Our Team

Julie Ayre

Julie is in the 2nd year of her PhD at the University of Sydney School of Public Health, supervised by Professor Kirsten McCaffery, Dr Carissa Bonner, and Professor Don Nutbeam. Her PhD explores how apps for diabetes self-management can be adapted for people who have lower health literacy. This body of work will inform the design […]

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Marguerite Tracy

Marguerite Tracy is a first year PhD candidate with a background as a general practitioner. Her interests are in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health,  child and family health and patient health literacy. Working with Professor Lyndal Trevena and Dr Heather Shepherd Marguerite will be investigating patient question asking as part of shared decision […]

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Kristie Weir

Kristie Weir is a 2nd year PhD candidate  at the University of Sydney School of Public Health under the leadership of Dr Jesse Jansen, Professor Kirsten McCaffery and Associate Professor Vasi Naganathan. Her PhD involves developing and testing a communication tool to support shared decision making with older adults in the context of polypharmacy. She […]

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Pinika Patel

Pinika Patel (B MedSci) completed her Masters of Public Health in 2016. Since that time, she has worked as a research assistant with the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence “Ask, Share, Know: Rapid Evidence for General Practice Decisions” where she has helped to conduct rapid reviews of the evidence and create resources for general […]

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Professor Glenn Salkeld

Professor Glenn Salkeld is a health economist with a PhD in the economics of preventive health care. In 1987 he was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) training fellowship – the first person to receive such an award in the discipline of health economics. Prior to that Glenn graduated from the Australian […]

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Professor Jenny Doust

Professor Jenny Doust is currently the Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice in Bond University (0.5 FTE) and works in general practice half-time. She was a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2008-2012), the Economic Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2005-2013), and Therapeutic Guidelines (Cardiovascular) […]

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Michael Fajardo

Michael has a background in psychology, biostatistics and epidemiology. His interests primarily gravitate towards destigmatising mental health issues to encourage early help seeking behaviour.

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Sharon Sanders

Sharon has a background in podiatry, working in the public health system for twelve years before studying clinical epidemiology and joining the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Queensland and then the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University where she is an Assistant Professor.  Her program of research is in the […]

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Professor Del Mar

An evidence-based medicine (EBM) specialist, Professor Del Mar has contributed significantly to health sciences and clinical research. Appointed visiting professor of general practice at Oxford University in 2007, Professor Del Mar is the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Collaboration – an international, independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of […]

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Professor France Legare

After a BA in Architecture and an MSc in Community Health, France Légaré trained in family medicine and has been a practising physician in Quebec city since 1990. She is also a full professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Université Laval. In 2005, she obtained a PhD in Population Health at the University […]

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