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Biography

Yvonne Zurynski is Associate Professor of Health System Sustainability, and leads the activities of the Coordinating Centre of the NHMRC Partnership Centre in Health Systems Sustainability.

 

Yvonne has broad experience and expertise in research and education across health sectors and disciplines having conducted research in settings ranging from primary care to intensive care. She is a mixed methods health services and systems researcher with expertise in implementation science and evaluation. Yvonne has an interest in integrated care for children and people living with chronic and complex disease and their experiences of healthcare systems, especially when transitioning across health and social care sectors. She has expertise in conducting epidemiological studies, systematic reviews, clinical research studies, service model and policy evaluations using mixed methods designs. She currently leads the implementation evaluation of the Black Dog Institute's suicide prevention program LifeSpan and recently led the evaluation of integrated care initiatives across the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) She was the chair of the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units 2011-2015.  Her focus is on conducting research that makes a difference in the real world. Her research supported new child restraint law in Australia, the development of clinical guidelines and vaccination policy. She has an interest in patient/family and healthcare provider experiences of the health system including health services use, transition between paediatric and adult services, health costs and out of pocket expenses. She is engaged with several consumer groups including the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and Rare Voices Australia and regularly conducts collaborative research and policy development work with consumer groups.  She was a key member of the steering committee for the establishment of the national Paediatric Active Disease Surveillance system, and the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australian Registry (FASDAR). She has expertise in research ethics and was a member of the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (Health Subcommittee). She currently sits on the Research Australia Health Economics Round Table, and The Social Prescribing Round Table led by the Consumers Health Forum, The Royal Australian College of GPs and the NHMRC Partnership Centre in Health System Sustainability. She was the chair of the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units 2011-2015. 

 

She has attracted approximately $9 million in research funding over her career. She has published widely and regularly reviews for national and international per review journals.

 

Yvonne is an experienced post-graduate research supervisor at Masters and PhD level. She currently convenes the Systems Science in Healthcare unit of study in the Masters of Public Health at Macquarie University.

 

Yvonne has previously held positions at the University of Sydney, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and Westmead Hospital. She has honorary appointments at the University of Sydney, the University of Tasmania and Kids Research at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Policy, MHPOL, University of Sydney

Medical Research, PhD, University of Sydney

Clinical Research, MAppSc, University of Technology Sydney

Biomedical Science, BAppSc, University of Technology Sydney

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Tasmania

1 Feb 201931 Jan 2022

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Sydney

5 Feb 2005 → …

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Projects

Research Outputs

Built to last? The sustainability of healthcare system improvements, programmes and interventions: a systematic integrative review

Braithwaite, J., Ludlow, K., Testa, L., Herkes, J., Augustsson, H., Lamprell, G., McPherson, E. & Zurynski, Y., 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 6, p. 1-11 11 p., e036453.

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  • National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases

    Rare Voices Australia, Feb 2020, 52 p. Australian Government Department of Health.

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    Open Access
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    Quality of care for acute abdominal pain in children

    Zurynski, Y., Churruca, K., Arnolda, G., Dalton, S., Ting, H. P., Hibbert, P. D., Molloy, C., Wiles, L. K., de Wet, C. & Braithwaite, J., Jun 2020, In : BMJ Quality and Safety. 29, 6, p. 509-516 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Safety and effectiveness of stoss therapy in children with vitamin D deficiency

    Tannous, P., Fiscaletti, M., Wood, N., Gunesekera, H., Zurynski, Y., Biggin, A., Kilo, T., Hayes, E. & Munns, C., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 56, 1, p. 81-89 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

  • Activities

    • 7 Membership of committee
    • 3 Membership of network
    • 1 Membership of board
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Rare Voices Australia Ltd (External organisation)

    Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
    20192020

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Organisational unit)

    Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
    20192021

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Consumers' Health Forum of Australia (External organisation)

    Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
    20192020

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Research Australia (External organisation)

    Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
    2019 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    International Foundation for Integrated Care (External organisation)

    Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
    2019 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Press / Media

    Q&A A/Prof Yvonne Zurynski

    Yvonne Zurynski

    6/05/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    What is a rare disease? It’s not as simple as it sounds

    Yvonne Zurynski

    26/02/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Sustainable health systems need climate sustainability

    Yvonne Zurynski

    13/11/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Care Coordination for Children with Chronic Conditions: making life better and saving money for the health system

    Yvonne Zurynski, Susan Woolfenden, Christie Breen, Lisa Altman & Jeffrey Braithwaite

    15/06/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment