Dr Bridget Theresa Doherty is the Evaluation Manager in the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania and an advisor on Research and Development in Public Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania. She has a PhD in public policy and more than a 15 years experience in the public and academic sectors and as a private consultant in policy analysis, research and program evaluation. She has a specific interest in policy translation and program logic approaches to planning and evaluation.
She has just completed the evaluation of the Thriving Communities, Healthy Families project, a two year place based project for disenfranchised young families in Tasmania.
Previous major projects include the evaluation of Tasmania's two major intervention funded under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH). She has guided a number of evaluations with this project to date including implementation of the Health and Wellbeing Advisory Service in partnership with Work safe Tasmania and the Move Well Eat Well program in Tasmanian primary schools and early childhood settings.
In 2013, she undertook a process evaluation of the Tasmanian State Service Healthy @Work program in collaboration with the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania (MRIT) funded through an NHMRC partnership grant- partnering Healthy at Work (pH@W).
She has participated in a number of evaluations for the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), most notably the pilot evaluation of the U-Turn program, an intervention for young recidivist car thieves. Also in the justice arena, she completed the evaluation of the Collaborative Case Conferencing program, for Youth Justice, DHHS and a review of the Alcohol Interlock Program for repeat drunk drivers.