The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research aims to identify critical gaps within community and healthcare services, with an explicit goal to improve health outcomes (and a focus on vulnerable groups) via innovative individual, community and health service-focused programs.

The Nursing Research Institute undertakes multidisciplinary clinical and health services research that is focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems with a particular emphasis on implementation science research, that is the study of how to implement evidence based care. This research spans systematic reviews, trials, surveys, mixed-methods and qualitative research which a focus on:

  • Acute & Chronic Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Models of care

The Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA) is a multidisciplinary, Melbourne-based research institute focussing on both the positive and problematic aspects of ageing.

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Submissions from 2006

Innovative Analyses of Artistic Gymnastics :Past; Present; and Future, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

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Novel insights on lower limb musculoskeletal health and performance in pre-adolescent and adolescent gymnasts, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, Hans Christian Lorenzen, Morgan David Williams, and Peter Freeman Le Rossignol

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Physical self-concepts and gender differences in children, adolescents and young adults, Nicola Allison Brake

Thinking, feeling and knowing the body :The role of experience in adolescent physical self-concepts, Nicola Allison Brake

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A processual analysis of basic emotions and sources of concerns as they are lived before and after a competition, Ester Cerin and Anthony Barnett

A survey study in Hong Kong nursing students' perception of the clinical learning environment, Dominic Shung Kit Chan

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Community center-based resistance training for the maintenance of glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, David Dunstan, Elena Vulikh, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Jonathan Shaw, and Paul Zimmet

Community care: National comprehensive assessment approach - Options paper (revised), Peter Foreman, Colleen Joy Doyle, and Ian Gardner

Predictors of career decidedness :A preliminary test of a model, Tarryn Godfrey

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Adaptive Skeletal Responses to Mechanical Loading during Adolescence, David Greene and Geraldine A. Naughton

Targeting in community care: A review of recent literature and analysis of the Aged Care Assessment Program Minimum data set, Anna Howe, Colleen Joy Doyle, and Yvonne Wells

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The effectiveness of a six-week jump shot intervention on the kinematics of netball shooting performance, Patricia Hume, M. Henderson, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

Quality use of medicines and nurses, Susan Hunt, Georgina Green, and Meaghan Stuart

Fish Assemblages in Three Tidal Saltmarsh and Mangrove Flats in Temperate NSW, Australia: A Comparison Based on Species Diversity and Abundance, Debashish Mazmuder, Neil Saintilan, and Robert J. Williams

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Prognostic importance of cognitive impairment in chronic heart failure patients : Does specialist disease management make a difference?, Skye McLennan, Sue Pearson, Janette Cameron, and Simon Stewart

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Reading, writing and responsibility :young carers and education, Tim Moore, Ros Morrow, Morag McArthur, and Debbie Noble-Carr

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Engaging children in research on sensitive issues: a literature review, Debbie Noble-Carr

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The experiences and effects of family homelessness for children :a literature review, Debbie Noble-Carr and Institute of Child Protection Studies

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The experiences and effects of family homelessness for children :a literature review, Debbie Noble-Carr and Institute of Child Protection Studies

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Predictability of physiological testing and the role of maturation in talent identification for adolescent team sports, D. T. Pearson, Geraldine A. Naughton, and Margaret Torode

Spaced retrieval technique improves prospective memory among healthy adults and adults with possible early dementia, Peter Gregory Rendell and Sesil Ozgis

A cross-cultural study of behavioral inhibition in toddlers: East-West-North-South, Kenneth H. Rubin, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Xinyin Chen, Paul Hastings, Ann V. Sanson, Alida Lo Coco, Carla Zappulla, Ock-Boon Chung, Sung-Yun Park, Hyun Sim Doh, Huichang Chen, and Ling Sun

Herbicide impact on Hormosira banksii gametes measured by fluorescence and germination bioassays, Clifford R. Seery, Leanne Gunthorpe, and Peter J. Ralph

The discipline of psychology from a university senior management perspective, Peter W. Sheehan

The association between parenting characteristics and adolescent identity development and moral development, Veronika Shlimkevych and Gillian Terrett

Depression in cardiac patients: What can nurses do about it?, David Robert Thompson and Erika Sivarajan Froelicher

A Chinese Mandarin translation and validation of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale (MIDAS), W Wang, V Lopez, and D R. Thompson

Timing error by children identified with DCD leads to inefficient jump performance, Morgan David Williams, Noel Desmond Lythgo, and Wayne Edward Maschette

Submissions from 2005

What Outcomes are we trying to achieve in Outdoor Programs? :An Examination of Outdoor Education & Experiential Education Programs effect on Life Effectiveness Skills, Sandra Joan Allen-Craig and Beth Mcleod

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Using mulitple coders to enhance qualitative analysis : The case of interviews with consumers of drug treatment, Lynda Berends and Jennifer Johnston

Cultural differences: The experience of establishing an occupational therapy service in a developing community, Helen Maree Bourke-Taylor and Dawn Hudson

Consistently relating to others :A preliminary study of self-reported instrumental and nurturing gender stereotyping in three social settings for males and females, Terence Bowles

The effects of attachment style and emotional intelligence on communication style, Terence Bowles

The who; what; where; and when of intimacy :A study of the experience of intimate communication, Terence Bowles

Physical Power; Technical & Aesthetic Execution Qualities in Dressage Riding :A Preliminary Investigation, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, W. Hamerton, A. Raves, and B. Noble

A Six Week Netball Jimp Shot Shooting Intervention can Improve Netball Shooting Accuracy, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, M. Henderson, and Patricia Hume

Changes in cardiovascular function during the sleep onset period in young adults, Melinda Jane Carrington, R. Barbieri, I. M. Colrain, K. E. Crowley, Y. Kim, and J. Trinder

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Compressive loads on the lumbar spine during lifting: 4D WATBAK versus inverse dynamics calculations, Michael Cole and P. N. Grimshaw

Coming to Terms with Ageing :What do we say?, James Henry Cook

The Emerging Practice of Global Scientific Work, Kate Crawford and Alanah Lucille Kazlauskas

Farmers' and outdoor workers' beliefs about skin cancer and protection from summer sun: A brief report, Suzanne Dobbinson, Colleen Joy Doyle, and Melanie Wakefield

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Home-based resistance training is not sufficient to maintain improved glycemic control following supervised training in older individuals with type 2 diabetes, David Dunstan, Robin Daly, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Elena Vulikh, Jonathan Shaw, and Paul Zimmet

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Associations of TV viewing and physical activity with the metabolic syndrome in Australian adults, David Dunstan, Jo Salmon, Neville Owen, Timothy Armstrong, Paul Zimmet, Timothy Welborn, Adrian Cameron, Terence Dwyer, Damien Jolley, and Jonathan Shaw

Home-based resistance training is not sufficient to maintain improved glycemic control following supervised training in older individuals with type 2 diabetes, David Wayne Dunstan, Robin M. Daly, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Elena Vulikh, Jonathan E. Shaw, and Paul Z. Zimmet

Associations of TV viewing and physical activity with the metabolic syndrome in Australian adults, David Wayne Dunstan, Jo Salmon, Neville Owen, Timothy Armstrong, Paul Z. Zimmet, Timothy A. Welborn, Adrian J. Cameron, Terence Dwyer, Damien Jolley, and Jonathan E. Shaw

Do Opposites Attract in the Bedroom?, Lisa Eisen

Intimacy or Delinquency? :How to create the best home environment for adolescents, Lisa Eisen

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Lisa Eisen

Do women directors have to join the boys club?, Barry John Fallon and Zena Burgess

Is my trust towards the one I love related to my attachment style?, Barry John Fallon and Christopher Holt

Relationship Rules :A conceptual model of rule-setting and rule violations in romantic relationships, Barry John Fallon and Alexandra Elizabeth West

Toxicity of Endosulfan to Paratya australiensis Kemp (Decapoda: Atyidae) and Jappa kutera Harker (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) in Field-Based Tests, G C. Hose and S P. Wilson

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Evaluation of the Schools as Communities program in the ACT, Institute of Child Protection Studies

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Evaluation of the Schools as Communities program in the ACT, Institute of Child Protection Studies

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Screening of people working with children and young people :issues paper, Institute of Child Protection Studies

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Screening of people working with children and young people :issues paper, Institute of Child Protection Studies

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The Consequence of Flexibility for Structure, Grant Jones

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The Effects of Resisted Sled Loading on Sprint Start Kinematics, Peter Maulder, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Justin Keogh

Temporal Variations in Fish Catch Using Pop Nets in Mangrove and Saltmarsh Flats at Towra Point, NSW, Australia, Debashish Mazmuder, Neil Saintilan, and Robert J. Williams

Facilitating conditions for school motivation: Construct validity and applicability, Dennis McInerney, Martin Dowson, and Alexander Seeshing Yeung

The Patient is Dead :Impact on Nurses, Karen Perrin and Cecelia Winkelman

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Workforce planning in the ACT Care and Protection system: Issues paper, Giovanna Richmond, Morag McArthur, and Gail Winkworth

Surface Elevation Dynamics in a Regenerating Mangrove Forest at Homebush Bay, Australia, Kim Rogers, N Saintilan, and D Cahoon

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Mangrove encroachment of salt marsh in Western Port Bay, Victoria: The role of sedimentation, subsidence, and sea level rise, K. Rogers, Neil Saintilan, and H. Heijnis

