• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

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Research interests

I am an Associate Professor in the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare at Bond University. I have been a practicing Psychologist with over 25 years experience providing psychological interventions for children and families.

I am particularly interested in developing, implementing and evaluating randomised controlled trials,  exploring processes and embedding public preferences in health decision making, and translating evidence to practice and policy.

I am involved in researching a style of deliberative democracy known as community juries and have led research projects to explore their utility in public health policy development.

I have 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 decision making.

My research themes include:

  • Improving evidence-based decision making in clinical practice.
  • Using community engagement in health policy decision-making.
  • Working with the public to better facilitate and understand the evidence-based practice.

Statement for HDR students

My research within the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice is focussed on improving the uptake of research to better inform evidence-based practice in public, clinical, and policy domains.

Research in this area would explore how to improve critical appraisal skills in community members, how to disseminate research knowledge to clinicians so they might use it more frequently, and how to work with policy-makers to explore community engagement techniques.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Griffith University Queensland

20022008

Award Date: 1 Sep 2008

Counselling Psychology, Graduate Diploma, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

19921993

Award Date: 1 Dec 1993

Psychology, Bachelor of Education, University of Melbourne

19871990

Award Date: 1 Dec 1990

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