Dr Anne Parkinson

Research Fellow


Dr Anne Parkinson is a sociologist and has worked at ANU since mid-2012, first with the Australian Primary Health Care Institute (APHCRI) until its closure in 2015 and later with the Department of Health Services Research and Policy (DHSR&P), which is part of the ANU's Research School of Population Health (RSPH). She also completed a six-month part time placement working as a Policy and Research Officer for the Consumers Health Forum of Australia in 2016 to broaden her experience.

Anne is currently working within the ANU's multidisciplinary Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH) project as a member of the Health Experience Team. OHIOH aims to investigate and demonstrate how personalised medicine can address major global health challenges focussing on type-I diabetes (T1D) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Central to the project is embedding the perspectives and experiences of people living with T1D and MS, including their families and carers, from research inception to implementation across every level of the project facilitated by the Health Experience Team, which was formed for this purpose.



  • Parkinson, A, Drew, J, Hall, S et al. 2021, ''They're getting a taste of our world': A qualitative study of people with multiple sclerosis' experiences of accessing health care during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Australian Capital Territory', Health Expectations, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1607-1617.
  • Brew-Sam, N, Chhabra, M, Parkinson, A et al. 2021, 'Experiences of Young People and Their Caregivers of Using Technology to Manage Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Systematic Literature Review and Narrative Synthesis', JMIR Diabetes, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-14.
  • Henschke, A, Desborough, J, Parkinson, A et al. 2021, 'Personalizing Medicine and Technologies to Address the Experiences and Needs of People with Multiple Sclerosis', Journal of Personalized Medicine, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 1-9.
  • Casey, A, Islam, M, Schutze, H et al. 2020, 'GP awareness, practice, knowledge and confidence: evaluation of the first nation-wide dementia-focused continuing medical education program in Australia', BMC Family Practice Journal, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. -.
  • Islam, M, Parkinson, A, Burns, K et al. 2020, 'A training program for primary health care nurses on timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice: An evaluation study', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 105, pp. 1-8.
  • Islam, M, Parkinson, A, Burns, K et al 2020, 'A training program for primary health care nurses on timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice: An evaluation study', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 105, no. May 2020, pp. -.
  • Desborough, J, Brunoro, C, Parkinson, A et al. 2020, 'It struck at the heart of who I thought I was: A meta-synthesis of the qualitative literature examining the experiences of people with multiple sclerosis', Health Expectations, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 1007-1027.
  • Sha, S, Du, W, Parkinson, A et al. 2019, 'Relative importance of clinical and sociodemographic factors in association with post-operative in-hospital deaths in colorectal cancer patients in New South Wales: An artificial neural network approach', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 1389-1398.
  • Pettit, S, Simpson, P, Jones, J et al 2019, 'Holistic primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners: exploring the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 538-543.
  • Qin, D, Du, W, Sha, S et al 2019, 'Hospital psychosocial interventions for patients with brain functional impairment: A retrospective cohort study', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 1155-1164.
  • Zhou, M, Desborough, J, Parkinson, A et al 2019, 'Barriers to pharmacist prescribing: a scoping review comparing the UK, New Zealand, Canadian and Australian experiences', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 479-489.
  • Bagheri, N, Konings, P, Wangdi, K et al. 2019, 'Identifying hotspots of type 2 diabetes risk using general practice data and geospatial analysis: an approach to inform policy and practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 43-51.
  • Desborough, J, Parkinson, A, Korda, R et al 2018, 'The practical use of the Patient Enablement and Satisfaction Model in nurse-led outpatient cardiac clinics', Collegian, vol. 26, pp. 415-421.
  • Banfield, M, Jowsey, T, Parkinson, A et al 2017, 'Experiencing integration: a qualitative pilot study of consumer and provider experiences of integrated primary health care in Australia', BMC Family Practice Journal, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 1-12.
  • Jowsey, T, Yen, L, Dennis, S et al. 2016, 'Time to manage: patient strategies for coping with an absence of care coordination and continuity', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 854-873.
  • McRae, I, Dawda, P, Banfield, M et al 2016, 'Can we measure integration of healthcare from administrative and clinical records?', Australian Family Physician, vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 672-675.
  • Gardner, K, Parkinson, A, Banfield, M et al 2015, 'Usability of patient experience surveys in Australian primary health care: a scoping review', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22 (2), 93 - 99.
  • Parkinson, A, Jorm, L, Douglas, K et al 2015, 'Recruiting general practitioners for surveys: reflections on the difficulties and some lessons learned', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 254-258.
  • Dawda P, McRae I, Yen L, Islam MM et al. 2015. Does it matter who organises your health care?. International Journal of Integrated Care, vol 15, pp 11.
  • Yen, L, Parkinson, A & Gardner, K 2014, Evaluation of the Medicare Local Implementation Adviser Role. APHCRI Reports
  • Parkinson, A & Parker, R 2013, 'Addressing chronic and complex conditions: what evidence is there regarding the role primary healthcare nurses can play?', Australian Health Review, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 588-593.
  • Richard Hindmarsh & Anne Parkinson (2012): The public inquiry as a contested political technology: GM crop moratorium reviews in Australia, Environmental Politics, DOI:10.1080/09644016.2012.698882 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2012.698882
  • Hogan, A, Berry, H, Ng, S et al 2011, 'Farmer Health and Adaptive Capacity in the Face of Climate Change and Variability. Part 1: Health as a Contributor to Adaptive Capacity and as an Outcome from Pressures Coping with Climate Related Adversities', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 4039-4054.
  • The Lost Stakeholder: A Case Study of Risk and Trust Perceptions held by Canola Farmers in NSW and the Implications for Policy Making in the Area of Biotechnology, Environment and Agriculture. A copy can be viewed at http://www4.gu.edu.au:8080/adt-root/uploads/approved/adt-QGU20101213.073...
  • Le Grande M, Murphy B, Higgins R, Worcester MU, Parkinson A, Brown S, Elliott P, Goble AJ. (2006). Physical Activity and Negative Emotional Response Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 13 (2): 254-60.
  • Higgins R, Murphy B, Le Grande M, Brown S, Parkinson A, Worcester MU, Goble AJ (2005). Expressed Preferences for Health Education of Patients after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 12 (6): 572-9.
  • Goble AJ, Worcester MU, Le Grande M, Parkinson A (2003). A Westbay Literature Review: Integrated Disease Management for Congestive Heart Failure: Scientific Literature Review and Clinical Practice Guidelines. Produced on Behalf of Westbay Primary Care Partnership Integrated Disease Management Project, Melbourne.
  • Parkinson A and Hindmarsh R (2003). Farmers Reject GM Canola, Australasian Science, 24 (6): 20-23.