Associate Professor Bruce Frederick Shadbolt

BSc, Grad Dip (Psych), PhD
Deputy Director, The Office of Research, ACT Health
Associate Professor, Clinical Epidemiology, Canberra Hospital

Associate Professor Shadbolt is a leading data scientist and epidemiologist/biostatistician in scientific methodology and the translation of clinical research into practice.  He was one of the pioneers in establishing health outcomes research in Australia, co-convening the Australian Health Outcomes Conference series over 14 years from1997-2010.  This series significantly impacted on the direction of clinical research in Australia and internationally, as well as, started a dialog around the translation of this type of research into practice.  On the ground, Dr Shadbolt has worked tirelessly with numerous clinical areas and health services to establish a seamless environment for the generation of clinical research and the translation of sound clinical research evidence into practice.  Areas of interest include neonatology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, rheumatology, endocrinology, pathology, haematology, mental health, and workforce well-being.  He teaches evidence-based medicine at the Australian National University’s Medical School graduate program, and supervises various post graduate and medical student projects each year, many of which have resulted in significant improvements in patient outcomes and health service efficiencies.


  • Epidemiology
  • Population Health

Research interests

Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Patient Reported Outcomes, Response Adaptive Clinical Trials, Bayesian Models, Evidence-based Medicine, Research Translation, Mindfulness

Evidence-based Medicine