Members can read Tammy’s interview with Bond Buzz here: bond.edu. au/news/67156/oam-professortammy-hoffmann-patient-s-friend
Professor Tammy Hoffmann Receives Medal of the Order of Australia
As part of the 2021 Australia Day honours, Professor Tammy Hoffmann was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to clinical epidemiology and occupational therapy. Tammy is a long-standing OTA member, a Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. She has a long-standing commitment to facilitating evidence-based health care, initially in occupational therapy and now across all fields of health and medicine.
Working as Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Evidence-Based Healthcare, Bond University, Tammy noted: “I was very surprised to receive notification from the Governor-General’s office. I’m absolutely honoured.” “A lot of my work is filtering through research to find the best-quality research evidence and then making it understandable and useable for health professionals and patients. Equipping health professionals, policy makers, patients, and the public with the skills and tools to sort fact from fiction and make evidence-informed health decisions is critical.”
OTA extends its warmest congratulations to Tammy on this recognition of her contributions to our profession.
“I was very surprised to receive notification from the Governor-General’s office. I’m absolutely honoured.”