Delivering world-class research
Our research addresses four big, neglected problems in healthcare: antibiotic resistance, overdiagnosis, waste in research, and neglected non-pharmaceutical treatment. Our focus in these areas assists health systems to provide care that is patient-centred and informed by evidence, and enables patients to make decisions that are congruent with their values, preferences and circumstances.
Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance in the Community (CRE-MARC)
The Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance in the Community (CRE-MARC) addresses the issue of antibiotic resistance. It builds on the work of CREMARA (The Centre for Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance for Acute Respiratory Infections: 2012-2018), in acute respiratory infections, extending this research into a second phase of implementation.
Centre for Using Healthcare Wisely
The Centre for Using Healthcare Wisely is a collaborative research centre which focusses on detecting, measuring and communicating the harms of overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
Gold Coast University Hospital Evidence-Based Practice Professorial Unit
The Evidence-Based Practice Professorial Unit (EBBPU) at Gold Coast University Hospital aims to ensure all healthcare workers are skilled users of research. The Unit is a joint initiative between Bond University and the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.
Centre for Evidence-Informed Health Decision
The Centre for Evidence-Informed Health Decisions is primarily focussed on conducting research that helps people to make informed decisions about health – including health professionals, patients, and the public. Research activities of the centre include the development and dissemination of patient decision aids and the development of online and interactive training courses in shared decision making.
Australasian EQUATOR Centre
The EQUATOR (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research) Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines. 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.