• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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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: https://iebh.bond.edu.au/our-research/centre-evidence-informed-health-decision

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 2003 2020

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

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
Delivery of Health Care
Musculoskeletal Pain
Health Resources
4 Citations (Scopus)
1 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

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

Acne Vulgaris
Research Personnel
72 Downloads (Pure)

Can nudge-interventions address health service overuse and underuse? Protocol for a systematic review

O'Keeffe, M., Traeger, A. C., Hoffmann, T., Ferreira, G. E., Soon, J. & Maher, C., 1 Jun 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 6, e029540.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Health Services Misuse

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