Dr Aidan Tan
Conjoint Associate Lecturer

Dr Aidan Tan

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine and Health)
Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney
2021 – cont.

Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health)
Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
2020 – 2021

Doctor of Medicine (Distinction), Bachelor of Medical Studies (Distinction)
UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales
2014 – 2019

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Aidan is a clinician, researcher and academic based in Sydney. He is a Paediatric Physician Basic Trainee at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, with a Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health) from The University of Sydney and a passion for evidence-based medicine in neonates, infants and children. He is a PhD candidate at The University of Sydney, with an interest in meta-research and clinical epidemiology. He leads international studies to improve research methods and clinical trials. He is a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University, with an interest in suicide intervention. He has served as a Telephone Crisis Supporter for suicide prevention services, and teaches suicide intervention for adolescents and young people.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Hunter KE; Webster AC; Clarke M; Page MJ; Libesman S; Godolphin PJ; Aberoumand M; Rydzewska LHM; Wang R; Tan AC; Li W; Mol BW; Willson M; Brown V; Palacios T; Seidler AL, 2022, 'Development of a checklist of standard items for processing individual participant data from randomised trials for meta-analyses: Protocol for a modified e-Delphi study', PloS one, vol. 17, pp. e0275893, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0275893
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lun EWY; Tan AC; Andrews CJ; Champion GD, 2022, 'Electrical injury: Chronic pain, somatosensory dysfunction, post traumatic stress and movement disorders', Injury, vol. 53, pp. 1667 - 1677, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2022.02.038
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tan AC; Allen SK; Aziz I; Mercado M; Nanthakumar K; Syed F; Champion GD, 2022, 'Biopsychosocial sequelae of chronically painful injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents contributing to non-recovery: A retrospective cohort study', Injury, vol. 53, pp. 3201 - 3208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2022.06.046
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aberoumand M; Seidler AL; Williams J; Webster A; Tan A, 2021, 'The landscape of COVID-19 trials in Australia', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.006
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bojanic T; Tan A, 2021, '1374International representation of authors, editors and research in neurology journals', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.087
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bojanic T; Tan AC, 2021, 'International representation of authors, editors and research in neurology journals.', BMC Med Res Methodol, vol. 21, pp. 57 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12874-021-01250-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pho JNQ; Tan AC; Chaudhary K; Hines S; Ellison C; Isaac V; Lim D, 2021, 'Health and support service needs of individuals with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: a scoping review protocol', Systematic Reviews, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-021-01587-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Seidler AL; Aberoumand M; Williams JG; Tan A; Hunter KE; Webster A, 2021, 'The landscape of COVID-19 trials in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 215, pp. 58 - 61.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51148
    Journal articles | 2021
    Seidler AL; Tan A; Hunter KE; Barba A; Askie L, 2021, '884Data sharing willingness and attitudes', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.590
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tan A; Tan Z; Li T; Harris I; Naylor J; Siebelt M; Tiel JV; Pinheiro M; Harris L; Chamberlain K; Adie S, 2021, '1379Has the reporting quality of published randomised controlled trial protocols improved since the SPIRIT statement?', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyab168.645
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tan AC, 2021, 'On Lessons Learned in the Gambia', Academic Medicine, vol. 96, pp. 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000003874
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tan AC; Askie LM; Hunter KE; Barba A; Simes RJ; Seidler AL, 2021, 'Data sharing—trialists' plans at registration, attitudes, barriers and facilitators: A cohort study and cross-sectional survey', Research Synthesis Methods, vol. 12, pp. 641 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1500
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lawson A; Tan AC; Naylor J; Harris IA, 2020, 'Is retrospective assessment of health-related quality of life valid?', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03434-8
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tan ZW; Tan AC; Li T; Harris I; Naylor JM; Siebelt M; Van Tiel J; Pinheiro M; Harris L; Chamberlain K; Adie S, 2020, 'Has the reporting quality of published randomised controlled trial protocols improved since the SPIRIT statement? A methodological study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e038283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038283
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jaaniste T; Noel M; Yee RD; Bang J; Tan AC; Champion GD, 2019, 'Why unidimensional pain measurement prevails in the pediatric acute pain context and what multidimensional self-report methods can offer', Children, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/children6120132
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tan AC; Armstrong E; Close J; Harris IA, 2019, 'Data quality audit of a clinical quality registry: A generic framework and case study of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry', BMJ Open Quality, vol. 8, pp. e000490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2018-000490
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tan AC; Jaaniste T; Champion D, 2019, 'Chronic Widespread Pain and Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Life-Course Risk Markers in Young People', Pain Research and Management, vol. 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/6584753
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tan AC; Jiang I; Askie L; Hunter K; Simes RJ; Seidler AL, 2019, 'Prevalence of trial registration varies by study characteristics and risk of bias', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 113, pp. 64 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.05.009
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wan J; Tan A; Chaudhuri-Vayalambrone P; Beresford-Jones B; McMurran C, 2017, 'THE MODERN MEDICAL STUDENT MANUAL: A BOOK REVIEW', Cambridge Medicine Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.7244/cmj.2017.12.002
  • Preprints | 2021
    Pho JNQ; Tan AC; Chaudhary K; Hines S; Ellison C; Isaac V; Lim D, 2021, Health and support service needs of individuals with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: a scoping review protocol, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-35393/v3
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Seidler AL; Tan A; Hunter KE; Barba A; Askie L, 2021, 'Data sharing willingness and attitudes', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Vol. 50, pp. 208 - 208, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000695815900569&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Tan A; Tan Z; Li T; Harris I; Naylor J; Siebelt M; van Tiel J; Pinheiro M; Harris L; Chamberlain K; Adie S, 2021, 'Has the reporting quality of published randomised controlled trial protocols improved since the SPIRIT statement?', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Vol. 50, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000695815900622&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints | 2020
    Pho JNQ; Tan AC; Chaudhary K; Hines S; Ellison C; Isaac V; Lim D, 2020, Health and Support Service Needs of Individuals With Disability From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: A Scoping Review Protocol, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-35393/v1
    Preprints | 2020
    Pho JNQ; Tan AC; Chaudhary K; Hines S; Ellison C; Isaac V; Lim D, 2020, Health and support service needs of individuals with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: a scoping review protocol, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-35393/v2

