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Health Sciences profile

Dr Amanda D'Souza

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentsDepartment of Paediatrics and Child Health (UOW), Department of Public Health (UOW)
QualificationsMB ChB DCH MPH FNZCPHM
Research summaryChild health and development

Research

Amanda is a public health physician with a special interest in child and youth health. Amanda is undertaking her PhD research (‘Healthy public policy for children in New Zealand: overcoming the obstacles’) with the Health Promotion & Policy Research Unit, funded by a HRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship. Amanda is also a senior lecturer for the Department of Paediatrics. Amanda’s interests include: the social determinants of child health and development; child health promotion, particularly the Well Child Tamariki Ora programme and healthy public policy; child maltreatment prevention; and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Publications

D'Souza, A. J., Signal, L., & Edwards, R. (2017). Patchy advances in child health hide a systematic failure to prioritise children in public policy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 12-15. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

D'Souza, A. J., Russell, M., Wood, B., Signal, L., & Elder, D. (2016). Attitudes to physical punishment of children are changing. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(8), 690-693. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-310119

Peiffenberger, A. S., D'Souza, A. J., Huthwaite, M., & Romans, S. E. (2016). The well-being of children of parents with a mental illness: The responsiveness of crisis mental health services in Wellington, New Zealand. Child & Family Social Work, 21(4), 600-607. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12186

D'Souza, A. J., Blakely, T. A., & Woodward, A. (2008). The effect of eradicating poverty on childhood unintentional injury mortality in New Zealand: A cohort study with counterfactual modelling. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 62(10), 899-904.

Blakely, T. A., Atkinson, J., Kiro, C., Blaiklock, A., & D'Souza, A. (2003). Child mortality, socioeconomic position, and one-parent families: Independent associations and variation by age and cause of death. International Journal of Epidemiology, 32, 410-418.

Journal - Research Article

D'Souza, A. J., Russell, M., Wood, B., Signal, L., & Elder, D. (2016). Attitudes to physical punishment of children are changing. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(8), 690-693. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-310119

Peiffenberger, A. S., D'Souza, A. J., Huthwaite, M., & Romans, S. E. (2016). The well-being of children of parents with a mental illness: The responsiveness of crisis mental health services in Wellington, New Zealand. Child & Family Social Work, 21(4), 600-607. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12186

Moore, T., Yagnik, P., Halloran, D., McDonald, M., Sayers, M., D'Souza, A., & Goldfeld, S. (2012). Developing the Parent Engagement Resource: A tool for enhancing parent-professional relationships and identifying psychosocial issues in families. Australian Journal of Child & Family Health Nursing, 9(1), 12-16.

McLean, M., & D'Souza, A. (2011). Life-threatening cellulitis after traditional Samoan tattooing. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(1), 27-29. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00658.x

D'Souza, A. J., Blakely, T. A., & Woodward, A. (2008). The effect of eradicating poverty on childhood unintentional injury mortality in New Zealand: A cohort study with counterfactual modelling. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 62(10), 899-904.

Blakely, T. A., Atkinson, J., Kiro, C., Blaiklock, A., & D'Souza, A. (2003). Child mortality, socioeconomic position, and one-parent families: Independent associations and variation by age and cause of death. International Journal of Epidemiology, 32, 410-418.

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Journal - Research Other

D'Souza, A. J., Signal, L., & Edwards, R. (2017). Patchy advances in child health hide a systematic failure to prioritise children in public policy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1450), 12-15. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

D'Souza, A. J., Turner, N., Simmers, D., Craig, E., & Dowell, T. (2012). Every child to thrive, belong and achieve? Time to reflect and act in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1352). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

D'Souza, A., Ruscoe, Q., Nesdale, A., & Kemp, K. (2007). An extensive outbreak of acute gastroenteritis at a school camp. New Zealand Public Health Surveillance Report, 5(4), 5-6.

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