Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski

Assistant Director
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead
Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit

Assistant Director Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Senior Lecturer Dept of paediatrics and Child Health
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 1202
F: +61 2 9845 3082
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Current national competitive grants*


Psychosocial and economic impacts of rare diseases on Australian children, families and health professionals
Zurynski Y, Elliott E, Leonard H, Christodoulou J
ARC Linkage Project ($316,781 over 2 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

International links

Afghanistan. (International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units (INoPSU)) Co-Chair of INoPSU 2010 - current Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit is a founding member of INoPSU and currently coordinates INoPSU in partnership with the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program.


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Hime, N., Fitzgerald, D., Robinson, P., Selvadurai, H., Van Asperen, P., JaffĂ©, A., Zurynski, Y. (2014), Childhood interstitial lung disease due to surfactant protein C deficiency: frequent use and costs of hospital services for a single case in Australia. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 9, 36. [Abstract]


  • Marshall, H., McIntyre, P., Richmond, P., Buttery, J., Royle, J., Gold, M., Wood, N., Elliott, E., Zurynski, Y., Toi, C., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2013), Changes in Patterns of Hospitalized Children with Varicella and of Associated Varicella Genotypes After Introduction of Varicella Vaccine in Australia. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 32, 530-537. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Heron, L., Rashid, H., Li-Kim-Moy, J., Lester-Smith, D., Kesson, A., McCaskill, M., Jones, C., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2013), Comparing the use of, and considering the need for, lumbar puncture in children with influenza or other respiratory virus infections. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 7(6), 932-937. [Abstract]
  • Noonan, S., Zurynski, Y., Currie, B., McDonald, M., Wheaton, G., Nissen, M., Curtis, N., Isaacs, D., Richmond, P., Ramsay, J., Elliott, E., Carapetis, J. (2013), A National Prospective Surveillance Study of Acute Rheumatic Fever in Australian Children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 32(1), e26-e32. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., McIntyre, P., Booy, R., Elliott, E. (2013), Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance: A new surveillance system for Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(7), 588-594. [Abstract]
  • Esterman, E., Lahra, M., Zurynski, Y., Booy, R., Elliott, E. (2013), Influenza infection in infants aged <6 months during the H1N1-09 pandemic: A hospital-based case series. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49, 635-640. [Abstract]
  • Dodd, C., Booy, R., Elliott, E., McIntyre, P., Wood, N., Zurynski, Y., Romio, S., Black, S., Vellozzi, C., Andrews, N., Sturkenboom, M., Zuber, P., Hua, W., Bonhoeffer, J. (2013), International collaboration to assess the risk of Guillain BarrĂ© Syndrome following Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines. Vaccine. 31, 4448-4458.
  • Anderson, M., Elliott, E., Zurynski, Y. (2013), Australian families living with rare disease: experiences of diagnosis, health services use and needs for psychosocial support. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 8(1), 22. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E. (2013), Challenges of transition to adult health services for patients with rare diseases. The Medical Journal of Australia. 198, 575-576. [Abstract]


  • Khandaker, G., Zurynski, Y., Buttery, J., Marshall, H., Richmond, P., Dale, R., Royle, J., Gold, M., Snelling, T., Whitehead, B., Jones, C., Heron, L., McCaskill, M., Macartney, K., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2012), Neurologic complications of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: Surveillance in 6 pediatric hospitals. Neurology. 79(14), 1474-1481. [Abstract]
  • Deverell, M., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E. (2012), Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit annual report, 2011. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 36(3), E263-E267. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Rashid, H., Zurynski, Y., Richmond, P., Buttery, J., Marshall, H., Gold, M., Walls, T., Whitehead, B., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2012), Nosocomial vs community-acquired pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009: a nested case-control study. The Journal of Hospital Infection. 82(2), 94-100. [Abstract]
  • Munns, C., Simm, P., Rodda, C., Garnett, S., Zacharin, M., Ward, L., Geddes, J., Cherian, S., Zurynski, Y., Cowell, C. (2012), Incidence of vitamin D deficiency rickets among Australian children: an Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit study. Medical Journal of Australia. 196(7), 466-468. [Abstract]
  • Elliott, E., Zurynski, Y., Walls, T., Whitehead, B., Gilmour, R., Booy, R. (2012), Novel inpatient surveillance in tertiary paediatric hospitals in New South Wales illustrates impact of first-wave pandemic influenza A H1N1 (2009) and informs future health service planning. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48(3), 235-241. [Abstract]
  • Smith, M., Zurynski, Y., Lester-Smith, D., Elliott, E., Carapetis, J. (2012), Rheumatic fever - identification, management and secondary prevention. Australian Family Physician. 41(1-2), 31-35. [Abstract]