Peer-reviewed publications
1.
Hunter KE, Webster AC, Clarke M, Page MJ, Libesman S, Godolphin PJ, Aberoumand M, Rydzewska LHM, Wang R, Tan AC, Li W, Mol BW, Willson M, Brown V, Palacios T, Seidler AL. Development of a checklist of standard items for processing individual participant data from randomised trials for meta-analyses: Protocol for a modified e-Delphi study. PLOS ONE. 2022; 17(10):e0275893
2. Tan AC, Allen SK, Aziz I, Mercado M, Nanthakumar K, Syed F, Champion D. Biopsychosocial sequelae of chronically painful injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents contributing to non-recovery: A retrospective cohort study. Injury. 2022;53(10):3201-8.
3. Lun EWY, Tan AC, Andrews CA, Champion GD. Electrical injury: chronic pain, somatosensory dysfunction, post traumatic stress and movement disorders. Injury. 2022;53(5):1667-77.
4. Tan AC, Askie LM, Hunter KE, Barba A, Simes RJ, Seidler AL. Data sharing - trialists’ plans at registration, attitudes, barriers and facilitators: a cohort study and cross-sectional survey. Research Synthesis Methods. 2021; 12(5):641-57.
5. Seidler AL, Aberoumand M, Williams JG, Tan A, Hunter KE, Webster A. The landscape of COVID-19 trials in Australia. The Medical Journal of Australia. 2021; 215(2):58-61.e1.
6. Bojanic T, Tan AC. International representation of authors, editors and research in neurology journals. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2021; 21(1):1-6.
7. Tan AC. On lessons learned in The Gambia. Academic Medicine. 2021; 96(3):348.
8. Pho JNQ, Tan AC, Chaudhary K, Hines S, Ellison C, Isaac V, Lim D. Health and support service needs of individuals with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: a scoping review protocol. Systematic Reviews. 2021; 10(1):1-7.
9. Tan ZW, Tan AC, Li T, Harris I, Naylor JM, Siebelt M, van Tiel J, Pinheiro M, Harris L, Chamberlain K, Adie S. Has the reporting quality of published randomised controlled trial protocols improved since the SPIRIT statement? A methodological study. BMJ Open. 2020;10(8):e038283.
10. Lawson A, Tan AC, Naylor J, Harris IA. Is retrospective assessment of health-related quality of life valid? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2020;21(1):1-10.
11. Jaaniste T, Noel M, Yee RD, Bang J, Tan AC, Champion GD. Why unidimensional pain measurement prevails in the pediatric acute pain context and what multidimensional self-report methods can offer. Children. 2019;6(12):132.
12. Tan AC, Armstrong E, Close J, Harris IA. Data quality audit of a clinical quality registry: a generic framework and case study of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry. BMJ Open Quality. 2019;8(3):e000490.
13. Tan AC, Jiang I, Askie L, Hunter K, Simes RJ, Seidler AL. Prevalence of trial registration varies by study characteristics and risk of bias. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2019; 113:64-74.
14. Tan AC, Jaaniste T, Champion D. Chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia syndrome: life-course risk markers in young people. Pain Research and Management. 2019; 2019:1-13.
15. Wan JCM, Tan AC, Chaudhuri-Vayalambrone PB-J, Benjamin, McMurran CE. The Modern Medical Student Manual: a book review. Cambridge Medicine Journal. 2017:1-2.

