Staff

Prof. Paul Glasziou
Director
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. 

Assoc. Prof. Rae Thomas
Co-Director
Rae is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University. She is a Psychologist with over 20 years’ clinical experience providing psychological interventions to children and families. Her program of research includes developing, implementing, and evaluating randomised controlled trials, embedding public voices in health guidelines and policy, exploring processes in health decision making particularly in relation to overdiagnosis, and translating research evidence to practice and policy. She has taught evidence-based practice to students and health practitioners, conducted systematic reviews, used randomised controlled experimental designs, and explored innovative methodologies to facilitate public deliberation in health policy.

Prof. 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. Ray Moynihan
Ray is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University. Ray recently won a prestigious NHMRC Early Career Fellowship and is a chief investigator within the NHMRC-funded Wiser Healthcare research collaboration for reducing overdiagnosis. A former award-winning journalist, Ray’s worked at ABC’s Four Corners7:30 Report, and Australian Financial Review, and written 4 books on the business of medicine, including “Selling Sickness”, translated into 12 languages. A one-time Harkness fellow at Harvard University, Ray’s published in the NEJMLancet and BMJ, and currently presents The Recommended Dose podcast, produced by Cochrane Australia.

Asst. Prof. Sharon Sanders
Sharon 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.

Rebecca Sims
Rebecca Sims is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice.  Her PhD is under the supervision of Prof Paul Glasziou and Assoc Prof Rae Thomas.  Her research focuses on public and professional perceptions of labelling of health conditions and involves exploration of why labelling of health conditions is influential.  She has experience in researching osteoporosis, antibiotic resistance, alternatives to antibiotics, overdiagnosis, and stigma of psychological conditions.  Rebecca is a Clinical Psychology Registrar, and completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond University, Australia.

Sally Wortley

Michelle Guppy

Thanya Pathirana