Professor Rosana Pacella

Professor Rosana Pacella PhD

Director of the Institute for Lifecourse Development

Key details

Professor Rosana Pacella

Director of the Institute for Lifecourse Development


Rosana joined the University of Greenwich as Director of the Institute for Lifecourse Development on 1 October 2019.

Previously, Rosana was Head of Research at the University of Chichester where she led in developing and implementing the University's Research policy, and managed preparations for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission. She also holds an Adjunct appointment at the School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). While at QUT, she established and led a health services research team conducting economic evaluations of evidence-based wound management innovations. She was awarded the QUT Vice-Chancellor's Performance Individual Award for the impact of this research on policy and practice. From 2007 to 2014 she held a Level C academic appointment at the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-effectiveness, School of Population Health, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. From 2000 to 2007 at the Medical Research Council in Cape Town, she initiated and led the Comparative Risk Assessment component of the South African National Burden of Disease study which included quantification of disease burden attributable to major risk factors.

Responsibilities within the university

Rosana will lead the development and implementation of research strategy, policy and plans, working across the university and with external partners to develop and encourage interdisciplinary research. The goal is to develop and grow the new Institute for Lifecourse Development, working with the PVC, the centre leads and research active staff across the University to develop externally funded collaborative research projects and programmes and to develop research and practice-oriented work that will focus on people who are particularly at risk, including those with chronic physical or mental health issues, vulnerable children, young people and their families and the aging and infirm. Rosana will also work with centre leads and external partners to identify "grand challenges" that we wish to tackle and solve.

Recognition

  • Feb 2019 External Examiner PhD thesis University of Cape Town
  • Reviewer Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Expert advisor on the Global Burden of Disease Collaboration
  • Expert advisor on Australian and South African National Burden of Disease and Comparative Risk Assessment studies
  • Member of the QUT Childhood Adversity Research Programme

Research / Scholarly interests

Rosana has extensive high-level experience in quantitative analysis and is skilled at managing a diverse portfolio of research and engaging with multiple stakeholders. Methodological interests include burden of disease analysis and comparative risk assessment, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, economic modelling and cost-effectiveness analysis and how decision makers value health care costs and weight economic evidence. She is an internationally recognized expert in assessing national and global burden of disease, with an emphasis on mental health disorders and interpersonal violence related risk factors including child maltreatment, bullying and intimate partner violence. She is an expert advisor on the Global Burden of Disease Collaboration, and the Australian and South African national burden of disease studies. She is an ongoing member of the QUT Childhood Adversity Research Program conducting research on the prevalence, consequences and disease and economic burden of child maltreatment and bullying. She was the lead investigator on the £1.3 million NHMRC project to conduct the first national study of child maltreatment in Australia, 2019-23, before moving to the UK and remains an investigator on this study. She has played an important role internationally, in building capacity in burden of disease assessments among researchers who are employed or contracted by governments. More recently she has expanded her interests to training clinicians and researchers in cost-effectiveness methods. She has more than 30,000 citations to her work and h-index of 49 and has published in high-profile journals including the Lancet, PLOS Med, and Child Abuse & Neglect. She has been awarded £2.1 (AUD 3.8) million in research funding since 2014 from nationally competitive schemes. She obtained her PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1993 and is currently supervising 4 PhD students.

Key funded projects

The First National Study of Child Maltreatment in Australia: Prevalence, Health Outcomes, and Burden of Disease
R Pacella
B Mathews
M Dunne
J Scott
D Finkelhor
D Higgins
H Erskine
H Thomas
NHMRC Project Grants [external ref: APP1158750]$2,345,885
Start:01/01/2019
End:31/12/2023

Health economics and health services research collaboration (AusHSI and Wound Management Innovation CRC)
R Pacella
N Graves
A Barnett
CRC Wound Management Pty Ltd (OCS) [external ref: CR-02]$624,893
Start:01/09/2014
End:30/06/2018

Chronic Wounds Solution Forum
R Pacella
I Griffiths
CRC Wound Management Pty Ltd (OCS)$51,856
Start:03/08/2017
End:31/01/2018
Closed:20/03/2019

Economic Evaluation of Wound Innovations service
R Pacella
N Graves
M Gibb
Wound Management Innovation CRC [external ref: CR-18]$217,167
Start:01/04/2017
End:30/06/2018
Closed: 28/03/2019

Estimating the Social and Economic Burden of Chronic Wounds in ACT PHN 
R Pacella
N Graves
T Terry
Wound Management Innovation CRC [external ref: CR-19]$27,193
Start:11/10/2016
End:31/05/2018
Closed:23/08/2018

