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Dr Anna Price has over a decade of experience implementing innovative ideas into rigorous research studies that promote equity in children's health and development via enhancing and integrating existing service systems. At CCCH, Anna leads multi-site/state research projects, teams of direct reports, students, and networks of research, clinical, government and NGO stakeholders.
- Honorary Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
- 2019: GrantEd Research Impact Showcase Award
- 2013: Vera Scantlebury Brown Child Welfare Memorial Trust Travel Scholarship
- 2011: Winner, Emerging Researchers Student Award Round, Royal Children's Hospital Campus Research Week
- 2010: 3-Minute Thesis Competition, Second place, University of Melbourne (Round 3), winner of Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (Round 2), and winner of Department of Paediatrics heats and People's Choice Award (Round 1)
- 2010: Public Health Association of Australia Student Travel Scholarship for Annual Conference
- 2010: University of Melbourne 'Melbourne Abroad Travel Scholarship'
- 2008-11: Melbourne Research Scholarship and MCRI 'Top Up' Scholarships (PhD Stipends)
Anna’s extensive research and project experience spans design, management and evaluation of a range of research, including large, randomised and longitudinal cohorts, and quantitative analysis with large datasets.
- Principal Investigator of Healthier Wealthier Families (2019-current), a research project testing the feasibility and impact of providing financial support to families through healthcare.
- Investigator and post-doctoral fellow (and previous Research Manager) of the right@home randomised controlled trial examining whether an early nurse home visiting program can improve children's learning and development (2012-current).
- Principal Investigator of the Kid Sleep Study (2008-11), the longest follow-up of an infant sleep intervention delivered via the maternal and child health service (to child age 6 years).
- Leading the analysis of complex sleep data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (2012-16), describing the first Australian population-level data on children's sleep patterns.
- Helping establish and run the Australian Paediatric Research Network (2007-12) and its projects, including the national Delphi survey of paediatricians' research priorities and national practice audit.
Selected right@home papers
• Price A, Bryson H, Smith A, Mensah F, Goldfeld S. Engaging and retaining women who are experiencing adversity in longitudinal health services research. BMC Health Services Research (2019) 19, 833 doi:10.1186/s12913-019-4698-5
• Goldfeld S, Price A, Smith C, Bruce T, Bryson H, Mensah F, Orsini F, Gold L, Hiscock H, Bishop L, Smith A, Perlen S, Kemp L. Nurse Home Visiting for Families Experiencing Adversity: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics (2019) Published online January 1 2019. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-1206.
• Price A, Bryson H, Mensah F, Kemp L, Smith C, Orsini F, Hiscock H, Gold L, Smith A, Bishop L, Goldfeld S. A brief survey to identify pregnant women experiencing increased psychosocial and socioeconomic risk. Women and Birth (2018) Published online Sep 4. pii: S1871-5192(17)30595-4. 10.1016/j.wombi.2018.08.162
• Goldfeld S, Price A, Kemp L. right@home: Designing, testing and implementing a sustainable nurse home visiting program. Invited article for the Annals of the New York Academy of Science – Implementation and Early Childhood Development Special Issue: 1419 (2018) 141–159. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13688
• Goldfeld S, D'Abaco E, Bryson H, Mensah F, Price A. Surveying social adversity in pregnancy: The antenatal risk burden experienced by Australian women. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: Published online 14 Feb 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.13860.
Longitudinal Study of Australian Children papers
• Quach J, Price A, Bittman M, Hiscock H. A cross-sectional study of sleep timing and child and parent outcomes in Australian 4-9-year olds. Sleep Medicine;2016;22:39-46. Epub 016 Jun 16. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2016.06.006.
• Price A, Quach J, Wake M, Bittman M, Hiscock H. Cross-sectional sleep thresholds for optimal health and well-being in Australian 4–9-year-olds. Sleep Medicine. Epub 2015 Aug 28. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2015.08.013
• Price A, Brown J, Bittman M, Wake M, Quach J, Hiscock H. Children's sleep patterns from 0-9 years: Australian population longitudinal study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2014 Feb;99(2):119-25. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-304150. Epub 2013 Dec 16
Selected Key Kids Sleep Study papers
• Price A, Wake M, Ukoumunne O, Hiscock H. Five-Year Follow-up of Harms and Benefits of Behavioral Infant Sleep Intervention: Randomized Trial. Pediatrics; 2012;130(4):643-651
• Wake M, Price A, Clifford S, Ukoumunne OC, Hiscock H. Does an intervention that improves infant sleep also improve overweight at age 6? Follow-up of a randomised trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2011;96(6):526-532; originally published online 14 Mar 2011 doi:10.1136/adc.2010.196832