Conference presentations
1. Tan AC
, Libesman S, Liu W, Yang Z, Chand RR, Webster A, Seidler A. Prevalence and Characteristics of Data Sharing Policies Across the Health Research Life Cycle: Funders, Ethics Committees, Trial Registries, Journals, and Data Repositories. Podium presentation at: Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication; 8 – 10 September 2022; Swissôtel, Chicago, United States of America.
2. Hunter KE, Tan AC, Webster AC, Hamilton D, Cheng M, Jones L, Libesman S, Fahridin S, Camacho AL, Wang R, Seidler AL. Perspectives on Responsibilities in Receipt and Secondary Use of Data in Health Research. Poster presentation at: Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication; 8 – 10 September 2022; Swissôtel, Chicago, United States of America.
3. Tan AC, Muthiah A, Lee LK, Koh J, Liu A. Methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews in dermatology. Poster presentation at: Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication; 8 – 10 September 2022; Swissôtel, Chicago, United States of America.
4. Hunter KE, Tan AC, Seidler AL. Considerations for the use of secondary data in health research. Group discussion at: Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-research and Open Science Conference; 30 November – 3 December 2021; Online.
5. Seidler AL, Aberoumand M, Williams JG, Tan A, Hunter KE, Webster A. Emergence of evidence addressing COVID-19 in Australia. Oral presentation at: Engaging Evidence; 9–11 November 2021; Online.
6. Tan AC, Tan ZW, Li T, Harris I, Naylor JM, Siebelt M, van Tiel J, Pinheiro M, Harris L, Chamberlain K, Adie S. Has the reporting quality of published randomised controlled trial protocols improved since the SPIRIT statement? Oral presentation at: 81st Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting; 8–10 November 2021; Online.
7. Tan AC, Askie LM, Hunter KE, Barba A, Simes RJ, Seidler AL. Data sharing - trialists’ plans at registration, attitudes, barriers and facilitators. Oral presentation at: World Congress of Epidemiology; 3–6 September 2021; Online.
8. Tan AC, Tan ZW, Li T, Harris I, Naylor JM, Siebelt M, van Tiel J, Pinheiro M, Harris L, Chamberlain K, Adie S. Has the reporting quality of published randomised controlled trial protocols improved since the SPIRIT statement? Oral presentation at: World Congress of Epidemiology; 3–6 September 2021; Online.
9. Bojanic T, Tan AC. International representation of authors, editors and research in neurology journals. Oral presentation at: World Congress of Epidemiology; 3–6 September 2021; Online.
10. Aberoumand M, Seidler AL, Williams JG, Tan A, Hunter KE, Webster A. The landscape of COVID-19 trials in Australia. Oral presentation at: World Congress of Epidemiology; 3–6 September 2021; Online.
11. Tan AC, Allen SK, Aziz I, Mercado M, Nanthakumar K, Syed F, Champion D. Social consequences of motor vehicle accidents: a survey of 300 claimants with painful musculoskeletal injuries. Oral presentation at: Australian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting; 19–20 April 2021; Online.
12. Seidler AL, Aberoumand M, Tan AC, Williams J, Hunter K, Wilson M, Webster A. Landscape of COVID-19 trials in Australia. Poster presentation at: Australian Clinical Trial Alliance Summit; 30 November – 4 December 2020; Online.
13. Tan AC, Askie LM, Hunter KE, Barba A, Seidler AL. Willingness to share individual participant data, and barriers and facilitators to data sharing: a retrospective cohort study and cross-sectional survey. Advances in Evidence Synthesis: special issue. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020(9 Suppl 1):263.
14. Lun E, Tan AC, Andrews C, Champion D. Electrical injury: case series highlighting chronic pain, post traumatic stress and movement disorders. Poster presentation at: Australian Pain Society 40th Annual Scientific Meeting; 5–8 April 2020; Online.
15. Tan AC, Jiang I, Askie L, Hunter K, Seidler AL. Clinical trial registration in health research is associated with trial characteristics and risk of bias. Poster presentation at: Australian Clinical Trial Alliance International Clinical Trials Conference; 2–5 October 2019; International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia.
16. Tan AC, Jiang I, Askie L, Hunter K, Seidler AL. How is timing of clinical trial registration related to clinical trial characteristics and risk of bias? Poster presentation at: 25th Cochrane Colloquium; 16–18 September 2018; International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
17. Champion D, Allen SK, Mercado M, Tan AC, Aziz I, Nanthakumar K, Syed F, Saraf S. A biopsychosocial survey of painful injuries after motor vehicle accidents. Oral presentation at: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting; 7–11 May 2018; International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia.
18. Champion D, Allen SK, Mercado M, Tan AC, Aziz I, Nanthakumar K, Syed F, Saraf S. The painful and psychosocial consequences of motor vehicle accidents. Poster presentation at: Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society Conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting; 8–11 April 2018; International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia.
19. Tan AC. Data quality assurance in clinical quality registries. Poster presentation at: Health Beyond Research and Innovation Showcase; 7–8 June 2017; Campbelltown Catholic Club, Sydney, Australia.
20. Champion D, Tan AC. Multiregional musculoskeletal pain, chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia syndrome: life-course risk markers for development and progression. Poster presentation at: Australian Rheumatology Association and New Zealand Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting; 20–23 May 2017; Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

