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Researcher: Bridgman, H (Dr Heather Bridgman)

Fields of Research

Mental Health
Health and Community Services
Public Health and Health Services
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Health Promotion
Higher Education
Studies in Human Society
Social and Community Psychology
Mental Health Nursing
Nutrition and Dietetics
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Health Counselling
Specialist Studies in Education
Language, Communication and Culture
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Ethnic Education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
Secondary Education
Social and Cultural Geography
Race and Ethnic Relations
Community Child Health
Computer-Human Interaction
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Research Objectives

Mental Health Services
Rural Health
Mental Health
Health and Support Services
Palliative Care
Behaviour and Health
Health Education and Promotion
Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Injury Control
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Equity and Access to Education
Management of Education and Training Systems
Education and Training
Child Health
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Natural Hazards
Social Structure and Health
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Diagnostic Methods
School/Institution Community and Environment
Health Inequalities
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Community Service (excl. Work)
Social Class and Inequalities
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'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
A telephone-based peer support service for Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy; Inglis Clark Symposium: Engaging with Impact
Age-appropriate transition of power and control for adolescents with type 1 diabetes
Community Service Mapping for Young People Referred for Mental Health and/or Behavioural Problems in North West Tasmania – Preliminary Findings; ARHEN Rural Research Symposium
Development of a Tasmanian Bereavement Care Network; Building Compassionate Communities Tasmania Forum 2017
Evaluating the effects of mindfulness-based interventions for informal palliative caregivers: A systematic literature review; Palliative Medicine
Evaluation of a Health Literacy Program for Chronic Conditions; Health Literacy Research and Practice
Health and resistant communities evaluation
Health and Well-Being of International University Students, and Comparison with Domestic Students, in Tasmania, Australia; International journal of environmental research and public health
Integrating health behaviour theory and design elements in serious games; JMIR Mental Health
Interprofessional practice and learning in a youth mental health service: a case study using network analysis; Journal of Interprofessional Care
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
Mental health academics in rural and remote Australia; Rural and Remote Health
Mental Health First Aid Training needs of Australian Community Pharmacists; 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015
Mental health first aid training needs of Australian community pharmacists; Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Commuities
Psychology Training for Rural Tasmania: Process, Progress and Potential!; Allied Health Professionals Symposium
Recovery Camp Tasmania: A novel way of enhancing experiential learning opportunities for students of health disciplines; University of Tasmania Teaching Matters Conference 2015
Responsibility & self-management: Age-appropriate transition of power & control for; Improving Community & Individual Health
Review of headspace Clinical Pathways in Tasmania
Review of headspace Clinical Pathways in Tasmania: Delivered via The Link Youth Health Services and Cornerstone Youth Services Inc, Tasmania
Rural Art Roadshow: a travelling art exhibition to promote mental health in rural and remote communities; Arts & Health
Rural Health Benchmarking Project 2013/14 Final Report and Recommendations
Rural Health Benchmarking Project 2013/14: Final Report and Recommendations
Rural Tasmanian Youth views on a C-CBT program originally developed for New Zealand Youth; 5th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference
Serious games for the treatment or prevention of depression: a systematic review; Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica
Simulated Learning Environments Distributed Simulation Project: Final Report University of Tasmania
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
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
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
Tasmanian bereavement care network and initiatives project: final report
The benefits and challenges of academic writing retreats: an integrative review; Higher Education Research and Development
The evidence for 'flipping out': A systematic review of the flipped classroom in nursing education; Nurse Education Today
The pregnancy journey for women with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative model from contemplation to motherhood; Practical Diabetes
The role of resilience in the recovery of the burn‑injured patient: an integrative review; Chronic Wound Care Management and Research
UTAS Centre for Rural Health study analyses mental health help for young people
Views of young people in rural Australia on SPARX, a fantasy world developed for New Zealand youth with depression; Journal of Medical Internet Research
Why doing diabetes 'by the numbers' doesn't always work
Winner: TAHPAC Allied Health Award (category - Health Promotion), 2016 'Recovery Camp Tasmania'
Workshop evaluation report: network characteristics of a youth counselling service
Youth Mental Health Engagement Study Media Interview
Youth with Severe Mental Health Illness – Service Mapping Draft Report October 2016

Research Projects

Descriptive study of network characteristics of a youth counselling service; Health Workforce Australia (HWA)
Epilepsy Connect; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Evaluation of the Health and Resilient Communities (HaRC) Program
International students and gambling
Regional Bereavement Care Networks and Initiatives
Review of clinical model/pathways for headspace Hobart
TAZREACH Promoting Health Through Understanding
Youth with Severe Mental Illness - Research Brief Service Mapping - Stage 1

Research Candidate Supervision

'Widening the Net' - The Impact of Online Counselling and Support Programmes on Wellbeing and Diabetes Distress for People with Diabetes in Rural and remote Australia
Exploring the Value of 'Mindfulness' as a Holistic Care Approach in the Support of People Living with a Terminal, Life-Limiting Ilness and their Carers' in a Rural Context
The Effects of Music on Women with Postnatal Depression