Local Speakers » Heather Bridgman
Heather is Clinical Health Psychologist based in Launceston, Tasmania. She has previously worked within a multidisciplinary diabetes center in rural North West Tasmania, for the Divisions of General Practice in Newcastle NSW, the Department of Corrective Services, NSW and in private practice. She is a member of the APS College of Health Psychologists and APS Northern Tasmania branch.
She currently works for the University of Tasmania as a Lecturer in Rural Mental Health for the Department of Rural Health (UDRH). She has research interests relating to the management of comorbid chronic illness and mental health, in particular diabetes ‘distress’; the application of online therapies for mental and physical health conditions in the rural context; and, improving access to mental health services in rural/remote areas through.
She supervises clinical psychology postgraduate students on rural placements, rural/remote located psychologists and researcher higher degree students undertaking research in a variety of areas related to rural mental health.
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