Brigid Jordan is Associate Professor of Paediatric Social Work (Infant and Family) at the Royal Children's Hospital. This position is a joint endeavour between The Royal Children's Hospital and the Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne and was established with the supported of a grant from Australian Communities Foundation.
Associate Professor Jordan is also Team Leader of the Infant Mental Health Research Team at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Brigid's research explores the relationship between early life stress – as a result of serious illness and hospital experience or significant family stress and social disadvantage – and the health and mental health of infants and young children and their families. This research has a strong focus on clinical and translational outcomes and includes intervention trials of novel clinical approaches in paediatric social work and infant mental health.
Brigid was involved with colleagues in establishing the Graduate Diploma and Masters courses in Infant Mental Health offered through the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne. Infant Mental Health courses are now offered through Mindful Centre for for Training and Research in Developmental Health.
Research webpage - https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/research-groups/paediatrics-research/paediatric-social-work
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Family Forward: a social work clinical trial promoting family adaptation following paediat..
Translation Of Research Knowledge About Infant Emotional Development Into Clinical Practic..
Family Forward: Promoting Family Adaptation Following Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury
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Early Emotional, Behavioural and Social Development of Infants and Young Children with Congenital Heart Disease: A Systematic Review.
Tamera Clancy, Brigid Jordan, Carolina de Weerth, Frank Muscara
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
The experiences of diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD), cardiac surgery and hospitalisation(s) are distressing and represe..
Changing the Life Trajectories of Australia's Most Vulnerable Children - Report No. 4. 24 months in the Early Years Education Program: Assessment of the impact on children and their primary caregivers
Yi-Ping Tseng, Brigid Jordan, Jeffrey Borland, Nichola Coombs, KATE COTTER, Mael Guillou, Alice Hill, Anne Kennedy, Jane Sheehan
Report | 2019
Changing the Life Trajectories of Australia's Most Vulnerable Children - Report No. 2 The first twelve months in the Early Years Education Program: An initial assessment of the impact on children and their primary caregivers
Y Tseng, Brigid Jordan, Jeff Borland, Nichola Coombs, Kate Cotter, Alice Hill, Anne Kennedy
Report | 2018
This report presents initial findings on the impact on children and their primary caregivers after twelve months of enrollment in ..
Changing the Life Trajectories of Australia’s Most Vulnerable Children - Report No. 1: Participants in the Trial of the Early Years Education Program
YP Tseng, B Jordan, J Borland, T Clancy, N Coombs, K Cotter, A Hill, A Kennedy
Report | 2017
This report describes the characteristics and family backgrounds of children who are participants in the Randomised Controlled Tri..
Protocol for a study of the psychosocial determinants of health in early childhood among children with cystic fibrosis
Tonia Douglas, Brigid Jordan, Lynn Priddis, Vicki Anderson, Jane Sheehan, Robert T Kane, John Massie, Cindy Branch-Smith, Linda Shields
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Advanced Nursing
Improving lifetime trajectories for vulnerable young children and families living with significant stress and social disadvantage: the early years education program randomised controlled trial
Brigid Jordan, Yi-Ping Tseng, Nichola Coombs, Anne Kennedy, Jeff Borland
Journal article | 2014 | BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Member of the Order of Australia
In recognition of significant contribution to the field of infant mental health
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
Executive Committee Member And Board Of Directors Member 2000-2006
World Association for Infant Mental Health
Australian Association for Infant Mental Health
Australian Association of Social Workers
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Social Work
University of Melbourne