Dr Jesia Berry

Jesia Berry
Data Manager
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Jesia is a Data Manager for the Australian Cerebral Palsy (CP) Biobank, and a member of the Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group. The Biobank contains DNA samples for parent-child trios for nearly 500 sporadic and familial CP cases and clinical information. In addition, the Biobank contains DNA samples for 1,500 controls. A team of geneticists are involved in whole exome/genome sequencing to investigate the genetic causes of CP.

Jesia's PhD thesis is entitled: 'Postmarketing Vaccine Safety Surveillance Using Data Linkage: The Issue of Consent'. The research was funded by the Australian Research Council as one component of a Linkage Project grant entitled: Vaccine Assessment Using Linked Data (VALiD).

Jesia has been previously employed as a researcher in:
- laboratory-based research for clinical drug trials;
- hospital patient safety research;
- injury-related topics - analysing national mortality and hospital morbidity data and producing AIHW reports and journal articles; and
- the South Australian Early Childhood Data Demonstration Project - analysing linked de-identified administrative data spanning child health, education and welfare services for all children born in South Australia between 1999 and 2005, led by Prof John Lynch.

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Dr Jesia Berry

Jesia is a Data Manager for the Australian Cerebral Palsy (CP) Biobank, and a member of the Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group. The Biobank contains DNA samples for parent-child trios for nearly 500 sporadic and familial CP cases and clinical information. In addition, the Biobank contains DNA samples for 1,500 controls. A team of geneticists are involved in whole exome/genome sequencing to investigate the genetic causes of CP.

Jesia's PhD thesis is entitled: 'Postmarketing Vaccine Safety Surveillance Using Data Linkage: The Issue of Consent'. The research was funded by the Australian Research Council as one component of a Linkage Project grant entitled: Vaccine Assessment Using Linked Data (VALiD).

Jesia has been previously employed as a researcher in:
- laboratory-based research for clinical drug trials;
- hospital patient safety research;
- injury-related topics - analysing national mortality and hospital morbidity data and producing AIHW reports and journal articles; and
- the South Australian Early Childhood Data Demonstration Project - analysing linked de-identified administrative data spanning child health, education and welfare services for all children born in South Australia between 1999 and 2005, led by Prof John Lynch.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Data Manager Robinson Research Institute
2012 - 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher School of Public Health
2004 - 2012 Casual Tutor, Intro to Biostatistics; Biostatistics II; Public Health 1A & 1B/Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Master of Clinical Rehabilitation The University of Adelaide/Flinders University
2004 - 2008 Research Associate Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Injury Surveillance Unit (NISU)
2001 - 2003 Project Officer Clinical Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Unit
1996 - 2000 Research Assistant Centre for Pharmaceutical Research

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2013 Dean’s commendation for doctoral thesis excellence The University of Adelaide
2012 Best PhD in 2012 in the School of Public Health The University of Adelaide
2011 Student travel bursary Australasian Epidemiology Association (AEA)
1996 RF Whelan Prize

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2009 - 2012 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
2007 - 2008 The University of Adelaide Australia MPH
1992 - 1996 The University of Adelaide Australia BHSc(Hons)

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
2008 - 2008 Introductory & Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data University of Western Australia Singapore

