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Researcher: Bridgman, H (Dr Heather Bridgman)

Fields of Research

Mental health services
Health and community services
Rural and remote health services
Health services and systems
Health psychology
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Health promotion
Health counselling
Palliative care
Exercise physiology
Higher education
Other Indigenous studies
Social psychology
Health systems
Mental health nursing
Preventative health care
Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
Primary health care
Other language, communication and culture
Multicultural education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
Applied and developmental psychology
Aged health care
Fine arts
Agriculture, land and farm management
Clinical sciences
Behavioural neuroscience
Social marketing
Specialist studies in education
Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Nutrition and dietetics
Community child health
Secondary education
Social geography
Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism
Human information interaction and retrieval
Allied health and rehabilitation science
Organisational planning and management
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing

Research Objectives

Rural and remote area health
Mental health services
Mental health
Evaluation of health and support services
Palliative care
Behaviour and health
Clinical health
Health education and promotion
Evaluation of health outcomes
Women's and maternal health
Other education and training
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Dental health
Health related to specific ethnic groups
Health inequalities
Neonatal and child health
Equity and access to education
Migrant health
Expanding knowledge in human society
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Health related to ageing
Teacher and instructor development
Injury prevention and control
Management, resources and leadership
Human pain management
Provision of health and support services
The creative arts
Natural hazards
Social structure and health
Teaching and curriculum
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Pacific Peoples community services
Social class and inequalities
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Expanding knowledge in psychology

Career Best Publications

Integrating health behaviour theory and design elements in serious games; JMIR Mental Health
Serious games for the treatment or prevention of depression: a systematic review; Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica
The evidence for 'flipping out': A systematic review of the flipped classroom in nursing education; Nurse Education Today

Research Publications

'Lifeline Tasmania awarded for regional suicide postvention research through UTAS Centre for Rural Health' interview by Clancy Balen
'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 new education pathway for postgraduate psychology students: challenges and opportunities; Australian Journal of Adult Learning
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
An interprofessional learning opportunity for multidisciplinary health students and staff: Piloting a chronic pain management group program within the northern campus
Barriers and enablers to mental health help seeking of sexual, gender, and erotic minorities: A systematic literature review; Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health
Barriers and enablers to sex workers’ uptake of mental healthcare: a systematic literature review; Sexuality Research and Social Policy
Benefits, barriers and enablers of mentoring female health academics: an integrative review; PloS one
Clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements for antenatal oral healthcare: An assessment of their methodological quality and content of recommendations; PLoS ONE
Community Service Mapping for Young People Referred for Mental Health and/or Behavioural Problems in North West Tasmania – Preliminary Findings; ARHEN Rural Research Symposium
Connecting Tasmanian National Disability Insurance Scheme participants with allied health services: challenges and strategies of support coordinators; Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Cornerstone Youth Services Nutrition and Physical Activity Capacity Building Project: Final Report
Development of a Tasmanian Bereavement Care Network; Building Compassionate Communities Tasmania Forum 2017
Evaluating an interprofessional workshop on persistent pain: the role of adult learning and social identity theories; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching
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
Evaluation of an interprofessional, student co-facilitated community chronic pain management program; Teaching Matters 2018
Factors impacting on the implementation of a Tasmanian rural community-based mental health promotion program; Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium
Factors influencing the provision of oral health practices by antenatal care providers: a systematic review; Journal of Women's Health
Gambling behaviour, problem gambling and reasons for gambling among international students in Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Gambling Studies
Health and resilient 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
Impacts of community resilience on the implementation of a mental health promotion program in rural Australia; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Implementing an outreach headspace mental health service to increase access for disadvantaged and rural youth in Southern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Rural 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
Kink-oriented people and exogenous oppressions: understanding mental health and related service use in a rural context; Journal of Homosexuality
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 and related service use by sex workers in rural and remote Australia: 'there's a lot of stigma in society'; Culture, Health and Sexuality
Mental health first aid training needs of Australian community pharmacists; Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Mental Health First Aid Training needs of Australian Community Pharmacists; 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015
Piloting an interprofessional chronic pain management program: perspectives of health students and community clients; Journal of Interprofessional Care
Promoting mental health through a Rural Art Roadshow: Perspectives of participating artists; International Journal of Mental Health Systems
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
Reintegration and Reablement: Increasing Local Connection and Access for the Tasmanian Veteran Community
Reintegration and Reablement: Increasing Local Connection and Access for the Tasmanian Veteran Community: The Tasmanian Veteran Needs Assessment and Wellbeing Support Service Feasibility Report
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
Suicide bereavement support needs of community members in Northern Tasmania
Suicide bereavement support needs of community members in Northern Tasmania
Suicide bereavement support: what's out there?
Sustaining undergraduate inter-professional practice; The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2019 Conference
Tasmanian bereavement care network and initiatives project: final report
Tasmanian Palliative Care After Hours Phone Support Service: Final Evaluation 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 Recovery Camp Program in Tasmania – an experiential learning opportunity for students of health disciplines and mental health consumers
The role of resilience in the recovery of the burn‑injured patient: an integrative review; Chronic Wound Care Management and Research
Towards barrier-free counselling for sexual/gender minorities and sex workers in rural Tasmania; 15th National Rural Health Conference
Understanding End of Life Care and Bereavement Experiences of Migrants and Refugees in Tasmania: Final Report June 2021
Understanding the bereavement experiences of migrants and refugees in Tasmania; Compassionate Communities Celebration: Waratah-Wynyard, Circular Head and Glamorgan Spring Bay Communities
Use of telehealth in the provision of afterhours palliative care services in rural and remote Australia: a scoping review protocol; PLoS ONE
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

Co-design of health and wellbeing services for LGBTQ+ individuals on Tasmania's east coast: advancing evidence, principles and practice; Department of Communities Tasmania (DoC TAS)
Descriptive study of network characteristics of a youth counselling service; Health Workforce Australia (HWA)
Epilepsy Connect; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
General Practitioners barriers and facilitators to implementing clinical practice guidelines on oral health during pregnancy; Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF)
Understanding End-of-life and Bereavement Care Experiences of Migrants, Humanitarian Entrants and Refugees in Tasmania; Department of Health (Tasmania) (DoH TAS)
Cornerstone Youth Services (CYS) Nutrition and Physical Activity Capacity Building Project
Evaluation of the Health and Resilient Communities (HaRC) Program
Evaluation of the Palliative Care After hours Phone Support Service Tasmania
International students and gambling
Needs assessment and feasibility study into the potential for a Veteran Wellbeing Centre or wellbeing services to be located in Tasmania
Regional Bereavement Care Networks and Initiatives
Review of clinical model/pathways for headspace Hobart
Suicide Bereavement Support Needs of Community Members in Northern Tasmania
Tasmanian BCN Evaluation
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