Dr Claudia Bull

Research Fellow/Senior Research off

Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Claudia Bull is a health services researcher and research fellow in psychiatric epidemiology at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR), University of Queensland. She holds a Bachelor of Nutrition with First Class Honours (2017) and a PhD in Health Services Research from the Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery (2022). She has two primary areas of research experience and expertise: (i) patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs); and (ii) population-based linked administrative health data.

With regards to PROMs and PREMs, Claudia has experience in their development, psychometric evaluation and implementation for health systems performance measurement, quality and safety. She is internationally recognised for her research related to PROMs and PREMs, having published several seminal and highly cited papers on the psychometric properties, selection, and implementation of PROMs and PREMs, as well as pioneering methods for consumer engagement in deciding what questions are relevant and important in PROMs and PREMs. Moreover, Claudia is an inaugural member of the South Australian Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health's Generic PROM Selection Subcommittee, where she supports the identification and implementation of a generic PROM across South Australia's public hospital system. She is currently collaborating internationally with researchers at Radboud University Medical Centre (The Netherlands), Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences (Iran), and Pays d’Aix Hospital Centre Aix-Pertuis Intercommunal Hospital Centre (France) to cross-culturally validate an Emergency Department PREM.

Claudia also has several years experience working with population-based linked administrative health datasets to understand equity, patterns of service use and outcomes in healthcare across Australia. She has published numerous papers using big data in the context of maternal and child health, mental health and child maltreatment. She is currently involved in several projects that involve the acquisition and analysis of data from QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and Commonwealth sources.

Claudia's expertise in PROMs, PREMs and population-based linked administrative health data positions her as a well-rounded and capable researcher. Claudia's international collaborations underscore her ability to work across cultural and geographical boundaries, enriching her research with a global perspective. Moreover, her track record of published research, practical involvement in healthcare initiatives, and ongoing projects reflect a proactive and influential presence in the field.

Research Interests

  • Child maltreatment
    Statutory reported notification of physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect
  • Patient-reported experience measures (PREMs)
    Development, content validation and psychometric testing
  • Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)
    Development, content validation and psychometric testing
  • Big data analytics
    Population-based linked administrative data analysis


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Medicine (Health Services Research), Griffith University
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Nutrition, Griffith University


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Chaboyer, Wendy, Thalib, Lukman, Harbeck, Emma, Coyer, Fiona, Blot, Stijn, Bull, Claudia, Noguiera, Paula and Lin, Frances (2019). Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Injuries in Adult Intensive Care Patients: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis. 43rd Australian and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care and the 24th Annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, Adelaide, SA Australia, 11-13 October 2018. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.11.008