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ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
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Penny Bridge

Clinical Nurse - Women’s Health Service


Professional Bio

Penny is a dedicated clinical nurse with over 26 years of experience in a range of settings globally, including working cross-culturally with Aboriginal communities and refugees in Australia. Penny has successfully led and coordinated a number of community-based primary healthcare programs over this time, working with women with complex health and social needs. Recent years have seen Penny working predominantly with women experiencing domestic and family violence, and focusing in particular on the impact of this violence on newly arrived migrant and refugee communities. Her ability to engage with and support culturally diverse populations tackling complex social issues such as domestic violence is a key strength of her career. Penny has frequently presented at conferences nationally and her recent completion of a Master of Public Health has deepened her professional understanding of the drivers of health inequities as she positively contributes to better health outcomes across vulnerable population groups.