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I am a Senior Research Fellow in Mental Health with the Faculty of Health and I lead the Mental Health Research Theme as part of the Mental Health and Supportive Care Research Group. I am also the Co-Director of the Charles Darwin Centre for Evidence-Based Practice (JBI Affiliated Group). Through my work, I aim to enhance mental health and wellbeing outcomes of communities and groups who often negotiate disadvantage(s) and marginalisation. I have a track record of scholarship concerning: youth mental health; enhancing wellbeing in rural communities; health service provision to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities; and multidisciplinary and supportive cancer care.
My roots are in community psychology, and as such, my research is characterised by working in meaningful ways with communities, professionals and health/community services; often employing participatory and collaborative approaches. Prior to this role, I was a Research Fellow with the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Implementation Science in Oncology (Macquarie University), where I led a qualitative program of research to characterise multidisciplinary and supportive cancer care across public ambulatory oncology services. This fellowship afforded me an education in implementation science and evidence translation. I am looking forward to bringing these insights to my collaborations with communities and services in my new role at CDU.
Selected recent projects
- “Lived Experience Workforce Development Framework” (2022-2023)- Funded by the Northern Territory Primary Health Network.
- “Improving the health system’s response when patients are harmed: a mixed-methods study” (2022-2027)- Funded by the NHMRC Partnership Projects.
- “Co-designing the future: creating an education empowerment pathway with young mothers” (2022-ongoing) - Funded by Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia.
- “Co-design of health and wellbeing services for LGBTIQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer]+ individuals on Tasmania’s East coast: Advancing evidence, principles and practice” (2020-2021)- Funded by the Department of Communities, Tasmania.
- “Lifestyle modification programs: An evidence check rapid review” (2020). Funded by NSW Health brokered by the Sax Institute.
- “Evaluation project of NewAccess program within Headspace” (2018-2019)- Funded by the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network & Beyond Blue.
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University
2021 → …
Associate Editor, Australian Community Psychologist
2018 → …
Adjunct Researcher, Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania
2018 → …
Committee Member, Women & Psychology National Committee, Australian Psychological Society
2016 → …
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2022 IAS Rainmaker Start Up- Co-designing adaptations to the SUPER Caregivers program for carers of people with cancer in Australia
31/03/22 → 31/03/24
Behavioural activation for depressive symptoms in young people with emerging or early psychosis: A pilot study protocolByrne, M. K., Easpaig, B. N. G., Gray, R., Creek, R., Jones, M., Brown, E., Mitchell, D., Zhai, J., Tan, J. Y., Denis, S. & Bressington, D., Jan 2023, In: PLoS One. 18, 1, p. 1-16 16 p., e0280559.
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Factors Influencing Retention among Regional, Rural and Remote Undergraduate Nursing Students in Australia: A Systematic Review of Current Research EvidenceLiu, X. L., Wang, T., Bressington, D., Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Wikander, L. & Tan, J. Y., Mar 2023, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20, 5, p. 1-14 14 p., 3983.
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Family and domestic violence policy discourses and narratives: Implications for Emergency Departments and communities in rural AustraliaMoore, S., Fox, R., Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. & Deravin, L., Dec 2023, In: International Journal for Equity in Health. 22, 1, p. 65 1 p., 65.
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Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Sarkies, M. N., Francis Auton, E., Hatem, S., Dammery, G., & 7 others, 23 Feb 2023, In: BMJ Open. 13, 2, p. 1-11 11 p., e066270.
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Kink-Oriented People and Exogenous Oppressions: Understanding Mental Health and Related Service Use in a Rural ContextReynish, T. D., Hoang, H., Bridgman, H. & Easpaig, B. N. G., 2023, In: Journal of Homosexuality. 70, 8, p. 1479-1502 24 p.
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