Dr Yvonne Parry is recognised as an international nurse leader
Dr Yvonne K Parry’s appointment on the Sigma Theta Tau International, Global Oceania Regional Council recognises her as an international nurse leader. Flinders graduate and Registered Nurse, Dr Parry (PhD ‘12, MHlthServMgmt ‘06, GradCertEd ‘10, BA ’99) is a senior lecturer in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders.
Dr Parry’s work exists at the important intersection between nursing, primary health, public health, and community health services for vulnerable children and populations. In 2017, Yvonne was recognised with a Play Your Part Award from the National Association for Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. The award acknowledged her research-based initiatives to improve service delivery to children in homeless families and her work in the tertiary sector and the broader community to generate awareness of the issues.
Dr Parry actively promotes the inclusion of children’s and parent’s experiences in research activities. Her research is underpinned by the principles of social justice, child centred practice, and social equity of health access for vulnerable children. She aims to improve the health outcomes and service provision for at risk children and to strengthen at risk families.