Doctor Della Maneze

Doctor Della Maneze

Adjunct Fellow,
Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery

AUT/1H Casual Academic - Subject NURS1017,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Casual Research Assistant - The Blend Project,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Casual Senior Research Officer - DIOH Training Program,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Casual Research Assistant - Knowledge Exchange and Engagement Program,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Casual Research Assistant - BROCAs Project,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Casual Research Assistant - Scientific Literacy in Public Health Emergencies,
School of Nursing and Midwifery


Della Maneze is an overseas (Philippines) – trained medical practitioner. She is a specialist in Internal Medicine and has practiced as an internist for more than 10 years before immigrating to Australia.  In Australia, using her medical degree as a leverage, she worked as a Multicultural Health Promotion Officer with the South Western Sydney Local Health District, a position she has held for the last 18 years. Since her employment, she has committed to serving the preventive health needs of the different multicultural communities residing in the South Western Sydney Region.

Her health promotion focus includes examining the health issues faced by immigrant communities in Australia and the contribution of acculturative stress on health, identifying barriers to access of health services, organising community consultations to ascertain that programs address the specific needs of the community and providing cultural perspective to a number of health promotion initiatives to ensure cultural appropriateness and sensitivity.

During her employment, she increasingly recognised the need for evidence-based health promotion initiatives that will assist in prioritising health issues and efficiently maximise the limited resources of the health services. Her research program focused on the relationships of culture and health. Her first research was on Kava use among Tongan men. From there, Della continued her research agenda always focusing on the effects of culture on health and health behaviours.

She undertook a PhD on acculturative stress and health-seeking behaviours of Filipino immigrants to Australia. Undertaking a PhD, she has learned many skills like survey construction both hard-copy and online formats, analysing quantitative data using data analysis software, conducting focus group discussions, analysing qualitative data and writing up results for publication both in written and oral forms. Currently, Della is affiliated with the Centre for Oral Health Outcomes, Research and Translation, Ingham Centre for Applied Medical Research and the South Western Sydney Research. She has been the principal investigator of several projects including Acculturation and diabetes self-management (ACCLAIM); Acculturation and Organ and Tissue donation among Arabic-speaking people in South Western Sydney (ACCORD) and the Pacific Islanders Community Health Needs Assessment (PICoHNA). As a researcher, she has authored or co-authored 17 publications in peer-reviewed health journals and has presented in national and international conferences. She has also won awards for best oral presentation and best poster presentation.

After completing her PhD, she has been asked to co-supervise a PhD student whose thesis is on the influence of cultural dance in increasing physical activity level among Pacific people. Della is an academic affiliate in Western Sydney University ad works part time as a casual academic.    

This information has been contributed by Doctor Maneze.


  • PhD Western Sydney University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


