Professor David Henry
David is Professor of Evidence Based Practice at CREBP, Bond University. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and holds a Conjoint Chair at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has a long standing interest in evidence-based practice and has been a member of the Cochrane Collaboration for many years. He has been active in the field of drug safety and was executive co-lead of CNODES ( a distributed network of Canadian data centres and scientists using administrative data to evaluate adverse drug effects. He led efforts to introduce comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness evaluation methods as a basis for national drug coverage decisions in Australia in the early 1990s. He practiced as an internal medicine specialist and clinical pharmacologist for many years in Australia.

Associate Professor Claudia Dobler
Claudia is Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. She is also a consultant respiratory physician at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney. Her research focuses on epidemiology and large database analysis, evidence-based medicine, knowledge synthesis and translation, and medical decision-making at a system and patient encounter level (using the tools of decision analysis and decision aids for shared decision-making). Claudia spent two years as a visiting research scholar at the Mayo Clinic’s Evidence-Based Practice Center in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Breathe, the educational journal of the European Respiratory Society.

Associate Professor Mark Jones
Mark is Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice at Bond University. He has more than 20 years of experience in medical and health science research; previously working at clinical trials centres, government departments and academic institutions in Australia and New Zealand. His areas of expertise and interest include clinical trials, systematic review and meta-analysis, reporting bias, and drug safety. Mark is deputy coordinating editor for the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections group and consultant statistician for the RIAT (restoring invisible and abandoned trials) Support Center.


Associate Professor Magnolia Cardona is a health services researcher with a passion for ensuring high quality care of disadvantaged populations. Her work over the past few years has focused on the identification and reduction of overtreatment of older patients near the end of life in Australia, Europe and USA.



Dr Paulina Stehlik
Paulina is a Senior Research Fellow and Evidence Based Practice Professorial Unit Coordinator at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, part-time in community pharmacist, and president of the Gold Coast Skeptics. She works with Gold Coast Health staff in Evidence Based Practice and Research development through teaching, strategic input, research consultation and mentorship. Her areas of interests include clinician research engagement and development, reducing research waste, using real-world data for research, regulation of health products, over prescribing, pharmacy practice and pharmacy services.


Iris Gerke
Iris works as a Research Administrative Officer for the Evidence Based Practice Professorial Unit.  She has many years’ experience as a Research Officer at various university hospitals in Germany.  After moving to Australia, she followed her passion and became an Event Manager. Her previous role entailed working for a small IT company overseeing their administrative duties as well as coordinating events and conferences.