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Heather Bridgman

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Heather Bridgman

Lecturer in Rural Mental Health

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Dr Heather Bridgman is a Clinical and Health Psychologist and Lecturer in Rural Mental Health at the Centre for Rural Health (CRH). She is interested multidisciplinary research and evaluation in rural mental health service delivery, health service access for vulnerable populations, palliative and bereavement care and interprofessional practice. She currently provides clinical supervision to postgraduate psychology students undertaking placement in Northern Tasmania. She has a strong community engagement focus, is a member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and Launceston Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) committee.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania Heather worked as Clinical and Health Psychologist focusing on 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 and Health Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency

Committee associations

  • Member of the headspace Launceston Clinical Governance Committee
  • Previous chair of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Northern Tasmania Branch
  • Previous state committee member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Tasmania
  • 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)
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association

Teaching

Rural Mental Health, Communication, Psychological Therapy (CBT, ACT, MI, Schema), Mental Health, Chronic Disease Management, Interprofessional Practice, Rural Mental Health Workforce Recruitment, Psychology Workforce And Training, Clinical Supervision, Qualitative Research Methods

Teaching expertise

Dr Bridgman supervises postgraduate Psychology Students undertaking placements in North and North West Tasmania. She is interested in offering alternative, experimental interprofessional learning opportunities for students of health and mental health professions to foster interest in rural practice.

Research Appointments

  • Member of the School of Health Sciences practitioner research sub-committee

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Expertise

  • Rural mental health service delivery and evaluation
  • Rural Mental Health workforce Recruitment
  • Rural Psychology workforce, training and supervision
  • Interprofessional practice and research
  • Multidisciplinary research
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Health Services Research with vulnerable populations
  • Palliative and Bereavement care
  • Working/researching in the rural context

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.

Fields of Research

  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Health psychology (520304)

Research Objectives

  • Rural and remote area health (200508)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Workforce transition and employment (160206)

Publications

Total publications

64

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2016Journal ArticleBetihavas 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 - 223Web of Science - 216

Co-authors: Kornhaber R; Cross M

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2015Journal ArticleCheek 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]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Cheek C; Orpin P

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2014Journal ArticleFleming 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 - 39

Co-authors: Cheek C

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Journal Article

(24 outputs)
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2021Wilson A, Hoang Ha, Bridgman H, Bettiol S, Crocombe L, 'Factors influencing the provision of oral health practices by antenatal care providers: a systematic review', Journal of Women's Health ISSN 1540-9996 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8956 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wilson A; Hoang Ha; Bettiol S

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2020Bridgman H, Bird ML, Heyworth KJ, Maine G, Hardcastle SG, et al., 'Evaluating an interprofessional workshop on persistent pain: the role of adult learning and social identity theories', Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, 3, (Special Issue No.1) pp. 129-139. ISSN 2591-801X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.37074/jalt.2020.3.s1.11 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bird ML; Heyworth KJ; Maine G; Hardcastle SG; Murray SL; Radford J; Elmer SL; Norris KA; Dean T; Marlow AH; Williams AD; Todd AM

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2020Bridgman H, Todd A, Maine G, Hardcastle S, Bird ML, et al., 'Piloting an interprofessional chronic pain management program: perspectives of health students and community clients', Journal of Interprofessional Care pp. 1-10. ISSN 1356-1820 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2020.1830047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Todd A; Maine G; Hardcastle S; Bird ML; Radford J; Marlow A; Elmer S; Murray S; Norris K; Dean T; Williams A

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2020Reynish T, Hoang Ha, Bridgman H, Easpaig BNG, 'Barriers and enablers to sex workers' uptake of mental healthcare: a systematic literature review', Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 18 pp. 184-201. ISSN 1868-9884 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13178-020-00448-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Reynish T; Hoang Ha

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2020de Deuge J, Hoang Ha, Kent K, Mond J, Bridgman H, et al., 'Impacts of community resilience on the implementation of a mental health promotion program in rural Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, (6) Article 2031. ISSN 1661-7827 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17062031 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: de Deuge J; Hoang Ha; Kent K; Mond J; Skromanis S; Smith LA; Auckland S

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2019Barnett T, de Deuge J, Bridgman H, 'Promoting mental health through a Rural Art Roadshow: Perspectives of participating artists', International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 13, (1) pp. 44. ISSN 1752-4458 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13033-019-0302-y [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barnett T; de Deuge J

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2019Bridgman H, Ashby M, Sargent C, Marsh P, Barnett T, 'Implementing an outreach headspace mental health service to increase access for disadvantaged and rural youth in Southern Tasmania', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 27 pp. 444-447. ISSN 1038-5282 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12550 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Marsh P; Barnett T

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2019Cross M, Lee S, Bridgman H, Thapa DK, Cleary M, et al., 'Benefits, barriers and enablers of mentoring female health academics: an integrative review', PloS one, 14, (4) Article e0215319. ISSN 1932-6203 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215319 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Cross M; Lee S; Thapa DK; Cleary M; Kornhaber R

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2019Mond J, Skromanis S, Purton T, Cooling N, Fan F, et al., 'Gambling behaviour, problem gambling and reasons for gambling among international students in Tasmania, Australia', Journal of Gambling Studies, 35, (1) pp. 155-170. ISSN 1050-5350 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10899-018-09819-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Mond J; Skromanis S; Purton T; Cooling N; Fan F; Presser J

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2018Reupert A, Davis M, Stewart S, Bridgman H, 'A new education pathway for postgraduate psychology students: challenges and opportunities', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 58, (2) pp. 225-245. ISSN 1443-1394 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2018Skromanis S, Cooling N, Rodgers B, Purton T, Fan F, et al., 'Health and well-being of international university students, and comparison with domestic students, in Tasmania, Australia', International journal of environmental research and public health, 15, (6) Article 1147. ISSN 1660-4601 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15061147 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Skromanis S; Cooling N; Purton T; Fan F; Harris KM; Presser J; Mond J

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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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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 - 223Web of Science - 216

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]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

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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: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Harris MW; Barnett T

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2016Kirschbaum M, Peterson G, 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 - 15Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Kirschbaum M; Peterson G

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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 - 13

Co-authors: Kornhaber R

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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 - 24Web of Science - 24

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 - 10Web of Science - 9

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]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 29

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 - 34Web of Science - 31

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 - 23

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 - 39

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

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Bridgman H, Marsh P, Mallick S, 'Understanding the bereavement experiences of migrants and refugees in Tasmania', Compassionate Communities Celebration: Waratah-Wynyard, Circular Head and Glamorgan Spring Bay Communities, 12 - 15 October 2020 (2020) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Marsh P; Mallick S

2019Bridgman H, Bird M-L, Dean T, Elmer S, Hardcastle S, et al., 'Sustaining undergraduate inter-professional practice', The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2019 Conference, 1-4 July, Canberra, ACT (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bird M-L; Dean T; Elmer S; Hardcastle S; Marlow A; Murray S; Norris K; Radford J; Todd A; Williams A

2019Reynish T, Hoang Ha, Bridgman H, Easpaig BNG, 'Towards barrier-free counselling for sexual/gender minorities and sex workers in rural Tasmania', 15th National Rural Health Conference, 24-27 March, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-10. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Reynish T; Hoang Ha

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2018Auckland SRJ, Kent K, Mond JM, Hoang THH, Bridgman H, 'Factors impacting on the implementation of a Tasmanian rural community-based mental health promotion program', Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium, 20 September, Launceston, Hobart (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Auckland SRJ; Kent K; Mond JM; Hoang THH

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2018Bridgman H, Maine G, Murray SL, Williams AD, Hardcastle SG, et al., 'Evaluation of an interprofessional, student co-facilitated community chronic pain management program', Teaching Matters 2018, November, University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus, Launceston (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Murray SL; Williams AD; Hardcastle SG; Bird ML; Radford JC; Todd A; Elmer SL; Dean T; Norris K; Marlow AH

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

2017Hannah C, Bridgman H, Hoang H, Dixon E, 'Strengthening engagement of students from a refugee background in pre and undergraduate degree programs at UTAS: an evaluation of existing support', Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium 2017, 7 June 2017, Launceston, Tasmania (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Hannah C; Hoang H

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

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Bridgman H, Fuller A, Mallick S, Marsh P, Inyang I, et al., 'Understanding End of Life Care and Bereavement Experiences of Migrants and Refugees in Tasmania: Final Report June 2021', Tasmanian Department of Health, Australia (2021) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Fuller A; Mallick S; Marsh P; Inyang I; Hannah C; Namasivayam P

2021Bridgman H, Mawer T, McGowan C, Murray S, Williams A, et al., 'Cornerstone Youth Services Nutrition and Physical Activity Capacity Building Project: Final Report', Headspace, Australia (2021) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mawer T; McGowan C; Murray S; Williams A; Hardcastle S; Kent K

2019Bridgman H, Marsh P, Namasivayam P, Lee S, Bui DT, et al., 'Tasmanian Palliative Care After Hours Phone Support Service: Final Evaluation Report', Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Tasmania, Australia (2019) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Marsh P; Namasivayam P; Lee S; Barnett T

2018Auckland S, Bridgman H, Mond J, Kent K, Hoang H, et al., 'Health and resilient communities evaluation', Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Australia (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Auckland S; Mond J; Kent K; Hoang H; de Deuge J; Materia C; Glover J; Smith L; Skromanis S; Purton T

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]

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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

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Bridgman H, 'Suicide bereavement support: what's out there?', ABC News, Australia (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Bridgman H, Alderson A, Auckland S, Mond J, 'Suicide bereavement support needs of community members in Northern Tasmania', Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Australia (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Alderson A; Auckland S; Mond J

2018Hannah C, Bridgman H, Hoang H, Brandenburg K, Dixon E, 'Strengthening Engagement of Migrant Students from diverse background in Pre-degree Programs/Associate Degrees at UTAS: An evaluation of existing support strategies and identification of alternate approaches', Community engagement project final report - UTAS MRC collaboration, Student Retention and Success, UTAS and Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Launceston, Tasmania (2018) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Hannah C; Hoang H; Brandenburg K

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, 'An interprofessional learning opportunity for multidisciplinary health students and staff: Piloting a chronic pain management group program within the northern campus', Teaching Development Grant Final Report, Centre for Rural Health, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-8. (2017) [Report Other]

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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, 'The Recovery Camp Program in Tasmania - an experiential learning opportunity for students of health disciplines and mental health consumers', Teaching Development Grant Final Report, Centre for Rural Health, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-6. (2016) [Report Other]

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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

