Dr Yvonne Parry

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research expertise

Internationally and nationally Dr Parry is recognised for her skills in framing acute care and community based research that validates improving professional practice in complex social systems, making a major contribution to improving health care and building stronger communities for, underserviced, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, especially children and families.

Research expertise

Internationally and nationally Dr Parry is recognised for her skills in framing acute care and community based research that validates improving professional practice in complex social systems, making a major contribution to improving health care and building stronger communities for, underserviced, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, especially children and families.

place Sturt South Wing (S260)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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 “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 Paediatric RN, former afterhours hospital manager, 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 communitybased 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 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.

Qualifications

2012 PhD,
2010 Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education),
2006 Masters of Health Services Management,
1999 Bachelor of Arts (Double Majors: Psychology & Public Policy),
1987 Registered Nurse Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Honours, awards and grants

AWARDS:

2017 NAPCAN: Child abuse and neglect intiatives protecting children.

GRANTS:

2017-2018 The use of Community for Children (CfC) Facilitating Partners and their impact on service delivery and collaborative community service delivery (PARRY YK $60,000)

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

"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 Department of Education and Child Development. "Developing a Common Language for Professionals working in the Early Years". ($30, 000).

2014-16 Office of Teaching and Learning "Developing a national interdisciplinary educational framework for professionals working with children in the early years" ($223, 000).

2014 Wesley UnitingCare Communities for Children "The use of community programs to improve the health outcome of participants from Western Adelaide" ($15, 000).

2013 Flinders University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Seeding Grant. "Investigating Adolescent Girls Disengagement with Physical Activity". ($10,000).

2012 Flinders University, Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences, Establishment Grant. "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". ($9, 207).

Awards:
2009 Best Collaborative/Interdisciplinary Research Project "Professionals Protecting Children": Professor D Scott, Dr L Arnold, Ms C Maio-Taddeo, Ms Y Parry, Dr F Arney, Dr A Crettenden, Dr C Zufferey, Ms K Linton. PUBLICATION SERIES: Parry Y, Maio-Taddeo CM, Arnold L and Nayda R "Professional Protecting Children: Child Protection and Nursing and Midwifery Education in Australia".  Australian Centre for Child Protection. ISBN: 978 0 9804107 61, ISBN: 978 0 9804107 78.

Key responsibilities
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Topic Coordination
  • Oceania Global Regional Council for nursing
  • Chair of the Australian College of Children and Young Peoples Nurses Credentialing Committee
Research expertise
Child safety in cyber space
Health professional education
Health services research
Nursing
Other medical and health sciences
Public health and health services
Research interests

Current research projects:

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)

Topic coordinator
WELF4030 Child Centred Practice
HLTH2105 Health a Psychological Perspective
NURS8825 Working with Vulnerable Families
NURS9027 Diagnostics for Advanced Practice
NURS9614C Research Project
NURS9614D Research Project
NURS9614E Research Project
NURS9614F Research Project
NURS9218 Approaches to Research Designs
Topic lecturer
NURS1003 Psychosocial Perspectives of Health Care
DSRS9068 Applied Counselling in Rehabilitation/Counselling: Practical Applications
NURS8822 Primary Health Care for Child and Family Health Nursing
HLTH1305 Australian Healthcare System(s): Concepts and Controversies
Supervisory interests
Child and adolescent health
Child and family health nursing/care of children
Health access
Health service, public policy, equity and access
Homelessness
Parenting, vulnerable populations
Social determinants of health (SDH)
Vulnerable groups
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: The Impact of NGO interventions on outcomes for Street Children in Cambodia (1), Registered Nurses and the use of Community based nursing in Advanced Care Directives in Japan (-1), Speech Pathology: The speech pathology needs of disadvantaged children (1), How can incorporating intersectional approaches to Domestic family Violence (DFV) responses within the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) improve accessibility and inclusiveness for women with disability (WWD) and older women (OW) who are experiencing, or at risk of, DFV? (1), Chinese Australians and the meanings of family relationships (1), Registered Nurses and the reporting of drug errors in Kuwait (1), Vulnerable Children in Bangladesh (1)
Associate supervisor: Teenage Pregnancy (1), Cultural Issues and Undergraduate Learning (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Iranian mothers of children with cancer and the impacts of hope (1), The extent of Child Centred Practice principles in a homelessness service in South Australia (1), The Development of ‘Babyicare’ app for new parents (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 supervisor: 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)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Tien Dung Pham

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

Publications
Expert for media contact
Child abuse
Child/Youth health
Community/Public health
Childhood trauma
Children in homeless families
children's access to health and welfare services
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Media expertise
  • Child abuse
  • Child/Youth health
  • Community/Public health
Interests
  • Childhood trauma
  • Children in homeless families
  • children's access to health and welfare services
Further information

PhD, Masters of Health Services Management, GradCertEdu (Higher Education), BA (Double Majors: Psychology & Public Policy), RN.

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