Our Team

Prof. Paul Glasziou
Director: CREBP
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. 

Prof. 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.

Prof. 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.

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.

Prof. 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 (www.cnodes.ca) 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.

Assoc. Prof. Rae Thomas
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 Claudia Dobler
Claudia is a consultant respiratory physician who has been working in this role at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney since 2007. 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 has been supported by consecutive NHMRC fellowships since 2015 and spent two years as a visiting research scholar at the Mayo Clinic’s Evidence-Based Practice Center in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. From 2015 to 2016 she was medical chair of the respiratory network at the New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation, which works with clinicians, patients and managers to design and promote better healthcare. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Breathe, the educational journal of the European Respiratory Society.

Assoc. Prof. 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.

Assoc. Prof. Magnolia Cardona
Magnolia is Associate Professor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University. She 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.

Asst. Prof. Chrissy Erueti
Centre Manager
Chrissy is an Assistant Professor and the Manager at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. Chrissy took up this role in 2010, after spending a number of years as an Educationalist and Academic Team Leader at the Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki (New Zealand). Prior to moving into education Chrissy trained and worked as a nurse so brings with her to the CREBP manager position a great diversity in knowledge across clinical, educational and management areas.  As CREBP manager she is responsible for four functional areas: 1) Financial Management 2) Human Resource Management 3) Operational Management and 4) The Educational Program Management.

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.

Asst. Prof. Anna Scott
Anna is an Assistant Professor and Systematic Review Ninja at the Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice at Bond University. Her background is in Philosophy, Epidemiology and Health Technology Assessment. Her research primarily focuses on evidence generation and methodological development in two aspects of robust health policy decision-making: evidence syntheses (e.g. systematic reviews) needed to make sound, evidence-informed decisions; and the involvement of community members in those decisions. She also works on issues in waste in research (in particular, research governance).

Dr 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 Corners, 7:30 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 NEJM, Lancet and BMJ, and currently presents The Recommended Dose podcast, produced by Cochrane Australia.

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.

Dr Mina Bakhit
Mina is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. His key interests include evidence synthesis, shared decision making, and improving quality of reporting. His research focuses on patient-clinician communication and decision making about antibiotic use in primary care. He has a special interest in antibiotic resistance development and decay.

Alexandra Bannach-Brown 
Alex is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, with expertise and interests in evidence synthesis, open science and the automation of systematic reviews. Her research involves developing and implementing automation tools to reduce waste in healthcare and biomedical research and improve research quality.

 

Clare Badenhorst
Clare is Director of Health Systems and Knowledge Translation. She leads business and system improvement projects and health system translation programs, both educational and accelerated implementation of research finding’s into clinical practice. She is passionate about implementing programs  that lead to improved patient outcomes and greater efficiencies within healthcare systems. Clare has worked in healthcare consulting in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom, assisting healthcare organisations in designing and implementing innovative healthcare solutions and integrated healthcare programs.


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.

Honorary Associate Professor Elaine Beller is a biostatistician and clinical triallist with more than 25 years’ experience in research. One of her research areas is focused on reducing the waste in research effort by improving the quality of published research reports, particularly in systematic reviews and randomised trials. Elaine led the PRISMA for Abstracts extension of the PRISMA Statement. 

 

Current PhD students

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

Dr Respati Ranakusuma
Respati (Anggi) is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University, as well as an otorhinolaryngologist in Indonesia. Under the supervision of Prof Chris Del Mar and Associate Prof Elaine Beller, her research focuses on identifying alternative treatment for acute otitis media in children. This was raised by her concerns on the over-use of antibiotics for common diseases, such as acute respiratory infections. Her other research interests are systematic review and health technology assessment.

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.

Support staff:
Matt Carter – Software Support/Development Officer
Michael Hodder – Software Support/Development Officer
Dr Gina Cleo – Research Assistant/Tutor
Melanie Vermeulen – Research Admin Officer
Amanda Murray – Research Assistant
Liz Dooley – Managing Editor, Cochrane Acute Respiratory Group
Ann Jones – Review Group Coordinator Cochrane
Dr Eman Abukmail – Research Assistant
Iris Gerke – Research Admin Officer (GCUH)
Sally Wortley – Research Fellow