Dr Eman Abukmail
Eman is completing her PhD on "Identifying optimal approaches to communicating natural history and prognosis information to facilitate informed decision making" under the supervision of Professor Tammy Hoffmann and Dr Mina Bakhit. She is also a medical doctor (MD), holding Masters of Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of Munich (LMU). She is working as a research assistant to support various research projects in the Institute including both quantitative and qualitative research. Her research interests include shared decision making, overdiagnosis, and antibiotic resistance.
Kwame Peprah Boaitey
Kwame is a PhD student at the Centre for Research in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance in the Community (CRE-MARC). His PhD focuses on optimizing antibiotic use in primary health care under the supervision of Professor Tammy Hoffmann and Dr Mina Bakhit. He is a pharmacist and a global health professional who is passionate about antimicrobial resistance. He has vast experience in healthcare having worked as a consultant at the department of Global Coordination and Partnership at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva where he supported the team in the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes. He is also a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) and has a Master’s degree in Global Health from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
Ann is completing her Masters of Science by Research under the supervision of Associate Professor Rae Thomas and Assistant Professor Sharon Sanders. Her research aims to develop, pilot and evaluate a model for involving patients and the public in the development of Australian clinical guidelines; and, from these findings embed acceptable and feasible patient and public involvement strategies in the development of clinical practice guidelines. She completed her Master of Applied Science (Agriculture) at Charles Sturt University, Australia and Graduate Diploma of Psychology at Central Queensland University, Australia.
Justin Clark (PhD part-time)
Justin is completing his PhD (part-time) under the supervision of Professor Paul Glasziou, Assistant Prof Sharon Sanders and Associate Professor Elaine Beller. His research, titled “Improved systematic searching for improving systematic reviews”, aims to improve the speed and efficiency of conducting systematic reviews by creating an enhanced way of conducting a systematic searching workflow which will combine the most effective methods of searching with a range of Systematic Review Automation tools. Justin is also the Senior Research Information Specialist at the Institute. His work focuses on locating and retrieving information in a way that minimises workloads for research teams. He has been working on developing tools and methods for the automation of systematic reviews. He has recently led a trial evaluating one of these tools by comparing human performance using them, to human performance not using them.
Dominique is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Associate Professor Rae Thomas and Dr Loai Albarqouni. Her research focuses on the harms and benefits of young children who receive a mild autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. She is a qualified and experienced primary school teacher and has experience in research from various postgraduate degrees. She completed her Master of Educational Leadership and Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Melbourne and post-graduate studies in Autism at Griffith University.
Rhonda’s professional background is in executive leadership of hospital and health services in Queensland and Western Australia. She now works with the Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, and is engaged in a PhD (part-time) under the supervision of Professor Paul Glasziou and Associate Professor Rae Thomas. Her research interests include evidence-based non-drug treatments, reducing un-necessary side effects of healthcare, and evidence-informed decision making by patients for their own healthcare journey. Other interests include innovation and excellence in health service delivery, leadership, organisational design, and she provides private coaching for personal development.
Sujeewa is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Paul Glasziou, Professor Stacy Carter and Associate Professor Katy Bell. His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence and the possibility of bias incorporated on AI based applications in relation to medicine. With a clinical background of general surgical training and rural general practice Sujeewa works as a senior lecturer in medical education and completed his Master of Medical Research at Griffith University, Australia.
Rebecca Sims is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Paul Glasziou and Associate Professor Rae Thomas. Her research focuses on public and professional perceptions of labelling of health conditions and involves exploration of why labelling of health conditions is influential. She has experience in researching osteoporosis, antibiotic resistance, alternatives to antibiotics, overdiagnosis, and stigma of psychological conditions. Rebecca is a Clinical Psychology Registrar, and completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond University, Australia.