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.
- Complkex 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 ONEAug 2021 → …
Editorial Board Member, BMC Psychiatry. ISSN: 1471-244X. IF= 2.742021 → …
Visiting Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne2021 → …
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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Bressington, D., Jul 2021, In: Nursing Open. 8, 4, p. 1524-1526
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A study protocol for a feasibility trial of telephone-delivered Adherence Therapy for adults with type 2 diabetesAlenazi, F., Peddle, M., Bressington, D., Mahzari, M. & Gray, R., May 2021, In: Nursing Open. 8, 3, p. 1510-1519 9 p.
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Comment on Liao et al (2021) ‘Mothers' voices and white noise on premature infants' physiological reactions in a neonatal intensive care unit: A multi-arm randomised controlled trial’Gray, R., Nguyen, H., Bressington, D., Jones, M. & Thompson, D., Jul 2021, In: International Journal of Nursing Studies. 104050.
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Bressington, D., Thompson, D. R., Jones, M. & Gray, R., 21 May 2021, In: Nursing Open.
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Bressington, D., Apr 2021, In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 28, 2, p. 115-117 3 p.
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