Select Publications

Book Chapters

Thorpe A; Yashadhana A; Biles B; Munro-Harrison E; Kingsley J, 2023, 'Indigenous Health and Connection to Country', in Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Global Public Health, Oxford University Press (OUP),

Yashadhana A; Raven M; Pollard-Wharton N; Biles B, 2022, 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Spatial and Place-Based Analysis', in Laituri M; Richardson RB; Kim J (ed.), Global Perspectives on Health Geography, Springer, Cham, pp. 181 - 194,

de Leeuw E; McCracken K; Harris P; Yashadhana A, 2022, 'Underpromise and Overdeliver: The Failure of Political Rhetoric in Managing COVID-19 in Australia', in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreaks, Vaccination, Politics and Society: the Continuing Challenge, pp. 17 - 31,

Journal articles

Belon AP; Yashadhana A; Kongats K; Atkey K; Glenn NM; Jaques K; Nieuwendyk L; Harris P; de Leeuw E; Nykiforuk CIJ, 2024, 'Australian and Canadian financial wellbeing policy landscape during COVID-19: An equity-informed policy scan', Health Policy OPEN, 6,

Yashadhana A; Jaques K; Chaudhuri A; Pry J; Harris P, 2024, 'Intersectoral Partnerships Between Local Governments and Health Organisations in High-Income Contexts: A Scoping Review', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 13,

McCormick I; Tong K; Abdullah N; Abesamis-Dischoso C; Gende T; Hashim EB; Ho SM; Jalbert I; Jeronimo B; Matoto-Raikabakaba E; Ono K; Piyasena PN; Rogers JT; Szetu J; Tran MA; Tse DYY; Win Y; Yap TP; Yoon S; Yusufu M; Burton MJ; Ramke J; Burnett AM; Yashadhana A; Hopkins SOS; Jan CL; Taylor HR; Bi H; Kang M; Wang N; Yang X; Pan CW; Wang Y; Wu M; Zhong H; Zou H; Ansari HM; Qoqonokana MQ; Shih K; Hiratsuka Y; Kawasaki R; Ahmad N; Othman SF; Barodawala FS; Hussin DA; Ngah F; Isa MZA; Ali BM; Modidin N; Blair-Hunt TR; Findlay RW; Morar VU; Turnbull PRK; Kumar DB; Farmer J; Zuvani B; Liu YC; Ong HS; Anh VT, 2024, 'Strategies to address inequity of uncorrected refractive error in the Western Pacific: A modified Delphi process', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics,

Samuels I; Hamm LM; Silva JC; Tousignant B; Furtado JM; Goodman L; Watene R; Adams J; Yashadhana A; Wilkinson B; Dimaras H; Brea I; Rogers J; Black J; Foreman J; Arboleda JC; Yee JF; Trujillo J; Keay L; Luque LC; Oviedo-Cáceres MDP; Saboya M; Alves M; Lichter M; Silwal P; Findlay R; Barrenechea R; Simkin S; Bentley S; Hopkins S; Salomão SR; Misra S; Fricke T; Reis T; Ramke J; Harwood M, 2024, 'Use of the CONSIDER statement by eye health researchers when conducting and reporting research involving Indigenous peoples: an online survey', Eye (Basingstoke),

Yashadhana A; Zwi AB; Brady B; De Leeuw E; Kingsley J; O'leary M; Raven M; Serova N; Topp SM; Fields T; Foster W; Jopson W; Biles B, 2023, 'Gaawaadhi Gadudha: understanding how cultural camps impact health, well-being and resilience among Aboriginal adults in New South Wales, Australia - a collaborative study protocol', BMJ Open, 13, pp. e073551,

Nykiforuk CIJ; Belon AP; de Leeuw E; Harris P; Allen-Scott L; Atkey K; Glenn NM; Hyshka E; Jaques K; Kongats K; Montesanti S; Nieuwendyk LM; Pabayo R; Springett J; Yashadhana A, 2023, 'An action-oriented public health framework to reduce financial strain and promote financial wellbeing in high-income countries', International Journal for Equity in Health, 22,

