Edoardo Aromataris

Dr Edoardo Aromataris

Director - Synthesis Science

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Associate Professor Edoardo Aromataris is the Director of Synthesis Science at the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide. He has a background in cellular physiology and pharmacology. Edoardo entered the field of evidence based health care in 2009 and found a specific focus in the domain of evidence synthesis. Whilst he has particular expertise in the synthesis of quantitative evidence, in his role as Director of Synthesis Science for the Joanna Briggs Institute he has been involved in the further development of diverse types of review methodology, including the synthesis of qualitative evidence, and the conduct of these reviews. Assoc Prof Aromataris has extensive experience in the acquisition and management of both government and non-government consultancies to aid these organisations to use evidence to inform their decision making in relation to health care policy and practice.

Assoc Prof Aromataris is currently supervising higher degree research students at the University of Adelaide focusing on evidence based health care and in the field of evidence synthesis. He also frequently delivers intensive workshops on how to conduct systematic reviews both nationally and internationally. Edoardo is a chief investigator within The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE).

Competitive Research Funding

Research Grants / Commissioned Projects

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2016 The impact of Integrated Care on hospital and emergency department utilisation and patient reported outcomes: a rapid review Ed Aromataris - chief investigator NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Government  
2016 - 2020 The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, Journal Publishing Agreement Ed Aromataris - chief investigator Health, Learning, Research and Practice Division, Wolters Kluwer Health   
2015 Practitioner perspective of Integrated Care: a rapid review Ed Aromataris - chief investigator NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Government  
2014 Systematic review: Non-communicable disease related disability: Implications for policy and practice    World Health Organisation, WHO  
2014 Provision of effective, meaningful and appropriate care for families who have experienced stillbirth: A comprehensive systematic review of the evidence and best practice guidance Ed Aromataris - chief investigator (CO) Stillbirth Foundation Australia $50,000
2014 Interventions to optimise and promote healthy aging in the community Ed Aromataris - co-investigator University of Adelaide, DVCR Interdisciplinary Research Fund  
2013 - 2018 Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange Ed Aromataris - chief investigator (CID) NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence $2,482,576
2013 - 2014 A multi-site audit of current in-hospital falls prevention practices and assessment of the effectiveness of best practice implementation strategies Ed Aromataris - co-investigator HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation $265,000
2013 - 2014 Use of surgical and interventional radiology checklists in Australian hospitals: uptake, barriers and enablers Ed Aromataris - co-investigator HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation $311,195
2013 Unplanned hospital readmission rates and there use in clinical practice and health service management: a rapid review Ed Aromataris - chief investigator NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Government  
2013 Facilitators and barriers to the implementation of primary health care interventions for indigenous people with chronic diseases Ed Aromataris - co-investigator South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute/Kanyini Vascular Collaboration  
2013 Community grant programs targeting reduction of risk factors for lifestyle-related chronic disease: An evidence review to identify factors related to their effectiveness Ed Aromataris - chief investigator Sax Institute/NSW Ministry of Health  
2013 Alcohol Cultural Change: A literature review Ed Aromataris - chief investigator VicHealth, Victorian Government  
2012 Continuing Professional Development to maintain competency and achieve improvements in practice: a systematic review Ed Aromataris - co-investigator Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)  
2012 Benchmarking Cancer Researchers in South Australia: 2008 – 2012 Ed Aromataris - co-investigator South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)  
2011 - 2012 Methodological and technical Support for the provision of Systematic reviews to inform policy and practice Ed Aromataris - co-investigator Global Development Network/3ie Impact evaluation  
2011 - 2012 Promoting Interventions Designed to Improve Communications between General Practitioners and Patients from a Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) Ed Aromataris - chief investigator (CO) Northern Communities Health Foundation  
2011 - 2012 Evaluating the impact of alcohol industry funded research on knowledge production Ed Aromataris - chief investigator (CO) VicHealth, Victorian Government  
2011 - 2012 Risk factors for Lung Cancer Ed Aromataris - lead investigator Cancer Australia  
2011 Clinical education and Training for Health Assistants: a systematic review Ed Aromataris - chief investigator (CO) Queensland Health/ClinEdQ, Queensland Government  

 

