Dr Yvonne Parry is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University, School of Nursing and Midwifery. Dr Parry’s work exists at the important intersection between nursing/public health and child protection. Dr Yvonne Parry is the consummate balanced academic combining in-depth and extensive collaborative community based research, with quality teaching scholarship informed by practice. She has research projects in child homelessness, domestic violence with elderly women, and in the impact of disaster on families. Importantly a considerable component of her research is translating findings into appropriately developed education and training for service professionals including undergraduate nursing and health professionals. Dr Parry has demonstrated outstanding leadership in her support of community based initiatives, research activities and evidence-based practice processes. She spends a significant amount of her time working to improve the health and service provision outcomes for vulnerable children. She aims to ensure her research outcomes lead to children having the best start in life and the best chance of reaching their potential. Her research findings have been used by NGOs to improve health access for vulnerable children through the introduction of Nurse Practitioner Clinics and community based student nursing placement in homelessness home visiting services. A service that developed directly from her research on child homelessness. This year she was invited by the state government to work with community leaders on the development of measurable indicators for defining child vulnerability. As she notes, this invitation was in recognition of both her research and practice in this area. She is secretary for the chapter of Sigma Thea Tau International (STTI) Psi Eta. STTI is the major research association of the nursing profession internationally with over 500 chapters worldwide and headquarters in the USA. In 2016, she was an invited key note speaker at the Social Impact Measurement Network Australia, and is a state member of the national Social Impact Measurement Network Australia.