Yashadhana A; Fields T; Liu E; Serova N; O’Leary M; Kenning G; Kuchelmeister V; Lockhart J; de Leeuw E, 2023, 'Therapeutic aspects of Connection to Country and cultural landscapes among Aboriginal peoples from the Stolen Generations living in urban NSW, Australia', Public Health Research and Practice, 33,

McKay CD; Gubhaju L; Gibberd AJ; McNamara BJ; Macniven R; Joshy G; Roseby R; Williams R; Yashadhana A; Fields T; Porykali B; Azzopardi P; Banks E; Eades SJ, 2023, 'Health behaviours associated with healthy body composition among Aboriginal adolescents in Australia in the ‘Next Generation: Youth Well-being study’', Preventive Medicine, 175,

Yashadhana A; Glenn NM; Jaques K; Belon AP; Harris P; de Leeuw E; Nykiforuk CIJ, 2023, 'A rapid review of initiatives to address financial strain and wellbeing in high-income contexts', Public Health Research and Practice, 33,

Grant J; Biles J; Yashadhana A; Derbas A, 2023, 'Racially minoritized people's experiences of racism during COVID-19 in Australia: A qualitative study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 47,

Lee L; Moo E; Angelopoulos T; Dodson S; Yashadhana A, 2023, 'Integrating eye care in low-income and middle-income settings: A scoping review', BMJ Open, 13,

Yashadhana A; Alloun E; Serova N; de Leeuw E; Mengesha Z, 2023, 'Place-making and its impact on health and wellbeing among recently resettled refugees in high income contexts: A scoping review', Health and Place, 81, pp. 103003,

Yashadhana A; Lee L; Serova N; Nthete E; Burnett AM, 2023, 'Access to school-based eye health programs in Central Region, Malawi: A qualitative case study', Health Promotion International, 38,

Macniven R; McKay CD; Graham S; Gubhaju L; Williams R; Williamson A; Joshy G; Evans JR; Roseby R; Porykali B; Yashadhana A; Ivers R; Eades S, 2023, 'Social and Behavioural Correlates of High Physical Activity Levels among Aboriginal Adolescent Participants of the Next Generation: Youth Wellbeing Study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, pp. 3738,

Nykiforuk CIJ; Belon AP; de Leeuw E; Harris P; Allen-Scott L; Atkey K; Glenn NM; Hyshka E; Jaques K; Kongats K; Montesanti S; Nieuwendyk LM; Pabayo R; Springett J; Yashadhana A, 2023, 'A Policy-Ready Public Health Guidebook of Strategies and Indicators to Promote Financial Well-Being and Address Financial Strain in Response to COVID-19', Preventing Chronic Disease, 20, pp. e09,

Anstice NS; Alam K; Armitage JA; Biles B; Black JM; Boon MY; Carlson T; Chinnery HR; Collins AV; Cochrane A; Duthie D; Hopkins S; Fitzpatrick G; Keay L; Watene R; Yashadhana A; Bentley SA, 2023, 'Developing culturally safe education practices in optometry schools across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 106, pp. 110 - 118,

Lee L; Moo E; Angelopoulos T; Yashadhana A, 2023, 'Integrated people-centered eye care: A scoping review on engaging communities in eye care in low- and middle-income settings', PLoS ONE, 18,

Glenn NM; Yashadhana A; Jaques K; Belon A; de Leeuw E; Nykiforuk CIJ; Harris P, 2023, 'The Generative Mechanisms of Financial Strain and Financial Well-Being: A Critical Realist Analysis of Ideology and Difference', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 12,

Topp SM; Tully J; Cummins R; Graham V; Yashadhana A; Elliott L; Taylor S, 2022, 'Rhetoric, Reality and Racism: The Governance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers in a State Government Health Service in Australia', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 11, pp. 2951 - 2963,

Biles B; Biles J; Friere K; Deravin L; Lawrence J; Yashadhana A, 2022, 'Appraising community driven health research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: a scoping review using the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quality Appraisal Tool', Health promotion international, 37, pp. daac077,

