Dr Zachary Munn

Zachary Munn
Director - Transfer Science
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

A/Professor Zachary Munn is an advocate for evidence-based healthcare and for ensuring patients receive the best care possible based on the best available evidence. He is the director of the Transfer Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and a systematic review and guideline development methodologist.
JBI is an evidence-based healthcare research institute working towards a vision of the world in which the best available evidence is used to inform decision making at the point of care globally. JBI hosts the Joanna Briggs Collaboration, a network of 80 centres and groups with thousands of people contributing to this vision across the globe.
In his role as Director of Transfer Science, A/Prof Zachary Munn leads the development and coordination of the Institute’s educational courses, the development of systematic review and implementation software tools, and the promotion and publication of the collaboration’s methodologies. A/Prof Munn is the current Chair of the International JBI Scientific Committee and has been involved in the conduct of dozens of systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, evidence implementation and health services research projects. He is the convenor of two methodology committees focusing on grading evidence and systematic reviews of prevalence and incidence data. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences internationally, presenting on clinical practice guideline development, implementation science, systematic reviews and evidence-based healthcare. He is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare and is an Associate Editor for BMC Medical Research Methodology. He has published dozens of papers in peer reviewed journals.
He has been involved in and led research grants and commissioned projects for the UK Department for International Development, the Sax institute, HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation, the Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE), the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses, Queensland Health (Allied Health), the Heart Foundation of Australia, Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Canberra and the Julian Burton Burns Trust Clipsal Community Grant.
A/Prof Zachary Munn is an active member of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Australia and New Zealand regional steering group and the G-I-N Tech group. He is also the Director of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Center, the first GRADE Center in Australia. With a clinical background in medical imaging, nowadays A/Prof Munn is considered an expert systematic review methodologist and implementation scientist. He is a G-I-N Board Trustee, a Cochrane author, a member of the GRADE working group and project groups, and a member of the Living Systematic Reviews network.
In his role as a G-I-N Tech steering group member and as a product owner of JBI software (JBI SUMARI), A/Prof Munn is very familiar with the various tools available for systematic review and clinical guideline development and has been involved in the development of these tools. He understands how these tools can contribute to trustworthy clinical guideline development whilst still maintaining relevancy and currency, and where their use can optimise a digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem.
Although A/Prof Munn is involved in many systematic reviews and guideline projects, perhaps the most rewarding part of his role is the chance to work hands on with clinicians and health services to facilitate the implementation of evidence into practice, particularly in low resource and LMIC settings.

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Dr Zachary Munn

A/Professor Zachary Munn is an advocate for evidence-based healthcare and for ensuring patients receive the best care possible based on the best available evidence. He is the director of the Transfer Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and a systematic review and guideline development methodologist.
JBI is an evidence-based healthcare research institute working towards a vision of the world in which the best available evidence is used to inform decision making at the point of care globally. JBI hosts the Joanna Briggs Collaboration, a network of 80 centres and groups with thousands of people contributing to this vision across the globe.
In his role as Director of Transfer Science, A/Prof Zachary Munn leads the development and coordination of the Institute’s educational courses, the development of systematic review and implementation software tools, and the promotion and publication of the collaboration’s methodologies. A/Prof Munn is the current Chair of the International JBI Scientific Committee and has been involved in the conduct of dozens of systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, evidence implementation and health services research projects. He is the convenor of two methodology committees focusing on grading evidence and systematic reviews of prevalence and incidence data. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences internationally, presenting on clinical practice guideline development, implementation science, systematic reviews and evidence-based healthcare. He is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare and is an Associate Editor for BMC Medical Research Methodology. He has published dozens of papers in peer reviewed journals.
He has been involved in and led research grants and commissioned projects for the UK Department for International Development, the Sax institute, HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation, the Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE), the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses, Queensland Health (Allied Health), the Heart Foundation of Australia, Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Canberra and the Julian Burton Burns Trust Clipsal Community Grant.
A/Prof Zachary Munn is an active member of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Australia and New Zealand regional steering group and the G-I-N Tech group. He is also the Director of the JBI Adelaide GRADE Center, the first GRADE Center in Australia. With a clinical background in medical imaging, nowadays A/Prof Munn is considered an expert systematic review methodologist and implementation scientist. He is a G-I-N Board Trustee, a Cochrane author, a member of the GRADE working group and project groups, and a member of the Living Systematic Reviews network.
In his role as a G-I-N Tech steering group member and as a product owner of JBI software (JBI SUMARI), A/Prof Munn is very familiar with the various tools available for systematic review and clinical guideline development and has been involved in the development of these tools. He understands how these tools can contribute to trustworthy clinical guideline development whilst still maintaining relevancy and currency, and where their use can optimise a digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem.
Although A/Prof Munn is involved in many systematic reviews and guideline projects, perhaps the most rewarding part of his role is the chance to work hands on with clinicians and health services to facilitate the implementation of evidence into practice, particularly in low resource and LMIC settings.

Associate Professor Munn conducts projects investigating:

  • Effective and efficient health practices
  • Evidence-based healthcare
  • Systematic review methodology
  • Clinical guideline development methods
  • Grading and evaluating evidence and developing recommendations
  • Evidence implementation
  • Evidence transfer and knowledge translation

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Director JBI Adelaide GRADE Center The University of Adelaide
2016 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
2007 Senior Research Fellow The Joanna Briggs Institute, The University of Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
The University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Medical Radiation (Nuclear Medicine)
The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
The University of South Australia Australia Graduate Diploma of Health Sciences

Research Interests

Health Information Systems, Medical and Health Sciences, Public Health and Health Services

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Campbell, J., Kavanagh, S., Kurmis, R. & Munn, Z. (2017). Systematic Reviews in Burns Care: Poor Quality and Getting Worse. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 38, 2, e552-e567.
10.1097/BCR.0000000000000409
2017 Gomersall, J., Gibson, O., Dwyer, J., O'Donnell, K., Stephenson, M., Carter, D. ... Aromataris, E. (2017). What Indigenous Australian clients value about primary health care: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41, 4, 417-423.
10.1111/1753-6405.12687
2017 Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., Lockwood, C. & Stern, C. J. (2017). Rinse-free hand wash for reducing absenteeism among school- and preschool-aged children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017, 2, -.
10.1002/14651858.CD012566
2017 Klotz, T., Munn, Z., Aromataris, E. & Greenwood, J. (2017). The effect of moisturizers or creams on scars: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 1, 15-19.
10.11124/jbisrir-2016-002975
2017 Klotz, T., Kurmis, R., Munn, Z., Heath, K. & Greenwood, J. (2017). Moisturisers in scar management following burn: A survey report. Burns, 43, 5, 965-972.
10.1016/j.burns.2017.01.021
2017 Ianunzio, J. R., Munn, Z., Mandziak, D., Stephenson, M. & Cain, M. E. (2017). Effectiveness of operative interventions for hemi or total hip arthroplasty patients who sustain a Vancouver B2 peri-prosthetic femoral fracture: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 2, 245-258.
10.11124/jbisrir-2016-002941
2017 Basso, A., Munn, Z., Lizarondo, L. & Laver, K. (2017). Perceived barriers and facilitators to implementation of allied health physical activity programs in residential aged care facilities: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 3, 676-685.
10.11124/jbisrir-2016-002976
2017 Bayuo, J., Munn, Z. & Campbell, J. (2017). Assessment and management of burn pain at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital: a best practice implementation project. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 9, 2398-2418.
10.11124/jbisrir-2016-003272
2017 Munn, Z., Giles, K., Aromataris, E., Deakin, A., Schultz, T., Mandel, C. ... Runciman, W. (2017). Mixed methods study on the use of and attitudes towards safety checklists in interventional radiology. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 1-7.
10.1111/1754-9485.12633
2017 Campbell, J., Adanichkin, N., Kurmis, R. & Munn, Z. (2017). Intensive insulin therapy, insulin sensitisers and insulin secretagogues for burns: A systematic review of effectiveness and safety. Burns, -.
10.1016/j.burns.2017.09.013
2017 Tučková, D., Klugar, M., Lasota, T., Lasák, J., Campbell, J. M. & Munn, Z. (2017). Alternative tests versus measurement of fasting plasma glucose and oral glucose tolerance test for diagnosis of pediatric type 2 pre-diabetes: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15, 8, 2028-2032.
10.11124/jbisrir-2016-003205
2016 Giles, K., Munn, Z., Aromataris, E., Deakin, A., Schultz, T., Mandel, C. ... Runciman, W. (2016). Use of surgical safety checklists in Australian operating theatres: an observational study.. ANZ journal of surgery, -.
10.1111/ans.13638
2016 Munn, Z. (2016). Educating health professionals about evidence-based practice: Still as important today as it was 20 years ago. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 14, 1, 1-2.
10.1097/xeb.0000000000000076
2016 Peters, M., McArthur, A. & Munn, Z. (2016). Safe management of expressed breast milk: a systematic review. Women and Birth, 29, 6, 473-481.
10.1016/j.wombi.2016.05.007
2016 Davy, C., Harfield, S., McArthur, A., Munn, Z. & Brown, A. (2016). Access to primary health care services for Indigenous peoples: a framework synthesis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15, 1, 163-1-163-9.
10.1186/s12939-016-0450-5
2016 Munn, Z., Pearson, A., Jordan, Z., Murphy, F., Pilkington, D. & Anderson, A. (2016). Addressing the Patient Experience in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department: Final Results from an Action Research Study. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 47, 4, 329-336.
10.1016/j.jmir.2016.04.007
2016 Gieroba, T. J., Munn, Z., Cundy, P. J. & Eardley-Harris, N. (2016). Fixation methods for acute injuries of the ankle syndesmosis: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 8, 43-51.
10.11124/jbisrir-2016-003060
2016 Lizarondo, L., Pham, C., Aromataris, E., Munn, Z., Gibb, C. & Karnon, J. (2016). Strategies for implementing shared decision making in elective surgery by healthcare practitioners: a systematic review protocol.. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep, 14, 12, 100-108.
10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002959
2016 Munn, Z. (2016). Software to support the systematic review process: the Joanna Briggs Institute System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (JBI-SUMARI).. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 14, 10, 1-.
10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002421
2015 Scheepers, M., Streak Gomersall, J. & Munn, Z. (2015). The effectiveness of surgical versus conservative treatment for symptomatic unilateral spondylolysis of the lumbar spine in athletes: a systematic review. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 3, 137-173.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-1926
2015 Klotz, T., Kurmis, R., Munn, Z., Heath, K. & Greenwood, J. (2015). The effectiveness of moisturizers in the management of burn scars following burn injury: a systematic review.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 10, 291-315.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2450
