HaRC).
Funding
Rural Alive and Well Inc. ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Kent K; Mond JM; Hoang THH; Bridgman H
Year
2017
Review of clinical model/pathways for headspace Hobart (2016)$48,000
Description
Headspace is a youth health program for people aged 12-25 years focusing on early intervention and prevention and mild to moderate mental health issues. The Link Youth Health Service Inc. (The Link) is the organisation responsible for the delivery of the program in Southern Tasmania and Cornerstone in the North and North-West. This project will review Headspace clinical services, focusing on client pathways, to develop a best practice framework for the delivery of a range of high quality wrap around services that include a focus on: mental health, drugs and alcohol, general health, vocational support and referral. Aims The review aims to:1.Identify those features of the current model/s of care provided to clients that work well and not-so-well and describe an aspirational model that could be delivered by the program.2.Engage with a sample of clients to describe their experiences of the program, from initial contact through to exit or referral3.Review current partnerships and identify opportunities for connections and linkages with other programs and services.4.Identify opportunities for and the capabilities required to provide new services and re-configure existing services to better meet the needs of clients 5.Propose indicators and measures that would better capture program outcomes from a client-centred perspective.
Funding
Headspace Hobart ($48,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barnett Tony; Bridgman H
Year
2016
Regional Bereavement Care Networks and Initiatives (2016)$172,285
Description
Establishing and evaluating bereavement care networks in Tasmania.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($172,285)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barnett Tony; Bridgman H; Marsh P; Quarmby L; Clifford CA; Ball MJ
Year
2016
Youth with Severe Mental Illness - Research Brief Service Mapping - Stage 1 (2016)$17,609
Description
This project forms the first stage of a larger two stage Project. Stage one will involve mapping characteristics of current state wide Youth mental health services and undertake a gaps analysis. Stage 2 (in negotiation) will involve case studies of youth with severe mental health presentations.
Funding
Primary Health Tasmania ($17,609)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bridgman H; Barnett Tony; Auckland SRJ; Mond JM
Year
2016
TAZREACH Promoting Health Through Understanding (2015)$25,647
Description
This project will be funded through TAZREACH and seeks to address a gap in service delivery by providing a bundle of sessions designed to increase the health literacy of the participants. The sessions focus on issues pertinent to chronic disease prevention and self-management including: nutrition, physical activity, communicating with health service providers, and goal setting. Health professionals are well-placed to assist clients with low HL through education, advocacy and support, thus improving health outcomes. These sessions will be provided by health professionals from UTAS with the support of undergraduate students wherever possible.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($25,647)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Elmer SL; Murray SL; Williams AD; Bird ML; Bridgman H
Year
2015
Epilepsy Connect (2015 - 2016)$117,670
Description
This project will develop and pilot a telephone-based peer support program for Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy, including family members, partners and carers. The program will be based on the well-established Cancer Council Australia model known as Cancer Connect. The University of Tasmania will develop and implement the project and an evaluation plan to determine the programs effectiveness as well as consumer and volunteer satisfaction.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($58,835)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Epilepsy Tasmania
Research Team
Baker P; Lee SM; Bridgman H; Barnett Tony; Elphinstone K
Period
2015 - 2016
Descriptive study of network characteristics of a youth counselling service (2013)$33,740
Description
A descriptive analysis and review of current interprofessional work practices and network characteristics in a youth counselling service.
Funding
Health Workforce Australia ($33,740)
Scheme
Grant-Tasmanian Clinical Education Network
Administered By
Cornerstone Youth Services Inc
Research Team
Frost W; Barnett Tony; Hoang THH; Cross DMG; Bridgman H
Year
2013

Research Supervision

Heather supervises Masters and PhD students on a variety of topics related to rural mental health.

Completed

1

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersThe Effects of Music on Women with Postnatal Depression
Candidate: Melissa Marie Terry
2015