Since 2000 Associate Professor Yvonne Parry's applied science research projects, interdisciplinary student placement opportunities, and research evaluating community child programs and models of care has provided extended health access, advanced referral processes and industry collaborations that bridge the early education and health divide. Addressing the health and developmental needs of the children participating in the projects testing extended community-based models of interdisciplinary care. The model provides early recognition and extend support for child assessed as requiring additional care.
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.
Her work with UCL, NGOs, not-for-profits, and various awards recognise her efforts to improve service delivery to children and families. She has provided research outcomes that have influenced public policy nationally and internationally on the health and care of children. Yvonne's research is underpinned by the principles of social justice, child centred practice, and social equity of health access for vulnerable children. Recently her research findings informed the Welsh Parliament, UK government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness and the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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.
2019 Inaugural editor of the Journal of Child and Youth Health, ACCYPN.
2017 NAPCAN: Child abuse and neglect intiatives protecting children.
2021 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. (Phases 1 to 4) Parry YK., Willis, E., Kendall, S., Marriott R., and Sivertsen N. ($90,713)
2020 Caring Futures Institute, Enhancing lifelong development and the Health and Wellbeing of marginalised children 0-18 years (Pilot 1). Parry YK., Willis, E., Kendall, S., Marriott R., and Sivertsen N. ($3,931).
Community Partnership funding with Uniting Care Wesley Bowden, Inner Southern Homelessness Services, Enhancing lifelong development and the Health and Wellbeing of marginalised children 0-18 years (Phase 2) Parry YK., Willis, E., Kendall, S., Marriott R., and Button D. https://indaily.com.au/news/sponsored-content/2019/12/10/medical-help-for-homeless-children-and-their-families/
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).
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).
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).
https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/alumni-stories/2019/09/27/a-passion-for-the-nursing-profession/?fbclid=IwAR3aD-qaO7unDSokoXv92up9pEntXE7ru6HsYlXA_woPCAj5E1QEfwpPSro - MAR 2017
Oceania Representative Sigma Theat Tau International
Chair: Austalian College of Child and Young Peoples Nurse's Credentialling Committee
Board member: Austalian College of Child and Young Peoples Nurse's
ARACY Member: Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth
Inaugrual member Sturt Honor Society (Secretary),
Psi Eta Sigma Theta Tau International (Vice President).
Founding member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies
Member of the National Complex Needs Alliance
United Nations International Childrens Fund - reviewer of Child Advoacy Toolkits
Member of the Child Focused Operational Group: Homeless Children
Member of the Flinders College of Distinguished Educators
Member of the Executive Board of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity
Member of the International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research
PhD, Masters of Health Services Management, GradCertEdu (Higher Education), BA (Double Majors: Psychology & Public Policy), RN.
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