2015 Callary, S., Solomon, L., Holubowycz, O., Campbell, D., Munn, Z. & Howie, D. (2015). Wear of highly crosslinked polyethylene acetabular components: a review of RSA studies. Acta Orthopaedica, 86, 2, 159-168.
10.3109/17453674.2014.972890
2015 Jordan, Z., Munn, Z., Aromataris, E. & Lockwood, C. (2015). Now that we're here, where are we? The JBI approach to evidence-based healthcare 20 years on. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13, 3, 117-120.
10.1097/XEB.0000000000000053
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.
10.1097/xeb.0000000000000065
2015 Harfield, S., Davy, C., Kite, E., McArthur, A., Munn, Z., Brown, N. & Brown, A. (2015). Characteristics of Indigenous primary health care models of service delivery: a scoping review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 11, 43-51.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2474
2015 McArthur, L. & Munn, Z. (2015). The effectiveness of interventions on the self-efficacy of clinical teachers: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 5, 118-130.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-1819
2015 Munn, Z., Pearson, A. & Jordan, Z. (2015). Response to letter. Radiography, 21, 1, 101-102.
10.1016/j.radi.2014.07.007
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.
10.1097/XEB.0000000000000064
2015 Munn, Z., Pearson, A., Jordan, Z., Murphy, F., Pilkington, D. & Anderson, A. (2015). Patient anxiety and satisfaction in a magnetic resonance imaging department: Initial results from an action research study. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 46, 1, 23-29.
10.1016/j.jmir.2014.07.006
2015 Munn, Z., Lockwood, C. & Moola, S. (2015). The development and use of evidence summaries for point of care information systems: a streamlined rapid review approach. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 12, 3, 131-138.
10.1111/wvn.12094
2015 Eardley-Harris, N., Munn, Z., Cundy, P. & Gieroba, T. (2015). The effectiveness of selective thoracic fusion for treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 11, 4-16.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2338
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.
10.1097/XEB.0000000000000054
2015 Munn, Z. (2015). Implications for Practice: should recommendations be recommended in systematic reviews?. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 7, 1-3.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2488
2015 Feyissa, G., Lockwood, C. & Munn, Z. (2015). The effectiveness of home-based HIV counseling and testing on reducing stigma and risky sexual behavior among adults and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analyses. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 6, 318-372.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2235
2015 Kurmis, R., Heath, K., Ooi, S., Munn, Z., Forbes, S., Young, V. ... Greenwood, J. (2015). A prospective multi-center audit of nutrition support parameters following burn injury. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 36, 4, 471-477.
10.1097/bcr.0000000000000125
2015 Campbell, J., Klugar, M., Ding, S., Carmody, D., Hakonsen, S., Jadotte, Y. ... Munn, Z. (2015). Diagnostic test accuracy: Methods for systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13, 3, 154-162.
10.1097/XEB.0000000000000061
2015 Khalil, H., Chambers, H., Munn, Z. & Porritt, K. (2015). Improving chronic diseases management through the development of an evidence-based resource. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 12, 3, 139-144.
10.1111/wvn.12087
2015 Munn, Z., Scarborough, A., Pearce, S., McArthur, A., Kavanagh, S., Girdler, M. ... Kitson, A. (2015). Errata: The implementation of best practice in medication administration across a health network: a multisite evidence-based audit and feedback project.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 12, 335-.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2779
2015 Munn, Z., Scarborough, A., Pearce, S., McArthur, A., Kavanagh, S., Girdler, M. ... McBeth, H. (2015). The implementation of best practice in medication administration across a health network: a multisite evidence-based audit and feedback project. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13, 8, 338-352.
10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2315
2015 Lockwood, C., Munn, Z. & Porritt, K. (2015). Qualitative research synthesis: Methodological guidance for systematic reviewers utilizing meta-aggregation. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13, 3, 179-187.
10.1097/XEB.0000000000000062
2014 Munn, Z., Moola, S., Lisy, K., Riitano, D. & Murphy, F. (2014). Claustrophobia in magnetic resonance imaging: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Radiography, 21, 2, e59-e63.
10.1016/j.radi.2014.12.004
2014 Munn, Z. (2014). GRADEing the evidence in systematic reviews. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 8, 1-2.
10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1913
2014 Munn, Z., Moola, S., Riitano, D. & Lisy, K. (2014). The development of a critical appraisal tool for use in systematic reviews addressing questions of prevalence. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 3, 3, 123-128.
10.15171/ijhpm.2014.71
2014 Costi, L., Lockwood, C., Munn, Z. & Jordan, Z. (2014). Women's experience of diabetes and diabetes management in pregnancy: a systematic review of qualitative literature. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 1, 176-280.
10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1304
2014 Lockwood, C., Aromataris, E. & Munn, Z. (2014). Translating evidence into policy and practice. Nursing Clinics of North America, 49, 4, 555-566.
10.1016/j.cnur.2014.08.010
2014 Munn, Z., Porritt, K., Lockwood, C., Aromataris, E. & Pearson, A. (2014). Establishing confidence in the output of qualitative research synthesis: the ConQual approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14, 1, 108-1-108-7.
10.1186/1471-2288-14-108
2014 Munn, Z., Jordan, Z., Pearson, A., Murphy, F. & Pilkington, D. (2014). 'On their side': focus group findings regarding the role of MRI radiographers and patient care. Radiography, 20, 3, 246-250.
10.1016/j.radi.2014.03.011
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 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.
10.1097/01.NAJ.0000451683.66447.89