The experience of the first cohort of Bachelor of Midwifery students; ACU National; Victoria; Australia, Carmel Annette Seibold and Colleen Edith Rolls

Subjective and predicted sleepiness while driving in young adults, Simon Smith, Melinda Jane Carrington, and John Trinder

The association of the parent-child attachment relationship :self-efficacy; and personality factors to adjustment to university for the first-year students, Gillian Terrett and Jason Thomasse

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Effects of Physical Conditioning on Children and Adolescents with Asthma, Liam Welsh, Justin Kemp, and Richard G. D. Roberts

Rule-Setting and rule-breaking :A conceptual model of rules and expectations in romantic relationships, Alexandra Elizabeth West and Barry John Fallon

Submissions from 2004

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Visual regulation during competition long jumps and run-throughs, Brad Aisbett and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

The Utility of Work and Family Stressors and Perceived Social Support in the Prediction of Counselling :Utilisation, Andrea QuahTerence Bowles

The Effect of Communication Style and Sex on Respondent on Social Phobia in a Nonclinical Sample, Terence Bowles

Towards a Model of Social Competence :The Relationship Between Communication Style; Coping Behaviour and Emotional Intelligence, Terence Bowles and Ailsa Brown

The relationship between love styles and relationship dependent and independent outcome variables :a within couple analysis, Terence Bowles and Barry John Fallon

The effect of advocacy and adaptive functioning on student self-esteem :self-efficcy; school life; academic performance and attendance, Ailsa Brown and Terence Bowles

Effective Estimation of Banking Liquidity Risk, Alan Brown and Patrick Christopher Tobin

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Estimation of Liquidity Risk in Banking, Alan Brown and Patrick Christopher Tobin

An Activity Theory Investigation of a Scientific Expert Community, Kate Crawford and Alanah Lucille Kazlauskas

Understanding International Scientific Work, Kate Crawford and Alanah Lynette Kazlauskas

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Motherhood, stress and the exercise experience: Freedom or constraint?, Janet Lynne Currie

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Physical activity and television viewing in relation to risk of undiagnosed abnormal glucose metabolism in adults, David Dunstan, Jo Salmon, Neville Owen, Timothy Armstrong, Paul Zimmet, Timothy Welborn, Adrian Cameron, Terence Dwyer, Damien Jolley, and Jonathan Shaw

Lying in relationships :Protecting ourselves or protecting our partners?, Barry John Fallon and Alexandra Elizabeth West

Does our attachment style change as a result of relationship experiences and contexts?, Helen Goh and Barry John Fallon

Excessive Internet Use as a Behavioural Addiction, Carina J. Henry and Cecelia Winkelman

Is the extent of my lying and deception with the one I love related to my attachment style?, Christopher Holt and Barry John Fallon

Developing national clinical practice guidelines :the NICE experience, Elizabeth McInnes

The effect of selection :training and participation on student counsellor self-description and coping, Carly McKinnis and Terence Bowles

Melancholic Mothers and their Mourning Infants, Kate Neilson, Jeanette Milgrom, Clare O'Bree, Lisa Eisen, and Zita M. Marks

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The disparate olfactory determination of sex and age in humans :reflecting the reproductive and relationship characteristics of the species, Robert N. Paddle and Jacquelynn Robert

The role of interactions between parents and children in social skills development in children, Gillian Terrett and Michelle Puttick

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Qualitative research sampling: the very real complexities, Anthony G. Tuckett

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Truth-Telling in Clinical Practice and the Arguments for and Against: a review of the literature, Anthony G. Tuckett

Strategies for the use of deception within romantic relationships, Alexandra Elizabeth West and Barry John Fallon

Attraction for outgroup members :Is there a role for attitude importance and attitude similarity?, Cecelia Winkelman, Gillian Terrett, and Barry John Fallon

Investigation of a Model Explaining Retention of International Students, Part i :A Cross-cultural Comparison, Yin Wong, Permata Hamid, Elouisa Aranjuez Hall, and Terence Bowles

Submissions from 2003

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Evaluation standards and their application to Indigenous programs in Victoria, Australia, Lynda Berends and Bridget Roberts

Melbourne assessment of unilateral upper limb function: Construct validity and correlation with the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory, Helen Maree Bourke-Taylor

The influence of sleep onset on the diurnal variation in cardiac activity and cardiac control, Melinda Jane Carrington, Michelle Walsh, Thalia Stambas, Jan Kleiman, and John Trinder

Conflict at home and work :Do we manage the conflict in the same way?, Barry John Fallon

Validation of the adaptive change questionnaire and definition of adaption and maladaption functioning of a clinical & non clinical group, Barry John Fallon