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Bridie is a Professor at Deakin University and the Chair of Nursing at Eastern Health where she leads the Eastern Health Nursing and Midwifery Research Unit. Prior to this appointment, she was an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Auckland, holding a joint appointment as Director of Clinical Nursing Research at Auckland District Health Board. She was also the Nursing Director for Quality at Auckland District Health Board, and Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare – Aotearoa, which is the New Zealand centre of the Joanna Briggs Collaboration. Bridie has clinical qualifications and extensive experience in intensive care nursing. She also has extensive experience in quality improvement, practice change, health services education and research in the UK and New Zealand, having held a variety of clinical, educational and research appointments in public hospitals and in the tertiary education sector.
Bridie teaches predominantly in the postgraduate nursing education programs, and supervises Honours, Masters and PhD students in clinically-related research.
Her primary research areas are evidence-based practice, with a particular interest on knowledge utilisation/implementation in clinical practice in acute and primary care, and end-of-life issues.
Honorary Teaching Fellowship, University of Wales, Bangor, 2001
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK)
Bridie is section editor for Worldview on Evidence Based Nursing, and is also a member of the Advisory Board of the New Zealand Guidelines Group, an independent, not-for-profit organisation set up to promote effective delivery of health and disability services, based on evidence.