2014 Craven, D., Munn, Z. R., Moloney, C. & Taylor, M. (2014). Malnutrition screening among elderly people in a community setting: a best practice implementation project. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12, 3, 433-448.
10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1454
2014 Munn, Z. & Jordan, Z. (2014). The effectiveness of nonpharmacologic interventions to reduce anxiety and increase patient satisfaction and comfort during nuclear medicine imaging. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 45, 1, 47-54.
10.1016/j.jmir.2013.10.006
2013 Munn, Z. & Jordan, Z. (2013). Interventions to reduce anxiety, distress, and the need for sedation in pediatric patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging: a systematic review. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 32, 2, 87-96.
10.1016/j.jradnu.2012.08.003
2013 Munn, Z., Pearson, A., Jordan, Z., Murphy, F. & Pilkington, D. (2013). Action research in radiography: what it is and how it can be conducted. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 60, 2, 47-52.
10.1002/jmrs.8
2013 McArthur, A. & Munn, Z. (2013). The development of an evidence based resource for midwifery care. WOMEN AND BIRTH, 26, 1, S34-S34.
10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.198
2013 Munn, Z. (2013). The Cochran collaboration: 20 years of improving access to evidence for cardiovascular nursing. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 23, 4, 26-26.
2013 Munn, Z., Kavanagh, S., Lockwood, C., Pearson, A. & Wood, F. (2013). The development of an evidence based resource for burns care. Burns, 39, 4, 577-582.
10.1016/j.burns.2012.11.005
2013 Munn, Z. & Jordan, Z. (2013). Interventions to reduce anxiety, distress and the need for sedation in adult patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 11, 4, 265-274.
10.1111/1744-1609.12045
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.
10.1111/j.1744-1609.2012.00304.x
2013 Mwita, C., Akello, W., Sisenda, G., Ogoti, E., Tivey, D., Munn, Z. & Mbogo, D. (2013). Assessment of cardiovascular risk and target organ damage among adult patients with primary hypertension in Thika Level 5 Hospital, Kenya: a criteria-based clinical audit. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 11, 2, 115-120.
10.1111/1744-1609.12014
2012 Munn, Z. & Jordan, Z. (2012). The effectiveness of interventions to reduce anxiety, claustrophobia, sedation and non-completion rates of patients undergoing high technology medical imaging. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews, 10, 19, 1122-1185.
2012 Pearson, A., Jordan, Z. & Munn, Z. (2012). Translational science and evidence-based healthcare: a clarification and reconceptualisation of how knowledge is generated and used in healthcare. Nursing Research and Practice, 2012, 1-6.
10.1155/2012/792519
2012 Harvey, G., Kitson, A. & Munn, Z. (2012). Promoting continence in nursing homes in four European countries: the use of PACES as a mechanism for improving the uptake of evidence-based recommendations. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 10, 4, 388-396.
10.1111/j.1744-1609.2012.00296
2011 Jayasekara Gangoda Arachchilag, R., Munn, Z. & Lockwood, C. (2011). Effect of educational components and strategies associated with insulun pump therapy: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 9, 4, 346-361.
10.1111/j.1744-1609.2011.00228.x
2011 Munn, Z. & Jordan, Z. (2011). The patient experience of high technology medical imaging: A systematic review of the qualitative evidence. Radiography, 17, 4, 323-331.
10.1016/j.radi.2011.06.004
2011 Munn, Z. & Jordan, Z. (2011). The patient experience of high technology medical imaging: a systematic review of the qualitative evidence.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 9, 19, 631-678.
2011 Munn, Z. & Jordan, Z. (2011). The effectiveness of interventions to reduce fear, anxiety and claustrophobia of patients undergoing imaging with high technology modalities: a systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 9, 48 Suppl, 1-15.
2010 Munn, Z. (2010). The socioeconomic value of nursing and midwifery. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66, 10, 2157-2158.
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05415.x
2010 Munn, Z., McArthur, A. & Moola, S. (2010). Summaries of systematic reviews on nursing-related issues from the Cochrane Library, Joanna Briggs Institute and other evidence review, organizations: prepared by Joanna Briggs Institute.. Journal of advanced nursing, 66, 1, 16-21.
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05187.x
2010 McArthur, A., Munn, Z. & Xue, Y. (2010). Review summaries: evidence for nursing practice.. Journal of advanced nursing, 66, 4, 738-742.
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05219.x
2010 Xue, Y., McArthur, A. & Munn, Z. (2010). Roles and systems for routine medication administration to prevent medication errors in hospital-based, acute care settings: a systematic review. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 66, 10, 2154-2159.
2010 Stern, C. & Munn, Z. (2010). Cognitive leisure activities and their role in preventing dementia: a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 8, 1, 2-17.
10.1111/j.1744-1609.2010.00150.x
2009 Stern, C. & Munn, Z. (2009). Cognitive leisure activities and their role in preventing dementia: a systematic review.. JBI library of systematic reviews, 7, 29, 1292-1332.
2008 Munn, Z. (2008). Follow-up strategies for patients treated for non-metastatic colorectal cancer. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63, 5, 453-454.
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04682.x
2008 Munn, Z. (2008). Home vs. inpatient treatment for deep vein thrombosis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64, 6, 576-577.
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04887.x
2008 Munn, Z. (2008). Care delivery and self-management strategies for adults with epilepsy. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 64, 5, 455-456.
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04791.x
2008 Munn, Z. (2008). Percutaneous central venous catheters versus peripheral cannulae for delivery of parenteral nutrition in neonates. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64, 6, 574-575.
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04886.x
2008 Munn, Z. (2008). Psychosocial interventions for smoking cessation in patients with coronary heart disease. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 64, 5, 457-458.
10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04792.x

Books

Year Citation
2014 Moola, S., Munn, Z., Lisy, K. & Riitano, D. (2014). The Synthesis of Prevalence and Incidence Data. A. Pearson (Ed.) United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/ Joanna Briggs Institute.
2013 Munn, Z. & Pearson, A. (2013). Implementing evidence using an action research framework. United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
2011 Aromataris, E., Hopp, L. & Munn, Z. (2011). Synthesizing Evidence of Risk. United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2014 Munn, Z. R., Moola, S., Lisy, K. & Riitano, D. (2014). The systematic review and synthesis of prevalence and incidence data. In A. Pearson (Ed.), The Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewers’ Manual 2014: The Systematic Review of Prevalence and Incidence Data (pp. 16-31).

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2008 Munn, Z. R. (2008). Evidence based practice – changing the delivery of care practice (Invited Speaker). Aged Care Association Australia 27th Annual Congress. Hobart, Australia.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Munn, Z. R., Aromataris, E., Tufanaru, C. & Moola, S. (2017). Undertaking a systematic review addressing a question of prevalence. Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2017 Munn, Z. R. (2017). From evidence to well-informed decisions in policy and practice. Invited Speaker for a Special session: from reviews to guidelines and point of care evidence use.. Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2017 Synnot, A., Turner, T., Mavergames, C., Elliott, J., Vandvik, P. O., Coello, P. A. ... Brandt, L. (2017). From living systematic reviews to living recommendations. Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2017 Lockwood, C., Munn, Z. R., Stannard, D., Salmond, S., Bjerrum, M., Carrier, J. & Porritt, K. (2017). Qualitative synthesis with meta-aggregation: A practicum. Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2017 Munn, Z. R., McArthur, A., Porritt, K. & Stern, C. (2017). Facilitating the implementation of evidence through a structured programme: the Joanna Briggs Institute Clinical Fellowship programme. Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2017 Cumpston, M., Munn, Z. R., Huckson, S., Santesso, N., Schunemann, H., Sambunjak, D. ... White, H. (2017). Supporting trainers in evidence synthesis: Building a stronger community. Global Evidence Summit. Cape Town, South Africa.
2016 Munn, Z. R., Moola, S., Lisy, K. & Aromataris, E. (2016). Developing methodology for systematic reviews addressing questions of prevalence. Cochrane Colloquium. Seoul, South Korea.
2016 Munn, Z. R. & Karge, T. (2016). G-I-N Tech Workshop: Author collaboration using online tools. G-I-N Conference. Philadelphia.
2016 Kujipers, T., Robinson, K. & Munn, Z. R. (2016). G-I-N Tech Workshop: What pieces of content of a systematic review is included in a guideline. G-I-N Conference. Philadelphia.
2016 Stern, C. J., Munn, Z. & Porritt, K. (2016). The JBI Transfer Science Scholarly Framework. JBI 20th Anniversary Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
2016 Lockwood, C., Aromataris, E., McArthur, A. & Munn, Z. R. (2016). The ripple effect: JBI making an impact for 20 years. JBI 20th Anniversary Conference. Adelaide.
2016 Munn, Z. R. (2016). Nancy Donaldson Implementation Science Keynote: The evolution of evidence-based healthcare (Invited Speaker). 3rd Annual Clinical InQuERI Conference. San Francisco.
2016 Munn, Z. R. (2016). Systematic review methods workshop (Invited Speaker). JBI European Region Best Practices Symposium 2016. Madrid.
2016 Stern, C. J., Munn, Z. & Porritt, K. (2016). The JBI Transfer Science Scholarly Framework. 5th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation: Embedding research into health care: Buidling a culture of quality. Melbourne, Australia.
2016 Munn, Z. R., Lockwood, C., Porritt, K., Aromataris, E. & Jordan, Z. (2016). Meta-aggregation as a method to synthesise qualitative evidence: history and development. Cochrane Colloquium. Seoul, South Korea.
2016 Gomersall, J., Gibson, O., Dwyer, J., O’Donnell, K., Stephenson, M., Carter, D. ... Brown, A. (2016). Clients’ perceptions of the characteristics and value of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Primary Health Care Research Conference. Canberra.
2016 Munn, Z. R., Aromataris, E., Atkinson, G., Lockwood, C. & Jordan, Z. (2016). Methods for developing software to support systematic review development: the JBI SUMARI example. Cochrane Colloquium. Seoul, South Korea.
2016 Munn, Z. R. (2016). The evolution of evidence based healthcare: the JBI model and systematic reviews. JBI European Region Best Practices Symposium 2016. Madrid.
2016 Moola, S., Peters, M. D., Lockwood, C. & Munn, Z. (2016). People’s views and experiences of participating in microfinance programmes: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Department for International Development South Asia Research Hub Microfinance Systematic Review Symposium. Chennai, India.
2015 Khalil, H., Chambers, H., Munn, Z. R. & Porritt, K. (2015). The development of an evidence based chronic diseases management resource for health practitioners to use at the point of care. Cochrane Colloquium. Vienna, Austria.
2015 Munn, Z. R., Farrow, J. & Atkinson, G. (2015). Systematic review software and JBI-SUMARI Workshop (Invited speaker). JBI International Methodology Symposium. Adelaide.
