• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 4280 Citations
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am currently the Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice at Bond University (0.5 FTE), and work in general practice half-time.

I 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). I am a member of the advisory group for the National Prescribing Service and the editorial board of Diagnostic Imaging Pathways.

My research areas of interest are improving the use of diagnostic, screening and monitoring tests in general practice.

I have published 82 ISI listed articles, with an average citation rate of 21 (average in health services research is 4 and in internal medicine is 9), including in BMJ (9), PLOS medicine (2), Archives of Internal Medicine (1) and MJA (9). My total grant income is approximately $4 million.

I have also presented invited talks for the:

  • International Laboratory Clinical Chemists Scientific Conference in Grainau, Germany
  • Royal College of Pathologists Australia scientific conference
  • Sydney's School of Public Health
  • Melbourne University School of Population and Global Health
  • St Luke's International Hospital annual scientific meeting, Tokyo, Japan.

Statement for HDR students

I have supervised higher degree research students investigating:

  • Novel diagnostic tests for dengue fever
  • Methods for preventing over diagnosis
  • Methods for improving the use of clinical prediction rules in clinical settings

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, University of Queensland

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Research Output 2003 2019

Open Access
Life Style
Cardiovascular Diseases
Northern Territory
2 Citations

Antibiotic prescribing in primary healthcare: Dominant factors and trade-offs in decision-making

Lum, E. P. M., Page, K., Whitty, J. A., Doust, J. & Graves, N., 1 Jun 2018, In : Infection, Disease and Health. 23, 2, p. 74-86 13 p.

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Primary Health Care
Decision Making
Anti-Bacterial Agents
General Practitioners
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Effectiveness of blood pressure-lowering drug treatment by levels of absolute risk: Post hoc analysis of the Australian National Blood Pressure Study

Ho, C. L. B., Breslin, M., Doust, J., Reid, C. M. & Nelson, M. R., 1 Mar 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 3, e017723.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Numbers Needed To Treat
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Heuristics and biases in cardiovascular disease prevention: How can we improve communication about risk, benefits and harms?

Bonner, C., McKinn, S., Lau, A., Jansen, J., Doust, J., Trevena, L. & McCaffery, K., 1 May 2018, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 101, 5, p. 843-853 11 p.

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Open Access
Cardiovascular Diseases

High-Sensitivity Troponin Highlights the Need for New Methods to Evaluate Diagnostic Tests

Doust, J. & Glasziou, P., Feb 2018, In : Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 11, 2, 4 p., e004468.

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Student theses

Clinical prediction rules for assisting diagnosis

Author: Sanders, S. L., 18 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Doust, J. A. (Supervisor) & Glasziou, P. P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Preventing Overdiagnosis

Author: Moynihan, R., 13 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Glasziou, P. P. (Supervisor) & Doust, J. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis