Prof Chris Del Mar
Professor of Public Health
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229
An evidence-based medicine (EBM) specialist, Professor Del Mar has contributed significantly to health sciences and clinical research. Appointed Visiting Professor of General Practice at Oxford University in 2007, Professor Del Mar is the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Collaboration – Acute Respiratory Infections Group, an international, independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide.
An internationally esteemed researcher and academic, Cambridge educated Professor Del Mar is an expert in respiratory viruses. He was the only Australian invited to participate in the World Health Organisation’s swine flu (H1N1) rapid guidelines development in Geneva, and has recently received NHMRC funding for research in the area.
Professor Del Mar was appointed to the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Health Care Committee – one of its five principal committees. Previously he was Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) National Research Committee, President of the Australian Association for Academic General Practice, Editor of the research section of the Australian Family Physician, and chair of the editorial advisory committee of the Federal Government’s health web portal – HealthInsite.
In late 2008 he was awarded the Rose-Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practice in recognition of his outstanding commitment to general practice research.
Fellowship of Faculty Public Health – RACP
Bachelor Medicine – Cambridge University
Medical Sciences Tripos – Cambridge University
Doctor of Medicine (research) – University of Queensland
Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners – RACGP
Bachelor of Science – Salford University
Other professional appointments
Coordinating Editor – Acute Respiratory Group, Cochrane Collaboration
Member – NHMRC Health Care Committee
Current research grants
ARC DIscovery $525K PNs in primary care
Aust Centre PHC Research 2005/7 Self-Help Organisations $400K
NHMRC Linking GPs and the Community for prevention $691K
NHMRC $84,000 Update SRs of influenza-related Cochrane reviews
Recent research grants
AHMAC $400K n-of-1 trials
Research partners & collaborators
A/Prof Alex Barratt – Sydney University
Prof Paul Glasziou – Bond University
A/Prof Peter Baade – Qld Cancer Fund
A/Prof Liz Eakin – University of Queensland
Prof Desley Hegney – National University of Singapore
Dr Fran Boyle – University of Queensland
Christopher Del Mar
- Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses (Review)
- Letter to the editor: Antibiotics and acute otitis media in children
- Introduction to evidence-based practice
- Information needs, asking questions and some basics of research studies
- Letter to the editor: Treatment of acute otitis media in children
- What is Cochrane all about?
- Body site distribution of skin cancer, pre-malignant and common benign pigmented lesions excised in general practice
- Antibiotics for bronchiolitis in children
- Has the investment in general practice research been worthwhile?
- EBM journal clubs in general practice
- Advising patients to increase fluid intake for treating acute respiratory infections
- Evidence-based medicine workbook: Finding and applying the best research evidence to improve patient care
- Increasing access to consumer health organisations among patients with chronic disease � a randomised trial of a print-based intervention
- Otitis media
- New investments in primary care in Australia
- Using N-of-1 trials to improve patient management and save costs
- Stakeholders’ views on the routine use of n-of-1 trials to improve clinical care and to make resource allocation decisions for drug use
- Urinary tract infections in healthy women: A revolution in management?
- But what should journals actually do to keep industry sponsored research unbiased?
- Review of the quality of complementary medicines information resources: Summary report