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HDR students

Current IEBH students

Dr Eman Abukmail

Eman is completing her PhD (part-time) on "Identifying optimal approaches to communicating natural history and prognosis information to facilitate informed decision making" under the supervision of Professor Tammy Hoffmann and Dr Mina Bakhit. She is also a medical doctor (MD), holding Masters of Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of Munich (LMU). 

¬†Email:¬†[email protected]


  • Best Poster at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH 2022)¬†

Kwame Peprah Boaitey

Kwame is a PhD student at the Centre for Research in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance in the Community (CRE-MARC). His PhD focuses on optimizing antibiotic use in primary health care under the supervision of Professor Tammy Hoffmann and Dr Mina Bakhit. He is a pharmacist and a global health professional who is passionate about antimicrobial resistance. He has vast experience in healthcare having worked as a consultant at the department of Global Coordination and Partnership at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva where he supported the team in the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes. He is also a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) and has a Master’s degree in Global Health from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Email:¬†[email protected]


  • Best Oral Presenter: HSM/MD & HDR student research conference 2022
  • PhD Scholarship through CRE-MARC

Ann Bryant

Ann is completing her Masters of Science by Research under the supervision of Assistant Professor Sharon Sanders and Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor Rae Thomas.  Her research aims to develop, pilot and evaluate a model for involving patients and the public in the development of Australian clinical guidelines;  and, from these findings embed acceptable and feasible patient and public involvement strategies in the development of clinical practice guidelines. She completed her Master of Applied Science (Agriculture) at Charles Sturt University, Australia and Graduate Diploma of Psychology at Central Queensland University, Australia.    

Email:¬†[email protected]

Justin Clark

Justin¬†is completing his PhD (part-time) under the supervision of Professor Paul Glasziou, Assistant Prof Sharon Sanders and Associate Professor Elaine Beller.¬†His research, titled ‚ÄúImproved systematic searching for improving systematic reviews‚ÄĚ, aims to improve the speed and efficiency of conducting systematic reviews by creating an enhanced way of conducting a systematic searching workflow which will combine the most effective methods of searching with a range of Systematic Review Automation tools.¬†

Email:¬†[email protected]


  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship
  • ANZAHPE (Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Editors) post-graduate student prize, 2018
  • DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for a short-term research grant, which is a competitive grant provided for outstanding foreign doctoral candidates and postdoctoral academics and scientists to carry out research in collaboration with German institutions, 2018
  • Australian Epidemiological Association (AEA) Student Conference Award, AEA Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2016

Hannah Greenwood

Hannah is a PhD student working with Assistant Professor Loai Albarqouni and Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor Rae Thomas. Her research focusses on using implementation science to improve the use of effective, evidence-based, non-drug interventions in primary care. Hannah holds first class honours in Psychological Science from the University of Queensland, and is passionate about mental health, science communication, evidence synthesis, and delivery of high-value healthcare. 

Email: [email protected]


  • Australian Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship
  • High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA) Winter School Presentation Winner

Follow Hannah on Twitter @hannahgrnwd 


Dominique Solia

Dominique is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Assistant Professor Loai Albarqouni and Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor Rae Thomas. Her research focuses on the harms and benefits of young children who receive a mild autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.  She is a qualified and experienced primary school teacher and has experience in research from various postgraduate degrees. She completed her Master of Educational Leadership and Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Melbourne and post-graduate studies in Autism at Griffith University.   

Email:¬†[email protected]

Rebecca Sims

Rebecca is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Paul Glasziou and Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor Rae Thomas.  Her research focuses on public and professional perceptions of labelling of health conditions and involves exploration of why labelling of health conditions is influential.  She has experience in researching osteoporosis, antibiotic resistance, alternatives to antibiotics, overdiagnosis, and stigma of psychological conditions.  Rebecca is a Clinical Psychology Registrar, and completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond University, Australia.

Email:¬†[email protected]


  • Michelle Guppy (PhD): Thesis title: Chronic Kidney Disease in General Practice: Efficacy of screening, monitoring and management of risk factors for the prevention of end stage disease. Supervisors: Professors Paul Glasziou¬†and Jenny Doust and Associate Professor Elaine Beller
  • Rhonda Morton (PhD): Supervisors: Professor Paul Glasziou and Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor Rae Thomas
  • Sujeewa Palagama (PhD): Supervisors: Professors Paul Glasziou and Stacy Carter and Associate Professor Katy Bell

HDR Opportunities at IEBH

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Past students


  • Leila Cusack - Thesis title: Promoting informed decisions about health interventions through the development and evaluation of an educational intervention for Australian high school students. Supervisor: T. Hoffmann
  • Christoph Schnelle - Thesis title: What makes a good doctor? Supervisors: M. Jones,¬†J. Howick








  • Cherie Hugo - Thesis title: The Lantern Project: Illuminating the value of nutrition in older Australians. Associate supervisor: C.B. del Mar
  • Vini Simas - Thesis title: Effects of surfing on bone. Associate supervisors: P.P. Glasziou, C.B. del Mar


  • Gerben Keijzers - Thesis title: An evaluation of the impact of the tertiary survey in trauma patients who are admitted to hospital. Supervisor: C.B. del Mar

Prizes/awards from past students