Yvonne Zurynski

Associate Professor

  • 1121 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
1987 …2019
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Biography

Yvonne Zurynski is Associate Professor, Health System Sustainability, and leads the activities of the central coordinating unit 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 recently led the evaluation of integrated care initiatives across the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and maintains research collaborations with the Integrated Care team at SCHN. For the last 12 years she was the Director of Research, Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, the University of Sydney, and from 2011-2015 she was the chair of the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units. Her focus is on conducting research that makes a difference in the real world. Her research supported changes to child restraint law in Australia, the development of clinical guidelines and vaccination policy. She has an interest in health services and health systems responses to the increasing challenge of chronic disease from an implementation science and complexity science perspectives. 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. Yvonne has expertise in conducting epidemiological studies, systematic reviews, clinical research studies, service model and policy evaluations using mixed methods designs. She is engaged with several consumer groups and regularly involves these groups in research. 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 has attracted approximately $7million 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.

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, Kids Research, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the University of Tasmania.

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Research, PhD, University of Sydney

Clinical Research, MAppSc, University of Technology Sydney

Biomedical Science, BAppSc, University of Technology Sydney

Health Policy, MHPOL, University of Sydney

Aug 2016Jul 2019

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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Research Outputs 1987 2019

Can we predict the need for lung transplantation in children with cystic fibrosis?

Piper, N., Bajic, M., Selvadurai, H., Robinson, P., Zurynski, Y. & Fitzgerald, D. A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 30, p. 30-33 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Does evidence-based medicine training improve doctors’ knowledge, practice and patient outcomes? A systematic review of the evidence

Simons, M. R., Zurynski, Y., Cullis, J., Morgan, M. K. & Davidson, A. S., Jun 2019, In : Medical teacher. 41, 5, p. 532-538 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

medicine
evidence
experience
trend

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., 28 May 2019, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Towards sustainable healthcare system performance in the 21st century in high-income countries: a protocol for a systematic review of the grey literature

Braithwaite, J., Zurynski, Y., Ludlow, K., Holt, J., Augustsson, H. & Campbell, M., Jun 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, p. 1-7 7 p., e025892.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Delivery of Health Care
Administrative Personnel
Research Personnel
Organizations
Literature

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding in Australian infants 1993-2017: an Australian Paediatric Surveuillance Unit study

Zurynski, Y., Grover, C. J., Jalaludin, B. & Elliott, E. J., 13 Sep 2019, In : Archives of disease in childhood. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding
Pediatrics
Vitamin K
Live Birth
Incidence

Prizes

Rare Diseases
Pediatrics

Activities 2011 2019

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

International Foundation for Integrated Care (External organisation)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
2019 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Consumers' Health Forum of Australia (External organisation)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
20192020

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Australasian Evaluation Society (External organisation)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
20192021

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Research Australia (External organisation)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
2019 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Rare Voices Australia Ltd (External organisation)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
20192020

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee