Bridget Pratt is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She is also Associate Faculty in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
From 2013-2015, Bridget was a Hecht-Levi fellow at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and research fellow in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a recipient of an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship (2013-2017), an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2017-2020), and a Visitng Professorship to Utrecht University (2019-2020) from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Bridget’s research interests include the ethics of global health research, health systems research, and health development programs, with a focus on equity and social justice. Her research program elaborates an account of what equitable global health research collaboration looks like. Through her research, Bridget aims to deepen our understanding of how health research grants programs and projects should be designed to generate new knowledge that will improve healthcare and systems for those who experience disadvantage and marginalisation. In her work, she uses a combination of applied philosophy and qualitative methods, reflecting her belief that the most robust ethical guidance is informed by both theory and practice. Bridget's current research focuses on community engagement in research agenda-setting. She is developing ethical guidance on how to meaningfully engage and partner with communities that experience marginalisation when setting research agendas.
Bridget received her PhD in bioethics in 2012 and her Masters in International Health in 2009 from Monash University in Australia. Her dissertation focused on applying capability theory to identify the ethical requirements necessary to link international clinical research to improved health and research capacity in host communities in developing countries. She also received her B.Sc. in Biology from Haverford College in 2005, after which she worked as a research assistant in an HIV vaccine laboratory at the University of Melbourne.
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Community organisation-researcher partnerships: what concerns arise for community organisations and how can they be mitigated?
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Medical Ethics
Universities and research funders' growing emphasis on community partnerships, engagement and outreach has seen a rise in collabor..
Too much safety? Safeguards and equal access in the context of voluntary assisted dying legislation
Rosalind McDougall, Bridget Pratt
Journal article | 2020 | BMC Medical Ethics
BACKGROUND: In June 2019, the Australian state of Victoria joined the growing number of jurisdictions around the world to have leg..
Justice: a key consideration in health policy and systems research ethics
Bridget Pratt, Verina Wild, Edwine Barasa, Dorcas Kamuya, Lucy Gilson, Tereza Hendl, Sassy Molyneux
Journal article | 2020 | BMJ Global Health
Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is increasingly being funded and conducted worldwide. There are currently no specific gu..
Developing a toolkit for engagement practice: sharing power with communities in priority-setting for global health research projects
Journal article | 2020 | BMC Medical Ethics
BACKGROUND: Communities' engagement in priority-setting is a key means for setting research topics and questions of relevance and ..
'This is uncharted water for all of us': challenges anticipated by hospital clinicians when voluntary assisted dying becomes legal in Victoria
Rosalind McDougall, Barbara Hayes, Marcus Sellars, Bridget Pratt, Anastasia Hutchinson, Mark Tacey, Karen Detering, Cade Shadbolt, Danielle Ko
Journal article | 2020 | Australian Health Review
Objective The aim of this study was to identify the challenges anticipated by clinical staff in two Melbourne health services in r..
Towards inclusive priority-setting for global health research projects: recommendations for sharing power with communities
Journal article | 2019 | Health Policy and Planning
Global health research priority-setting is dominated by funders and researchers, often from high-income countries. Engaging commun..
Linking Participatory Action Research on Health Systems to Justice in Global Health: A Case Study of the Maternal and Neonatal Implementation for Equitable Health Systems Project in Rural Uganda
Bridget Pratt, Adnan A Hyder
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Ethics Considerations in Global Mobile Phone-Based Surveys of Noncommunicable Diseases: A Conceptual Exploration
Joseph Ali, Alain B Labrique, Kara Gionfriddo, George Pariyo, Dustin G Gibson, Bridget Pratt, Molly Deutsch-Feldman, Adnan A Hyder
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Medical Internet Research
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize in Healthcare Ethics Research
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NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship
R Douglas Wright Fellowship
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Vice Chair- Ethics Working Group
Health Systems Global
International Association of Bioethics
Dcotor of Philosophy
Master of International Health
Bachelor of Science