• 121 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
20072020

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Research Biography

Dr 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 €œThe research and evidence-informed aspect was recognised as a strength of the initiative, as well as the multi-faceted €œchild 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 is recognised internationally as a nurse leader, 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:

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)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Flinders University

10 Jan 200712 Apr 2012

Award Date: 12 Apr 2012

Postgraduate Certificate

5 Mar 200910 Jun 2010

Award Date: 10 Jun 2010

Master, Flinders University

12 Mar 200130 Nov 2005

Award Date: 6 Apr 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Flinders University

7 Mar 199410 Dec 1998

Award Date: 16 Dec 1999

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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Research Output

  • Meeting the needs of marginalised children: An innovative Nurse Practitioner led healthcare model at Uniting Care Wesley Bowden

    Parry, Y. K., Willis, E., Kendall, S., Marriott, R., Sivertsen, N. & Bell, A., Apr 2020, In : Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 26, 10, p. 48-49 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Pathways to Collaboration: Facilitating Strategic Governance

    Parry, Y. K. & Bradbrook, C., 2020, Building Stronger Communities with Children and Families. Brettig, K. (ed.). 2nd ed. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 165-193 29 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Spillover Trends of Child Labor During the Coronavirus Crisis- an Unnoticed Wake-Up Call

    Ahad, M. A., Parry, Y. K. & Willis, E., 4 Sep 2020, In : Frontiers in Public Health. 8, 3 p., 488.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
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  • Prizes

    KWY Flame of Change Unifying Support

    Parry, Yvonne (Recipient), 7 Oct 2017

    Prize: Honorary award

  • Activities

    • 5 Membership of committee
    • 5 Invited talk
    • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Examination

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Organisational unit)

    Yvonne Parry (Chair)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    SBREC ‘Covid-19 Sub-Committee’ reviewing Covid-19 related applications

    Yvonne Parry (Examiner)

    Feb 20202021

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    Corporate Services (Organisational unit)

    Yvonne Parry (Chair)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Organisational unit)

    Yvonne Parry (Chair)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Mornings with David Bevan

    Yvonne Parry (Speaker)

    1 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk