About Tammy Hoffmann
Dr Tammy Hoffmann is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University where she leads the Centre for Evidence-Informed Health Decisions.
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 >$9 million in competitive grant funding, including two NHMRC Centres for Research Excellence, a NHMRC Research Fellowship, and multiple project grants.
Tammy is the lead author of the TIDieR statement to improve the reporting of interventions in research articles. She is an editorial board member 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.
Recent media coverage of research include:
* The Conversation - Great expectations: our naive optimism about medical care
* New York Times - If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them
* ABC 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
* ABC Radio National - Health Report - Shared decision making
* ABC Radio National - Counterpoint - Overoptimistic health expectations
* The Guardian - The three questions that every patient should ask their doctor
* The Australian - Too many treatments may be bad for our wealth
* CBC Radio - How to exercise for good health
Evidence-based practice, Patient education, health communication, health literacy, Shared decision making, chronic disease self-management, occupational therapy, and stroke rehabilitation and secondary stroke prevention
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
Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Ph: +61 7 559 55522
Key Papers (12)
Featured Works (1)
A qualitative study exploring high school students' understanding of, and ...
Health expectations : An international journal of public participation in health care and health policy (2017)
BACKGROUND: Exposure to health claims, particularly in the media and social media, is pervasive, and the information conveyed is often ...
Parents' expectations and experiences of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections ...
Annals of Family Medicine (2017)
PURPOSE: Primary care visits for children with acute respiratory infections frequently result in antibiotic prescriptions, although antibiotics have limited benefits ...