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Dr Catalin Tufanaru

Catalin Tufanaru
Research Fellow
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Catalin Tufanaru

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Catalin is an accredited JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review (CSR) trainer with more than eight years of CSR teaching experience. He is an accredited JBI Clinical Fellowship trainer.

In the last six years Catalin was involved in extensive methodological research regarding the influences of Husserlian phenomenology in qualitative health research and the philosophical foundations of the JBI meta-synthesis by meta-aggregation (the influences of the philosophical ideas from American pragmatism and Husserlian phenomenology).

He is Associate Investigator at NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE).

Catalin is a Research Affiliate at The Critical and Ethical Mental Health (CEMH) research group, the Robinson Research Institute, the University of Adelaide.

In the last five years Catalin peer reviewed more than 100 systematic review protocols and systematic review reports.

Catalin is involved in the new initiative Restoring invisible and abandoned trials (RIAT initiative). The report of the RIAT re-examination of Study 329 is available as open access full text article from BMJ.

The details about RIAT 329 team and the details about the history of Study 329 are presented at http://study329.org/

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2018 ADJUNCT SENIOR LECTURER FACULTY OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
2009 - 2010 Research Fellow Royal Adelaide Hospital

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2014 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
2012 - 2013 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Clinical Science in Evidence-Based Health Care
2000 - 2002 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Romania Master of Management of Public Health and of Health Services (MPH)
1999 - 2003 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Romania Specialist Physician Public Health and Healthcare Management
1990 - 1996 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Romania Medical Doctor (MD)

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
The incorporation of health technology assessments into clinical practice and micro/meso decision making: the barriers and facilitators University of Toronto Canada
Ethical and Sociocultural issues in Health Technology Assessment & Management (HTAM) and Dissemination Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Italy
Institutional Management and Impact Evaluation Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Italy
Health Policy Analysis University of Barcelona Spain
Economic Evaluation University of Barcelona Spain

