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Use of health services by preschool-aged children who are developmentally vulnerable and socioeconomically disadvantaged: testing the inverse care law.

Woolfenden S, Galea C, Badland H, Smithers Sheedy H, Williams K, Kavanagh AM, Reddihough D, Goldfeld S, Lingam R, Badawi N, O'Connor M.

J Epidemiol Community Health. 2020 Mar 13. pii: jech-2019-213384. doi: 10.1136/jech-2019-213384. [Epub ahead of print]


Strengthening Health Systems to Support Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Fiji-A Commentary.

Woolfenden S, Milner K, Tora K, Naulumatua K, Mataika R, Smith F, Lingam R, Kado J, Tuibeqa I.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Feb 4;17(3). pii: E972. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17030972.


Developmental risk among Aboriginal children living in urban areas in Australia: the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH).

Chando S, Craig JC, Burgess L, Sherriff S, Purcell A, Gunasekera H, Banks S, Smith N, Banks E, Woolfenden S.

BMC Pediatr. 2020 Jan 13;20(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s12887-019-1902-z.


Letter to the editor.

Lim J, Sarkozy V, Perkins D, Van Muster KA, Woolfenden S.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Dec;55(12):1513. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14653. No abstract available.


The Rights of Children for Optimal Development and Nurturing Care.

Uchitel J, Alden E, Bhutta ZA, Goldhagen J, Narayan AP, Raman S, Spencer N, Wertlieb D, Wettach J, Woolfenden S, Mikati MA.

Pediatrics. 2019 Dec;144(6). pii: e20190487. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0487.


Partnerships for safe care: A meta-narrative of the experience for the parent of a child with Intellectual Disability in hospital.

Mimmo L, Woolfenden S, Travaglia J, Harrison R.

Health Expect. 2019 Dec;22(6):1199-1212. doi: 10.1111/hex.12968. Epub 2019 Sep 27. Review.


Driving Precision Policy Responses to Child Health and Developmental Inequities.

Goldfeld S, Gray S, Azpitarte F, Cloney D, Mensah F, Redmond G, Williams K, Woolfenden S, O'Connor M.

Health Equity. 2019 Sep 26;3(1):489-494. doi: 10.1089/heq.2019.0045. eCollection 2019.


The Quality of Care for Australian Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Churruca K, Ellis LA, Long JC, Pomare C, Wiles LK, Arnolda G, Ting HP, Woolfenden S, Sarkozy V, de Wet C, Hibbert P, Braithwaite J; CareTrack Kids Investigative Team.

J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Dec;49(12):4919-4928. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04195-7.


Implementation, Mechanisms of Effect and Context of an Integrated Care Intervention for Vulnerable Families in Central Sydney Australia: A Research and Evaluation Protocol.

Eastwood JG, Woolfenden S, Miller E, Shaw M, Garg P, Liu H, De Souza DE, Ettema RGA.

Int J Integr Care. 2019 Jul 25;19(3):11. doi: 10.5334/ijic.4217.


Designing Initiatives for Vulnerable Families: From Theory to Design in Sydney, Australia.

Eastwood JG, De Souza DE, Shaw M, Garg P, Woolfenden S, Tyler I, Kemp LA.

Int J Integr Care. 2019 Jul 25;19(3):9. doi: 10.5334/ijic.3963.


Discharge against medical advice in culturally and linguistically diverse Australian children.

Guo XY, Woolfenden S, McDonald G, Saavedra A, Lingam R.

Arch Dis Child. 2019 Dec;104(12):1150-1154. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-317063. Epub 2019 Jun 22.


Significant reductions in tertiary hospital encounters and less travel for families after implementation of Paediatric Care Coordination in Australia.

Breen C, Altman L, Ging J, Deverell M, Woolfenden S, Zurynski Y.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Oct 3;18(1):751. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3553-4.


"Dealing with the Hospital has Become too Difficult for Us to Do Alone" - Developing an Integrated Care Program for Children with Medical Complexity (CMC).

Altman L, Breen C, Ging J, Burrett S, Hoffmann T, Dickins E, Brown K, Zurynski Y, Woolfenden S.

