- ‘Do journal clubs change your mind or your practice?’ (PDF 1.81MB)
- ‘Do journal clubs change your mind or your practice?’ (Video recorded November 24, 2010, WMV 114MB)
Patrick M. Bossuyt, PhD visited Bond University on 12th July 2010. Patrick is the Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam and for the past 10 years has Chaired the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. Patrick Bossuyt obtained a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Gent (Belgium) and a PhD from the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) in 1990.
Professor Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp is an expert in implementation of evidence and drug utilization studies. Her research activities are focused on rational drug use, and effective strategies to implement improvements in particular of prescribing practices. In the growing field of drug utilization studies and pharmacoepidemiology, her team has collaborated widely both nationally and internationally. She has been involved in a number of international projects including the European Drug Education Programme (DEP), YEMDAP in Yemen and the SAR (Self medication with Antibiotics and Resistance) study. She was chair of the European Drug Utilization Research Group (EuroDURG) from 1996-2004. Professor Haaijer-Ruskamp is a member of the committee for PhD Education Graduate School of Medical Sciences and chair of the SHARE PhD education committee. She is one of the two coordinators of the Evidence-Based Medicine in Practice (EBM-P) research programme in SHARE.
Professor Rod Jackson is a professor of epidemiology in the Section of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. He is medically trained, has a PhD in Epidemiology and is a member of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed papers.
His main teaching interest is to make epidemiology and its uses more accessible at both undergraduate and postgraduate / professional levels. To achieve this he has spent about 20 years developing a ‘Graphic Approach To Epidemiology’ (GATE) which he and his colleagues use as the basis for courses in epidemiology and in evidence-based practice / critical appraisal (www.epiq.co.nz).
His main research interest for the last 30 years has been the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases. He is one of the architects of New Zealand risk-based clinical guidelines for managing CVD risk. His current research is based around PREDICT – a web-based decision support system being used to help primary and secondary care practitioners across New Zealand systematically manage CVD and diabetes risk at the ‘moment of care’ for their practice populations. PREDICT simultaneously generates a CVD research cohort that has grown to over 150,000 people.
Professor Susan Michie is Professor of Health Psychology at the University College London, UK. She is a chartered clinical and health psychologist, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the European Health Psychology Society and the British Psychological Society.
She leads UCL’s Health Psychology Research Group studying behaviour change in relation to health: how to understand it theoretically and how to develop more effective interventions. Her work develops methods to advance the study of behaviour change e.g. for specifying the content and theoretical underpinning of interventions and for synthesising evidence. This is conducted in the domains of professional practice and implementation, and risky and preventive behaviours amongst patients and the general population.
Professor Michie is Co-Director of the UK’s National Health Service’s Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training and was a consultant to the Department of Health advising on public health policy and practice, 2004-2010. She is a member of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee of NICE (National Institute of Clinical and Health Excellence), and of its Implementation Strategy Group. She is on several international advisory boards, including Knowledge Translation Canada and the Implementation Research Institute, USA.
She chairs the Behaviour and Communications Group of the UK Government’s Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee. Her editorial work includes Associate Editor of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Implementation Science and British Journal of Health Psychology and Editorial Boards of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being and Health Psychology Review.
She holds over 20 research grants and has published 180 peer-reviewed journal articles.