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Research Biography

Associate Professor Yvonne Parry's work exists at the important intersection between nursing, primary health, public health, and community health services for vulnerable children and populations. Yvonne was recognised nationally by the National Association for Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect in 2017, 'NAPCAN: Play Your Part Awards.' The national awards committee stated that "The research and evidence-informed aspect was recognised as a strength of the initiative, as well as the multi-faceted child aware interventions that are provided. We also recognised the aim to sustain and scale-up the initiative". This national award acknowledges her research, research informed education, and Child Aware Focus in her work in the tertiary sector, and the broader community. This award is in recognition for her efforts to improve service delivery to children aged 0-12 years living with homeless families.

Yvonne's distinguished international nurse leadership is recognised through invitations as the Oceania representative for Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) (International Nursing Organisation). She is Vice President of Sigma Psi Eta (STTI chapter), member: ARACY, ACCYPN (Chair: Credentialing Committee), ICCHNR, and the APHN. Yvonne actively promotes the inclusion of children's and parent's experiences in research activities. Yvonne provides accredited interprofessional courses and topics for; health, education, and human services undergraduates and postgraduates, in the areas of: 'child development', 'working collaboratively with vulnerable families', 'child centred practice', and 'working with vulnerable children'. Her significant work with community partners and community based services aims to improve the health outcomes and service provision for children. To ensure that children have the best start in life and have the best chance of reaching their full potential. Yvonne has developed innovative community based responses to health provision for at risk children and families. Yvonne's research is underpinned by the principles of social justice, child centred practice, and social equity of health access for vulnerable children.

Research Interests

Current research projects:

2022-2024 Office of the Early Years (OEY) Improving Health and Development Outcomes for all children aged 0-5 years: A Nurse Practitioner led Routine Healthy Development Check Universal, community-embedded, and collaborative Nurse Practitioner-led Health Hub model of care ($1.4M).

2021 -2022 Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation: Linking homeless children and their families to community health and wellbeing services: Using a Nurse Practitioner model of care to improve child health outcomes (Phase 3 and 4). Parry, YK., Willis, E., Kendall, S., Marriott R., Sivertsen, N., (ECR) and Bell, A,. (Nurse Practitioner and TS/Clinical). $92,713.

2019-2020 Caring Futures Institute, Enhancing lifelong development and the Health and Wellbeing of marginalised children 0-18 years (Phase 1). Parry YK., Willis, E., Kendall, S., Marriott R., Thornton, C., and Button D (3,931). https://indaily.com.au/ispy/2019/12/13/unitingcare-wesley-bowden-nurse-practitioner-launch/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=INDAILY%2013%20December%202019&utm_content=INDAILY%2013%20December%202019+CID_5aa641b526b0dc7ac8b521174a149caa&utm_source=EDM&utm_term=READ%20MORE

2017-2018 The use of Community for Children (CfC) Facilitating Partners and their impact on service delivery and collaborative community service delivery. Funded by 6 Facilitating Partners: Uniting Communities Port Adelaide, ac.care Murraylands, ac.care Port Augusta, Salvation Army Salisbury, Anglicare Christies Beach and Anglicare Northern (PARRY YK $85,000).

2016-18 Domestic Violence against older women: Developing networks to improve service provision DSS grant (Zannentino, Fuller & Parry) ($147,000).

2015-16 Phase 2: Communities for Children (C4C). "The use of community programs to improve the health outcome of participants from Western Adelaide" Collaborative project with Wesley UnitingCare Port Adelaide. (Parry & Grant) ($50, 000)

2014-16 OLT Grant: Developing a national interdisciplinary educational framework for professionals working with children in the ealry years National collaborative project to develop national LTAS. (Grant, Parry, Brinkman, Walsh, Colmer, Miller, Sumsion, Gibson, Gregoric, Kruske) ($220, 000).

2014-15 Communities for Children (C4C). Collaborative project with Wesley UnitingCare Port Adelaide. (Parry & Grant) ($15, 000)

2011-2014 An Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Right Bite Strategy (Department of Education and Children's Development DECD). The research will inform the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) on the uptake of the Right Bite Strategy and explore the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of this policy initiate (Drummond & Parry) ($90, 000).

2013-2014 The in-service educational needs of front line homelessness service staff in a Generic Homelessness Service to deliver Child Aware Practice in accordance with the 'no wrong door' policy The overall aim is to ensure the developmental needs of children are recognised and met in homelessness services. (Parry, Grant & Burke) ($9, 208).

2014-15 Investigating Adolescents Girls Disengagement with Physical Activity (Drummond, Parry, Gunson, Norton & Hutton) (19, 588)

Supervised Students Successes

  • Mar 2017 Tien Dung Pham - https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/alumni-stories/2019/09/27/a-passion-for-the-nursing-profession/?fbclid=IwAR3aD-qaO7unDSokoXv92up9pEntXE7ru6HsYlXA_woPCAj5E1QEfwpPSro

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Iranian mothers of children with cancer and the impacts of hope (1)
  • The Development of 'Babyicare' app for new parents (1)
  • The extent of Child Centred Practice principles in a homelessness service in South Australia (1)
  • The impact of Psoriasis on the Quality of Life of Vietnamese Patients (1)
  • The knowledge of Nepalese Nurses in the use of Zinc for treating Dehydration in Children (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • A Qualitative Investigation of the Roles of Aboriginal Health Workers in supporting Aboriginal people living with Diabetes in a rural town in South Australia (1)
  • Stress in graduate registered nurses undertaking a Transition to Professional Practice Program in an Australian public hospital setting (1)
  • The Effects of Prenatal Scheme on Perceived Self-efficacy of Health Behaviours and Outcomes of Pregnancy in Unplanned Adolescent Pregnancy (1)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Understanding the Relationship Between the Social Determinants of Health (SDH), Paediatric Emergency Department use and the Provision of Primary Care: A Mixed Methods Analysis., Flinders University

10 Jan 200712 Apr 2012

Award Date: 12 Apr 2012

Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Cerificate in Education (Higher Education)

5 Mar 200910 Jun 2010

Award Date: 10 Jun 2010

Master, Masters of Health Services Management, Flinders University

12 Mar 200130 Nov 2005

Award Date: 6 Apr 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Psychology and Public Policy, Flinders University

7 Mar 199410 Dec 1998

Award Date: 16 Dec 1999

External positions

Honorary Associate Professor, UCL Population, Policy & Practice Department, University College London

26 Jan 202425 Jan 2025

Associate Professor (Adjunct), College of Health Sciences, VinUniversity

2 Oct 20231 Oct 2026

Supervision

  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Healthy start to life
  • Nursing
  • Education

Supervisory Interests

  • Child and adolescent health
  • Child and family health nursing/care of children
  • Homelessness
  • Social determinants of health (SDH)
  • Health access
  • Health service, public policy, equity and access
  • Vulnerable groups
  • Parenting, vulnerable populations

Keywords

  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
  • Primary Healthcare Provision
  • Paediatric Access to Health
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Social Determinants of Health

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