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About Tammy Hoffmann

Dr Tammy Hoffmann is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare at Bond University where she leads the Centre for Evidence-Informed Health Decisions. She is also the Co-Director of the Australasian EQUATOR Centre and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

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. See current article list at ORCID page. Her H-index is 43.

She has been awarded >$13 million in competitive grant funding, including 3 NHMRC Centres for Research Excellence, 2 NHMRC Research Fellowships, 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; and an Associate Editor for Trials. She is a member of the Steering group for the International Patient Decision Aids Standard (IPDAS) Collaboration, a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner's Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI) committee and an inaugural Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy.

Media coverage of key research findings include:
* ABC Radio National - Health Report - Shared decision making
* ABC Radio National - Counterpoint - Overoptimistic health expectations


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

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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

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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 (11)

Books (2)

Articles (98)