Tammy Hoffmann


  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

  • 3688 Citations
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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: 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 2018

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/debate

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 journalArticle

Open Access
Qualitative Research
Diagnostic Imaging
Low Back Pain
Theoretical Models
3 Citations
Evidence-Based Practice
educational practice
2 Citations
Early Ambulation
Critical Illness
Intensive Care Units
Confidence Intervals
Open Access
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)


Automating Systematic Reviews

Author: Rathbone, J., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Glasziou, P. (Supervisor), Hoffmann, T. (Supervisor) & Beller, E. (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. (Supervisor) & Glasziou, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis