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  • 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

Award Date: 12 Oct 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

Adverse drug reactions associated with amitriptyline - protocol for a systematic multiple-indication review and meta-analysis

Brueckle, M-S., Thomas, E. T., Seide, S. E., Pilz, M., Gonzalez-Gonzalez, A. I., Nguyen, T. S., Harder, S., Glasziou, P. P., Gerlach, F. M. & Muth, C., 17 Mar 2020, In : Systematic Reviews. 9, 1, 8 p., 59.

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    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    Are college mandated research requirements for trainee doctors incentivising research waste?

    Stehlik, P., Fawzy, P., Narouz, I., Brandenburg, C., Noble, C., Henry, D. A. & Glasziou, P. P., 21 Feb 2020.

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    • 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

    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, ...

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Clinical Guidelines

    Mark Morgan (Speaker), Evan Ackermann (Speaker), Nicholas Zwar (Speaker) & Paul Glasziou (Speaker)

    16 Aug 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    National Health and Medical Research Council (External organisation)

    Paul P Glasziou (Chair)

    23 Jul 2018

    Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

    Protocol Development Workshop

    Paul Glasziou (Participant)

    27 Mar 201828 Mar 2018

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

    Press / Media

    NHS groups made millions from undeclared deals with drug companies

    Paul P Glasziou


    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Guidelines put some heart failure patients in 'no man's land'

    Paul P Glasziou


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    On the road: farewelling Elaine Beller

    Elaine M Beller & Paul P Glasziou


    2 items of Media coverage

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    New blood pressure guidelines could put lives at risk

    Paul P Glasziou & Jenny Doust


    6 items of Media coverage

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