Funding Summary

Number of grants

16

Total funding

$699,714

Projects

General Practitioners barriers and facilitators to implementing clinical practice guidelines on oral health during pregnancy (2021)$4,649
Description
This study aims to identify the barriers and facilitators for general practitioners (GPs) to implementing the oral health guidelines during pregnancy using a theoretical framework grounded in behavioural theory.Results from this project will guide the development and implementation of an intervention strategy to increase the use of the Department of Health and Ageing Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for managing oral health during pregnancy in General Practice. Two key messages from the CPG have been chosen to target for this study. One is to advise pregnant women to have their oral health checked and treatment initiated, if required. The other key message is to provide advice on oral health to pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting. GPs have been chosen as the best target stakeholder to implement the CPG given their pivotal role as a key antenatal care provider; they often represent the first and regular contact for pregnant women and can make referrals to other health care practitioners. In addition, existing research has focused on oral health education interventions for midwives only. Despite being the primary antenatal care providers for pregnant women, research on intervention strategies for GPs to promote evidence-based practice in oral health during pregnancy is very limited.
Funding
Australian Dental Research Foundation ($4,649)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hoang THH; Wilson AC; Crocombe LA; Bettiol SS; Bridgman H
Year
2021
Suicide Bereavement Support Needs of Community Members in Northern Tasmania (2020)$20,000
Description
The aim of the research project is to understand what support and service options are needed, by community members affected by suicide in the three Tasmanian 12 National Suicide prevention Trial Sites trial sites (Launceston, Break ODay, the North West coast comprising the three municipalities -Burnie, Central Coast and Devonport), how these needs can best be met and the barriers and enablers influencing support access.
Funding
Lifeline Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bridgman H; Auckland SRJ; Mond JM
Year
2020
Tasmanian BCN Evaluation (2020 - 2021)$5,452
Description
Evaluation of the bereavement care network.
Funding
Palliative Care Tasmania ($5,452)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barnett Tony; Namasivayam P; Marsh P; Bridgman H; Kent K; Hoang THH
Period
2020 - 2021
Cornerstone Youth Services (CYS) Nutrition and Physical Activity Capacity Building Project (2020 - 2021)$47,000
Description
This project aims to increase the capacity of CYS staff to deliver best practice interventions aimed at improving nutrition, physical activity and mental health and reducing obesity risk. This project involves:1). A needs assessment involving:A brief pre training survey instrument and focus group/s to capture CYS staff skills, ability, knowledge and confidence about nutrition interventions for mental health, physical activity and referral activityA focus group/s with the CYS Youth Advisory Group about the nutrition and needs of CYS clients and how to best engage young people about nutrition. A cross sectional survey of CYS youth clients who have accessed CYS in the past 12 months. The survey will measure: diet quality, access to healthy food, understanding healthy food options, where/how healthy food information is accessed, current physical activity levels, barriers to participating in physical activity, awareness of the role of regular physical activity in the maintenance of health, and acceptable information delivery methods. 2). Development of training materials for staff and materials to use with youth clients and delivery of three staff training sessions 3). Collaborative exploration and brief service mapping of potential ongoing referral pathways and partnerships focusing on enabling healthy nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention 4). A brief post training survey instrument and focus group/s to capture change in CYS staff skills, ability, knowledge and confidence about nutrition interventions for mental health, physical activity and referral activity after engaging in the training and accessing materials.
Funding
Cornerstone Youth Services Inc ($47,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bridgman H; Kent K; Murray SL; Williams AD; Hardcastle SG; Bird ML; McGowan C
Period
2020 - 2021
Needs assessment and feasibility study into the potential for a Veteran Wellbeing Centre or wellbeing services to be located in Tasmania (2020 - 2021)$120,000
Funding
Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs ($120,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stirling CM; Neil A; Mond JM; Bridgman H; D'Alessandro SP; Stanford SN; Norris K; Cleary M
Period
2020 - 2021
Co-design of health and wellbeing services for LGBTQ+ individuals on Tasmania's east coast: advancing evidence, principles and practice (2020)$20,180
Description
The aim of the research is to identify priority health care needs (mental and physical) of LGBTiQ+ populations residing on the east coast of Tasmania and to gather evidence concerning the factors that either impede or support equity in access to quality and effective healthcare. Increased knowledge and understanding the barriers and enablers to optimal healthcare from the perspectives of LGBTIQ+ individuals and local health service providers would provide a strong basis in addressing current inequities and deficiencies in local health service provision for LGBTIQ communities living in rural areas.
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($20,180)
Scheme
LGBTIQ+ Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Auckland SRJ; Bridgman H; Hoang THH; Nic Giolla Easpaig B; Corvinus-Jones S
Year
2020
Understanding End-of-life and Bereavement Care Experiences of Migrants, Humanitarian Entrants and Refugees in Tasmania (2020 - 2021)$14,957
Description
This research project will explore the end-of-life and bereavement experiences of a sample of Tasmanian migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants from various cultural backgrounds, across the state. Qualitative methods will be used to elicit deep understanding of recipients of palliative care and carers in relation to accessing end-of-life support in Tasmania. Outcomes will inform the development of online resources (educational/ vignette/stories) to be hosted on the Tasmanian Bereavement Care Network website, complementing their existing resource section. These resources will be aimed at raising the awareness about the importance of understanding the individual needs and preference of community members from varying cultural backgrounds in relation to end-of -life and bereavement support.
Funding
Department of Health (Tasmania) ($14,957)
Scheme
Grant-End of Life Care Policy Implementation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bridgman H; Marsh P; Namasivayam P; Hannah C
Period
2020 - 2021
Evaluation of the Palliative Care After hours Phone Support Service Tasmania (2018)$10,000
Description
The Department of Health (DoH) has contracted GP Assist to establish and trial a dedicated palliative care afterhours phone support service for palliative care clients and caregivers across North and north west Tasmania. The aim of this project is to provide a locally tailored service for Tasmanian palliative care clients with the aim of preventing unnecessary presentations to ED, avoidable hospitalisations and utilisation of ambulance services. Currently there exists no comprehensive or clear data or information regarding demand or the most appropriate service model to provide afterhours supports for palliative care clients and their carers. The proposed 10 month trial provides an opportunity to test and evaluate a service model, including gathering data about service need to inform future service planning. This formative evaluation will identify quality improvement suggestions within the context of the key performance indicators (Effectiveness, Access, Appropriateness, Quality, Efficiency) for the Palliative Care After hours Phone Support Service
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bridgman H; Mallick S; Marsh P; Namasivayam P; Lee SM; Barnett Tony
Year
2018
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

Current

2

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMental Health Care Among Marginalised People in Rural and Remote Tasmania2018
PhDImplementing the Practice Guidelines for Oral Health During Pregnancy in General Practices2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDGaining in a Landscape of Loss: The experience of learning and using mindfullness whilst caring at the end of life
Candidate: Linda Maree Jaffray
2019
MastersThe Effects of Music on Women with Postnatal Depression
Candidate: Melissa Marie Terry
2015