Int J Integr Care. 2018 Sep 5;18(3):14. doi: 10.5334/ijic.3953.


Impact of social disadvantage on cerebral palsy severity.

Woolfenden S, Galea C, Smithers-Sheedy H, Blair E, Mcintyre S, Reid S, Delacy M, Badawi N; Australian Cerebral Palsy Register Group; CP Quest.

Dev Med Child Neurol. 2019 May;61(5):586-592. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14026. Epub 2018 Sep 17.


The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Paediatic & Child Health Division 145 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 Summary of position statement on inequities in child health Published by RACP May 2018 and available at:

Woolfenden S, Asher I, Bauert P, De Lore D, Elliott E, Hart B, Matheson V, Nossar V, Roseby R, Scott A, Lynch A, Hardy L, Goldfeld S.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Aug;54(8):832-833. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14134. Review. No abstract available.


A PDGFRα-driven mouse model of glioblastoma reveals a stathmin1-mediated mechanism of sensitivity to vinblastine.

Jun HJ, Appleman VA, Wu HJ, Rose CM, Pineda JJ, Yeo AT, Delcuze B, Lee C, Gyuris A, Zhu H, Woolfenden S, Bronisz A, Nakano I, Chiocca EA, Bronson RT, Ligon KL, Sarkaria JN, Gygi SP, Michor F, Mitchison TJ, Charest A.

Nat Commun. 2018 Aug 6;9(1):3116. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05036-4.


Diagnostic tests for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in preschool children.

Randall M, Egberts KJ, Samtani A, Scholten RJ, Hooft L, Livingstone N, Sterling-Levis K, Woolfenden S, Williams K.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Jul 24;7:CD009044. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009044.pub2. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


More than a snapshot in time: pathways of disadvantage over childhood.

Goldfeld S, O'Connor M, O'Connor E, Chong S, Badland H, Woolfenden S, Redmond G, Williams K, Azpitarte F, Cloney D, Mensah F.

Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 1;47(4):1307-1316. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy086.


The impact of multidimensional disadvantage over childhood on developmental outcomes in Australia.

Goldfeld S, O'Connor M, Chong S, Gray S, O'Connor E, Woolfenden S, Redmond G, Williams K, Mensah F, Kvalsvig A, Badland H.

Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 1;47(5):1485-1496. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy087.


Health professional perceptions regarding screening tools for developmental surveillance for children in a multicultural part of Sydney, Australia.

Garg P, Ha MT, Eastwood J, Harvey S, Woolfenden S, Murphy E, Dissanayake C, Williams K, Jalaludin B, McKenzie A, Einfeld S, Silove N, Short K, Eapen V.

BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Apr 2;19(1):42. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0728-3.


A qualitative study of health care providers' perceptions and experiences of working together to care for children with medical complexity (CMC).

Altman L, Zurynski Y, Breen C, Hoffmann T, Woolfenden S.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Jan 31;18(1):70. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-2857-8.


Medical neglect at a tertiary paediatric hospital.

Parmeter J, Tzioumi D, Woolfenden S.

Child Abuse Negl. 2018 Mar;77:134-143. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.01.004. Epub 2018 Jan 30.


Helping refugee children thrive: what we know and where to next.

Zwi K, Woodland L, Mares S, Rungan S, Palasanthiran P, Williams K, Woolfenden S, Jaffe A.

Arch Dis Child. 2018 Jun;103(6):529-532. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-314055. Epub 2017 Dec 23. No abstract available.


Characteristics of Australian adolescent females in residential treatment who report using methamphetamines.

Dixson G, Woolfenden S, Jayasinha R, Rawstorne P, Palmer K, Nathan S.

Drug Alcohol Rev. 2018 Apr;37 Suppl 1:S384-S393. doi: 10.1111/dar.12641. Epub 2017 Dec 21.


Understanding child disadvantage from a social determinants perspective.

Goldfeld S, O'Connor M, Cloney D, Gray S, Redmond G, Badland H, Williams K, Mensah F, Woolfenden S, Kvalsvig A, Kochanoff AT.

J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Mar;72(3):223-229. doi: 10.1136/jech-2017-209036. Epub 2017 Dec 20.


Can a child and family health service improve early childhood health outcomes in an urban Aboriginal community?

Freeman J, Murphy E, Woolfenden S, Waters E, Winters J, Callaghan L, Zwi K.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 May;54(5):541-545. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13785. Epub 2017 Nov 23.


Identification of vulnerability within a child and family health service.

Kimla K, Nathanson D, Woolfenden S, Zwi K.

Aust Health Rev. 2019 Apr;43(2):171-177. doi: 10.1071/AH17024.


The impact of sociodemographic and health-service factors on breast-feeding in sub-Saharan African countries with high diarrhoea mortality.

Ogbo FA, Eastwood J, Page A, Efe-Aluta O, Anago-Amanze C, Kadiri EA, Ifegwu IK, Woolfenden S, Agho KE.

Public Health Nutr. 2017 Dec;20(17):3109-3119. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017002567. Epub 2017 Oct 5.


Neurodevelopmental outcomes for high-risk neonates in a low-resource setting.

Milner KM, Duke T, Steer AC, Kado JH, Koyamaibole L, Kaarira R, Namudu K, Woolfenden S, Miller AE, O'Heir KE, Neal EFG, Roberts G.

Arch Dis Child. 2017 Nov;102(11):1063-1069. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312770. Epub 2017 Aug 28.


Protective factors for social-emotional well-being of refugee children in the first three years of settlement in Australia.

Zwi K, Woodland L, Williams K, Palasanthiran P, Rungan S, Jaffe A, Woolfenden S.

Arch Dis Child. 2018 Mar;103(3):261-268. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-312495. Epub 2017 Jul 11.


Maternal help-seeking for child developmental concerns: Associations with socio-demographic factors.

Eapen V, Walter A, Guan J, Descallar J, Axelsson E, Einfeld S, Eastwood J, Murphy E, Beasley D, Silove N, Dissanayake C, Woolfenden S, Williams K, Jalaludin B, The 'Watch Me Grow' Study Group.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Oct;53(10):963-969. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13607. Epub 2017 Jun 29.


Refugee children and their health, development and well-being over the first year of settlement: A longitudinal study.

Zwi K, Rungan S, Woolfenden S, Woodland L, Palasanthiran P, Williams K.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Sep;53(9):841-849. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13551. Epub 2017 May 29.


Prevalence and determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding in the early postnatal period in Sydney, Australia.

Ogbo FA, Eastwood J, Page A, Arora A, McKenzie A, Jalaludin B, Tennant E, Miller E, Kohlhoff J, Noble J, Chaves K, Jones JM, Smoleniec J, Chay P, Smith B, Oei JL, Short K, Collie L, Kemp L, Raman S, Woolfenden S, Clark T, Blight V, Eapen V; Early Years Research Group.

Int Breastfeed J. 2017 Apr 8;12:16. doi: 10.1186/s13006-017-0110-4. eCollection 2016.


Explaining culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) parents' access of healthcare services for developmental surveillance and anticipatory guidance: qualitative findings from the 'Watch Me Grow' study.

Garg P, Ha MT, Eastwood J, Harvey S, Woolfenden S, Murphy E, Dissanayake C, Jalaludin B, Williams K, McKenzie A, Einfeld S, Silove N, Short K, Eapen V.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Mar 22;17(1):228. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2143-1.


Infant feeding practices and diarrhoea in sub-Saharan African countries with high diarrhoea mortality.

Ogbo FA, Agho K, Ogeleka P, Woolfenden S, Page A, Eastwood J; Global Child Health Research Interest Group.

PLoS One. 2017 Feb 13;12(2):e0171792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171792. eCollection 2017.


Predictors of developmental surveillance completion at six months of age in south western Sydney.

Overs BJ, Woolfenden S, Williams K, Jalaludin B, Axelsson EL, Dissanayake C, Descallar J, Harvey S, Beasley D, Murphy E, Eapen V; ‘Watch Me Grow’ Study Group.

Child Care Health Dev. 2017 Mar;43(2):307-315. doi: 10.1111/cch.12425. Epub 2016 Dec 1.


Screen time of infants in Sydney, Australia: a birth cohort study.

Chandra M, Jalaludin B, Woolfenden S, Descallar J, Nicholls L, Dissanayake C, Williams K, Murphy E, Walter A, Eastwood J, Eapen V; Watch Me Grow Study Group.

BMJ Open. 2016 Oct 24;6(10):e012342. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012342.


Prevalence and factors associated with parental concerns about development detected by the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at 6-month, 12-month and 18-month well-child checks in a birth cohort.

Woolfenden S, Eapen V, Jalaludin B, Hayen A, Kemp L, Dissanyake C, Hendry A, Axelsson E, Overs B, Eastwood J, Črnčec R, McKenzie A, Beasley D, Murphy E, Williams K; ‘Watch Me Grow’ study group.

BMJ Open. 2016 Sep 8;6(9):e012144. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012144.


Methods for a longitudinal cohort of refugee children in a regional community in Australia.

Zwi K, Rungan S, Woolfenden S, Williams K, Woodland L.

BMJ Open. 2016 Aug 24;6(8):e011387. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011387.


Is there a role for paediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in the management of child sexual assault in Australia?

Nathanson D, Woolfenden S, Zwi K.

Child Abuse Negl. 2016 Sep;59:13-25. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.07.004. Epub 2016 Aug 1. Review.


Who is our cohort: recruitment, representativeness, baseline risk and retention in the "Watch Me Grow" study?

Woolfenden S, Eapen V, Axelsson E, Hendry A, Jalaludin B, Dissanayake C, Overs B, Descallar J, Eastwood J, Einfeld S, Silove N, Short K, Beasley D, Črnčec R, Murphy E, Williams K; “Watch Me Grow” study group.

BMC Pediatr. 2016 Mar 24;16:46. doi: 10.1186/s12887-016-0582-1.


Diagnosing autism: Australian paediatric research network surveys.

Randall M, Albein-Urios N, Brignell A, Gulenc A, Hennel S, Coates C, Symeonides C, Hiscock H, Marraffa C, Silove N, Bayl V, Woolfenden S, Williams K.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2016 Jan;52(1):11-7. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13029.


How do primary health-care practitioners identify and manage communication impairments in preschool children?

Woolfenden S, Short K, Blackmore R, Pennock R, Moore M.

Aust J Prim Health. 2015;21(2):176-81.


Picture of the health status of Aboriginal children living in an urban setting of Sydney.

Gardner S, Woolfenden S, Callaghan L, Allende T, Winters J, Wong G, Caplice S, Zwi K.

Aust Health Rev. 2016 Jun;40(3):337-344. doi: 10.1071/AH14259.


School-based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse.

Walsh K, Zwi K, Woolfenden S, Shlonsky A.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Apr 16;(4):CD004380. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004380.pub3. Review.


Equitable access to developmental surveillance and early intervention--understanding the barriers for children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Woolfenden S, Posada N, Krchnakova R, Crawford J, Gilbert J, Jursik B, Sarkozy V, Perkins D, Kemp L.

Health Expect. 2015 Dec;18(6):3286-301. doi: 10.1111/hex.12318. Epub 2014 Dec 16.


Household interventions for preventing domestic lead exposure in children.

Yeoh B, Woolfenden S, Lanphear B, Ridley GF, Livingstone N, Jorgensen E.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Dec 15;(12):CD006047. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006047.pub4. Review. Update in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Oct 16;10 :CD006047.


"Are you available for the next 18 months?" - methods and aims of a longitudinal birth cohort study investigating a universal developmental surveillance program: the 'Watch Me Grow' study.

Eapen V, Woolfenden S, Williams K, Jalaludin B, Dissanayake C, Axelsson EL, Murphy E, Eastwood J, Descallar J, Beasley D, Črnčec R, Short K, Silove N, Einfeld S, Prior M.

BMC Pediatr. 2014 Sep 22;14:234. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-234.


A systematic review of the prevalence of parental concerns measured by the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) indicating developmental risk.

Woolfenden S, Eapen V, Williams K, Hayen A, Spencer N, Kemp L.

BMC Pediatr. 2014 Sep 13;14:231. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-231. Review.

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