Topp SM; Tully J; Cummins R; Graham V; Yashadhana A; Elliott L; Taylor S, 2022, 'Building patient trust in health systems: A qualitative study of facework in the context of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker role in Queensland, Australia', Social Science and Medicine, 302,

Yashadhana A; Derbas A; Biles J; Grant J, 2022, 'Pandemic-related racial discrimination and its health impact among non-Indigenous racially minoritized peoples in high-income contexts: a systematic review', Health Promotion International, 37,

de Leeuw E; Yashadhana A; Hitch D, 2022, 'Long COVID: sustained and multiplied disadvantage', Medical Journal of Australia, 216, pp. 222 - 224,

Yashadhana A; Howie A; Veber M; Cullen P; Withall A; Lewis E; McCausland R; Macniven R; Andersen M, 2022, 'Experiences and perceptions of ageing among older First Nations Australians: A rapid review', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 41, pp. 8 - 19,

Ramke J; Evans JR; Habtamu E; Mwangi N; Silva JC; Swenor BK; Congdon N; Faal HB; Foster A; Friedman DS; Gichuhi S; Jonas JB; Khaw PT; Kyari F; Murthy GVS; Wang N; Wong TY; Wormald R; Yusufu M; Taylor H; Resnikoff S; West SK; Burton MJ; Aghaji A; Adewole AT; Csutak A; Salam AS; Paduca A; Bron AM; Denniston AK; Lazo Legua A; Halim A; Tefera AW; Mwangi A; Jenkins AJ; Davis A; Meddeb-Ouertani A; Wali AH; Palis AG; Bastos de Carvalho A; Joshi A; Kreis AJ; Mueller A; Bastawrous A; Cooper A; Smith AF; Grzybowski A; Arvind A; Karanu AM; Orlina AO; Burnett A; Yashadhana A; Abeydeera AP; Abdurakhmanova A; Mohamed A; Bacchav A; Bernhisel A; Webson AW; Azuara-Blanco A; Hossain A; Ilhan B; Assumpta Lucienne B; Tousignant B; Shamanna BR; Wiafe B; Mueller B; Caglar C; Mpyet C; Abraham CH; Cheung CY; Thiel CL; Jan CL; Emedike C; Chuluunkhuu C; Chinyere C; Henein C; Gilbert CE; Bascaran C; Nitulescu CE; Patel D; Bachani D; Kiage D; Etya'ale D; Dahdal D; Woo Lawson D; Godin D; Nkanga DG; Ondeyo DM; O'Brien D; Mutie DM; Alalawi ESK; Mayorga E; Bin Hashim E; Ashrafi E; Kishiki EA; Kurian E; D'Esposito F; Masila F; Pena FY; Büsch F; Carnt N; Marmamula S; Khanna R; Keay L; Fricke T, 2022, 'Grand Challenges in global eye health: a global prioritisation process using Delphi method', The Lancet Healthy Longevity, 3, pp. e31 - e41,

de Leeuw E; Harris P; Kim J; Yashadhana A, 2021, 'A health political science for health promotion', Global Health Promotion, 28, pp. 17 - 25,

Hamm LM; Yashadhana A; Burn H; Black J; Grey C; Harwood M; Peiris-John R; Burton MJ; Evans JR; Ramke J, 2021, 'Interventions to promote access to eyecare for non-dominant ethnic groups in high-income countries: A scoping review', BMJ Global Health, 6,

MacAuley M; Macintyre A; Yashadhana A; Cassola A; Harris P; Woodward C; Smith K; de Leeuw E; Palkovits M; Hoffman SJ; Fafard P, 2021, 'Under the spotlight: understanding the role of the Chief Medical Officer in a pandemic', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76, pp. 100 - 104,

Yashadhana A; Fields T; Burnett A; Zwi A, 2021, 'Re-examining the gap: A critical realist analysis of eye health inequity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians', Social Science and Medicine,

Topp SM; Tully J; Cummins R; Graham V; Yashadhana A; Elliott L; Taylor S, 2021, 'Unique knowledge, unique skills, unique role: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers in Queensland, Australia', BMJ Global Health, 6,

Yashadhana A; Clarke NA; Zhang JH; Ahmad J; Mdala S; Morjaria P; Yoshizaki M; Kyari F; Burton MJ; Ramke J, 2021, 'Gender and ethnic diversity in global ophthalmology and optometry association leadership: a time for change', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 41, pp. 623 - 629,

Yashadhana A; Serova N; Lee L; Luque LC; Ramirez L; Silva JC; Burnett AM, 2021, 'Access to school-based eye health programs: A qualitative case study, Bogotá, Colombia', Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health, 45,

Yashadhana A; Pollard-Wharton N; Zwi AB; Biles B, 2020, 'Indigenous Australians at increased risk of COVID-19 due to existing health and socioeconomic inequities', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 1, pp. 100007,

Yashadhana A; Zhang JH; Yasmin S; Morjaria P; Holland P; Faal H; Burton MJ; Ramke J, 2020, 'Action needed to improve equity and diversity in global eye health leadership', Eye, 34, pp. 1051 - 1054,

Jalbert I; Rahardjo D; Yashadhana A; Liew G; Gopinath B, 2020, 'A qualitative exploration of Australian eyecare professional perspectives on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) care', PLoS ONE, 15, pp. e0228858,

Yashadhana A; Morse A; Tatipata S; Lim N; Rogers A; Lee L; Burnett AM, 2020, 'Using quality improvement strategies to strengthen regional systems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health in the Northern Territory', Australian Journal of Rural Health,

Yashadhana A; Lee L; Massie J; Burnett A, 2020, 'Non‐clinical eye care support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review', Medical Journal of Australia, 212, pp. 222 - 228,

Yashadhana A; Fields T; Blitner G; Stanley R; Zwi A, 2020, 'Trust, culture, and communication: determinants of eye health and care among Indigenous people with diabetes in Australia', BMJ Global Health, 5, pp. e001999,

Burnett AM; Yashadhana A; Lee L; Serova N; Brain D; Naidoo K, 2018, 'Interventions to improve school-based eye-care services in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 96, pp. 682 - 694d,

Jalbert I; Rahardjo D; Yashadhana A; Liew G; Gopinath B, 2018, 'A qualitative exploration of eyecare professional perspectives on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) care', ,

Burnett A; Yashadhana A; Cabrera Aguas M; Hanni Y; Yu M, 2016, 'Experiences of vision impairment in Papua New Guinea: Implications for blindness prevention programs', Rural and Remote Health, 16

Conference Papers

Yashadhana A; Stanley R; Hayes F; Blitner G, 2015, 'Understanding eye care through the experiences of Aboriginal people in the NT', Darwin, Australia, presented at 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin, Australia, 24 May 2015 - 27 May 2015,

Conference Posters

Yashadhana A; Fields T; Fernando W; Brown K; Blitner G; Hayes F; Stanley R; Donnelly B; Jerrard B; Burnett A; Zwi A, 2015, 'Indigenous Australians' perceptions of diabetic eye disease: Understanding prevention, access to care and social determinants', Vancouver, Canada, presented at World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 30 November 2015 - 05 December 2015,

Yashadhana A; Stanley R; Hayes F; Blitner G; Burnett A; Zwi A, 2015, 'Understanding eye health inequity through the experiences of Indigenous people in remote Australia', Durban, South Africa, presented at World Social Science Forum, Durban, South Africa, 13 September 2015 - 16 September 2015,


Yashadhana A, 2021, Indigenous eye health inequity and what we can do to improve access and outcomes, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation,,

Keay L; Palagyi A; Heraghty J; Cummins R; Tahhan N; Yashadhana A, 2017, Low vision, quality of life and independence: A review of the evidence on aids and technologies, Macular Disease Foundation Australia,

Theses / Dissertations

Yashadhana A, 2019, The Patient Experience in Eye Care Study: An exploration of the sociocultural and political determinants of diabetic eye care in rural Aboriginal communities, UNSW,

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