Dr Majella Murphy
Program Manager, B.strong Brief Intervention Training Program
Doctor of Psychology, University of QLD, 2007; Master of Clinical Psychology, University of QLD, 1999; Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of QLD, 1996; Bachelor of Arts (Distinction), Central QLD University, 1995 Registered Psychologist, AHPRA
Majella has a passion for making sure that research translates into practice and improves health outcomes. She has worked internationally in unique and challenging positions where she has been an extremely successful conduit between a corporate world, the academic industry, and numerous government organisations.
Majella has also worked with health authorities in both developed and developing countries. Her knowledge and experience was sort by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime to assist with writing the guidelines for implementing family skills programs in developing countries.
During her career with Menzies Majella has collaborated on evaluation and monitoring projects with Menzies colleagues, assisted with the establishment of the Centre of Research Excellence: An Innovation Platform for Integrated Quality Improvement, and been involved with the Centre for Primary Health Care Systems in a management role.
- Knowledge translation, implementation and research impact
- Capacity building and workforce development
- B.strong program
More than 80 Health workers from around the Townsville region are participating in Menzies B.Strong workshops.
The B.strong Brief Intervention Training Program, which according to North West Hospital and Health Service Indigenous Workforce Coordinator, Lila Pigliafiori, will give health workers the skills to promote health changes for their clients.
THE health of the community was the focal point of the B.strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program that was held in St George.
There are significant differences in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in Queensland and the rest of the population. A lot of this can be addressed by changing three key lifestyle factors: smoking, nutrition and physical activity.
QUEENSLAND health professionals will receive training on how to provide culturally appropriate healthy lifestyle advice to Indigenous people under the Menzies B.strong training program.
The $2.24 million B.Strong initiative will be rolled out over three years by the Menzies School of Health Research to health professionals in Queensland giving culturally-appropriate lifestyle advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
QLD Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program.