Adriana Parrella

Dr, PhD, GDPH, BTchg

  • 238 Citations
  • 8 h-Index

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Adriana is a Research Fellow at the Wardliparingga Unit and joined the team in July 2018. The focus of her work is to investigate culturally appropriate models of aged care for older Aboriginal peoples. Prior to this position she spent over 15 years working in the public health research field on projects covering influenza surveillance in the community, maternal immunisation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, adolescent immunisation, health services research and most recently, the evaluation of a state government workplace health promotion program focussing on improving lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease across industry sectors.    In 2014 she was awarded her Phd for her mixed methods research on vaccine safety surveillance systems “An exploratory study of parental and healthcare provider awareness of vaccine safety surveillance reporting systems


  • Population health
  • Cultural safety
  • Aged Care
  • Health services research
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

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Research Output

  • 238 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 1 Review article

Safety of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccination during pregnancy a systematic review

McMillan, M., Clarke, M., Parrella, A., Fell, D. B., Amirthalingam, G. & Marshall, H. S., 1 Jan 2017, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 129, 3, p. 560-573 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

37 Citations (Scopus)

‘Is it like one of those infectious kind of things?’ The importance of educating young people about HPV and HPV vaccination at school

Davies, C., Skinner, S. R., Stoney, T., Marshall, H. S., Collins, J., Jones, J., Hutton, H., Parrella, A., Cooper, S., McGeechan, K. & Zimet, G., 4 May 2017, In : Sex Education. 17, 3, p. 256-275 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Prioritizing government funding of adolescent vaccinations: Recommendations from young people on a citizens' jury

Parrella, A., Braunack-Mayer, A., Collins, J., Clarke, M., Tooher, R., Ratcliffe, J. & Marshall, H., 30 Jun 2016, In : Vaccine. 34, 31, p. 3592-3597 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus) study protocol: A cluster randomised controlled evaluation of education, decisional support and logistical strategies in school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of adolescents

Skinner, S. R., Davies, C., Cooper, S., Stoney, T., Marshall, H., Jones, J., Collins, J., Hutton, H., Parrella, A., Zimet, G., Regan, D. G., Whyte, P., Brotherton, J. M. L., Richmond, P., McCaffrey, K., Garland, S. M., Leask, J., Kang, M., Braunack-Mayer, A., Kaldor, J. & 1 others, McGeechan, K., 15 Sep 2015, In : BMC public health. 15, 1, 896.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Consumer reporting of adverse events following immunization (AEFI): Identifying predictors of reporting an AEFI

Parrella, A., Gold, M., Braunack-Mayer, A., Baghurst, P. & Marshall, H., 1 Jan 2014, In : Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 10, 3, p. 747-754 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)