Rae Thomas

Dr

  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 870 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20072018
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am an Associate Professor in the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University, and a Psychologist with over 20 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.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Griffith University Queensland

20022008

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

19921993

Psychology, Bachelor of Education, University of Melbourne

19871990

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Research Output 2007 2018

1 Citations
Open Access
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Habits
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Randomized Controlled Trials
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1 Citations

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Adapted for Preschoolers with Callous-Unemotional Traits: An Open Trial Pilot Study

Kimonis, E., Briggs, N., Brouwer-French, L., Frick, P., Hawes, D., Bagner, D., Thomas, R. L. & Dadds, M. 6 Jul 2018 In : Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Participant experiences of two successful habit-based weight-loss interventions in Australia: a qualitative study

Cleo, G., Hersch, J. & Thomas, R. 31 May 2018 In : BMJ Open. 8, 5, 9 p., e020146

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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The effectiveness and feasibility of TREAT (Tailoring Research Evidence and Theory) journal clubs in allied health: A randomised controlled trial

Wenke, R. J., Thomas, R., Hughes, I. & Mickan, S. 9 May 2018 In : BMC Medical Education. 18, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 104

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1 Citations

Communicating about overdiagnosis: Learning from community focus groups on osteoporosis

Moynihan, R., Sims, R., Hersch, J., Thomas, R., Glasziou, P. & McCaffery, K. J. 1 Feb 2017 In : PLoS One. 12, 2, e0170142

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Thesis

Exploring the attributes of group-based education for the management of chronic diseases, focusing on type 2 diabetes mellitus

Author: Odgers-Jewell, K., 11 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Isenring, E. (Supervisor), Thomas, R. (Supervisor) & Reidlinger, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Maintaining Weight Loss: A Look at Habits

Author: Cleo, G., 17 Feb 2018

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

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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