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Lisy, K., Campbell, J. M., Tufanaru, C., Moola, S., & Lockwood, C. (2018). The prevalence of disability among people with cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and/or diabetes: a systematic review.. International journal of evidence-based healthcare, 16(3), 154-166.
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2018 Leigh, V., Tufanaru, C., & Elliott, R. (2018). Effectiveness and harms of pharmacological interventions in the treatment of delirium in adults in intensive care units post cardiac surgery: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(5), 1117-1125.
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2018 Scott, W., McArthur, A., & Tufanaru, C. (2018). Effectiveness of psychotherapies that engage with the voices of Voice Hearers: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(6), 1373-1380.
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2018 Munn, Z., Dias, M., Tufanaru, C., Porritt, K., Stern, C., Jordan, Z., . . . Pearson, A. (2018). Adherence of meta-aggregative systematic reviews to reporting standards and methodological guidance: a methodological review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports.
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2018 Munn, Z., Aromataris, E., Tufanaru, C., Stern, C., Porritt, K., Farrow, J., . . . Jordan, Z. (2018). The development of software to support multiple systematic review types: the Joanna Briggs Institute System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (JBI SUMARI).. International journal of evidence-based healthcare.
DOI
2018 Opio, J. N., Tufanaru, C., & Aromataris, E. (2018). Prevalence of mental disorders in Uganda: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(8), 1613-1620.
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2018 Leigh, V., Tufanaru, C., & Elliott, R. (2018). Erratum to: Effectiveness and harms of pharmacological interventions in the treatment of delirium in adults in intensive care units post cardiac surgery: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(9), 1903.
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2018 Wang, C. C., Zhu, R., Ge, L., Tufanaru, C., Bayes, S., & De Jong, G. (2018). Effectiveness of acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for women with postnatal depression: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports.
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2017 Canuto, K., Aromataris, E., Lockwood, C., Tufanaru, C., & Brown, A. (2017). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases: A scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(1), 10-14.
DOI
2017 Fernandez, R., & Tufanaru, C. (2017). Understanding propensity scores. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 15(4), 142-143.
DOI
2017 Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., Lockwood, C., & Stern, C. (2017). Rinse-free hand wash for reducing absenteeism among school- and preschool-aged children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(2).
DOI
2017 Tufanaru, C. (2017). Demystifying intention-to-treat analyses. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15(4), 853-854.
DOI
2017 De Silva, T., Ahip, S., Theou, O., Tufanaru, C., Visvanathan, R., & Umapathysivam, K. (2017). Frailty in nursing home residents: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(8), 2040-2046.
DOI
2017 Clay, F., Perry, L., Hicks, A., Batty, R., Tufanaru, C., Jayaram, M., . . . Hopwood, M. (2017). Safety and effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for depression in adults who have sustained a traumatic brain injury: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(9), 2270-2286.
DOI
2017 Umapathysivam, K., Tufanaru, C., Visvanathan, R., & Yu, S. (2017). Anthropometric prediction equations for estimating body mass composition: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(10), 2427-2432.
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2017 Gibson, O., Reilly, R., Harfield, S., Tufanaru, C., & Ward, J. (2017). Web-based therapeutic interventions for assessing, managing and treating health conditions in Indigenous people: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(10), 2487-2494.
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2017 Tufanaru, C. (2017). The "iceberg" of reporting clinical trials.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(10), 2419-2420.
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2016 Le Noury, J., Nardo, J., Healy, D., Jureidini, J., Raven, M., Tufanaru, C., & Abi-Jaoude, E. (2016). Study 329 continuation phase: Safety and efficacy of paroxetine and imipramine in extended treatment of adolescent major depression. International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 28(3), 143-161.
DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
2016 Lisy, K., Aromataris, E., Moola, S., Tufanaru, C., & Lockwood, C. (2016). Magnitude and scope of non-communicable disease-related disability: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14(10), 112-133.
DOI Europe PMC1
2016 Tufanaru, C. (2016). Confidence in confidence intervals. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(5), 1-2.
DOI
2016 Tufanaru, C. (2016). Surrogate outcomes. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(11), 1-2.
DOI Scopus1
2015 Tufanaru, C. (2015). What's in a name: 'significant' results?. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13(12), 1-3.
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2015 Moola, S., Munn, Z., Sears, K., Sfetcu, R., Currie, M., Lisy, K., . . . Mu, P. -F. (2015). Conducting systematic reviews of association: The Joanna Briggs Institute's Approach. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(3), 163-169.
DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC7
2015 Munn, Z., MClinSc, S., Lisy, K., Riitano, D., & Tufanaru, C. (2015). Methodological guidance for systematic reviews of observational epidemiological studies reporting prevalence and cumulative incidence data. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(3), 147-153.
DOI Scopus36 Europe PMC29
2015 Tufanaru, C., Munn, Z., Stephenson, M., & Aromataris, E. (2015). Fixed or random effects meta-analysis? Common methodological issues in systematic reviews of effectiveness. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(3), 196-207.
DOI Scopus29 Europe PMC15
2015 Le Noury, J., Nardo, J., Healy, D., Jureidini, J., Raven, M., Tufanaru, C., & Abi-Jaoude, E. (2015). Restoring study 329: efficacy and harms of paroxetine and imipramine in treatment of major depression in adolescence. BMJ, 351, h4320-1-h4320-16.
DOI Scopus123 WoS105 Europe PMC54
2015 Le Noury, J., Nardo, J., Healy, D., Jureidini, J., Raven, M., Tufanaru, C., & Abi-Jaoude, E. (2015). Authors' reply to Sasich and Linden. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 351(351), h5412.
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2014 Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., & Aromataris, E. (2014). Data extraction and synthesis: the steps following study selection in a systematic review. American Journal of Nursing, 114(7), 49-54.
DOI Scopus29 WoS24 Europe PMC19
2014 Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., Aromataris, E., McBride, L., Molineux, M., & Pearson, A. (2014). Clinical education and training for allied health assistants: a narrative review. Focus on Health Professional Education, 15(3), 81-93.
2014 Cheng, H., Sung, S., Chuang, S., Pearson, A., Tufanaru, C., White, S., . . . Chen, C. (2014). Diagnostic performance of a stand-alone central blood pressure monitor: application of central blood pressure in the diagnosis of high blood pressure. American Journal of Hypertension, 27(3), 382-391.
DOI Scopus15 WoS15 Europe PMC12
2013 Cheng, H., Lang, S., Tufanaru, C., & Pearson, A. (2013). Measurement accuracy of non-invasively obtained central blood pressure by applanation tonometry tonometry: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(5), 1867-1876.
DOI Scopus51 WoS45 Europe PMC31
2013 Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., & Aromataris, E. (2013). Recognition of the health assistant as a delegated clinical role and their inclusion in models of care: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 11(1), 3-19.
DOI Scopus16 Europe PMC12
2013 Cheng, H., Tufanaru, C., Pearson, A., & Chen, C. (2013). Automated blood pressure measurement in atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hypertension, 31(1), 214-215.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC3
2013 Tufanaru, C., & Jureidini, J. (2013). Antidepressant medication and spontaneous abortion: "No significant association"? clinically significant association!. JAMA Psychiatry, 70(12), 1373-1374.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2013 Froessler, B., Tufanaru, C., Cyna, A., & Pearson, A. (2013). Preoperative anemia management with intravenous iron: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11(10), 157-189.
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2012 Tufanaru, C., & Attard, M. (2012). The Quality of Husserlian Phenomenological Research in the Health Sciences: A Methodological Systematic Review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 10(28 Suppl), 1-16.
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2012 Froessler, B., Tufanaru, C., Pearson, A., & Cyna, A. (2012). Effectiveness and efficiency of pre-operative anaemia management with intravenous iron: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 10(Suppl. 14), S68-S78.
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2012 Tufanaru, C., & Attard, M. (2012). The quality of husserlian phenomenological research in the health sciences: A methodological systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 10, S184-S199.
2012 Gomersall, J., Tufanaru, C., & White, S. (2012). The cost effectiveness of exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 10(57), 3949-3959.
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2011 White, S., Schultz, T., & Tufanaru, C. (2011). The accuracy of Influenza A (H1N1) "swine flu" laboratory testing: A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy.. JBI Libr Syst Rev, 9(64 Suppl), 1-21.
2010 White, S., Schultz, T., & Tufanaru, C. (2010). The accuracy of Influenza A (H1N1) "swine flu" laboratory testing: A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 8(8 Suppl), 1-21.

