Our Team

Loai Albarqouni

Loai is a final-year PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University. His PhD is under the supervision of Prof Paul Glasziou and Prof Tammy Hoffmann and focuses on improving the teaching of evidence-based practice to health professionals. It involves the development of a set of core competencies in evidence-based […]

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Dr Ciara McDonald

Ciara graduated from the Sydney University Medical School in 2013. She is now an academic GP registrar working in the Discipline of General Practice at The University of Sydney. She is conducting a research project with the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation team, assessing parental responses to vaccine consent information. Ciara is also working in General […]

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Dr Oyuka Byambasuren

Dr. Oyuka Byambasuren is a GP from Mongolia and a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond university under the supervision of Professor Paul Glasziou. Her research centres around effectiveness of smartphone health apps and their usability in primary care. She set out to find “prescribable” health apps, explored the […]

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Dr Sharon Reid

Dr Reid is a General Practitioner currently working clinically in Drug Health at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Dr Reid is also a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney, School of Public Health and coordinates units of study in the Masters of Medicine Clinical Epidemiology program: ‘Introduction to Systematic Reviews’ and […]

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Associate Professor Rowena Ivers

Rowena Ivers is an academic general practitioner and also trained as a public health physician. She is employed as a Research Fellow on the Optimise trial, a trial of an electronic decision aid for people aged 50-70 to decide on the use of aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease. Her other research interests […]

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Associate Professor Julie Leask

Julie Leask is a behavioural scientist and associate professor in the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney and visiting fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. She has academic qualifications in nursing and midwifery, a Master of Public Health (USYD, 1998) and PhD […]

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Isabelle Baker

Isabelle completed a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney, and currently works as a Research Assistant to Dr Jesse Jansen. She is presently involved in a pilot study, testing a communication tool that aims to support shared decision making between older people, GPs and pharmacists about optimal medicine use in accordance with […]

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Julie Ayre

Julie is in the final 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 […]

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Marguerite Tracy

Marguerite Tracy is a PhD candidate whose background is general practice. Her interests are in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health, child and family health, medical education and patient health literacy. Working with Professor Lyndal Trevena and Dr Heather Shepherd Marguerite is investigating tools designed to facilitate patient question asking as part of shared […]

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Kristie Weir

Kristie Weir is a 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 has a […]

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