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Australasian EQUATOR Centre

In addition to helping carry out the strategic vision of the EQUATOR network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the focus of the Australasian EQUATOR Centre is on reducing waste and enhancing the value of biomedical research.

Examples of our current activities include:

 

Co-Directors

Professor Tammy Hoffmann

Tammy is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. Her research spans many aspects of evidence-based practice, shared decision making, knowledge translation, and minimising waste in research. Tammy has been involved in the development of a number of reporting guidelines. As part of her interest in improving the reporting, useability, and uptake of effective non-pharmacological interventions, she led the development of the TIDieR (Template for Intervention Description and Replication) checklist and guide.

Professor Paul Glasziou

Paul is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine and Director of the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. His key interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice. Paul is a leader within the Reward Alliance, investigating research waste and promoting better prioritisation, design, conduct, regulation, management and reporting of health research. His other research interests are in overdiagnosis and overtreatment, particularly in general practice, the uptake of evidence for non-drug interventions, and the automation of systematic review processes.

 

Research staff

 

Alexandra Bannach-Brown is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, with expertise and interests in evidence synthesis, open science and the automation of systematic reviews.

 

Honorary Associate Professor Elaine Beller is a biostatistician and clinical triallist with more than 25 years’ experience in research. One of her research areas is focused on reducing the waste in research effort by improving the quality of published research reports, particularly in systematic reviews and randomised trials. Elaine led the PRISMA for Abstracts extension of the PRISMA Statement.

 

Information specialist

 

Justin Clark

 

Software development specialists

Dr Matt Carter

Michael Hodder

 

 

Contact:

Professor Tammy Hoffmann

Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice

Bond University

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 4229

 

This page was updated on October 2018