Dr Yvonne Anderson

BSc(Psych), MBChB, Dip Paeds, FRACP, PhD

Biography

Dr Anderson is a Paediatrician based in Taranaki, who undertakes clinical research with the Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health. She has interests in paediatric endocrinology, including family-centred solutions for weight issues and diabetes. Dr Anderson has undertaken randomised clinical trials and mixed methods research to examine innovative solutions to complex health problems, and is actively involved in teaching and supervision. Her team's research is increasingly focused on working collaboratively to improve prevailing healthcare services for Māori, health systems change, and working towards health equity. The vision of the research team in Taranaki is to develop collaborations that assist in translating research findings into high quality service provision for all tamariki and rangatahi in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Research | Current

Whānau Pakari, a multi-disciplinary intervention programme for children and adolescents with weight issues. 

Individualising an assessment and management platform for children and adolescents with obesity: a participant-centred approach.

Barriers and facilitators to engagement and participation in multi-disciplinary intervention programmes for weight.

Optimising preschool intervention for children with weight issues: the Whānau Pakari preschool project.

The Knowing Your Neighbourhood Study: novel approaches to measuring the food and physical activity environments for child health.

Healthy Messages for Healthy Kids: co-creating feedback of healthy lifestyle messages for kids and their families.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfection for potential reuse during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Teaching | Current

APLS instructor, undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching and supervision.

 

Postgraduate supervision

2016-2017: The impact of rurality and family structure on outcomes in Whānau Pakari. Honours main supervisor, Cervantée Wild.

2017-2020: Whānau Pakari: understanding barriers and facilitators to engagement, participation and retention in obesity intervention for children and adolescents. PhD main supervisor, Cervantée Wild.

2019-2020: Optimising preschool intervention for children with weight issues: the Whānau Pakari preschool project. Masters co-supervisor, Tami Cave.

2019-current: The Knowing Your Neighbourhood Study: novel approaches to measuring the food and physical activity environments for child health. Post-doctoral mentorship, Dr Niamh Donnellan.

2020-current: Healthy Messages for Healthy Kids: co-creating feedback of healthy lifestyle messages for kids and their families. Post-doctoral mentorship, Dr Victoria Egli.

Distinctions/Honours

Health Research Council of NZ Clinical Training Research Fellowship 2013.

RACP Cotterell Research Establishment Fellowship 2018.

Vice Chancellor's Award Best Doctoral Thesis 2018.

L'Oréal-UNESCO for women in science fellowship 2019.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Wild, C. E., Rawiri, N. T., Willing, E. J., Hofman, P. L., & Anderson, Y. C. (2020). Determining barriers and facilitators to engagement for families in a family-based, multicomponent healthy lifestyles intervention for children and adolescents: a qualitative study. BMJ open, 10 (9)10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037152
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cervantee Wild, Paul Hofman
  • Derraik, J. G. B., Anderson, W. A., Connelly, E. A., & Anderson, Y. C. (2020). Rapid Review of SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 Viability, Susceptibility to Treatment, and the Disinfection and Reuse of PPE, Particularly Filtering Facepiece Respirators. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17 (17).10.3390/ijerph17176117
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik
  • Anderson, Y. C., Wynter, L. E., O'Sullivan NA, Wild, C. E. K., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., ... Hofman, P. L. (2020). Two-year outcomes of Whānau Pakari, a multi-disciplinary assessment and intervention for children and adolescents with weight issues: A randomized clinical trial. Pediatric obesity10.1111/ijpo.12693
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cervantee Wild, Cameron Grant, José Derraik, Paul Hofman
  • Wild, C. E. K., O'Sullivan NA, Lee, A. C., Cave, T. L., Willing, E. J., Cormack, D. M., ... Anderson, Y. C. (2020). Survey of Barriers and Facilitators to Engagement in a Multidisciplinary Healthy Lifestyles Program for Children. Journal of nutrition education and behavior, 52 (5), 528-534. 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.10.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cervantee Wild, Arier Lee, Paul Hofman, Donna Cormack
  • Wild, C. E. K., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., Wynter, L. E., Derraik, J. G. B., Willing, E. J., ... Anderson, Y. C. (2019). The importance of rurality data in understanding access to healthcare services for childhood obesity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132 (1494), 60-63. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cervantee Wild, Cameron Grant, Paul Hofman, José Derraik
  • Anderson, Y. C., Dolan, G. M. S., Wynter, L. E., Treves, K. F., Wouldes, T. A., Grant, C. C., ... Cutfield, W. S. (2019). Caregiver's readiness for change as a predictor of outcome and attendance in an intervention programme for children and adolescents with obesity: a secondary data analysis. BMJ open, 9 (3)10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023195
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Trecia Wouldes, Cameron Grant, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Anderson, Y. C., Kirkpatrick, K., Dolan, G. M. S., Wouldes, T. A., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., ... Hofman, P. L. (2019). Do changes in weight status affect cognitive function in children and adolescents with obesity? A secondary analysis of a clinical trial. BMJ open, 9 (2)10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021586
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: José Derraik, Cameron Grant, Trecia Wouldes, Cervantee Wild, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman
  • Anderson, Y. C., Leung, W., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., Derraik, J. G. B., Cutfield, W. S., ... Sullivan, T. A. (17/5/2018). Economic evaluation of a multi-disciplinary community-based intervention programme for New Zealand children and adolescents with obesity.. Obesity research & clinical practice. 10.1016/j.orcp.2018.04.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman, José Derraik

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M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level D, Room D02
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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