Prof Tammy Hoffmann

Level 4, Building 5, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University

Professional biography

Professor Tammy Hoffmann is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and leads the Centre for Evidence-Informed Health Decisions in the Institute of Evidence-Based Healthcare, Bond University. She is also a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and co-Director of the Australasian EQUATOR centre.

Professor Hoffmann’s research spans many aspects of evidence-based practice, shared decision making, and minimising waste in research. Her research currently broadly centres around engaging patients and the public in sharing in informed decision-making about their healthcare, improving the quality of research evidence for health interventions (such as through the transparent and accurate reporting of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews), and making evidence-based practice and evidence implementation easier for clinicians.

She leads interdisciplinary teams that are undertaking international initiatives in a few main areas. One area is devoted to more closely integrating shared decision making and evidence-based practice so that evidence is translated into practice better, in a more patient-centred way, and in a way that considers the sustainability of health systems. Another area is focussed on improving the reporting, useability, and uptake of effective non-pharmacological interventions and included development of the TIDieR reporting statement and guide.

Professor Hoffmann has an established national and international reputation. Her research has featured in many international and national media outlets and she has collaborated with and advised national, state, and international health organisations and government departments in her areas of expertise. She has been awarded over $14 million in research funding, and has over 200 journal publications, with a H-index of 40. She is also the lead author of a widely used inter-disciplinary evidence-based practice book (Evidence-Based Practice across the Health Professions) that is now in its 3rd edition.

Professional admissions

  • Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy
  • National Stroke Foundation - Clinical Council Member
  • Stroke Society of Australasia
  • International Shared Decision Making Society

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (1st class honours), University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland