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 2010

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Effect of standing posture during whole body vibration training on muscle morphology and function in older adults : A randomised controlled trial, Monica Mikhael, Rhonda Orr, Fleur Amsen, David Greene, and Maria Fiatarone Singh

A literature review supporting the proposed national Australian definition for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, Brett Mitchell, Anne Gardner, Peter Collignon, Lee Stewart, and Marilyn Cruickshank

Reliability of the school food checklist for in-school audits and photograph analysis of children's school lunches, Sarah Mitchell, Cara Miles, Leah Brennan, and Jan Matthews

The effect of exercise on the skeletal muscle phospholipidome of rats fed a high-fat diet, Todd Mitchell, Nigel Turner, Paul Else, Anthony Hulbert, and John Hawley

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Emotions in sport : Perceived effects on attention, concentration, and performance, Robyn Moffitt, Robyn Young, and Patrick Thomas

Further evidence of validity of the Gait Deviation Index, M Molloy, Brona McDowell, Claire Kerr, and Aidan Cosgrove

Emotional contagion in soccer penalty shootouts : Celebration of individual success is associated with ultimate team success, Tjerk Moll, Geir Jordet, and Gert-Jan Pepping

Falling apart after a broken heart :Association between gender, relationship status, recency of separation and depression, Daniel R. Moore, Simon M. Rice, and Barry J. Fallon

Memory encoding and dopamine in the aging brain : A psychopharmacological neuroimaging study, A Morcom, E Bullmore, Felicia Huppert, B Lennox, A Praseedom, H Linnington, and Paul Fletcher

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Overcoming barriers to diabetes care : Perceived communication of healthcare professionals attending a pilot Diabetes UK training programme, Kylie Gaye Mosely, Aysha Aslam, and Jane Speight

Acute care management of older people with dementia : a qualitative perspective, Wendy Moyle, Sally Ann Borbasi, Marianne Wallis, Rachel Olorenshaw, and Natalie Gracia

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Prostate cancer, masculinity and food. Rationales for perceived diet change, L Mroz, G Chapman, J Oliffe, and Joan Bottorff

Nutrition in team sports, I Mujika and Louise Burke

Nutrition in team sports, I Mujika and Louise Burke

Upper limb virtual rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury : Initial evaluation of the elements system, Nicholas Mumford, Jonathan Duckworth, Patrick Robert Thomas, David Shum, Gavin Williams, and Peter Henry Wilson

Systemic adverse events following botulinum toxin-A therapy in children with cerebral palsy, Krishant Naidu, Katherine Smith, Mary Sheedy, Brooke Adair, Xavier Yu, and Herbert Graham

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Being present in the face of existential threat : The role of trait mindfulness in reducing defensive responses to mortality salience, C Niemiec, K Brown, Todd Kashdan, P Cozzolino, W Breen, C Levesque-Bristol, and Richard Ryan

The energization of health-behavior change : Examining the associations among autonomous self-regulation, subjective vitality, depressive symptoms, and tobacco abstinence, C Niemiec, Richard Ryan, H Patrick, Edward Deci, and Geoffrey Williams

The energization of health-behavior change : Examining the associations among autonomous self-regulation, subjective vitality, depressive symptoms, and tobacco abstinence, C Niemiec, Richard Ryan, H Patrick, Edward Deci, and Geoffrey Williams

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Age-related changes in musculoskeletal function, balance and mobility measures in men aged 30-80 years, Melissa Nolan, Jennifer Nitz, Nancy Low Choy, and Sara Illing

Placing actions in context : motor facilitation following observation of identical and non-identical manual acts, Barbara Ocampo and Ada Kritikos

Health care providers' engagement in smoking cessation with pregnant smokers, C Okoli, L Greaves, Joan Bottorff, and L Marcellus

Repeat Botulinum Toxin-A in the Upper Limb of Children with Hemiplegia : A Randomized Controlled Trial, Christine Olesch, Susan Greaves, Christine Imms, Susan Reid, and Graham Kerr

Fathers : Locating smoking and masculinity in the postpartum, J Oliffe, Joan Bottorff, Jerry Johnson, Michelle Kelly, and K Lebeau

Health promotion and illness demotion at prostate cancer support groups, J Oliffe, J Gerbrandt, Joan Bottorff, and T Hislop

Masculinities, diet and senior Punjabi Sikh immigrant men : Food for Western thought?, J Oliffe, S Grewal, Joan Bottorff, J Dhesi, H Bindy, K Kang, A Ward, and T Hislop

Masculinities and college men's depression : Recursive relationships, J Oliffe, Michelle Kelly, Jerry Johnson, Joan Bottorff, R Gray, John Ogrodniczuk, and P Galdas

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School-linked sexual health services for young people (SSHPY) : a survey and systematic review concerning current models, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and research opportunities, J. Owen, C. Carroll, J. Cooke, E. Formby, M. Hayter, J. Hirst, M. Lloyd-Jones, Helen Stapleton, M. Sutton, and A. Stevenson

Probability of walking, wheeled mobility, and assisted mobility in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, Robert Palisano, Steven Hanna, Peter Rosenbaum, and Beth Tieman

Probability of walking, wheeled mobility, and assisted mobility in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, Robert Palisano, Steven Hanna, Peter Rosenbaum, and Beth Tieman

Building an Evidence Base for DSM-5 Conceptualizations of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder : introduction to the Special Section, D Pardini, Paul Frick, and T Moffitt

Stages of change in physical activity: A validation study in late adolescence, Philip D. Parker, Andrew Martin, Cintia Martinez, Herbert Marsh, and Susan Jackson

Stages of change in physical activity: A validation study in late adolescence, Philip D. Parker, Andrew Martin, Cintia Martinez, Herbert Marsh, and Susan Jackson

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Voluntary activation of the ankle plantar flexors following whole-body vibration, M Pellegrini, Noel Desmond Lythgo, David Morgan, and Mary Galea

A study of multidimensional religion constructs and values in the United Kingdom, Miriam Pepper, Tim Jackson, and David Uzzell

Goalkeeping secrets of how to save penalties in soccer, Gert-Jan Pepping

Food acquisition habits in a group of African refugees recently settled in Australia, Carolina Pereira, Nicolette Larder, and Shawn Somerset

On the road again : Patient perspectives on commuting for palliative care, B Pesut, Carol Robinson, Joan Bottorff, G Fyles, and Sandra Broughton

Passion for an Activity and Quality of Interpersonal Relationshps : The Mediating Role of Emotions, Frederick Philippe, Robert Vallerand, Nathalie Houlfort, Genevieve Lavigne, and Eric Donahue

Sagittal plane bending moments acting on the lower leg during running, Affendi Phuah, Anthony Schache, Kay Crossley, Tim Wrigley, and Mark William Creaby

Happy to help? : Exploring the factors associated with variations in rates of volunteering across Europe, A Plagnol and Felicia Huppert

An evaluation of the precision of measurement of Ryff's Psychological Well-being scales in a population sample, G Ploubidis, Felicia Huppert, D Kuh, and T Croudace

Synergistic effects of intention and depression on action control : Longitudinal predictors of exercise after rehabilitation, S Pomp, S Lippke, L Fleig, and Ralf Schwarzer

Synergistic effects of intention and depression on action control : Longitudinal predictors of exercise after rehabilitation, S Pomp, S Lippke, L Fleig, and Ralf Schwarzer

Identifying Subtypes Among Offenders With Antisocial Personaltiy Disorder : A Cluster-Analytic Study, Norman Poythress, John Edens, Jennifer Skeem, Scott Lilienfeld, Kevin Douglas, Paul Frick, Christopher Patrick, Monica Epstein, and Tao Wang

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Predictors of breast cancer screening behavior in women with a strong family history of the disease, Melanie Price, Phyllis Butow, Margaret Charles, Tracey Louise Bullen, Bettina Meiser, Joanne McKinley, Sue-Anne McLachlan, and Kelly-Anne Phillips

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A Motivational Model of Video Game Engagement, Andrew Przybylski, C Rigby, and Richard Ryan

Physical Function in Hip Osteoarthritis : Relationship to isometric Knee Extensor Steadiness, Y Pua, Ross Clark, and Adam Bryant

Taking a history : The learnings that national health science forgot, Ashequr Rahman, J Chesters, Gayle Savige, and Nicholas Deacon

Is Gippsland environmentally iodine deficient? : Water iodine concentrations in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, Ashequr Rahman, Nicholas Deacon, Barbara Panther, J Chesters, and Gayle Savige

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Increased iodine deficiency in Victoria, Australia : Analysis of neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone data 2001 to 2006, Ashequr Rahman, Gayle Savige, Nicholas Deacon, Ivan Francis, and J Chesters

Exercise for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis : A comparison of land-based and aquatic interventions, Ann Rahmann

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Black Saturday and the Victorian Bushfires of February 2009 : A descriptive survey of nurses who assisted in the pre-hospital setting, Jaime Ranse, Shane Lenson, and Brett Aimers

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H1N1 2009 Influenza (Human Swine Influenza) : A descriptive study of the response of an influenza assessment clinic collaborating with an emergency department in Australia, Jaime Ranse, Shane Lenson, Matt Luther, and Lily Xiao

Planning bridges the intention-behaviour gap : Age makes a difference and strategy use explains why, T Reuter, J Ziegelmann, S Lippke, N Schuz, and L Aiken

Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors : An application of latent true change modeling, T Reuter, J Ziegelmann, A Wiedemann, C Geiser, S Lippke, B Schuz, and Ralf Schwarzer

Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors : An application of latent true change modeling, T Reuter, J Ziegelmann, A Wiedemann, C Geiser, S Lippke, B Schuz, and Ralf Schwarzer

Comparison of individual criteria and externally imposed criteria for stage allocation : Findings from an internet study addressing physical activity, J Richert, S Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

Comparison of individual criteria and externally imposed criteria for stage allocation : Findings from an internet study addressing physical activity, J Richert, S Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

Differential effects of planning and self-efficacy on fruit and vegetable consumption, J Richert, T Reuter, A Wiedemann, S Lippke, J Ziegelmann, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Attachment theory and the teacher-student relationship : a practical guide for teachers, teacher educators and school leaders, Philip Riley

Promoting the use of measurement tools in practice : A mixed methods study of the activities and experiences of physical therapist knowlege brokers, Lisa Rivard, Dianne Russell, Lori Roxborough, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Doreen Bartlett, and Peter Rosenbaum

Promoting the use of measurement tools in practice : A mixed methods study of the activities and experiences of physical therapist knowlege brokers, Lisa Rivard, Dianne Russell, Lori Roxborough, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Doreen Bartlett, and Peter Rosenbaum

"Just because you've got lung cancer doesn't mean i will" : Lung cancer, smoking, and family dynamics, Carole Robinson, Joan Bottorff, Michelle Smith, and Kelli Sullivan

issues in rural palliative care : Views from the countryside, Carol Robinson, B Pesut, and Joan Bottorff

Swallowing outcomes following intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for head & neck cancer : A systematic review, J Roe, Paul Carding, R Dwivedi, R Kazi, P Rhys-Evans, K Harrington, and C Nutting

Swallowing outcomes following intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for head & neck cancer : A systematic review, J Roe, Paul Carding, R Dwivedi, R Kazi, P Rhys-Evans, K Harrington, and C Nutting

Disease characteristics and psychosocial factors : Explaining the expression of quality of life in childhood epilepsy, Gabriel Ronen, David Streiner, Leonard Verhey, Lucyna Lach, Michael Boyle, Charles Cunningham, and Peter Rosenbaum

Disease characteristics and psychosocial factors : Explaining the expression of quality of life in childhood epilepsy, Gabriel Ronen, David streiner, Leonard Verhey, Lucyna Lach, Michael Boyle, Charles Cunningham, and Peter Rosenbaum

Assessing the affective features of psychopathy in adolescence : A further validation of the inventory of callous and unemotional traits, A Roose, P Bijttebier, S Decoene, L Claes, and Paul Frick

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Pressure injury prevention : continence, skin hygiene and nutrition management, Kerri Roosen, Paul Fulbrook, and Tracy Nowicki

Cytokine responses to carbohydrate ingestion during recovery from exercise-induced muscle injury, M Ross, Shona Halson, K Suzuki, A Garnham, John Hawley, David Cameron-Smith, and J Peake

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Medication adherence, self-care behaviour and knowledge on heart failure in urban South Africa : The heart of Soweto study, Verena Ruf, Sandra Pretorius, Maureen Kubheka, Christine Lautenschlager, Peter Presek, and Simon Stewart

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Medication adherence, self-care behaviour and knowledge on heart failure in urban South Africa : The heart of Soweto study, Verena Ruf, Sandra Pretorius, Maureen Kubheka, Christine Lautenschlager, Peter Presek, and Simon Stewart

Development and validation of item sets to improve efficiency of administration of the 66-item Gross Motor Function Measure in children with cerebral palsy, Dianne Russell, Lisa Avery, Stephen Walter, Steven Hanna, Doreen Bartlett, Peter Rosenbaum, Robert Palisano, and J Gorter

Development and validation of item sets to improve efficiency of administration of the 66-item Gross Motor Function Measure in children with cerebral palsy, Dianne Russell, Lisa Avery, Stephen Walter, Steven Hanna, Doreen Bartlett, Peter Rosenbaum, Robert Palisano, and J Gorter

