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

Research Objectives

Mental Health Services
Mental Health
Rural Health
Health and Support Services
Behaviour and Health
Palliative Care
Health Education and Promotion
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups
Women's Health
Health Inequalities
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Injury Control
Education and Training
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Management of Education and Training Systems
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Teacher and Instructor Development
Equity and Access to Education
Child Health
Natural Hazards
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Social Structure and Health
Diagnostic Methods
Carer Health
School/Institution Community and Environment
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
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

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

'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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Evaluation of the Palliative Care After hours Phone Support Service Tasmania
International students and gambling
Regional Bereavement Care Networks and Initiatives
Review of clinical model/pathways for headspace Hobart
Suicide Bereavement Support Needs of Community Members in Northern Tasmania
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