Our Team

Samuel Cornell

Sam completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiological Science at the University of Bristol in 2017 and then a Master of Science by Research in 2019 which involved investigating a novel ‘Lifestyle Change Prescription’ (LRx) in Wales, UK. Following a subsequent move to sunnier climes, he aims to continue pursuing his research interests in […]

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Sascha Karunaratne

Sascha is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney School of Public Health under the supervision of Prof Michael Solomon, Prof Lyndal Trevena, Prof Ian Harris and Dr Mark Horsley. His research focuses on the decision-making process in knee arthroplasty and identifying strategies to facilitate better communication between health professionals and patients. Sascha has […]

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Dr Rachel Thompson

Rachel is a behavioural scientist who was trained in Health Psychology at The University of Queensland, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Shared Decision-Making at Dartmouth College, and now serves as a Senior Research Fellow in the Ask Share Know and Wiser Healthcare Centres for Research Excellence at The University of Sydney. Rachel conducts research that […]

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Olivia Mac

Olivia completed her Masters of Public Health at The University of Sydney in 2018. She now works as a research assistant for the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence Ask, Share, Know: Rapid Evidence for General Practice Decisions. She is also involved in an implementation study of shared decision-making in osteoarthritis care.

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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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Professor Julie Leask

Julie Leask is a behavioural scientist and 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 in […]

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