Using knowledge brokers to facilitate the uptake of pediatric measurement tools into clinical practice : a before-after intervention study, Dianne Russell, Lisa Rivard, Stephen Walter, Peter Rosenbaum, Lori Roxborough, Dianne Cameron, Johanna Darrah, Doreen Bartlett, Steven Hanna, and Lisa Avery

Using knowledge brokers to facilitate the uptake of pediatric measurement tools into clinical practice : a before-after intervention study, Dianne Russell, Lisa Rivard, Stephen Walter, Peter Rosenbaum, Lori Roxborough, Dianne Cameron, Johanna Darrah, Doreen Bartlett, Steven Hanna, and Lisa Avery

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Weekends, work, and well-being : Psychological need satisfactions and day of the week effects on mood, vitality, and physical symptoms, Richard Ryan, J Bernstein, and K Brown

Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in nature, Richard Ryan, N Weinstein, J Bernstein, K Brown, L Mistretta, and M Gagne

Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in nature, Richard Ryan, N Weinstein, J Bernstein, K Brown, L Mistretta, and M Gagne

A scale to measure nonattachment : A buddhist complement to western research on attachment and adaptive functioning, Baljinder Sahdra, Phillip Shaver, and Kirk Brown

A scale to measure nonattachment : A Buddhist complement to western research on attachment and adaptive functioning, Baljinder Sahdra, Phillip Shaver, and Kirk Brown

Fine-scale variability in the dietary sources of grazing invertebrates in a temperate Australian saltmarsh, Neil Saintilan and Debashish Mazumder

The emotional intelligence of active young sports people, John E. Saunders and Martyn Newman

Mangel und Verbesserungsmoglichkeiten in der pflegerischen Versorgung : Die postoperative Schmerztherapie beginnt praoperativ. (Shortcomings and possible improvements in nursing care: postoperative pain therapy begins preoperatively), Verena Schadewaldt

Cannabis use and neuropsychological performance in healthy individuals and patients with schizophrenia, Kirsty Elizabeth Elizabeth Scholes and Mathew Martin-Iverson

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Disturbed prepulse inhibition in patients with schizophrenia is consequential to dysfunction of selective attention, Kirsty Elizabeth Scholes and Mathew Martin-Iverson

Stage-matched minimal interventions to enhance physical activity in Chinese adolescents, Ralf Schwarzer, D Cao, and S Lippke

Stage-matched minimal interventions to enhance physical activity in Chinese adolescents, Ralf Schwarzer, D Cao, and S Lippke

Translating intentions into nutrition behaviors via planning requires self-efficacy : Evidence from Thailand and Germany, Ralf Schwarzer, J Richert, P Kreausukon, L Remme, A Wiedemann, and T Reuter

Translating intentions into nutrition behaviors via planning requires self-efficacy : Evidence from Thailand and Germany, Ralf Schwarzer, J Richert, P Kreausukon, L Remme, A Wiedemann, and T Reuter

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Associations of calf inter- and intra-muscular adipose tissue with cardiometabolic health and physical function in community-dwelling older adults, Andrew Scott, Elizabeth Harris, Elesha Tournier, Rebecca King, Marni Kras, and Con Stough

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Ecological relevance of a chilorophyll a fluorescence ecotoxicological endpoint, Clifford Seery and P J. Ralph

Predisposing factors and incidence of newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in an urban African community : insights from the Heart of Soweto Study, Karen Sliwa, Melinda Carrington, Eric Klug, Lionel Opie, Geraldine Lee, and Simon Stewart

Predisposing factors and incidence of newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in an urban African community : insights from the Heart of Soweto Study, Karen Sliwa, Melinda Carrington, Eric Klug, Lionel Opie, Geraldine Lee, and Simon Stewart

Incidence and characteristics of newly diagnosed rheumatic heart disease in Urban African adults : insights from the Heart of Soweto Study, Karen Sliwa, Melinda Carrington, Bongani Mayosi, Elias Zigiriadis, and Robert Mvungi

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Effects of affordance perception on the initiation and actualization of action, Joanne Smith and Gert-Jan Pepping

Augmented low-Dye tape alters foot mobility and neuromotor control of gait in individuals with and without exercise related leg pain, Melinda Smith, Andrew Chapman, Peter Blanch, and Bill Vicenzino

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Altered neuromuscular control in individuals with exercise-related leg pain, Melinda Smith, Andrew Chapman, Peter Blanch, and B Vincenzino