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Biography

Dr Bernadette Ward is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care (CRERRPHC). Bernadette has extensive experience in quantative and qualitative research in relation to health systems, service access in rural and remote areas, medical education and alcohol and young people. Bernadette was awarded an NHMRC scholarship to undertake her PhD "The role of parents in influencing adolescent alcohol use". Bernadette has extensive teaching experience and is a Fellow of the Victorian Public Health Training Scheme. Her recent funded consultancies are from the Partners in Recovery Program, VicHealth and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. Her community service includes a role as a Director on a local health service board. Bernadette's interest in rural and remote health stems from many years of primary health practice in remote Australia.

Research interests

1. Alcohol and young people

2. Access and integration in primary health care

3. Health services research capacity building

4. Rural and remote health

Keywords

  • Rural Health
  • alcohol
  • Primary Care
  • adolescent
  • Health Services Research
  • Mental Health Services

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Projects 2006 2022

Understanding the methamphetamine epidemic and its implications for service provision and harm reduction: The VicMeth cohort

Dietze, P., Hickman, M., Quinn, B., Jenkinson, R., Ward, B., Sutton, K. & Agius, P.

1/01/1831/12/22

Project: Research

Advance Care Plans across the health system in rural Victoria (IF17186)

Naidoo, H., Adams, M., Ward, B., Harvey, P., O'Connor, D., Fletcher, J. & Jones, M.

1/09/1731/08/18

Project: Research

The prevalence of methamphetamine use across the Murray PHN

Ward, B., Dietze, P. & Clarke, M.

28/06/1731/08/17

Project: Research

Research Output 2001 2019

Family-focused recovery: Perspectives from individuals with a mental illness

Waller, S., Reupert, A., Ward, B., McCormick, F. & Kidd, S., Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 28, 1, p. 247-255 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Supervision training interventions in the health and human services: realist synthesis protocol

Lee, S., Denniston, C., Edouard, V., Palermo, C., Pope, K., Sutton, K., Waller, S., Ward, B. & Rees, C., 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 5, 7 p., e025777.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
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Awareness of alcohol as a risk factor for cancer is associated with public support for alcohol policies

Bates, S., Holmes, J., Gavens, L., De Matos, E. G., Li, J., Ward, B., Hooper, L., Dixon, S. & Buykx, P., 4 Jun 2018, In : BMC Public Health. 18, 1, 11 p., 688.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Comparing visual acuity, range of vision and spectacle independence in the extended range of vision and monofocal intraocular lens

Hogarty, D. T., Russell, D. J., Ward, B. M., Dewhurst, N. & Burt, P., 1 Nov 2018, In : Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 46, 8, p. 854-860 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Context matters for primary health care access: A multi-method comparative study of contextual influences on health service access arrangements across models of primary health care

Ward, B., Lane, R., McDonald, J., Powell-Davies, G., Fuller, J., Dennis, S., Kearns, R. & Russell, G., 15 Jun 2018, In : International Journal for Equity in Health. 17, 1, 12 p., 78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Prizes

Best General Practice Research Article in the AFP Journal Award

Bernadette Ward (Recipient), Carole Meade (Recipient) & Helen Cronin (Recipient), 28 Sep 2017

Prize: National/international honour

Activities 2004 2013

  • 9 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Board Member

Bernadette Ward (Member)
30 Jul 2013

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

'Young people and alcohol.'

Bernadette Ward (Invited speaker)
12 Feb 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

'Parental supply of alcohol to adolescents: Results of 2009 research.'

Bernadette Ward (Invited speaker)
11 Aug 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

'The role of the family in reducing alcohol related harm amongst young people.'

Bernadette Ward (Invited speaker)
22 Jul 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

'Young men and alcohol.'

Bernadette Ward (Invited speaker)
8 Aug 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Muliple websites for research media

Bernadette Ward

1/06/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature