Projects per year
- Psychosocial interventions for people with mental illness.
- Physical health interventions and multimorbidity in people with severe mental illness.
- Mental health literacy and stigma.
- Treatment satisfaction and adherence.
- Complex PTSD
- Methodological expertise: Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews, Observational and Mixed-Methods Studies.
Dan would be willing to consider PhD and Master by Research students in mental health related subject areas.
Selected recent Research Awards (as Lead Chief Investigator or Co-Investigator):
2021-2023. Behavioural Activation (BA) for Depressive Symptoms in young people with emerging or early psychosis: a pilot study. CDU Competitive COVID-19 Supplementary Funding Pool Scheme distributed by the Australian Federal Government. AUD $171,000
2021-2022. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD in Australian Defence Force Veterans: A cross-sectional survey. CDU internal Rainmaker Start-up grant. AUD $20,000.
2021-2024. Effects of Physical-Psychological-Integrative (PPI) intervention on Physical Inactivity, Depression and Chronic Pain for Community-Dwelling Spinal Cord Injury Survivors – A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial. Health and Medical Research Fund Research Fellowship Scheme, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong Government. HKD$ 1,000,855.
2020-2023. Evaluating the effectiveness of a peer-led management program for people with recent-onset psychosis: A randomized controlled trial. Health and Medical Research Fund, Hong Kong Government, HKD $ 861,880.
2020-2022. Learning to learn reflectively: Using individual serial concept maps to enhance reflective thinking, reduce the theory-practice gap and improve learning self-efficacy, academic-related stress and academic achievement in mental health nursing students. Teaching Development Grant, PolyU/University Grants Committee, Hong Kong, HK$198,500.
2019-2022. “Mind Space”- The Castle Peak Hospital Mental Health Experience Museum: A Service Evaluation. PolyU Departmental General Research Funds, HKD $149,764.
2019-2021. The impact of video gaming on cognitive function in Schizophrenia (GAME-S).General Research Fund, Hong Kong Government, HKD $1,151,999,
2018-2020. An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Professional-supported Problem-solving-based Self- learning Program for Family Carers of People with Recent-onset Psychosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Health and Medical Research Fund, Hong Kong Government, HKD $697,060.
2017-2020. Thai Health Improvement Profile intervention to prevent weight gain in people with early psychosis (HIP-T First). International Research Network, Thailand Research Fund, Royal Thai Government, THB 280,000.
2017-2019. Laughter Yoga for improving depression, anxiety and stress in people diagnosed with major depressive disorder: A feasibility study. PolyU, Departmental General Research Funds, HKD $149,969.
2017-2019. Relationship between physical fitness, cardiovascular risk, recovery of mental illness and quality of life among people with severe mental illness in Hong Kong. PolyU Departmental General Research Funds, HKD $150,000.
2016-2017. Mental health literacy and health-seeking behaviour in the Western Pacific. World Health Organization competitive funding grant. USD $19,142.00
Academic Editor, PLoS ONE
Aug 2021 → …
Editorial Board Member, BMC Psychiatry. ISSN: 1471-244X. IF= 2.74
2021 → …
Visiting Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne
2021 → …
Adjunct Professor of Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
2021 → …
Associate Editor, Public Mental Health (specialty section of Frontiers in Psychiatry). ISSN:1664-0640 IF=2.85.
2020 → …
Associate Editor, Nursing Open (Wiley). ISSN:2054-1058. IF=1.36.
2018 → Sep 2021
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (Wiley). ISSN:1365-2850. IF=1.90.
2014 → …
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2021 IAS Rainmaker: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD in Australian Defence Force Veterans
Bressington, D., Byrne, M., Liu, D., Wall, C., Norman, N., Sweeting, P., Stuart, G. & Zhai, J.
1/12/21 → 31/08/22
A primary care clinician-led symptom management program for breast cancer survivors: Intervention development and validation
Tan, P. B., Molassiotis, A., Bressington, D., Moore, S., Liu, D., Wang, A., Wang, D., Eliseeva, S. & Polotan, M. J.
1/10/21 → 31/12/23
CSFP - Behavioural Activation (BA) for Depressive Symptoms in young people with emerging or early psychosis: a pilot study
Bressington, D., Byrne, M., Gray , R., Tan, P. B., Jones, M., Mitchell , D., Brown , E., Creek, R. & Dennis , S.
1/10/21 → 30/09/23
Developing Psychological Resilience to the Impact of Drought
Byrne, M., Paton, D., Bressington, D., Keane, C. & Sobhana, L.
1/07/22 → 30/06/23
General practitioner and nurse-led telehealth-based self-management intervention for improving cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors with cardiovascular diseases: Intervention development and pilot testing
Liu, D., Tan, P. B., Wang, A., Stewart, S., Eliseeva, S., Polotan, M. J., Willis, K. & Bressington, D.
1/05/21 → 31/12/23
Adherence therapy for adults with type 2 diabetes: A feasibility study of a randomized controlled trialAlenazi, F., Peddle, M., Bressington, D., Mahzari, M. & Gray, R., Dec 2023, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 9, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 71.
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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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Can heart rate variability be a bio-index of hope? A pilot studyHo, Y. W. B., Bressington, D., Tsang, M. Y., Pang, H. H., Li, Y. & Wong, W. K., 2023, In: Frontiers in Psychiatry. 14, p. 1-8 8 p., 1119925.
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Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Validation of the Constipation Assessment Scale among Chinese Adult Psychiatric PatientsWong, W. K., Qin, J., Bressington, D., Yeung, W. F., Liu, N., Ho, B. Y. W., Liang, S. & Li, Y., Feb 2023, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20, 3, p. 1-11 11 p., 2703.
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Developing Psychological Resilience to the Impact of DroughtAbunyewah, M., Byrne, M., Keane, C. & Bressington, D., 16 Feb 2023, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20, 4, p. 1-11 11 p., 3465.
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