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Journal Articles

  • Al-Amer, R., Maneze, D., Everett, B., Montayre, J., Villarosa, A., Dwekat, E. and Salamonson, Y. (2022), 'COVID-19 vaccination intention in the first year of the pandemic : a systematic review', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 31, no 1-2 , pp 62 - 86.
  • Alex, J., Maneze, D., Ramjan, L., Ferguson, C., Montayre, J. and Salamonson, Y. (2022), 'Effectiveness of nurse-targeted education interventions on clinical outcomes for patients with indwelling urinary catheters : a systematic review', Nurse Education Today, vol 112 .
  • Montayre, J., Ramjan, L., Maneze, D., Ho, M., Maceri, A. and Salamonson, Y. (2021), '"Connecting the dots" : the transfer of bioscience knowledge by new graduate nurses to the clinical setting : a qualitative study', Nurse Education Today, vol 97 .
  • Salamonson, Y., Glew, P., Ramjan, L., Jefferies, D., Maneze, D., Crook, B. and Everett, B. (2021), 'Psychometric evaluation of the 11-item English language usage scale in commencing nursing students', Nurse Education Today, vol 96 .
  • Villarosa, A., Ramjan, L., Maneze, D., Camilleri, M., Srinivas, R. and George, A. (2021), 'Expanding the role of dental practitioners to address childhood overweight and obesity', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol 20, no Suppl. 2019 .
  • Villarosa, A., Ramjan, L., Maneze, D. and George, A. (2021), 'Conducting population health research during the COVID-19 pandemic : impacts and recommendations', Sustainability, vol 13, no 6 .
  • Maneze, D., Ramjan, L., Rowhani-Farid, N., Kovai, V., Gadalla, A., Barham, Y. and Salamonson, Y. (2021), 'Attitude and information from health professionals were associated with decision to donate organs among Arabic-speaking refugees : exploring opportunities for intervention', Journal of Refugee Studies, vol 34, no 2 , pp 2478 - 2491.
  • Al-Amer, R., Maneze, D., Ramjan, L., Villarosa, A., Darwish, R. and Salamonson, Y. (2020), 'Psychometric testing of the Arabic version of the patient health questionnaire among adolescent refugees living in Jordan', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol 29, no 4 , pp 685 - 692.
  • Mares, M., Salamonson, Y., Maneze, D., Elmir, R. and Everett, B. (2020), '[In Press] Development and validation of a scale to measure self-efficacy and self-management in people with coronary heart disease', Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, .
  • Maneze, D., Weaver, R., Kovai, V., Salamonson, Y., Astorga, C., Yogendran, D. and Everett, B. (2019), '"Some say no, some say yes" : receiving inconsistent or insufficient information from healthcare professionals and consequences for diabetes self-management : a qualitative study in patients with Type 2 Diabetes', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, vol 156 .
  • Villarosa, A., Maneze, D., Ramjan, L., Srinivas, R., Camilleri, M. and George, A. (2019), 'The effectiveness of guideline implementation strategies in the dental setting : a systematic review', Implementation Science, vol 14, no 1 .
  • Al-Amer, R., Salamonson, Y., Villarosa, A., Subih, M., Darwish, R. and Maneze, D. (2019), 'Accuracy of body weight estimation among Palestinian refugee adolescents living in Jordan : a cross-sectional study', Journal of Nursing Scholarship, vol 51, no 6 , pp 642 - 650.
  • Maneze, D., Ramjan, L., DiGiacomo, M., Everett, B., Davidson, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'Negotiating health and chronic illness in Filipino-Australians : a qualitative study with implications for health promotion', Ethnicity and Health, vol 23, no 6 , pp 611 - 628.
  • Ramjan, L., Maneze, D., Everett, B., Glew, P., Trajkovski, S., Lynch, J. and Salamonson, Y. (2018), 'Students' experiences of embedded academic literacy support in a graduate entry nursing program : a qualitative study', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 28 , pp 302 - 309.
  • Maneze, D., Salamonson, Y., Poudel, C., DiGiacomo, M., Everett, B. and Davidson, P. (2016), 'Health-seeking behaviors of Filipino migrants in Australia : the influence of persisting acculturative stress and depression', Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol 18, no 4 , pp 779 - 786.
  • Maneze, D., Everett, B., Kirby, S., DiGiacomo, M., Davidson, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), '"I have only little English" : language anxiety of Filipino migrants with chronic disease', Ethnicity and Health, vol 21, no 6 , pp 596 - 608.
  • Maneze, D., Everett, B., Astorga, C., Yogendran, D. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), 'The influence of health literacy and depression on diabetes self-management : a cross-sectional study', Journal of Diabetes Research, vol 2016 .
  • Maneze, D., Everett, B., DiGiacomo, M., Davidson, P. and Salamonson, Y. (2016), 'An examination of responses to surveys among Filipino-Australian migrants', Nurse Researcher, vol 24, no 2 , pp 30 - 33.
  • Maneze, D., DiGiacomo, M., Salamonson, Y., Descallar, J. and Davidson, P. (2015), 'Facilitators and barriers to health-seeking behaviours among Filipino migrants : inductive analysis to inform health promotion', BioMed Research International, vol 2015 .


Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Attitude, Organisational Culture and Intention to Build a Career in Aged Care: the ACACIA Project
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