  • Khandaker, G., Lester-Smith, D., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2011), Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) in Children's Hospital, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 17(10), 1960-1962. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E. (2011), Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit annual report, 2010. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 35(3), 244-249. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Marshall, H., Peadon, E., Zurynski, Y., Burgner, D., Buttery, J., Gold, M., Nissen, M., Elliott, E., Burgess, M., Booy, R. (2011), Congenital and neonatal varicella: impact of the national varicella vaccination programme in Australia. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 96(5), 453-456. [Abstract]
  • Smith, M., Lester-Smith, D., Zurynski, Y., Noonan, S., Carapetis, J., Elliott, E. (2011), Persistence of acute rheumatic fever in a tertiary children's hospital. Journal of paediatrics and child health. 47(4), 198-203. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Zurynski, Y., Lester-Smith, D., Kesson, A., Heron, L., Dwyer, D., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2011), Clinical features, oseltamivir treatment and outcome in infants aged <12 months with laboratory-confirmed influenza A in 2009. Antiviral Therapy. 16(7), 1005-1010. [Abstract]


  • Zurynski, Y., Davey, E., Elliott, E. (2010), Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit annual report, 2008 and 2009. Communicable diseases intelligence. 34(3), 285-290. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Khandaker, G., Dibben, C., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2010), Mania in a patient with H1N1: is oseltamivir the culprit or a red herring?. The American Journal of Psychiatry. , 1129-1130. [Abstract]
  • He, S., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E. (2010), What do paediatricians think of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit?. Journal of paediatrics and child health. 46(7-8), 412-8. [Abstract]
  • Speechly, C., Bridges-Webb, C., McKenzie, S., Zurynski, Y., Lucas, A. (2010), Patient and general practitioner attitudes to healthy lifestyle behaviours and medication following coronary heart disease: an exploratory study. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 16(2), 154-158. [Abstract]
  • Jaffe, A., Zurynski, Y., Beville, L., Elliott, E. (2010), Call for a national plan for rare diseases. Journal of paediatrics and child health. (1-2). [Abstract]


  • He, S., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E. (2009), Evaluation of a national resource to identify and study rare diseases: the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 45(9), 498-504. [Abstract]
  • Lester-Smith, D., Zurynski, Y., Booy, R., Festa, M., Kesson, A., Elliott, E. (2009), The burden of childhood influenza in a tertiary paediatric setting. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 33(2), 209-215. [Abstract]
  • McDonald, A., Zurynski, Y., Wand, H., Giles, M., Elliott, E., Ziegler, J., Kaldor, J. (2009), Perinatal exposure to HIV among children born in Australia, 1982-2006. Medical Journal of Australia. 190(8), 416-420. [Abstract]
  • Madden, S., Morris, A., Zurynski, Y., Kohn, M., Elliot, E. (2009), Burden of eating disorders in 5-13-year-old children in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia. 190(8), 410-414. [Abstract]


  • Zurynski, Y., Frith, K., Leonard, H., Elliott, E. (2008), Rare childhood diseases: how should we respond?. Archives of disease in childhood. 93(0), 1071-4. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., Mahajan, D., Elliott, E. (2008), Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit annual report, 2007. Communicable diseases intelligence. 32(4), 430-434. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., Bilston, L., Elliott, E. (2008), Booster seat use by children aged 4-11 years: evidence of the need to revise current Australasian standards to accommodate overweight children. The Medical Journal of Australia. 189(3), 183. [Abstract]
  • Fremantle, E., Zurynski, Y., Mahajan, D., D'Antoine, H., Elliott, E. (2008), Indigenous child health: urgent need for improved data to underpin better health outcomes. The Medical journal of Australia. 188(10), 588-591. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E. (2008), Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit annual report, 2006. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report. 32(1), 52-56. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., Lester-Smith, D., Festa, M., Kesson, A., Booy, R., Elliott, E. (2008), Enhanced surveillance for serious complications of influenza in children: role of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report. 32(1), 71-76. [Abstract]