Dr Geoffrey Bridgman

Lecturer, Academic Leader
Social Practice
Location: Building 510, Room 5017

Qualifications

BA., MA., PhD

Profile

Professional and Industry Experience

  • 1984-1998, Regional Advisor IHC Service: Director of Research, Mental Health Foundation, Contract researcher, consultant and trainer.
  • 2001-2005, President, Supporting Families in Mental Illness (Schizophrenia Fellowship), Auckland Branch.
  • 2002- 2008, President, National Council, Schizophrenia Fellowship
  • 2004- 2008, Member National Mental Health Advisory Committee to the Ministry Health
  • 1998- 2009, Director Mental Health Research & Development.

Research interests

  • Maori and Pacific nations
  • Deaf consumers
  • Mental health issues
  • Mental health service developments
  • Service monitoring
  • Training issues
  • Impact of television violence on children
  • Analysis of social services and systems
  • Pornography - issues of availability, addiction, impacts on partner relationships, and expectations within sexual relationships.

Supervised thesis projects

Herrmann, Klaus (2016). An exploration of Ngai Tuhoe aspirations for self- determination in relation to statutory child welfare : current situation and change options
Woolley, Lisa (2014). Housing support services for families / whanau and individuals who have experienced homelessness : a case study of Visionwest Community Trust, West Auckland
Meima, Yolanda (2014). An evaluation of a New Zealand safe@home service : using a crime prevention approach to enhance the safety and overall well-being for high risk victims of domestic violence
Adeosun, Alabi G.T. (2011). How people who have a relative or friend with mental illness are supported by the Auckland branch of Supporting Families in Mental Illness
Peligman-Toclo, Jocelyn (2011). A study investigating common experiences amongst Chinese, Indian and Filipino migrant health workers in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Walden, Carol J. (2010). Minor fall and major lift: raising educational capacity through community partnerships
Denis O'Reilly (2008). Mahi whanau (2) 'Reflecting on the use of consensus cardsort as an effective process for whanau Maori to construct a future narrative'
Viedma-Dodd, Amanda (2006). Fussy, unsettled and irritable infants - the mother's voice : how can you support me if you don't understand me?

Publications

Bridgman, G., Dyer, E., O'Hagan, A., & McCarthy, M. (2017). Test of an insurance approach to the prevention of violence. Presentation to the Conference of the Aotearoa Community Development Association and the International Community Development Association, Unitec Institute of Technology, Waitakere Campus, Auckland, New Zealand. February 15th to 17th, 2017.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3800

Moore, C., Bridgman, G., & Grey, M. (2017). Perceptions of Community Safety in West Auckland. Auckland, Community Waitakere.

Bridgman, G. (2017). Perceptions of Community Safety in West Auckland and White Fragility. Presentation to the Conference of the Aoteroa Community Development Association and the International Community Development Association, Unitec Institute of Technology, Waitakere Campus, Auckland, New Zealand February 15th to 17th, 2017.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3799

Bridgman, G., & Dyer, E. (2016). Using Results Based Accountability to Show Progress in a Long-Term Community Project. Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development (Vol. 2(1)).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3560

Bridgman, G., & Sainsbury, C. (2016). Healthy Deaf Mind Seminar Series. Feedback Summary and Analysis. Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals, Auckland. Auckland, Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3868

Bridgman, G. D., & Dyer, E. (2015). How do we know it's working? A community developing organisation tries to demonstrate it is making a major social impact. Community Development Conference, Unitec Waitakere Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3711

Bridgman, G. D. (2015). Holding on to success in a changing world. National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Bridgman, G.D. (2015). Report on the Banishing Bullying Together projects in McLaren Park / Henderson South. Auckland, Violence Free Communities.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3867

Bridgman, G. (2014). Summary of core data from a 2014 survey of Psychosynthesis practitioners. Report to the Institute of Psychosynthesis New Zealand, Auckland.

Bridgman, G. (2014). MPHS Future Discussion A Snapshot of MPHS: 2001 and 2013 Census and Stories and Dialogues from MPHS. Waitakere, New Zealand, XX.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3863

Bridgman, G. (2014). MPHS Future Discussion: A Snapshot of MPHS:2001 and 2013 Census and Stories and Dialogues from MPHS. Violence Free Waitakere and community members, Henderson South, Phoenix, United States of America.

Williams, J.E., Bhat, R., Bridgman, G., Donaghey, S., Saifoloi, M., Williams, M., and Woodruffe, P. (2014). Linking the spaces between: An interdisciplinary media content production project for community engagement. Annual conference of the Australian and NZ Communucation Association: The Digital and the Social: Communication for Inclusion and Exchange, Swinburne University, Melbourne, 9-11 July, 2014.

Bridgman, G. (2014). What's it like living in MPHS? Unitec. Waitakere Winter Lecture Series, 24 September.

Bridgman, G. D. (2013). Our Amazing Place. Violence Free Waitakere, Henderson, Auckland, 6 October.

Roberts, L., Geall, C., Howie, N., and Bridgman, G. D. (2013). Does Our Amazing Place build community resilience? Auckland, Violence Free Waitakere/Our Amazing Place Website.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2944

Bridgman, G. D., and Pallister, C. (2013). NZ Deaf mental health services: Designing a new pathway. Deaf View 3 Conference, Wellington, 8-10 March.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2869

Bridgman, G.D., and Pallister, C. (2012). Submission to Blueprint II consultation process. Mental Health Commission, Wellington, 5 March.

Bridgman, G.D., and Dyer, E. (2012). Supporting Male Carers in Early Childhood Education Services. Early Childhood Council Annual Conference, Auckland, 25-27 May.

Bridgman, G. D., and Dyer, E. (2011). Improving the Quality of Relationships that Early Childhood Education Services have with their Male Carer Clients. Wellington.

Bridgman, G. (2009). Teen boys and web porn. Violence Free Waitakere and Waitakere City Council Focus on Fathering Week.

Bridgman, G.D. (2007). Community Development Approach to Deaf Mental Health Services. Love Chile (Ed), Community Development Practice in New Zealand, Institute of Public Policy Auckland University of Technology. ISBN: 978-0-473-12573-8.

Bridgman, G., & Tollestrup, D. (2004). What happens in support groups? Interviews with participants and facilitators. Paper presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Mental Illness Federation of Australia, 3-5 September, Canberra, Australia.

Bridgman, G., & Tollestrup, D. (2004). What happens in support groups? Interviews with participants and facilitators, 25th Anniversary Celebration of Supporting Families in Mental Illness, 26 August, Auckland, New Zealand.

Bridgman, G., King, B., & Bell, A. (2004). Television violence the least of our worries. The New Zealand Herald, 11. 12 April.

Bridgman, G., & Halliday, B. (2004). Family/whanau outcomes (Report to Ministry of Health). Christchurch, New Zealand: Schizophrenia Fellowship of New Zealand.

Bridgman, G., De Souza, R., Napan, K., & Merton, J. (2004). An oasis in the desert - peer group supervision in an academic context. Presented to the Auckland College of Education Supervision Conference: Weaving together the strands of supervision, 9-11 July, Auckland, New Zealand.

Bridgman, G., & Brooker, G. (2004). Transdisciplinarity - history, theory and practice: Implications for social practice. Presented to the International Association of Social Workers, 21 January, Auckland, New Zealand.

Bridgman, G. (2004). Television interview on the release of the report Towards precautionary risk management of TV violence in New Zealand: Report to the Minister of Broadcasting. TV1. 1 April.

Bridgman, G. (2004). Radio interview on the release of the report Towards precautionary risk management of TV violence in New Zealand: Report to the Minister of Broadcasting. National Programme. 1 April.

Bridgman, G. (2004). Snapshots of the use of internet pornography in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, 15-18 April, Auckland, New Zealand.

Manaia, W., Bridgman, G., Hatcher, S., Charters, G., & Mantel, C. (2004). He rauemi rautaki oranga hinengaro o te iwi Maori: The Maori mental health bibliographic database. Auckland, New Zealand: School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland.

Manaia, W., Bridgman, G., Hatcher, S., Charters, G., & Mantel, C. (2004). The Maori mental health research stock-take: An evaluation report on the Maori mental health research database project (Report to Health Research Council of New Zealand). Auckland, New Zealand: Department of Maori Health and Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland.

King, B., Bridgman, G., Smith, P., Bell, A., King, A., Harvey, S., Crothers, C., & Hassall, I. (2004). Television violence in New Zealand: A study of programming and policy in international context (Report to New Zealand Government Working Group on Television Violence, 2003). Wellington, New Zealand: Centre for Communication Research, Auckland University of Technology.

Bridgman, G., Dugdale, P., & Witko, J. (2001). Deaf Awareness Training Workshop. Auckland: Deaf Association of New Zealand (Inc).

Bridgman, G., Dubelt, A., & Norman-Kelly, T. (2001). Deaf Awareness Workshop. Presented to the Framework Trust and Richmond Fellowship, 20 September, Auckland.

Bridgman, G. (2001). Internet Pornography: An Examination of its Size and Scope. Presented to the Heart Politics Winter Gathering, 10 July, Taupo.

