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    1. Uppal, P., et al. (2013). "The association between maternal country of birth and neonatal intensive care unit outcomes." Early Hum Dev 89(8): 607-614
    2. Uptin, J., et al. (2013). ""It Felt Like I Was a Black Dot on White Paper": Examining Young Former Refugees' Experience of Entering Australian High Schools." Australian Educational Researcher 40(1): 125-137 
    3. Uribe Guajardo, M. G., et al. (2018).  "Improving the capacity of community-based workers in Australia to provide initial assistance to Iraqi refugees with mental health problems: an uncontrolled evaluation of a Mental Health Literacy Course." Int J Ment Health Syst 12(2  
    4. Uribe Guajardo, M. G., et al. (2016). "Psychological distress is influenced by length of stay in resettled Iraqi refugees in Australia." Int J Ment Health Syst 10: 4
    5. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2015). "Risk of adverse outcomes among infants of immigrant women according to birth-weight curves tailored to maternal world region of origin." CMAJ 187(1): E32-40
    6. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2015). "Severe maternal morbidity associated with maternal birthplace in three high-immigration settings." Eur J Public Health 25(4): 620-625
    7. Urquia, M. L., et al. (2014). "Disparities in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among immigrant women giving birth in six industrialised countries." BJOG 121(12): 1492-1500
    8. Usemann, J., et al. (2019). "Cost-effectiveness of tuberculosis screening for migrant children in a low-incidence country." Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 23(5): 579-586.
    9. Ussher, J. M., et al. (2018).  "'Age of despair', or 'when life starts': migrant and refugee women negotiate constructions of menopause." Cult Health Sex 1-16  
    10. Ussher, J. M., et al. (2017). "Negotiating Discourses of Shame, Secrecy, and Silence: Migrant and Refugee Women's Experiences of Sexual Embodiment." Arch Sex Behav.  Jan 12
    11. Vaage, A. B., et al. (2010). "Long-term mental health of Vietnamese refugees in the aftermath of trauma." The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science 196(2): 122-125
    12. van Heemstra HE, et al. (2021). "Can Circumstances Be Softened? Self-Efficacy, Post-Migratory Stressors, and Mental Health among Refugees." Int J Environ Res Public Health. 18(4):1440.
    13. van Wyk, S. and R. D. Schweitzer (2014). "A systematic review of naturalistic interventions in refugee populations." J Immigr Minor Health 16(5): 968-977
    14. van Wyk, S. and R. D. Schweitzer (2013). "A Systematic Review of Naturalistic Interventions in Refugee Populations." J Immigr Minor Health
    15. van Wyk, S., et al. (2012). "A longitudinal study of mental health in refugees from Burma: the impact of therapeutic interventions." Aust N Z J Psychiatry 46(10): 995-1003
    16. Vanpraag, D., et al. (2018).  "Enhancing general practice referrals for women of refugee background to maternity care." Aust J Prim Health  
    17. Varol, N., et al. (2017). "Evidence-based policy responses to strengthen health, community and legislative systems that care for women in Australia with female genital mutilation / cutting." Reprod Health. 14(1):63.    
    18. Varol, N., et al. (2014). "Female genital mutilation/cutting--towards abandonment of a harmful cultural practice." Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 54(5): 400-405
    19. Vaughan, C., et al. (2015). "ASPIRE: A multi-site community-based participatory research project to increase understanding of the dynamics of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia." BMC Public Health 15: 1283
    20. Veliu, B. and J. Leathem (2017).  "Neuropsychological assessment of refugees: Methodological and cross-cultural barriers." Appl Neuropsychol Adult 24(6): 481-492
    21. Vidgen ME, et al. (2022). “Evaluation of a genetics education program for health interpreters: A pilot study.” Front Genet. 12:771892.
    22. Volkman, T., et al. (2020). "Schistosoma serology after praziquantel treatment of Schistosoma infection in refugee children resettled in Australia: A retrospective analysis." Travel Med Infect Dis: 101680.
    23. von Katterfeld, B., et al. (2012). "Maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with gestational diabetes in women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Western Australia." Diabet Med 29(3): 372-377
    24. Vromans, L., et al. (2018).  "'Her cry is my cry': resettlement experiences of refugee women at risk recently resettled in Australia." Public Health 158(149-155  
    25. Vromans, L., et al. (2018).  "Psychometric Properties of the Multidimensional Loss Scale with Refugee Women-at-Risk Recently Arrived in Australia." J Immigr Minor Health
    26. Vromans, L., et al. (2012). "The Multidimensional Loss Scale: validating a cross-cultural instrument for measuring loss." J Nerv Ment Dis 200(4): 349-357
    27. Vu, L. H., et al. (2012). "Hepatitis B knowledge, testing, and vaccination among Chinese and Vietnamese adults in Australia." Asia Pac J Public Health 24(2): 374-384
    28. Wadia, U., et al. (2018).  "Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Daily Versus Depot Vitamin D3 Therapy in 0-16-Year-Old Newly Settled Refugees in Western Australia Over a Period of 40 Weeks." Nutrients 10(3):  
    29. Wahi, G., et al. (2014). "Body mass index among immigrant and non-immigrant youth: evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey." Can J Public Health 105(4): e239-244
    30. Wali, N. and A. M. N. Renzaho (2018).  ""Our riches are our family", the changing family dynamics & social capital for new migrant families in Australia." PLoS One 13(12): e0209421  
    31. Walker, R., et al. (2015). "Social connectedness and mobile phone use among refugee women in Australia." Health Soc Care Community 23(3): 325-336
    32. Wamwayi, M. O., et al. (2019). "Service gaps related to culturally appropriate mental health care for African immigrants." Int J Ment Health Nurs 28(5): 1110-1118.
    33. Waniganayake, M. (2001). "From Playing with Guns to Playing with Rice: The Challenges of Working with Refugee Children--An Australian Perspective." Childhood Education 77(5): 289-294 
    34. Waring, J. and J. Waring (2017).  "National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee Guideline: Management of Tuberculosis Risk in Healthcare Workers in Australia." Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 41(3): E199-e203
    35. Washbrook, E., et al. (2012). "The development of young children of immigrants in Australia, Canada, the United kingdom, and the United States." Child Dev 83(5): 1591-1607
    36. Watkins, P. G., et al. (2012). ""I'm Telling You ... The Language Barrier Is the Most, the Biggest Challenge": Barriers to Education among Karen Refugee Women in Australia." Australian Journal of Education 56(2): 126-141 
    37. Weber, M. F., et al. (2011). "Smoking in migrants in New South Wales, Australia: report on data from over 100 000 participants in The 45 and Up Study." Drug Alcohol Rev 30(6): 597-605
    38. Webb S, et al. (2021). “Recognition and precarious mobilities: The experiences of university students from a refugee background in Australia.” Int Rev Educ. 1-24.
    39. Wechkunanukul, K., et al. (2016).  "The association between ethnicity and delay in seeking medical care for chest pain: a systematic review." JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 14(7): 208-235  
    40. Weekes, T., et al. (2011). "Supporting Successful Learning for Refugee Students: The Classroom Connect Project." Issues in Educational Research 21(3): 310-329 
    41. Wei K, et al. (2021). "The capacity-building role of community liaison workers with refugee communities in Victoria, Australia." Int J Ment Health Syst. 15(1):64.
    42. Wells, R., et al. (2016). "Psychosocial concerns reported by Syrian refugees living in Jordan: systematic review of unpublished needs assessments." The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
    43. Whaley, A. L., et al. (2011). "Ethnic/racial differences in the self-reported physical and mental health correlates of adolescent obesity." Journal of Health Psychology 16(7): 1048-1057
    44. White, J. (2017).  "The Banality of Exclusion in Australian Universities." International Journal of Inclusive Education 21(11): 1142-1155  
    45. White, Z., et al. (2017). "Immigrant Arrival and Tuberculosis among Large Immigrant- and Refugee-Receiving Countries, 2005-2009. Tuberc Res Treat.2017:8567893
    46. Wicki B, et al. (2021). “A network analysis of postmigration living difficulties in refugees and asylum seekers.” Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2021 Sep 24;12(1):1975941.
    47. Wickramage, K., et al. (2018).  "Migration and health: a global public health research priority." BMC Public Health 18(1): 987    
    48. Wild, V. and A. Dawson (2018).  "Migration: a core public health ethics issue." Public Health 158(66-70  
    49. Wiley, G., et al. (2018).  "Developing Written Information for Cancer Survivors from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds: Lessons Learnt." Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 5(1): 121-126  
    50. Willey, S. M., et al. (2018).  "Maternal and child health nurses work with refugee families: Perspectives from regional Victoria, Australia." J Clin Nurs  
    51. Willey, S. (2013). "Specialty unit on refugee health." Aust Nurs J 20(9): 45
    52. Willey S, et al. (2022). "Racism, healthcare access and health equity for people seeking asylum." Nurs Inq. 29(1):e12440.
    53. Williams, E., et al. (2018).  "Delays in presentation and diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a retrospective study of a tertiary health service in Western Melbourne, 2011-2014." Intern Med J 48(2): 184-193  
    54. Williams, E., et al. (2016). "A case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in a 23-year-old recent immigrant to Australia." Med J Aust 204(7): 264
    55. Williams, E. and N. Harris (2011). "Understanding the nutrition information needs of migrant communities: the needs of African and Pacific Islander communities of Logan, Queensland." Public Health Nutr 14(6): 989-994
    56. Williams, M. E. and S. C. Thompson (2011). "The use of community-based interventions in reducing morbidity from the psychological impact of conflict-related trauma among refugee populations: a systematic review of the literature." J Immigr Minor Health 13(4): 780-794
    57. Williams, S., et al. (2011). "Hepatitis B prevention in Victoria, Australia: the potential to protect." Euro Surveill 16(22)
    58. Wilmsen, B. (2013). "Family separation and the impacts on refugee settlement in Australia." The Australian Journal of Social Issues48(2): 241-262 
    59. Wilson, A. and A. Renzaho (2015). "Intergenerational differences in acculturation experiences, food beliefs and perceived health risks among refugees from the Horn of Africa in Melbourne, Australia." Public Health Nutr 18(1): 176-188
    60. Wilson, A., et al. (2010). "Towards understanding the new food environment for refugees from the Horn of Africa in Australia." Health & Place 16(5): 969-976
    61. Windle, J. (2017).  "The Public Positioning of Refugees in the Quasi-Education Market: Linking Mediascapes and Social Geographies of Schooling." International Journal of Inclusive Education 21(11): 1128-1141   
    62. Wiseman, M. and S. O'Gorman (2017).  "Seeking Refuge: Implications When Integrating Refugee and Asylum Seeker Students into a Mainstream Australian School." Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education 8(1): 53-63  
    63. Wohler, Y. and J. A. Dantas (2016). "Barriers Accessing Mental Health Services Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Immigrant Women in Australia: Policy Implications." J Immigr Minor Health
    64. Wollersheim, D., et al. (2013). "Constant connections: piloting a mobile phone-based peer support program for Nuer (southern Sudanese) women." Aust J Prim Health 19(1): 7-13
    65. Wong, C. K., et al. (2019). "Living a Healthy Life in Australia: Exploring Influences on Health for Refugees from Myanmar." Int J Environ Res Public Health 17(1).
    66. Wood, L. G., et al. (2015). "Dietary changes in migrant adolescents with increasing length of stay in Australia and associated risk of wheeze--a retrospective, cross sectional study." BMC Pediatr 15: 102
    67. Wood JM, et al. (2021). “What factors are associated with food security among recently arrived refugees resettling in high-income countries? A scoping review.” Public Health Nutr. 24(13):4313-4327.
    68. Woodhead, M. (2016). "Australian doctors refuse to discharge refugee girl into government detention." BMJ 352: i930
    69. Woodhead, M. (2015). "Australian doctors face two years in jail for reporting asylum seekers' health." BMJ 350: h3008
    70. Woodland, L., et al. (2016). "Evaluation of a school screening programme for young people from refugee backgrounds." J Paediatr Child Health 52(1): 72-79
    71. Woodland, L., et al. (2010). "Health service delivery for newly arrived refugee children: a framework for good practice." Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health 46(10): 560-567
    72. Woods, A. (2009). "Learning to Be Literate: Issues of Pedagogy for Recently Arrived Refugee Youth in Australia." Critical Inquiry in Language Studies 6(1): 81-101 
    73. Woolley, I. and C. Bailey (2012). "Visiting friends and relatives may be a risk for non-adherence for HIV-positive travellers." Int J STD AIDS 23(11): 833-834
    74. Wray, A., et al. (2014). "Constructions and experiences of sexual health among young, heterosexual, unmarried Muslim women immigrants in Australia." Cult Health Sex 16(1): 76-89
    75. Wrench, A., et al. (2018).  "Building Spaces of Hope with Refugee and Migrant-Background Students." International Journal of Inclusive Education 22(11): 1197-1212  
    76. Wu, Q., et al. (2018).  "Acculturation, resilience, and the mental health of migrant youth: a cross-country comparative study." Public Health 162(63-70)  
    77. Xiao, L. D., et al. (2015). "Perceived Challenges in Dementia Care by Vietnamese Family Caregivers and Care Workers in South Australia." J Cross Cult Gerontol 30(3): 333-352 
    78. Yang, P. (2018).  "Developing TESOL Teacher Intercultural Identity: An Intercultural Communication Competence Approach." TESOL Journal 9(3): 525-541  
    79. Yao, A., et al. (2018).  "Orbital tuberculosis: perspectives from Victoria, Australia." Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 256(12): 2443-2448  
    80. Yaser, A., et al. (2016). "Beliefs and knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder amongst resettled Afghan refugees in Australia." Int J Ment Health Syst 10: 31
    81. Yelland, J., et al. (2020). "'It requires something drastic': Interviews with health care leaders about organisational responses to social disadvantage." Women Birth
    82. Yelland, J., et al. (2019). "Ending preventable stillbirths among migrant and refugee populations." Med J Aust 210(11): 488-489.e481.