2015 Munn, Z. R. (2015). Levels of evidence and grades of recommendation. JBI International Methodology Symposium. Adelaide.
2014 Munn, Z. R., Singer, Y. & Kornhaber, R. (2014). Journal Clubs in burns: how they can contribute to evidence-based practice. 17th Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries. Hilton Sydney Hotel, Sydney.
2014 Munn, Z. R. (2014). Malnutrition screening among elderly people in a community setting: a best practice implementation project. Dietitians Association of Australia 31st National Conference. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
2014 Munn, Z. R. (2014). Debate: The use of social media in healthcare (Invited Speaker). 9th Biennial Joanna Briggs International Colloquium. Singapore.
2014 Munn, Z. R. (2014). Evidence-based healthcare and the JBI Burns node (Invited Speaker). National Burns Nursing Seminar. Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
2014 Kitson, A., Munn, Z. R., McArthur, A., Hutchinson, S. & Li, J. (2014). Implementing the use of JBI resources across a health organisation: the Central Adelaide Local Health network JBI demonstration project. 9th Biennial Joanna Briggs International Colloquium. Singapore.
2014 Munn, Z. R. (2014). Getting research into practice (Invited Speaker). Australian Institute of Radiography National Research Symposium. South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide.
2014 Munn, Z. R., Kavanagh, S. & Kurmis, R. (2014). The evolution of an evidence-based resource for burns care. 17th Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries. Hilton Sydney Hotel, Sydney.
2014 Munn, Z. R. (2014). Clinical practice guideline development. National Burns Nursing Seminar. Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
2013 Lockwood, C., Rittenmeyer, L., Mu, P., Tuckett, A. & Munn, Z. R. (2013). Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence. The Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention. Adelaide, Australia.
2013 Callary, S., Solomon, L., Holubowycz, O., Campbell, D., Munn, Z. R. & Howie, D. (2013). Wear of highly cross linked polyethylene liners: A review of RSA studies. 3rd International RSA conference. Lund, Sweden.
2013 Munn, Z. R. (2013). Evidence-based burns care. National Burns Nursing Seminar. Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
2013 Munn, Z., Lisy, K., Moola, S. & Riitano, D. (2013). Synthesis of Prevalence, Incidence and Correlational Data. The Joanna Briggs International Convention: The campaign to get evidence into practice. Adelaide, Australia.
2013 McArthur, A. & Munn, Z. R. (2013). The development of an evidence based resource for midwifery care (poster). Australian College of Midwives, ‘Life, Art & Science in Midwifery'. Hobart, Tasmania.
2013 Munn, Z. R. (2013). Evidence-Based Wound Care Resources (Invited Speaker). Plastic Surgery Congress, Wound Management Forum. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne.
2013 Munn, Z. R., Porritt, K., Aromataris, E. & Lockwood, C. (2013). Levels of Evidence, Grades of Recommendation and the GRADE Approach. The Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention 2013. Adelaide, Australia.
2013 Munn, Z. R. & Kowald, M. (2013). JBI: The Unexpected Journey. Better Practice Conference. Hilton, Adelaide.
2012 Munn, Z. R., Singer, Y. & Kavanagh, S. (2012). Bridging the gap between burns evidence and practice. 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association. Hobart, Tasmania.
2012 Munn, Z. R. (2012). Journal Clubs (Invited Speaker). National Burns Nursing Seminar. Adelaide, Australia.
2012 Munn, Z. R. (2012). Implementing evidence based guidance into a high technology medical imaging department: an action research study, part 1 findings (Invited Speaker). Imaging and Treating the Southern Vales: Australian Institute of Radiography South Australian Branch Seminar Day. McLaren Vale, Australia.
2011 Munn, Z. R., Kitson, A. & Harvey, G. (2011). Promoting continence in nursing homes in four European countries: the use of PACES as a mechanism for improving continence care. The Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention. Adelaide, Australia.
2011 Munn, Z. R. (2011). The Development of an Evidence Based Resource for Burns Care. Australian and New Zealand Burns Association Conference. Brisbane, Queensland.
2011 Munn, Z. R. (2011). The Joanna Briggs Institute Burns Node. Australian and New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA) Burns Forum. Brisbane, Queensland.
2009 Munn, Z. R. (2009). Evidence Utilisation: Using Clinical Audit and Feedback to Implement Evidence (Invited Speaker). International Conference Veteran General Hospital. Taipei, Taiwan.
2009 Munn, Z. R. (2009). Connecting evidence and implementation: a workshop on clinical audit overview. National Australian Conference on Evidence Based Clinical Leadership. Adelaide, Australia.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2016 Peters, M. D., Lockwood, C., Munn, Z., Moola, S. & Mishra, R. K., (2016). People’s views and experiences of delivering and participating in microfinance interventions: a systematic review of qualitative evidence, EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London,
2014 Giles, K, , Munn, Z, , Schultz, T, , Deakin, A, , Aromataris, E. C., Mandel, C, ... Runciman, B,, (2014). Use of surgical and radiology checklists in Australian hospitals: uptake, barriers and enablers,
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.,

