Dr Bridget Abell

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Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work

Personal details


Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work


health services research, implementation science, cardiac rehabilitation, evidence-based practice, exercise as medicine, clinical epidemiology


Other Medical and Health Sciences, Public Health and Health Services

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Bond University)

Professional memberships and associations

  • President - Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (Queensland)


I have experience as a tutor assisting undergraduate students in developing research and evaluation competencies relevant to careers in medicine, allied health professional practice, and health science research.  Topics I have taught include:

  • introductory statistics for medicine
  • designing a research question
  • different study types
  • experimental vs observational research
  • hypothesis testing
  • confounding and bias
  • logistic regression
  • introduction to qualitative research
  • critical appraisal

I have additionally been a facilitator of small group learning at regular workshops run for staff, students and researchers covering a variety of topics related to Evidence-Based Practice and Systematic Reviews.
Training Courses Attended:

  • Practical Foundations at Bond (Bond University, May 2016): one-day workshop of practical teaching and learning basics including classroom 101, planning and delivering assessment, student feedback, teaching challenges, creating teaching portfolios and teaching philosophy
  • Training the next generation of ‘Evidence Creators’ and ‘Evidence Consumers’ (Evidence Live Conference, Oxford, June 2016): Tips and tricks for curriculum development and teaching practice in Evidence-Based Medicine

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Research projects


Current supervisions

  • Informing Clinical Pathway Change in Queensland for Children with Congenital Heart Disease: primary-care physician and patient experience
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Steven McPhail
  • Engaging with clinicians to identify and reduce unwarranted clinical variation
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Steven McPhail
  • The value of Implementation Science in Implementing Computerised Clinical Decision Support Systems in hospital settings
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Steven McPhail, Dr Zephanie Tyack
  • Methods for costing the implementation of digital health innovations
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Hannah Carter, Professor Steven McPhail

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)