Measuring costs and quality of life for venous leg ulcers
R Pacella
N Graves
E Bailey
CRC Wound Management Pty Ltd (OCS) [external ref: CR08]$129,769
Start:11/10/2016
End:31/05/2018
Closed:23/08/2018

Recent publications

Article

Jadambaa, Amarzaya , Graves, Nicholas, Cross, Donna, Pacella, Rosana , Thomas, Hannah J. , Scott, James G. , Cheng, Qinglu , Brain, David (2021), Economic evaluation of an intervention designed to reduce bullying in Australian schools. Springer International Publishing. In: , , , . Springer International Publishing, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy ISSN: 1175-5652 (Print), 1179-1896 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40258-021-00676-y) NB Item availability restricted.

Zhang, Yuqi , Cramb, Susanna, McPhail, Steven M., Pacella, Rosana , van Netten, Jaap J. , Cheng, Qinglu , Derhy, Patrick H. , Kinnear, Ewan M. , Lazzarini, Peter A. (2021), Factors associated with healing of diabetes-related foot ulcers: observations from a large prospective real-world cohort. American Diabetes Association. In: , , , . American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Care, 44: dc203120 (6) ISSN: 0149-5992 (Print), 1935-5548 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.2337/dc20-3120) NB Item availability restricted.

Mathews, Ben , Pacella, Rosana, Dunne, Michael, Scott, James , Finkelhor, David , Meinck, Franziska , Higgins, Daryl J. , Erskine, Holly , Thomas, Hannah J. , Haslam, Divna (2021), The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS): protocol for a national survey of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect, associated mental disorders and physical health problems, and burden of disease. BMJ Publishing Group. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group, BMJ Open, 11: e047074 2044-6055 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047074).

Kim, Young Ran , White, Nicole, Bräunig, Jennifer, Vijayasarathy, Soumini , Mueller, Jochen F. , Knox, Christine L. , Harden, Fiona A. , Pacella, Rosana , Toms, Leisa-Maree L. (2020), Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in follicular fluid from women experiencing infertility in Australia. Elsevier Inc. In: , , , . Elsevier Inc, Environmental Research, 190: 109963 ISSN: 0013-9351 (Print), 1096-0953 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109963).

Jadambaa, Amarzaya , Brain, David, Pacella, Rosana, Thomas, Hannah J. , McCarthy, Molly , Scott, James G. , Graves, Nicholas (2020), The economic cost of child and adolescent bullying in Australia. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 60 (3) . pp. 367-376 ISSN: 0890-8567 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2020.05.010).

Zhang, Yuqi , Lazzarini, Pete A., McPhail, Steve M., van Netten, Jaap J. , Armstrong, David G. , Pacella, Rosana E. (2020), The global disability burden of diabetes-related lower extremity complications, in 1990 and 2016. American Diabetes Association. In: , , , . American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Care, 43 (5) . pp. 964-974 ISSN: 0149-5992 (Print), 1935-5548 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.2337/dc19-1614) NB Item availability restricted.

Mathews, Ben , Pacella, Rosana, Dunne, Michael P., Simunovic, Marko , Marston, Cicely (2020), Improving measurement of child abuse and neglect: a systematic review and analysis of national prevalence studies. Public Library of Science (PLoS). In: , , , . Public Library of Science (PLoS), PLoS ONE, 15: e0227884 (1) 1932-6203 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227884).

Jadambaa, Amarzaya , Thomas, Hannah J., Scott, James G., Graves, Nicholas , Brain, David , Pacella, Rosana (2019), The contribution of bullying victimisation to the burden of anxiety and depressive disorders in Australia. Cambridge University Press (CUP). In: , , , . Cambridge University Press (CUP), Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences ISSN: 2045-7960 (Print), 2045-7979 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S2045796019000489).

Pacella, Rosana E. , Tulleners, Ruth, McCosker, Laura, Cheng, Qinglu , Harding, Keith , Edwards, Helen , Yelland, Stephen , Dyer, Anthony , McGuiness, William , Graves, Nicholas (2019), Reimbursement for the cost of compression therapy for the management of venous leg ulcers in Australia. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Wound Journal, 16 (4) . pp. 1069-1072 ISSN: 1742-4801 (Print), 1742-481X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13152).