Munn Z, Aromataris E, Tufanaru C, Moola S, Bellman S, Lizarondo L, Porritt K, McArthur A. Evidence appraisal to inform guidelines for the management of heart failure. Heart Foundation. ($115,000)

Aromataris E, Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Moola S, Bellman S, Lizarondo L, Porritt K, McArthur A. Evidence appraisal to inform guidelines for the management of heart failure. Heart Foundation. ($96,800)

Munn Z, McArthur A, Lizarondo L. Facilitated evidence implementation program and research consultancy. Liverpool Hospital, NSW Health. ($31,896)

Peters M, Lockwood C, Munn Z, Moola S, Mishra RK. People’s views and experiences of microfinance intervention: a systematic review. UK Department for International Development. (£)42,080

McArthur A, Peters M, Chu V, Munn Z. Safe management of expressed breast milk. Sax Institute.

Runciman B, Pearson A, Mandel C, Maddern G, Schultz T, Aromataris E, Munn Z, Giles K. HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation. Use of surgical and interventional radiology checklists in Australian hospitals: uptake, barriers and enablers. ($310,000)

Tivey D, Tufunaru C, Munn Z, Riitano D, Aromataris E, Pearson A. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Continuing Professional Development to maintain competency and achieve improvements in practice: a systematic review ($52,500)

Munn Z, Porritt K, Xue Y et al. Development and update of six standards a nursing role and guideline; chief investigator Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN). ($18,700)

Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Campbell J. Development of evidence summaries for the bluepages depression online resource. ($7,500)

Singer Y, Munn Z, Australian & New Zealand Burns Association (ANZBA) Nursing Group 2012. Bridging the Gap Between Burns Evidence and Practice. Julian Burton Burns Trust Clipsal Community Grant. (AU $11,376).

