Yvonne Zurynski

Associate Professor

  • 1049 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
1987 …2019
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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 and she contributed research evidence to support changes to child restraint law in Australia, and her research has supported the development of clinical guidelines and informed vaccination policy. She has an interest in health services responses to the increasing challenge of chronic disease.  Yvonne has expertise in conducting epidemiological studies, clinical research studies, and mixed methods studies of patient and provider experiences of the health system including health services use, transition between paediatric and adult services, health costs and out of pocket expenses incurred by consumers. She was 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 is engaged with several consumer groups and regularly involves these groups in research.

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

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 Output 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., 19 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Paediatric Respiratory Reviews.

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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., 1 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, p. 1-7 7 p., e025892.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Delivery of Health Care
Administrative Personnel
Research Personnel

We must share and interpret information effectively

Zurynski, Y., Dahm, M. & Braithwaite, J., 14 Jan 2019, MJA Insight+, 1, 14 January 2019 1 p.

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Open Access

A prospective study of the incidence of juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis after implementation of a national HPV vaccination program

Novakovic, D., Cheng, A. T. L., Zurynski, Y., Booy, R., Walker, P. J., Berkowitz, R., Harrison, H., Black, R., Perry, C., Vijayasekaran, S., Wabnitz, D., Burns, H., Tabrizi, S. N., Garland, S. M., Elliott, E. & Brotherton, J. M. L., 15 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 217, 2, p. 208-212 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prospective Studies
Human papillomavirus 11
Human papillomavirus 6

A qualitative study of health care providers' perceptions and experiences of working together to care for children with medical complexity (CMC)

Altman, L., Zurynski, Y., Breen, C., Hoffman, T. & Woolfenden, S., 2018, In : BMC Health Services Research. 18, 70, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Child Care
Health Personnel
Delivery of Health Care
Primary Health Care


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Activities 2011 2019

  • 6 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of board
  • 1 Membership of network

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Organisational unit)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)

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Research Australia (External organisation)

Yvonne Zurynski (Chair)
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Rare Voices Australia Ltd (External organisation)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)

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International Foundation for Integrated Care (External organisation)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
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Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Organisational unit)

Yvonne Zurynski (Member)
Mar 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee