Amy Elizabeth Parry

BA (USyd), GradDipPH (UQ), MPhil App Epi (ANU)
PhD Candidate

Biography

Amy Parry is an international public health field epidemiologist with experience in both acute and protracted humanitarian response settings.  She is a graduate of the Australian field epidemiology training programme (MAE,) and has worked in Cambodia on supporting the government to implement and integrate their modified field epidemiology training.

The PhD Amy is undertaking will look at strengthening the local and international health security workforce during emergencies in low resource settings. It is hoped that through enabling knowledge transfer between local and international responders during an emergency, the response will be locally relevant whilst leaving a legacy of an upskilled epidemiology workforce post response. 

Her research topic is Workforce strengthening during emergencies in low resource settings  

Research

Research interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Workforce strengthening
  • Infectious disease surveillance
  • Emergency response
  • Health information systems

Publications

  • Ly S, Arashiro T, Ieng V, Tsuyuoka R, Parry A, Horwood P, et al. Establishing seasonal and alert influenza thresholds in Cambodia using the WHO method: implications for effective utilization of influenza surveillance in the tropics and subtropics. West Pac Surveill Response J WPSAR. 2017 Mar;8(1):22–32.
  • Ly S, Horwood P, Chan M, Rith S, Sorn S, Oeung K, Parry A et al. Seroprevalence and Transmission of Human Influenza A(H5N1) Virus before and after Virus Reassortment, Cambodia, 2006-2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;23(2):300–3.
  • Rith S, Davis CT, Duong V, Sar B, Horm SV, Chin S, Parry A et al. Identification of Molecular Markers Associated with Alteration of Receptor-Binding Specificity in a Novel Genotype of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Viruses Detected in Cambodia in 2013. J Virol. 2014 Dec;88(23):13897–909.
  • Parry A, Fearnley E, Denehy E. “Surprise”: Outbreak of Campylobacter infection associated with chicken liver pâté at a surprise birthday party, Adelaide, Australia, 2012. West Pac Surveill Response J WPSAR. 2012 Oct;3(4):16–9.
  • Kelaher M, Parry A, Day S, Paradies Y, Anderson I. Racial and ethnic identification and quality of care: an Australian perspective. Med J Aust. 2012 Apr 2;196(6):382.
  • Parry AE, Johnson DR, Byron-Gray K, Raupach JCA, McPherson M. Online questionnaires for outbreak investigations. Epidemiol Camb Mass. 2011 Nov;22(6):875–6.
  • Vincent JE, Netek S, Parry A, Mladenovich D, Thein NN, Amendola PR. Reported wearing compliance of ready-made spectacles at 6 and 12 months. Optom Vis Sci Off Publ Am Acad Optom. 2010 Dec;87(12):958–65.