Dr Adriana Parrella

PhD, GDPH, BTchg
Dr Adriana Parrella

Adriana is a Senior Research Fellow at Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Her research focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care, principles of culturally safe care, Indigenous understandings of health and wellbeing and healthy ageing. Her research draws from key stakeholder perspectives of Aboriginal community members, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, health and aged care service providers throughout South Australia.

Prior to her current role, Dr Parrella's academic experience in public health research included influenza surveillance in general practice, maternal immunisation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, adolescent immunisation, health services research and 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

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