Bridget Kennedy is a research assistant and study coordinator at the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH). ECIMH is a joint Monash University and Epworth HealthCare clinical academic research centre.
Bridget completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2015, and Graduate Diploma of Psychology at Deakin University in 2016.
Bridget has worked and volunteered in healthcare, community support, and research settings, and has experience working with various populations including families and children affected by disability and mental illness, oncology and dialysis patients, individuals experiencing depression, and people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She currently coordinates the tACS for Alzheimer’s trial, which investigates the efficacy of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS) as a treatment for mild Alzheimer’s disease. This study also examines patient and care-partner experience of the treatment, which is expected to improve the device usability and its translation into clinical practice. Bridget’s favourite part of her role is conducting psychometric and cognitive assessments, and engaging with participants and their families. She has been involved in numerous recruitment and community outreach presentations, and was selected to present for tACSALZ at the 2019 Epworth Research Week poster presentation evening.