• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I am a Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Bond University and a part-time General Practitioner. Previously I was the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford from 2003-2010. My key interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice. I am the recipient of an NHRMC Australia Fellowship which I commenced at Bond University in July, 2010.

I am the Director of a team that is building capacity in health services research and does applied research that can be used to improve the efficiency and organisation of health services. My applied research brings economics to the study of healthcare service models, health-care acquired infection, and screening for chronic and infectious diseases, and interventions that change health related behaviour for chronic conditions.

My methodological research includes modelling skewed data, especially length of stay in hospital and factors associated with prolongation; how decision makers value health care costs; and the impact of different perspectives on decision making. I am developing a programme of research that uses Bayesian methods for the synthesis of evidence used to inform parameters in decision models. I am also interested in the role of randomness and funding decisions for scientific research.

My main interests are:

  • Identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice
  • Improving use of non-drug interventions
  • Clinical monitoring

Statement for HDR students

The research conducted by staff at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice is focussed around a number of key, yet inter-related, areas. These include:

  • Improving research processes and reporting - poor quality research reporting hampers clinicians' use of research evidence. Research in this area is examining the descriptions of non-drug interventions in trials, difficulties in synthesising and using complex interventions, and ways to improve the quality of systematic review abstracts.
  • Shared decision making and communicating evidence to patients - for people to be able to make informed decisions about tests and treatments they need to receive information that they can understand and be involved in the decision-making process. Research in this area is examining ways to facilitate this, across various diagnostic areas; how to help clinicians develop these skills; and potential uses of citizen juries for public health decisions.

Thesis Titles I am currently supervising:

  • Improving the Usability of Reports of Systematic Reviews
  • Methodology for a continuously updated evidence-based health encyclopaedia to support informed consumer choice
  • Examining the Exercise Prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Developing methods to streamline and improve systematic reviews and HTA reports
  • The Impact of Treatment and Time on Cardiovascular Risk Scores

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, University of Queensland

… → 1987

External positions

Chair - NHMRC Research Quality Steering Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council

1 Jun 201830 Jun 2021

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Research Output 1999 2019

6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
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5 Downloads (Pure)

Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics versus placebo for any indication

Hansen, M. P., Scott, A. M., McCullough, A., Thorning, S., Aronson, J. K., Beller, E. M., Glasziou, P. P., Hoffmann, T. C., Clark, J. & Del Mar, C. B., 18 Jan 2019, In : Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 2019, 1, p. CD011825 331 p., CD011825.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
2 Citations (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)

An Australian community jury to consider case-finding for dementia: Differences between informed community preferences and general practice guidelines

Thomas, R., Sims, R., Beller, E., Scott, A. M., Doust, J., Le Couteur, D., Pond, D., Loy, C., Forlini, C. & Glasziou, P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Health Expectations. 22, 3, p. 475-484 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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84 Downloads (Pure)

A question of trust: can we build an evidence base to gain trust in systematic review automation technologies?

O'Connor, A. M., Tsafnat, G., Thomas, J., Glasziou, P., Gilbert, S. B. & Hutton, B., 18 Jun 2019, In : Systematic Reviews. 8, 1, p. 143 143.

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Open Access
Biomedical Technology Assessment
Routine Diagnostic Tests
26 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Age of Onset
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Activities 2018 2019

  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Committees, Boards and Panelists
  • 1 Professional Memberships

Department of Health (External organisation)

Paul P Glasziou (Chair)

Activity: MembershipCommittees, Boards and Panelists

Protocol Development Workshop

Paul Glasziou (Participant)
27 Mar 201828 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Other

National Health and Medical Research Council (External organisation)

Paul P Glasziou (Chair)
23 Jul 2018

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

2019 Systematic Review Workshop

Melanie Vermeulen (Organiser), Rae Thomas (Facilitator), David Honeyman (Facilitator), Paul Glasziou (Speaker), Anna Scott (Speaker), Mark Jones (Speaker), Justin Clark (Speaker), Magnolia Cardona (Facilitator), Mina Bakhit (Facilitator), Loai Albarqouni (Facilitator), Raymond Moynihan (Facilitator), Sharon Sanders (Facilitator), Sarah Thorning (Facilitator), Justin Clark (Facilitator), Paul Glasziou (Facilitator), Anna Scott (Facilitator), Mark Jones (Facilitator), Christine Erueti (Organiser)
22 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Student theses

Automating Systematic Reviews

Author: Rathbone, J., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Glasziou, P. P. (Supervisor), Hoffmann, T. C. (Supervisor) & Beller, E. M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Challenges and Solutions for Educating Clinicians in Contemporary Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Albarqouni, L., 12 Oct 2019

Supervisor: Glasziou, P. P. (Supervisor) & Hoffmann, T. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


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


Developing consensus on the strategic priorities for the prevention of obesity amongst the Australian population

Author: Haynes, E., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Reidlinger, D. P. (Supervisor) & Glasziou, P. P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Maintaining Weight Loss: A Look at Habits

Author: Cleo, G., 17 Feb 2018

Supervisor: Thomas, R. L. (Supervisor), Isenring, E. A. (Supervisor) & Glasziou, P. P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis