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  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

  • 5548 Citations
  • 33 h-Index

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Personal profile

Research interests

I lead the Centre for Evidence-Informed Health Decisions. Our research is primarily focussed on helping people to make informed decisions about health – including health professionals, patients, and the public. 

The research that is aimed at health professionals includes developing and evaluating strategies and tools to increase the awareness and usability of evidence about interventions and skills for incorporating this into conversations with patients.

The Centre’s interdisciplinary research draws upon the areas of shared decision making, evidence-based practice, health communication, knowledge translation, and public health.

For examples of current projects and grants, see:

Statement for HDR students

I am very happy to supervise HDR research projects in topics relevant to my research areas. 

Examples of some previous and current HDR projects: 

Shared decision making and informed health decisions:
  • Developing and trialling an online decision aid to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder make informed intervention decisions 
  • Exploring new ways of communicating antibiotic benefits and harms to patients and caregivers. 
  • Helping the public to make informed health care decisions by training consumers and high school students in how to evaluate research about treatments 
  • Training health professionals in shared decision making skills 
  • Using visual communication of intervention benefits and harms to enhance informed consent 
Methodological research to improve the reporting, synthesis and implementation of evidence:
  • Analysing the effective components of a complex intervention (exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation) and methods to improve implementation 
  • Improving the efficiency of systematic reviewing

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland

External positions

National Stroke Foundation Clinical Council

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners - Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions Committe

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Research Output

Taping for knee osteoarthritis

Glasziou, P., Bennett, J., Greenberg, P., Green, S., Gunn, J., Hoffmann, T. & Pirotta, M., 2013, In : Australian Family Physician. 42, 10, p. 725-726 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearch

Open Access

Mapping of reporting guidance for systematic reviews and meta-analyses generated a comprehensive item bank for future reporting guidelines

Page, M. J., McKenzie, J. E., Bossuyt, P. M., Boutron, I., Hoffmann, T., Mulrow, C. D., Shamseer, L. & Moher, D., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 118, p. 60-68 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • The Elephant in the Room: Too Much Medicine in Musculoskeletal Practice

    Lewis, J. S., Cook, C. E., Hoffmann, T. C. & O'Sullivan, P., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 50, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 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
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    42 Downloads (Pure)

    Blue-Light Therapy for Acne Vulgaris: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Scott, A. M., Stehlik, P., Clark, J., Zhang, D., Yang, Z., Hoffmann, T., Mar, C. D. & Glasziou, P., Nov 2019, In : Annals of Family Medicine. 17, 6, p. 545-553 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Press / Media

    GPs aren’t writing scripts for exercise – here’s why

    Tammy C Hoffmann


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    More Physical Activity Drops Death Risk Drastically in Older Women

    Tammy C Hoffmann


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Brought to heal: How no medicine is often the best medicine

    Tammy C Hoffmann & Chris B Del Mar


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Why the best medical treatment is sometimes no treatment

    Tammy C Hoffmann & Chris B Del Mar


    4 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    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


    The provision and delivery of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in Australia: concordant with best research evidence?

    Author: Abell, B., 7 Oct 2017

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis