Staff

Professor Tammy Hoffmann
Tammy is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. Her research spans many aspects of evidence-based practice, shared decision making, knowledge translation, and minimising waste in research. Tammy has been involved in the development of a number of reporting guidelines. As part of her interest in improving the reporting, useability, and uptake of effective non-pharmacological interventions, she led the development of the TIDieR (Template for Intervention Description and Replication) checklist and guide.

Professor Paul Glasziou
Paul is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine and Director of the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. His key interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice. Paul is a leader within the Reward Alliance, investigating research waste and promoting better prioritisation, design, conduct, regulation, management and reporting of health research. His other research interests are in overdiagnosis and overtreatment, particularly in general practice, the uptake of evidence for non-drug interventions, and the automation of systematic review processes. 

Professor Chris Del Mar
Chris is Professor of Public Health at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. He teaches evidence-based practice and shared decision making, and research on synthesising evidence, using systematic review and meta-analysis methods, as well as primary research, using randomised trials, and observational study designs. Specific areas include acute respiratory infections, any self-limiting disease including infections, skin cancer, and antibiotic resistance, in primary care. He has a national and international reputation in antibiotic overprescribing in acute respiratory infections, evidence-based medicine and systematic review, and randomised controlled trials, in both clinical medicine and health services research.

Professor Jenny Doust
Jenny is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice at Bond University and also works as a general practitioner in Brisbane. Her research areas of interest are the use of diagnosis, screening and monitoring tests in general practice and the problem of overdiagnosis. She was a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2008-2012), the Economic Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2005-2013), and Therapeutic Guidelines (Cardiovascular) advisory group (2011-12) and is a RACGP representative for the Choosing Wisely campaign.


Asst Prof Sharon Sanders
Sharon Sanders is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University with expertise in evidence synthesis and systematic reviews of all study types.  Her research interests are in overdiagnosis, including the methods of estimating overdiagnosis, the widening of disease definitions and in minimising research waste.

Dr Loai Albarqouni
Loai is a final-year PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University. His PhD is under the supervision of Prof Paul Glasziou and Prof Tammy Hoffmann and focuses on improving the teaching of evidence-based practice to health professionals. It involves the development of a set of core competencies in evidence-based practice for health professionals. Loai is a medical doctor (MD) from Palestine and completed an MSc degree in clinical epidemiology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. His research interests include evidence-based practice, shared decision making, and primary health care.

Dr Oyuka Byambasuren
Oyuka Byambasuren is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice. Her research focuses on effectiveness of smartphone health apps and their usability in primary care. Her other interests include overdiagnosis, under-utilised non-drug interventions and science communication. Oyuka is also a medical doctor from Mongolia and completed her Master of Medical Research degree at Griffith university, Australia.

Justin Clark is the Senior Research Information Specialist at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. He is also the Cochrane Information Specialist for the Acute Respiratory Infections Group, a member of the Cochrane Information Specialists Executive and the Co-Lead of the search group of the Living Evidence Network. His work focuses on locating and retrieving information in a way that minimises workloads for research teams.  He has been working on developing tools and methods for the automation of systematic reviews. He has recently led a trial evaluating one of these tools by comparing human performance using them, to human performance not using them.

Dr Leila Cusack