Her housing research portfolio includes: research on housing and care; housing and health; older people and sustainability; accessibility of the built environment and extensive research on home modification interventions. She directs the Home Modification Information Clearinghouse (HMinfo) which was nominated for the NSW Premiers Public Service Award in 2006. HMinfo is a recurrent national research project funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). HMinfo aims to develop and disseminate an evidence base for Home Modification interventions and it underpins the Ageing in place strategy and Age and Disability reform programs in Australia.
Prof Bridge has also led two projects that have developed software for use by older people in assessing and changing their environment to improve their quality of life.
Attend Catherine's presentation:
The History and Future of Home Modifications in Australia: Building an evidence base for practice.