Munn Z, Xue Y, Aromataris E (2012). Proposal to provide up to date evidence for ACORN standards. Australian College of Operating Room nurses. $4,900.

Lockwood C, Munn Z (2012). Australian Burns Conglomerate, Development of an evidence-base for burns care, $26,000 – Senior Content Developer.

Munn Z, Tufanaru C, Aromataris E, Pearson A. Clinical education and training for allied health assistants. Queensland Health. (AU $55,000)

Jayasekara R.S., Munn, Z. & Lockwood, C. (2008), The effectiveness and appropriateness of educational components and strategies associated with insulin pump therapy (IPT): A comprehensive systematic review. Australian Diabetes Educators Association, Canberra. (AU $ 37,280)

Member of a large project team. South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Benchmarking Cancer Researchers in South Australia: 2008 – 2012 ($40,000)

Teaching experience includes:

  • Development of online educational projects and resources.
  • Currently involved in course development and face-to-face presentation of a series of 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. Course topics include systematic reviews, guideline development, decision support systems, evidence based healthcare, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods and others.
  • 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.
  • Development of online courses for an online Masters of Public Health program

If you are interested in our systematic review or GRADE workshops, visit: http://joannabriggs.org/education/short-courses

Associate Professor Munn is available for supervision for Masters and PhD students, particularly for projects investigating:

  • Effective and efficient health practices
  • Evidence-based healthcare
  • Systematic review methodology
  • Clinical guideline development methods
  • Grading and evaluating evidence and developing recommendations
  • Evidence implementation
  • Evidence transfer and translation

 

 

Current and Previous Supervision

Master of Clinical Science (University of Adelaide)

Completed:

Lynn Costi: Women's experience of diabetes and diabetes management in pregnancy: a systematic review of qualitative literature. 2014

Kerry Peek: Muscle strength in adults with spinal cord injury: A systematic review of manual muscle testing, isokinetic and hand held dynamometry clinimetrics. 2014

Morne Scheepers: The Effectiveness of Surgical versus Conservative Treatment for Symptomatic Unilateral Spondylolysis of the Lumbar Spine in Athletes: A systematic review. 2015

Ali Morshed: Effectiveness of tight glycemic control on mortality and morbidity of patients with diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery in hospital. 2016

Dagmara Riitano: The effectiveness of interventions designed to improve academic outcomes in children and adolescents in out-of-home care. 2016

Current:

Nathan Eardley-Harris: The Effectiveness of Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis on Outcomes

Tom Gieroba: Removal versus retention of syndesmotic screws following acute syndesmotic injury

Jamie Ianunzio: The effectiveness of management approaches in individuals sustaining a Vancouver B2 peri-prosthetic femoral fracture around total hip arthroplasty or hip hemi-arthroplasty: a systematic review

Tanja Klotz: The effectiveness of mositurisers or creams for scar healing: A systematic review

Angela Basso: Barriers & and Facilitators to implementation of Allied Health Professional services in Residential Aged Care Facilities: A Systematic Review

Christina Preen: Ultrasound Detection of Fetal Anomalies in the Obese Obstetrical Population: a systematic review

Nicholas Flack: Incidence of hip osteoarthritis following slipped capital femoral epiphysis: Systematic Review

Doctor of Philosophy

Current:

Garumma Tolu Feyissa: Reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the healthcare settings through the development of an evidence-informed guideline

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - ongoing Guidelines International Network Conference Committee
2017 - ongoing Guidelines International Network Membership Committee
2017 - ongoing GRADE Prognostic working group
2017 - ongoing Living Systematic Reviews Network
2016 - ongoing GRADE Education and credentialing working group
2014 - ongoing JBI Diagnostic Reviews Methodological Group
2014 - ongoing Member GRADE Working Group
2013 - ongoing JBI Qualitative Methods Group

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - ongoing Member Guidelines International Network Australia and New Zealand Regional Steering Committee
2014 - ongoing Chair The Joanna Briggs Institute Scientific Committee

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2017 - ongoing Board Member Guidelines International Network Board of Trustees United Kingdom
2016 - ongoing Director JBI Adelaide GRADE Center The Joanna Briggs Institute Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2016 - ongoing Associate Editor BMC Medical Research Methodology
2014 - 2015 Editor JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
2014 - ongoing Board Member The International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
Position
Director - Transfer Science
Phone
83133642
Campus
Womens & Childrens Hospital
Building
WCH - Norwich Centre
Room Number
3 08
Org Unit
Joanna Briggs Institute

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