Jadambaa, Amarzaya , Thomas, Hannah J., Scott, James G., Graves, Nicholas , Brain, David , Pacella, Rosana (2019), Prevalence of traditional bullying and cyberbullying among children and adolescents in Australia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. SAGE Publications (UK and US). In: , , , . SAGE Publications (UK and US), Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53 (9) . pp. 878-888 ISSN: 0004-8674 (Print), 1440-1614 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0004867419846393).

Brain, David , Tulleners, Ruth, Lee, Xing, Cheng, Qinglu , Graves, Nicholas , Pacella, Rosana (2019), Cost-effectiveness analysis of an innovative model of care for chronic wounds patients. Public Library of Science. In: , , , . Public Library of Science, PLoS ONE, 14: e0212366 (3) 1932-6203 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212366).

Cheng, Qinglu , Kularatna, Sanjeewa, Lee, Xing J., Graves, Nicholas , Pacella, Rosana (2019), Comparison of EQ-5D-5L and SPVU-5D for measuring quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers in an Australian setting. Springer International Publishing. In: , , , . Springer International Publishing, Quality of Life Research, 28 (7) . pp. 1903-1911 ISSN: 0962-9343 (Print), 1573-2649 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-019-02128-6).

Kim, Young Ran , Pacella, Rosana E., Harden, Fiona A., White, Nicole , Toms, Leisa-Maree L. (2018), A systematic review: Impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals exposure on fecundity as measured by time to pregnancy. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Environmental Research, 171 . pp. 119-133 ISSN: 0013-9351 (Print), 1096-0953 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.12.065).

Tulleners, Ruth , Brain, David, Lee, Xing, Cheng, Qinglu , Graves, Nicholas , Pacella, Rosana E. (2018), Health benefits of an innovative model of care for chronic wounds patients in Queensland. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Wound Journal, 16 (2) . pp. 334-342 ISSN: 1742-4801 (Print), 1742-481X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13033).

Stanaway, Jeffrey D , Afshin, Ashkan, Gakidou, Emmanuela, Lim, Stephen S , Abate, Degu , Abate, Kalkidan Hassen , Abbafati, Cristiana , Abbasi, Nooshin , Abbastabar, Hedayat , Abd-Allah, Foad (2018), Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, The Lancet, 392: 10159 . pp. 1923-1994 ISSN: 0140-6736 (Print), 1474-547X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32225-6).

Barnsbee, Louise , Cheng, Qinglu, Tulleners, Ruth, Lee, Xing , Brain, David , Pacella, Rosana (2018), Measuring costs and quality of life for venous leg ulcers. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Wound Journal, 16 (1) . pp. 112-121 ISSN: 1742-4801 (Print), 1742-481X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13000).

McCosker, Laura , Tulleners, Ruth, Cheng, Qinglu, Rohmer, Stefan , Pacella, Tamzin , Graves, Nick , Pacella, Rosana (2018), Chronic wounds in Australia: A systematic review of key epidemiological and clinical parameters. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Wound Journal, 16 (1) . pp. 84-95 ISSN: 1742-4801 (Print), 1742-481X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.12996).

Cheng, Qinglu , Graves, Nicholas, Pacella, Rosana E. (2018), Economic evaluations of guideline-based care for chronic wounds: a systematic review. Springer International Publishing. In: , , , . Springer International Publishing, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 16 (5) . pp. 633-651 ISSN: 1175-5652 (Print), 1179-1896 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40258-018-0403-9).

Cheng, Qinglu , Gibb, Michelle, Graves, Nicholas, Finlayson, Kathleen , Pacella, Rosana E. (2018), Cost-effectiveness analysis of guideline-based optimal care for venous leg ulcers in Australia. BMC. In: , , , . BMC, BMC Health Services Research, 18: 421 1472-6963 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3234-3).

Pacella, R. E. , Tulleners, R., Cheng, Q., Burkett, E. , Edwards, H. , Yelland, S. , Brain, D. , Bingley, J. , Lazzarini, P. , Warnock, J. (2018), Solutions to the chronic wounds problem in Australia: A call to action. Cambridge Publishing. In: , , , . Cambridge Publishing, Wound Practice and Research: Journal of Wounds Australia, 26 (2) . pp. 84-98 ISSN: 1837-6304 (Print), (doi: https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=733666000861426;res=IELHEA).

Lazzarini, P. A. , Pacella, R. E., Armstrong, D. G., Van Netten, J. J. (2018), Diabetes-related lower-extremity complications are a leading cause of the global burden of disability. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Diabetic Medicine, 35 (9) . pp. 1297-1299 ISSN: 0742-3071 (Print), 1464-5491 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.13680).