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About Tammy Hoffmann

Tammy Hoffmann is a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University.

Her research and teaching interests span many aspects of shared decision making, knowledge translation, evidence-based practice, informed health decisions, and minimising waste in research. She was awarded a Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award in 2012 and is a university medallist from the University of Queensland.  

She is the lead editor of a book (Evidence-Based Practice across the Health Professions; 3rd edition published in 2017), has published 33 book chapters, over 200 journal publications, and given numerous national and international invited presentations and evidence-based practice and shared decision making workshops. She has been awarded >$8.9 million in competitive grant funding, including two NHMRC Centres for Research Excellence, a NHMRC Research Fellowship, and multiple project grants.

Tammy is on the editorial board of the Cochrane Stroke Group, Patient Education and Counselling, and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. She is a member of the National Stroke Foundation Clinical Council and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner's Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI) committee. She is a co-developer of OTseeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence) - - a free evidence database that is the world’s most complete index of the evidence of effects of occupational therapy interventions.

Recent media coverage of research include:
* The Conversation Australia - Great expectations: our naive optimism about medical care:
* New York Times - If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them:
* Radio National Health Report - Patients' expectations of the benefits and harms of treatment:
* Vox - The truth about medicine
* The Conversation Australia - Less is the new more: choosing medical tests and treatments wisely:
* Radio National Health Report - Shared decision making:
* The Australian - Too many treatments may be bad for our wealth:


Present NHMRC/PHCRED Career Development Fellow, Bond University
Present Clinical Epidemiologist, Bond University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award, 2012
  • Vice-Chancellor's Quality Award for Research Excellence, Bond University, 2013
  • Mary Rankine Wilson Memorial Award for Professional Excellence
  • Excellence in Research Award, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, 2010
  • Excellence in Research Award, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, 2009
  • Early Career Researcher Award, The University of Queensland, 2008
  • University Medal, The University of Queensland

Contact Information

Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Ph: +61 7 559 55522


Key Papers (12)

Books (2)

Articles (91)