Keywords

Biostatistics, Database Management, Epidemiology

Journals

Date Citation
2016 Gialamas,A, Pilkington,R, Berry,J, Scalzi,D, Gibson,O, Brown,A, Lynch,J, 2016, Identification of Aboriginal children using linked administrative data: consequences for measuring inequalities, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52, 5, 534-540 10.1111/jpc.13132
2013 Berry,J, Ryan,P, Duszynski,K, Braunack-Mayer,A, Carlson,J, Xafis,V, Gold,M, 2013, Parent perspectives on consent for the linkage of data to evaluate vaccine safety: A randomised trial of opt-in and opt-out consent, Clinical Trials, 10, 3, 483-494 10.1177/1740774513480568
2012 Harrison,J, Berry,J, Jamieson,L, 2012, Head and traumatic brain injuries among Australian youth and young adults, July 2000-June 2006, Brain Injury, 26, 7-8, 996-1004 10.3109/02699052.2012.660515
2012 Berry,J, Gold,M, Ryan,P, Duszynski,K, Braunack-Mayer,A, 2012, Public perspectives on consent for the linkage of data to evaluate vaccine safety, Vaccine, 30, 28, 4167-4174 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.04.056
2012 Berry,J, Ryan,P, Gold,M, Braunack-Mayer,A, Duszynski,K, 2012, A randomised controlled trial to compare opt-in and opt-out parental consent for childhood vaccine safety surveillance using data linkage, Journal of Medical Ethics, 38, 10, 619-625 10.1136/medethics-2011-100145
2011 Berry,J, Ryan,P, Braunack-Mayer,A, Duszynski,K, Xafis,V, Gold,M, 2011, A randomised controlled trial to compare opt-in and opt-out parental consent for childhood vaccine safety surveillance using data linkage: study protocol, Trials, 12, 1, 1-10 10.1186/1745-6215-12-1
2010 Berry,J, Jamieson,L, Harrison,J, 2010, Head and traumatic brain injuries among Australian children, July 2000-June 2006, Injury Prevention, 16, 3, 198-202 10.1136/ip.2009.022442
2009 Berry,J, Harrison,J, Ryan,P, 2009, Hospital admissions of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians due to interpersonal violence, July 1999 to June 2004, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33, 3, 215-222 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00378.x
2008 Roche,A, Pidd,K, Berry,J, Harrison,J, 2008, Workers' drinking patterns: the impact of absenteeism in the Australian workplace, Addiction, 103, 5, 738-748 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02154.x
2008 Jamieson,L, Harrison,J, Berry,J, 2008, Hospitalisation for head injury due to assault among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, July 1999 to June 2005, Medical Journal of Australia, 188, 10, 576-579
2007 Berry,J, Pidd,K, Roche,A, Harrison,J, 2007, Prevalence and patterns of alcohol use in the Australian workforce: findings from the 2001 National Drug Strategy Household Survey, Addiction, 102, 9, 1399-1410 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.01893.x
2006 Evans,S, Berry,J, Smith,B, Esterman,A, Selim,P, O'Shaughnessy,L, DeWitt,D, 2006, Attitudes and barriers to incident reporting: a collaborative hospital study, Quality and Safety in Health Care, 15, 1, 39-43 10.1136/qshc.2004.012559
2006 Berry,JG, Harrison,JE, Yeo,JD, Cripps,RA, Stephenson,S, 2006, Cervical spinal cord injury in rugby union and rugby league: are incidence rates declining in New South Wales?, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30, 3, 268-274 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2006.tb00869.x
2006 Evans,S, Berry,J, Smith,B, Esterman,A, 2006, Consumer perceptions of safety in hospitals, BMC Public Health, 6, 1, 41-48 10.1186/1471-2458-6-41
2006 Pidd,K, Berry,JG, Roche,AM, Harrison,JE, 2006, Estimating the cost of alcohol-related absenteeism in the Australian workforce: the importance of consumption patterns, Medical Journal of Australia, 185, 11-12, 637-641
2005 Berry,JG, Harrison,JE, Cripps,RA, Marshall,R, 2005, Spinal cord injury register for football: already tackled?, Medical Journal of Australia, 183, 10, 550-550
2004 Kingston,M, Evans,S, Smith,B, Berry,J, 2004, Attitudes of doctors and nurses towards incident reporting: a qualitative analysis, Medical Journal of Australia, 181, 1, 36-39
2004 Smith,BJ, Laslett,LL, Pile,KD, Phillips,PJ, Phillipov,G, Evans,SM, Esterman,AJ, Berry,JG, 2004, Randomized controlled trial of alendronate in airways disease and low bone mineral density, Chronic Respiratory Disease, 1, 3, 131-137 10.1191/1479972304cd025oa
2004 Evans,S, Berry,J, Smith,B, Esterman,A, 2004, Anonymity or transparency in reporting of medial error: a community-based survey in South Australia, Medical Journal of Australia, 180, 11, 577-580

2006 Evans SM, Berry JG, Smith BJ. South Australian Hospitals Safety and Quality Council $400,000 for the IRIS (Incident Reporting to Improve Systems) project

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2003 - 2014 Public Health Association of Australia Australia
2003 Australasian Epidemiological Association Australia
Position
Data Manager
Phone
83131402
Fax
83131333
Campus
Women's & Children's Hospital
Building
WCH - Norwich Centre
Room Number
3 19
Org Unit
Paediatrics and Reproductive Health

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