Dr Amy Elizabeth Parry

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


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 (FETP) and has worked on surveillance, response, and FETP support across Asia. Her current research and work focus is on strengthening and supporting applied epidemiology workforce.


Research interests

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


  • Parry, A, Kirk, M, Colquhoun, S et al. 2022, 'Leadership, politics, and communication: challenges of the epidemiology workforce during emergency response', Human Resources for Health, vol. 20, no. 1.
  • Parry, A, Law, C, Pourmarzi, D et al. 2022, 'Contribution of the Australian field epidemiology training workforce to the COVID-19 response, 2020', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 1-5.
  • Parry, A, Colquhoun, S, Brownbill, A et al. 2021, 'Navigating Uncertainty: Evaluation of a COVID-19 Surge Workforce Support Program, Australia 2020-2021', Global Biosecurity, vol. 3, no. 1.
  • Parry, A, Colquhoun, S, Field, E et al. 2021, 'How can we better support the public health emergency response workforce during crises?', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, vol. 12, no. 4.
  • Parry, A, Kirk, M, Durrheim, D et al. 2021, 'Emergency response and the need for collective competence in epidemiological teams', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 99, no. 5, pp. 351-358.
  • Allen, K, Parry, A & Glass, K 2021, 'Early reports of epidemiological parameters of the COVID-19 pandemic', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 65-81.
  • Parry, A, Kirk, M, Durrheim, D et al. 2021, 'Shaping applied epidemiology workforce training to strengthen emergency response: a global survey of applied epidemiologists, 2019-2020', Human Resources for Health, vol. 19, no. 58.
  • Parry, A, Kirk, M, Durrheim, D et al. 2020, 'Study protocol: building an evidence base for epidemiology emergency response, a mixed-methods study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 1-8.
  • Yamagishi, T, Ohnishi, M, Matsunaga, N et al. 2020, 'Environmental Sampling for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During a COVID-19 Outbreak on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 222, no. 7, pp. 1098-1102.
  • Pavlin B, Hall, A Hajek, Raja MA, Sharma V, Ramadan OP, Mishra S, Rangel A, Kitching A, Roper K, O’Dempsey T, Starkulla J, Parry AE, Kamara R, and Wurie AH, 2020, 'Atypical clinical presentation of Ebola virus disease in pregnancy: Implications for clinical and public health management [IN PRESS]', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.064
  • Horwood, P, Karlsson, E, Horm, S et al. 2019, 'Circulation and characterization of seasonal influenza viruses in Cambodia, 2012-2015', Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 465-476.
  • Kuijpers, L, Gryseels, C, Uk, S et al. 2018, 'Enteric Fever in Cambodia: Community Perceptions and Practices Concerning Disease Transmission and Treatment', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 99, no. 6, pp. 1369-1377.
  • Ly, S, Horwood, P, Chan, M et al. 2017, 'Seroprevalence and Transmission of Human Influenza A(H5N1) Virus before and after Virus Reassortment, Cambodia, 2006-2014', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 300-303.
  • Ly, S, Arashiro, T, Leng , V et al. 2017, 'Establishing seasonal and alert influenza thresholds in Cambodia using the WHO method: implications for effective utilization of influenza surveillance in the tropics and subtropics', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 22-32.
  • Rith, S, Davis, C, Duong, V et al. 2014, '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', Journal of Virology, vol. 88, no. 23, pp. 13897-13909.
  • Kelaher, M, Parry, A, Day, S et al. 2012, 'Racial and ethnic identification and quality of care: an Australian perspective', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 196, no. 6, pp. 382-382.
  • Parry, A, Fearnley, E & Denehy, E 2012, ˜Surprise': Outbreak of Campylobacter
    infection associated with chicken liver pate
    at a surprise birthday party, Adelaide,
    Australia, 2012', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 16-19.
  • Kelaher, M, Parry, A, Day, S et al. 2011, 'Improving the collection of data on race/ethnicity in general practice', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. A27.
  • Parry, A, Johnson, D, Byron-Gray, K et al. 2011, 'Online questionnaires for outbreak investigations', Epidemiology, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 875-876.