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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 are in evidence-based practice; evidence translation; shared decision making; patient education; and self-management and rehabilitation of chronic conditions, particularly stroke. She was awarded a Queensland 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 publishing in 2017), has published 25 book chapters, over 190 journal publications, and given numerous national and international invited presentations and evidence-based practice and shared decision making workshops. She has been awarded >$8.5 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) - www.otseeker.com - 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:
 https://theconversation.com/great-expectations-our-naive-optimism-about-medical-care-33845
* New York Times - If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/upshot/if-patients-only-knew-when-more-information-means-less-treatment.html?_r=0
* Radio National Health Report - Patients' expectations of the benefits and harms of treatment:
 http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/patients27-expectations-of-the-benefits-and-harms-of-treatment/6072402
* Vox - The truth about medicine
http://www.vox.com/2015/3/7/8161407/risk-benefit-medicine
* The Conversation Australia - Less is the new more: choosing medical tests and treatments wisely:
https://theconversation.com/less-is-the-new-more-choosing-medical-tests-and-treatments-wisely-40756
* Radio National Health Report - Shared decision making:
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/participation-of-patients-in-decision-making-about-their-health/5621948
* The Australian - Too many treatments may be bad for our wealth:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/health-wellbeing/too-many-treatments-may-be-bad-for-our-wealth/story-fnr5f5xi-1227328898294

Positions

Present NHMRC/PHCRED Career Development Fellow, Bond University
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Present Clinical Epidemiologist, Bond University
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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
Australia
Ph: +61 7 559 55522

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