Ms Jenni Bryant
(Consultation Liaison Psychiatry)

DepartmentConsultation Liaison Psychiatry
Research AreasHealth Services Research, Therapy and Treatment, Population Health, Mental Health, Supportive Care
Research TopicsSuicide and Self-Harm, Sedation, Psychosis and other Mental Health, Deliberate Self-Poisoning
Research TypesClinical Trials, Survey / Observational Research, Translational, Qualitative Descriptive

Ms Jenni Bryant has been conducting research in the Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Department at Calvary Mater Newcastle since 2000. Her research interests range from Deliberate Self-Poisoning, to the Experiences of ED Nurses Caring for Persons who have Deliberately Self-Poisoned to Sedation of Acute Behavioural Disturbance. In addition she has conducted collaborative research with colleagues working in Consultation Liaison Mental Health Nursing that explored Mental Health Liaison Nursing in Australia.

Publications

  • Isbister, G. K., Calver, L. A., Page, C. B., Stokes, B., Bryant, J. L., & Downes, M. A. (2010). Randomized controlled trial of intramuscular droperidol versus midazolam for violence and acute behavioral disturbance: the DORM study. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 56, 392-401
  • Calver, L. A., Downes, M. A., Page, C. B., Bryant, J. L., & Isbister, G. K. (2010). The impact of a standardised intramuscular sedation protocol for acute behavioural disturbance in the emergency department, BMC Emergency Medicine, 10, 14.
  • Downes, M. A., Healy, P., Page, C. B., Bryant, J. L., & Isbister, G. K. (2009). Structured team approach to the agitated patient in the emergency department, Emergency Medicine Australasia., 21, 196-202.
  • McNamara, P., Bryant, J., Forster, J., Sharrock, J., & Happell, B. (2008). Exploratory study of mental health consultation-liaison nursing in Australia: Part 2. Preparation, support and role satisfaction. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17, 189-196.
  • Sharrock, J., Bryant, J., McNamara, P., Forster, J., & Happell, B. (2008). Exploratory study of mental health consultation-liaison nursing in Australia: Part 1. Demographics and role characteristics. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 17, 180-188.

 

Getting to know you

When did you start doing research?

2000.

What research projects are you currently working on?

I am between projects.

What research achievement are you most proud of?

My Master's research as it was all my own work.

What did you do before coming to work at Calvary Mater Newcastle?

I worked as a Mental Health Nurse for Mental Health Services.

What has helped you the most in your research at Calvary Mater Newcastle?

Working with experienced researchers.

Who are your main collaborators at Calvary Mater Newcastle?

Colleagues in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Clinical Toxicology Departments.

What did you do before you became a researcher?

Same as I do now, worked as a clinician.

What made you decide to do research?

I was encouraged to join the Department's Research Team. I then enrolled in a Research Master's degree.

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