Bridget has been employed as an Early Career Research Fellow in Implementation Science and Clinical Epidemiology at the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) since 2017. In this role she works collaboratively with organisations and healthcare teams to plan and implement health service innovations, and conduct clinical and implementation evaluations. Consequently her work, like her experience, straddles the worlds of academia and clinical practice.
Bridget is a qualified Exercise Physiologist who began her career working clinically in Australia and the UK in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease. This clinical skillset has been complemented with a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology (University College London) and ongoing appointments as a research fellow with various groups in the health and medical field. She was able to combine this professional experience with her passion for research during her PhD (awarded in 2017) which examined the alignment of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in Australia with the best research evidence.
While she has research experience in projects across a number of fields including cancer care, physical activity, mental health, child health, public health and emergency medicine, her particular areas of interest are cardiac rehabilitation, evidence-based practice, knowledge translation, health services and implementation science.