Bridgman, G. (2001). Ken Wilber's Theory of Everything: A Keynote Workshop. Presented to the Heart Politics Summer Gathering, 8 January, Taupo.

Bridgman, G. (2001). Deaf Mental Health: A Time For Action. Presented to the Deaf Club and Auckland Healthcare Psychiatrists, 8-11 February, Christchurch, Napier and Auckland.

Bridgman, G. (2000). The New Zealand Health Strategy and the Deaf Population (Report to Minister of Health). Auckland: Deaf Association of New Zealand.

Bridgman, G. (2000). The Development of Coordinated Deaf Mental Health Services in New Zealand. Presented to the 5th European and 2nd World Conference on Mental Health and Deafness, 18-21 October, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bridgman, G. (2000). The Development of Deaf Mental Health Services - Progress and Concerns (Report to Minister for Disability). Auckland: Deaf Association of New Zealand.

Bridgman, G., Macpherson, B., Rako, M., Campbell, J., Manning, V., & Norman-Kelly, T. (2000). Reducing Risk in Deaf Mental Health (pp. 15). Paper presented at the Mental Health Conference 'Challenges, Choices and Strategies', 17 November, Wellington.

Bridgman, G., Macpherson, B., Rako, M., Campbell, J., Manning, V., & Norman-Kelly, T. (2000). A National Epidemiological Survey of Mental Illness in the New Zealand Deaf Community. Presented to the 5th European and 2nd World Conference on Mental Health and Deafness, 18-21 October, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dyall, L., & Bridgman, G. (2000). Treaty of Waitangi: Foundation for Maori Rights. What Place in the Development of Mental Health Services in New Zealand? Native Studies Review, 13 (2), 23.

Nonu-Reid, E., Bridgman, G., Erik, M., & Lui, D. (2000). The Challenge of Developing Health Outcome Tools for Pacific Island Mental Health Services Using the Fonofale Model. Presented to the Mental Health Conference 2000 'Challenges, Choices and Strategies', 17 November, Wellington.

Bridgman, G. (1999). Deaf Association Response to the Discussion with Karlene Edwards on the Development Plans for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Deaf People (Report to Mental Health Steering Committee of the Deaf Association). Auckland.

Bridgman, G. (1999). Heads in Sand Over Television Violence. New Zealand Herald, A13. 27 August.

Bridgman, G., & Dyall, L. (1999). What's a Good Outcome? - Frameworks of Wellness (pp. 1-14). Paper presented at the 8th Annual Mental Health Services Conference, 22-24 September, Melbourne, Australia.

Bridgman, G., Fletcher, T., & Brown, R. (1999). Preliminary Report on the Waiheke Maori Health Needs Assessment Survey (Report to Piritahai Hauora Project). Auckland.

Bridgman, G., & Heron, M. (1999). Workforce Development for the New Environment of Integrated Services (pp. 1-11). Paper presented at the 'Integrating Mental Health Care', 19-20 April, Wellington.

Dyall, L., Bridgman, G., Bidois, A., Gurney, H., Hawira, J., Tangitu, P., & Huata, W. (1999). Maori Outcomes: Expectations of Mental Health Services. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 12, 71-90.

Bridgman, G. (1998). Television Watching, Enjoyment of School and Respect for Parents - Analysis of the Indian Data from the Cartoon Network's New GenerAsians Survey. Presented to the New Delhi release of data from the 12 Asian nation study of youth attitudes, perceptions and behaviours, New Delhi.

Bridgman, G. (1998). Analysis of the Hong Kong Data from the Cartoon Network's New GenerAsians Survey. Presented to the Hong Kong release of data from the 12 Asian nation study of youth attitudes, perceptions and behaviour, Hong Kong.

Bridgman, G. (1998). Analysis of the Australian Data from the Cartoon Network's New GenerAsians Survey. Presented to the Sydney release of data from the 12 Asian nation study of youth attitudes, perceptions and behaviours, Sydney.

Bridgman, G. (1998). Taking it Slowly with Managed Care. Schizophrenia Fellowship National Conference, 1997. Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand Journal, 131-136.

Bridgman, G., & Dyall, L. (1998). A Framework for Examining Mental Health Outcomes. Presented to the The Mental Health Services Eighth Annual Mental Health Services Conference, Hobart.

Bridgman, G., & McPherson, B. (1998). The Mental Health Service Needs of the Deaf and the Development of a National Plan. Presented to the Community Mental Health Conference, Christchurch.

Bridgman, G., Webster, S., & Heron, M. (1998). Analysis of the Wellness Conceptualisations from Staff, Consumer and Caregiver Focus Groups. Presented to the Community Mental Health Conference, Christchurch.