Books

Book Chapters

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Munn, Z. R., Aromataris, E., Tufanaru, C., & Moola, S. (2017). Undertaking a systematic review addressing a question of prevalence. Poster session presented at the meeting of Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2017 Porritt, K. A., Tufanaru, C., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What is the clinical value of genetic testing in addition to prior tests in patients in whom echocardiography suggests DCM, and further patient characterisation is required?.
2017 Porritt, K. A., Moola, S., Tufanaru, C., Munn, Z. R., & Aromataris, E. C. (2017). What evidence is there that treating patients with heart failure with nutraceuticals improves or worsens outcomes?.
2012 Tivey, D., Tufanaru, C., Munn Z., Riitano, D., Aromataris, E. C., & Pearson, A. (2012). Continuing Professional Development to maintain competency and achieve improvements in practice: a systematic review.
2011 Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., Aromataris, E. C., & Pearson A. (2011). Clinical education and training for health assistants: A systematic review to support an external evaluation of clinical education and training for allied health assistants..

Internet Publications

Year Citation
2015 Tufanaru, C. (2015). Depression: Compassion Focused Therapy. The Joanna Briggs Institute.

Competitive Research Funding

International Competitive Schemes

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National Competitive Schemes

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National Competitive Infrastructure and Equipment Funding Schemes

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  • JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review (CSR) Training Program
  • JBI Clinical Fellowship Training Program
  • Statistics for evidence-based healthcare

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Access to health services by people with mental disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr John Nelson Opio
2016 Co-Supervisor A Systematic Review of the Effects of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), Magnesium-Zinc and B Vitamins on the Levels of Stress Experienced by Working Women Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Delia McCabe

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2010 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Setting a Regulated Suction Pressure for Endotracheal Suctioning: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr David Ronald Arbon
2010 - 2011 Co-Supervisor The Accuracy of Influenza A (H1N1) "Swine Flu" Laboratory Testing: A systematic Review of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Sarahlouise White

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2009 - 2009 Acting Director of Operations The Joanna Briggs Institute Australia
Position
Research Fellow
Campus
Womens & Childrens Hospital
Building
WCH - Norwich Centre, floor 3
Org Unit
Joanna Briggs Institute

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