    83. Yelland, J., et al. (2016). "Improving the ascertainment of refugee-background people in health datasets and health services." Aust Health Rev. Feb 2        
    84. Yelland, J., et al. (2016). "Compromised communication: a qualitative study exploring Afghan families and health professionals' experience of interpreting support in Australian maternity care." BMJ Qual Saf 25(4): e1
    85. Yelland, J., et al. (2015). "Maternity services are not meeting the needs of immigrant women of non-English speaking background: Results of two consecutive Australian population based studies." Midwifery 31(7): 664-670
    86. Yelland, J., et al. (2015). "Bridging the Gap: using an interrupted time series design to evaluate systems reform addressing refugee maternal and child health inequalities." Implement Sci 10: 62
    87. Yelland, J., et al. (2014). "How do Australian maternity and early childhood health services identify and respond to the settlement experience and social context of refugee background families?" BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14: 348
    88. Yong, M. K., et al. (2010). "Long-term follow-up of schistosomiasis serology post-treatment in Australian travelers and immigrants." Journal of Travel Medicine 17(2): 89-93
    89. Young, J. T., et al. (2016). "Khat Dependence, Use Patterns, and Health Consequences in Australia: An Exploratory Study." J Stud Alcohol Drugs 77(2): 343-348
    90. Young, P. and M. S. Gordon (2016). "Mental health screening in immigration detention: A fresh look at Australian government data." Australas Psychiatry 24(1): 19-22
    91. Young, P., et al. (2014). "Comment on Newman L, Proctor N and Dudley M. Seeking asylum in Australia: immigration detention, human rights and mental health care. (Australasian Psychiatry 21(4) Aug 2013; 315-320)." Australas Psychiatry 22(2): 203-204
    92. Youssef, J. and F. P. Deane (2013). "Arabic-speaking religious leaders' perceptions of the causes of mental illness and the use of medication for treatment." Aust N Z J Psychiatry 47(11): 1041-1050
    93. Yu, L., et al. (2020). "The Effects of Family Financial Stress and Primary Caregivers' Levels of Acculturation on Children's Emotional and Behavioral Problems among Humanitarian Refugees in Australia." Int J Environ Res Public Health 17(8).
    94. Zabel, E. W., et al. (2008). "Implementation of CDC refugee blood lead testing guidelines in Minnesota." Public Health Reports123(2): 111-116
    95. Zannettino, L., et al. (2013). "Meeting the sexual heath care needs of young refugee women." Aust Nurs J 20(11): 49
    96. Zannettino, L. (2012). "" . . . There is no war here; it is only the relationship that makes us scared": factors having an impact on domestic violence in Liberian refugee communities in South Australia." Violence Against Women 18(7): 807-828
    97. Zar, H. J., et al. (2010). "Diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children: new advances." Expert Review of Antiinfective Therapy8(3): 277-288
    98. Zhou, Q. (2016). "Accessing disability services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia." Disabil Rehabil 38(9): 844-852
    99. Ziaian, T., et al. (2012). "Resilience and Its Association with Depression, Emotional and Behavioural Problems, and Mental Health Service Utilisation among Refugee Adolescents Living in South Australia." International Journal of Population Research 2012: 9 
    100. Ziaian, T., et al. (2011). "Emotional and Behavioural Problems Among Refugee Children and Adolescents Living in South Australia." Australian Psychologist: no-no 
    101. Ziaian, T., et al. (2011). "Depressive symptomatology and service utilisation among refugee children and adolescents living in South Australia." Child and Adolescent Mental Health: no-no 
    102. Ziersch, A., et al. (2020). "Discrimination: a health hazard for people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds resettled in Australia." BMC Public Health 20(1): 108
    103. Ziersch, A., et al. (2020). "Regional primary health care organisations and migrant and refugee health: the importance of prioritisation, funding, collaboration and engagement." Aust N Z J Public Health 44(2): 152-159.
    104. Ziersch, A. and C. Due (2018).  "A mixed methods systematic review of studies examining the relationship between housing and health for people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds." Soc Sci Med 213(199-219  
    105. Ziersch A., et al. (2017). “Exploring the Relationship between Housing and Health for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Australia: A Qualitative Study.” Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Sep 8;14(9).
    106. Zion, D. (2019). "On beginning with justice: Bioethics, advocacy and the rights of asylum seekers." Bioethics 33(8): 890-895.
    107. Zion, D. (2013). "Extending the clinical contract: advocacy as a part of ethical health care for asylum seekers." Am J Bioeth 13(7): 19-21
    108. Zion, D., et al. (2012). "Psychiatric ethics and a politics of compassion." J Bioeth Inq 9(1): 67-75
    109. Zion, D., et al. (2010). "Response to open peer commentaries on "Returning to history: the ethics of researching asylum seeker health in Australia"." Am J Bioeth 10(2): W6-7
    110. Zion, D., et al. (2010). "Returning to history: the ethics of researching asylum seeker health in Australia." Am J Bioeth 10(2): 48-56
    111. Zion, D., et al. (2009). "Nursing in asylum seeker detention in Australia: care, rights and witnessing." J Med Ethics 35(9): 546-551
    112. Zion, D. (2004). "Caring for detained asylum seekers, human rights and bioethics." Aust N Z J Public Health 28(6): 510-512
    113. Zion, D., et al. (2000). "The Declaration of Helsinki, CIOMS and the ethics of research on vulnerable populations." Nat Med 6(6): 615-617
    114. Zulfiqar, T., et al. (2018).  "Growing up in Australia: paradox of overweight/obesity in children of immigrants from low-and-middle -income countries." Obes Sci Pract 4(2): 178-187  
    115. Zulfiqar, T., et al. (2018).  "Drivers of Overweight/Obesity in 4-11 Year Old Children of Australians and Immigrants; Evidence from Growing Up in Australia." J Immigr Minor Health  
    116. Zurynski, Y., et al. (2017). "for Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Female Genital Mutilation Study Steering Committee. Female genital mutilation in children presenting to Australian Paediatricians."Arch Dis Child.  102(6):509-515
    117. Zurynski, Y., et al. (2015). "Female genital mutilation and cutting: a systematic literature review of health professionals' knowledge, attitudes and clinical practice." BMC Int Health Hum Rights 15: 32
    118. Zwi, K., et al. (2020). "Asylum seeking children and adolescents in Australian immigration detention on Nauru: a longitudinal cohort study." BMJ Paediatr Open 4(1): e000615.
    119. Zwi, K. and S. Mares (2015). "Stories from unaccompanied children in immigration detention: A composite account." J Paediatr Child Health 51(7): 658-662
    120. Zwi,. K et al. (2017). “The impact of detention on the social-emotional wellbeing of children seeking asylum: a comparison with community-based children.” Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 24.
    121. Zwi, K., et al. (2017). "Protective factors for social-emotional well-being of refugee children in the first three years of settlement in Australia." Arch Dis Child. 2017 Jul 11.
    122. Zwi, K., et al. (2017). "Refugee children and their health, development and well-being over the first year of settlement: A longitudinal study." J Paediatr Child Health May 29 
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    124. Zwi, K., et al. (2015). "Prioritizing vulnerable children: strategies to address inequity." Child Care Health Dev 41(6): 827-835
    125. Zwi, K., et al. (2015). "Summary of position statement on refugee and asylum-seeker health." J Paediatr Child Health 51(7): 657
    126. Zwi, K. and S. Mares (2014). "Commentary: reducing further harm to asylum-seeking children. The global human rights context." Int J Epidemiol 43(1): 104-106
    127. Zwi, K. and G. Chaney (2013). "Refugee children: rights and wrongs." J Paediatr Child Health 49(2): 87-93
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