• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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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: http://www.crebp.net.au/ceihd/

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 2019

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
2 Citations

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

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

An analysis of reporting quality of prospective studies examining community antibiotic use and resistance

Bakhit, M., Del Mar, C., Scott, A. M. & Hoffmann, T., 27 Nov 2018, In : Trials. 19, 7 p., 656.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Clinician, patient and general public beliefs about diagnostic imaging for low back pain: Protocol for a qualitative evidence synthesis

Traeger, A. C., Reed, B. J., O'Connor, D. A., Hoffmann, T. C., Machado, G. C., Bonner, C., Maher, C. G. & Buchbinder, R., 10 Feb 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 2, 7 p., e019470.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Qualitative Research
Diagnostic Imaging
Low Back Pain
Theoretical Models
3 Citations

Completeness of the reporting of evidence-based practice educational interventions: A review

Albarqouni, L., Glasziou, P. & Hoffmann, T., 1 Feb 2018, In : Medical Education. 52, 2, p. 161-170 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

educational practice

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


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