Dr Heather Bancroft

Completed PhD student
Dr Heather Bancroft

Heather has had extensive experience working in the sector as a clinical psychologist with Ambulance Victoria, where she was Clinical Director of the Victorian Ambulance Counselling Unit. She presented her research findings at the CRC’s Research Forum in 2018.


Student project

Firefighters are amongst the least-researched emergency service population, despite their high risk of exposure to trauma. This study will improve the knowledge of the prevalence of mental health disorders amongst Australian volunteer and career firefighters, as well as the understanding of the range of factors contributing to better and worse mental health outcomes. This knowledge will assist fire services to know what policy, practice and programs may need to be initiated or modified in order to minimise the negative impact of work stress on mental health outcomes, and maximise positive mental health outcomes.
03 Sep 2019
What is the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and alcohol...
Prevalence and predictors of mental health in firefighters
18 Sep 2018
This study aimed to identify the prevalence and predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD...
Improving our knowledge of the mental health and wellbeing of firefighters
30 Jun 2017
This study aims to:Identify the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety...
Heather Bancroft Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
This study will improve our knowledge of the prevalence of mental health disorders amongst...
What Factors Contribute to Better and Worse Mental Health in Firefighters
18 Aug 2015
This project aims to investigate which individual, operational and organisational factors...
Wellbeing of firefighters
25 Aug 2014
This project aims to investigate the wellbeing of Australian urban and regional firefighters as...

Resources credited

Send a message to Dr Heather Bancroft (via CRC)

User Contact