The Faculty is delighted to announce that with the help of a $4 million National Health and Medical Research Council’s Australia Fellowship, Professor Paul Glasziou of Oxford University will join the Faculty academic team in early 2010.
Professor Glasziou will use his fellowship to undertake research to contribute new knowledge about the process and implementation of evidence-based medicine. This research will help to effectively close the gap between best available evidence and current clinical practice.
The recipients (pictured) of these prestigious fellowships have been recognised as having made an outstanding contribution to health and medical research and as a leading researcher in their field.
In 2003, the Bulletin Magazine named Professor Paul Glasziou one of Australia’s Top 10 Smartest People. Based at Oxford University’s Department of Primary Health Care, he is internationally renowned as Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Editor of the Evidence- Based Medicine Journal.
“This grant program is making significant inroads to reversing the ‘brain drain’ by encouraging world renowned Australians, like Professor Glasziou, to return and share their expertise with our next generation of leaders,” said Faculty Dean, Professor Chris Del Mar.
“For our students to have access to the world’s foremost authority in the field is a coup for our medical faculty.”
Bond University’s resident EBM authority, Professor Jenny Doust, has worked together with Professor Del Mar and Professor Glasziou over many years, on numerous research projects and studies in EBM, and they have published research papers and books together.
Over the past few years, Professor Glasziou has been teaching at Oxford University, heading up the Centre for EBM, publishing over 100 scientific papers and authoring six books, all while still working part-time in general practice.