Bridget's primary research and teaching interests include healthcare policy, changing organisation and governance of healthcare services, systems leadership, professional learning in organisations, and implementation of improvements.
Her research is qualitative and usually ethnographic. Her current research project is understanding the acquisition and use of political skill of system leaders in the NHS. Her previous research involved translational health research policy and collaborative networks and understanding the implementation of a new regional major trauma network.
Bridget's doctoral research focused on understanding the nature of the professional and organisational socialisation of nurses amidst the context of developments in policy and healthcare. By using ethnographic methods she was able show how the professional identity and practices of newly-qualified nurses transformed in the healthcare setting.
She has taught healthcare systems and management on the MSC Public Health, Inequalities of Health to MD students, HRM modules at undergraduate level, Implementation and Innovation in the NHS and have given many guest lectures. She has also supervised dissertations at master’s level. She originates from a nursing and midwifery background and has worked in the charity sector.