Media engagement
1. Nature News. 
Many researchers say they’ll share data — but don’t; 21 June 2022. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01692-1
2. The Age. Experts blast local research into COVID treatments, decry lack of effort to understand vaccine take-up; 20 July 2021. https://www.theage.com.au/national/experts-blast-local-research-into-covid-treatments-decry-lack-of-effort-to-understand-vaccine-take-up-20210719-p58aw0.html
3. The Sydney Morning Herald. Experts blast local research into COVID treatments, decry lack of effort to understand vaccine take-up; 20 July 2021. https://www.smh.com.au/national/experts-blast-local-research-into-covid-treatments-decry-lack-of-effort-to-understand-vaccine-take-up-20210719-p58aw0.html
4. Health Report. Review of COVID research exposes waste and missed opportunities; 19 July 2021. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/norman-swan-and-tegan-taylor-answer-your-questions/13450936
5. Bojanic T, Tan AC. BMC Series blog. International representation in Neurology journals: no improvement in over a decade; 16 April 2021. https://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcseriesblog/2021/04/16/international-representation-in-neurology-journals-no-improvement-in-over-a-decade/

My Research Supervision

Honours / Independent Learning Project
2022        Ava Curtin
2023        Shyla Govil
2023        Kevin Li

My Teaching

Conjoint Associate Lecturer           
School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales
2020 – cont.