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  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 8326 Citations
  • 51 h-Index
20002020

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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an academic general practitioner. The purpose of my teaching and research is to support clinicians get new research findings into clinical practice. So, I teach evidence-based practice and shared decision making, and research on synthesising evidence (and I am co-ordinating editor of the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group), using systematic review and meta-analysis methods, as well as primary research, using randomised trials, and observational study designs.

Specific areas of illness that I work on include acute respiratory infections, any self-limiting disease including infections, skin cancer, and antibiotic resistance, in primary care.

 

By 2019, I had authored >550 articles in peer-reviewed journals, (>200 scientific papers, with additional peer-refereed editorials and additional letters and comments), 5 books, and 22 book chapters. My h-index is 59 (Google Scholar), total citations 13,796, with 14 papers cited over 100 times, and 162 cited more than 10 times. I have been awarded $28m in research grant funding (78 grants), including 3 international grants totalling $373,000. I have 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.

Statement for HDR students

My national and international reputation is in antibiotic overprescribing in acute respiratory infections, evidence-based medicine and systematic review, along with randomised controlled trials, in both clinical medicine and health services research.

I am currently working on a $2.5m NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence award, for which I am the Chief Investigator A, addressing antibiotic resistance emanating from primary care prescribing.

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Research Output

A full systematic review was completed in 2 weeks using automation tools: a case study

Clark, J., Glasziou, P., Del Mar, C., Bannach-Brown, A., Stehlik, P. & Scott, A. M., May 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 121, p. 81-90 10 p.

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    Comparing the quantity and quality of randomised placebo-controlled trials of antibiotics for acute respiratory, urinary, and skin and soft tissue infections: a scoping review

    Bakhit, M., Hoffmann, T., Santer, M., Ridd, M., Francis, N., Hummers, E., Clark, J., Hilliges, C. & Del Mar, C., 29 Sep 2020, In : BJGP open.

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    Corticosteroids as standalone or add-on treatment for sore throat

    de Cassan, S., Thompson, M. J., Perera, R., Glasziou, P. P., Del Mar, C. B., Heneghan, C. J. & Hayward, G., 1 May 2020, In : Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 2020, 5, 42 p., CD008268.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Does point-of-care testing in general practice for leucocyte and differential count change use of antimicrobial medicines? A pilot study

    Frank, O., Stocks, N. & Del Mar, C., 25 Sep 2020, In : Australian Journal of Primary Health.

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    Press / Media

    Experts hail push to end repeats for common antibiotics

    Chris Del Mar & Mina Bakhit

    10/10/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Australia: Healthcare News 9 July 2018

    Chris B Del Mar

    12/07/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The reason flu vaccines don't work

    Chris B Del Mar

    25/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Why flu vaccines don't work

    Chris B Del Mar

    24/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Experts spring to defence of flu vaccine

    Chris B Del Mar

    18/06/18

    1 item of Media coverage

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