Teaching experience includes:
  • Course development and face-to-face presentation of a series of six (6) interactive workshops and short courses ranging from 1 to 5 days duration (7hrs/day), to health professionals (doctors, nurses, allied health professionals) and academics both in Australia and abroad.
  • Development for online educational projects and resources (2010 – 2016).
  • Program Coordinator of a series of thirteen (13) workshops and short courses tailored for health professionals delivered to participants both in Australia and abroad (2010 – 2011).
  • Development and presentation of intensive postgraduate program (part of HDR structured program), primarily focussed on research methods, to Master of Clinical Science/Master of Philosophy in Evidence Based Health Care students.
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Partner Experiences of Recurrent Miscarriage Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Sophie Alexandra Tiley
    2018 Principal Supervisor A Systematic Review of Predisposing Factors in Recurrent Raised Intracranial Pressure Post Cranial Vault Remodelling for Non-syndromic Craniosynostosis Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Miss Xenia Rebecca Doorenbosch
    2017 Principal Supervisor Effectiveness of interventions to reduce screen time in children Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Ms Katie Bianca Martin
    2017 Principal Supervisor Diagnosis and management of unknown primary metastatic head and neck SCC Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Nuwan Shyanaka Dharmawardana
    2017 Principal 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 Principal Supervisor Measuring co-morbidities in prostate cancer Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Dr Kim Moretti
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Risk of Complications and Poorer Postoperative Outcomes in Obese and Diabetic Patients Following Upper Limb Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Annika Theodoulou
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Effect of Moisturisers on Scars: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Tanja Klotz
    2015 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Adult Cancer Survivors' Experiences of Healthcare Interactions and Unmet Needs in Healthcare Services: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mr Peter Charles Hallett
    2015 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Effectiveness of Interventions Designed to Improve the Academic Outcomes of Children and Adolescents in Out-of-Home Care: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Dagmara Riitano
    2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Feeding the Critically Ill Obese Patient Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mr Paul John Secombe
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Effectiveness of GLP-1 Analogues Compared to DPP-4 Inhibitors for Beta Cell Function and Diabetes Related Complications among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Susan Marie Bellman
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Effectiveness of surgical versus conservative treatment for distal femoral
    growth plate fractures: a systematic review
    Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Nicholas Lewis Hayes
    2013 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Effectiveness of Trace Element Supplementation following Severe Burn Injury: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Rochelle Jade Kurmis
    2013 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Non-pharmacological Management of Cancer-related Fatigue in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David Anthony Larkin
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Cardiopulmonary Adverse Events During Procedural Sedation in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Mrs Ella Gagolkina
    2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The association between Suicidality and Treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors in Older People with Major Depression: a Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Edward Wahlu Ko Ko Aung
    2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Health Professionals' Perception and Experiences of Open Disclosure: A Systematic Review of the Qualitative Evidence Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Jacinta Byrth
    2011 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Effectiveness of Mealtime Interventions to Improve Nutritional Intake of Adult Patients in the Acute Care Setting: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Gail Whitelock
    2011 - 2012 Principal Supervisor The Health Risks Associated with Prolonged Sedentary Behaviour: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Ms Meg Jane Anne Heaslop
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2010 - ongoing • School of Translational Health Science /Joanna Briggs Institute School Board
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Joanna Briggs Institute higher degree Committee
    2013 - 2014 Member Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Implementation Committee
    2013 - ongoing Chair Joanna Briggs Institute Research Committee
    2011 - ongoing Member Joanna Briggs Institute Committee of Management
    2011 - 2013 Member Faculty of Health Sciences Grants and Personnel Committee
    2011 - 2015 Member Faculty of Health Sciences Research Committee
    2011 - 2015 Member Faculty of Health Sciences Research Committee University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2015 Chair Joanna Briggs Institute Scientific Committee
    2010 - ongoing Member Joanna Briggs Institute Learning and Teaching Committee
    2010 - ongoing Member Joanna Briggs Institute Scientific Committee
    2009 - ongoing Treasurer Association for Research between Italy and Australia
    1999 - 2000 Member Faculty of Health Sciences Academic Review Committee
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2015 - ongoing Dedicated Systems Australia Pty Ltd Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2012 - 2014 Editor-In-chief JBI Database of Best Practice Information Sheets and Technical Reports
    2011 - ongoing Editor-In-chief JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports Australia
    2011 - 2012 Editor-In-chief JBI Library of Systematic Reviews 2011-2012
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2011 - ongoing Director of Synthesis Science Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Director - Synthesis Science
  • Phone: 83130124
  • Email: ed.aromataris@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Womens & Childrens Hospital
  • Building: WCH - Norwich Centre, floor 3
  • Room: 3 07
  • Org Unit: Joanna Briggs Institute

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