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.


Submissions from 2008

The effects of industry standard averaging and filtering techniques in kinematic gait analysis, M. Molloy, Jose J. Salazar-Torres, Claire Frances Kerr, Brona C. McDowell, and Aidan P. Cosgrove


Lost in transition: exploring young people's experiences of transition from youth detention in the ACT, Tim Moore, Vicky Saunders, and Morag Mcarthur

Explosive and reactive horizontal jump assessment: Reliability and validity for athletic populations, Mark Peter Moresi, David Anthony Greene, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Geraldine Ann Naughton

Brain neuropeptide Y and CCK and peripheral adipokine receptors: Temporal response in obesity induced by palatable diet, N. J. Morris, Rani Watts, A. Shulkes, and David Cameron-Smith

A virtual tabletop workspace for upper-limb rehabilitation in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A multiple case study evaluation, Nicholas Mumford, Jonathan Duckworth, Ross Eldridge, Mark Gugliemetti, Patrick Robert Thomas, Heiko Rudolph, and Peter Henry Wilson

Screening in early childhood for risk lf later mental health problems: A longitudinal study, Jake M. Najman, Michelle Ann Heron, Mohammad R. Hayatbakhsh, Kaeleen Dingle, Konrad Jamrozik, William Bor, Michael O'Callaghan, and Gail M. Williams


A profile of paediatric sports injuries at three types of medical practice, Geraldine Ann Naughton, Nancy Van Doorn, Gary Browne, Lawerence Lam, and Carolyn Broderick

The role of awareness and autonomy in quieting the ego: A self-determination theory perspective, Christopher P. Niemiec, Richard Michael Ryan, and Kirk Warren Brown


Who cares? Experiences of young people living with a family member who has an alcohol or other drug issue, Debbie Noble-Carr, Tim Moore, and Morag McArthur

A handbook to flourish: A recovery-based self development program, Lindsay Gregory Oades

The association of infant feeding with parent-reported infections and hospitalisations in the West Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey, Wendy H. Oddy, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, John De Maio, David Lawrence, Adele Cox, Sven R. Silburn, Fiona J. Stanley, and Stephen R. Zubrick

Analyzing participant produced photographs from an ethnographic study of fatherhood and smoking, J. L. Oliffe, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, Michelle Kelly, and M. Halpin

How prostate cancer support groups do and do not survive: British Columbian perspectives, John L. Oliffe, Michael Halpin, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, T. Gregory Hislop, Michael M. McKenzie, and Lawrence Mroz

An ethnography of low-income mothers' safeguarding efforts, L. Olsen, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, P. Raina, and C. J. Frankish


An innovation in primary mental health services: The MidValley Well-being Service, Margaret Jane Pack


Back from the edge of the world: Re-authoring a story of practice with stress and trauma using gestalt theories and narrative approaches, Margaret Jane Pack

Content validity of the expanded and revised Gross Motor Function Classification System, Robert J. Palisano, Peter Rosenbaum, Doreen J. Bartlett, and Michael H. Livingston


The beyond bullying secondary program: An innovative program empowering teachers to counteract bullying in schools, Roberto H. Parada, Rhonda Gai Craven, and Herbert Warren Marsh


Personal capacity building for the human services: The roles of curriculum and individual differences in predicting self-concept in college/university students, Philip D. Parker and Andrew J. Martin


Factors predicting life satisfaction: A process model of personality, multidimensional self-concept, and life satisfaction, Philip D. Parker, Andrew J. Martin, and Herbert Warren Marsh

Predicting female depression across puberty: A two-nation longitudinal study, George C. Patton, Craig Olsson, Lyndal Bond, John W. Toumbourou, John B. Carlin, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, and Richard F. Catalano

High rates of muscle glycogen resynthesis after exhaustive exercise when carbohydrate is coingested with caffeine, David J. Pedersen, Sarah J. Lessard, Vernon Glenn Coffey, Emmanuel G. Churchley, Andrew M. Wootton, They Ng, Matthew J. Watt, and John Alan Hawley

The role of haptic exploration of ground surface information in perception of overhead reachability, Gert-Jan Pepping and Francois-Xavier Li


Charting new roles for Australian general practice nurses :abridged report of the Australian General Practice Nurse Study, Christine Phillips, Christopher Pearce, Kathryn Dwan, and Sally Hall


Charting new roles for Australian general practice nurses :abridged report of the Australian General Practice Nurse Study, Christine Phillips, Christopher Pearce, Kathryn Dwan, and Sally Hall


Reflective practice in postgraduate midwifery education, Diane J. Phillips and Jane Elizabeth Morrow


Improved cognitive performance after dietary supplementation with a Pinus radiata bark extract formulation, Andrew Pipingas, Richard Silberstein, Luis Vitetta, Cindy Van Rooy, Elizabeth Valentine Harris, Joanna Young, Christopher Frampton, Avni Sali, and Joseph Nastasi


Improved cognitive performance after dietary supplementation with a Pinus radiata bark extract formulation, Andrew Pipingas, Richard Silberstein, Luis Vitetta, Cindy Van Rooy, Elizabeth Harris, Joanna Young, Christopher Frampton, Avni Sali, and Joseph Nastasi

Commentary on viewpoint: Exercise and cardiovascular risk reduction: Time to update the rationale for exercise?, Julianne J. Reid and John Alan Hawley


Sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGs) are an effective treatment for cervicogenic dizziness, Susan A. Reid, Darren A. Rivett, Michael G. Katekar, and Robin Callister

Social-cognitive predictors of dietary behaviors in South Korean men and women, Britta Renner, Sunkyo Kwon, Byung-Hwan Yang, Ki-Chung Paik, Seok Hyeon Kim, Sungwon Roh, Jaechul Song, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer


Investigating gender differences in depression ratings according to relationship status, Simon Rice and Barry John Fallon

La Passion De Danser - Les deux cotes de la medaille, Blanka Rip, Robert J. Vallerand, and Sylvie Fortin

Extending intelligence: Conclusions and future directions, Richard D. Roberts, Lazar Stankov, Ralf Schulze, and Patrick C. Kyllonen

The work conditions of allied health professionals impact on satisfaction, commitment and psychological distress, John James Rodwell, Andrew Noblet, Defne Demir, and Peter David Steane

Children's quality of life: Separating the person from the disorder, Peter Rosenbaum

Effects of powered mobility on self-initiated behaviours of very young children with locomotor disability (1986), Peter Rosenbaum

Families of children with chronic conditions: Opportunities to widen the scope of pediatric practice, Peter Rosenbaum

Development of the gross motor function classification system for cerebral palsy, Peter L. Rosenbaum, Robert J. Palisano, Doreen J. Bartlett, Barbara E. Galuppi, and Dianne J. Russell

An examination of the relationship between passion and subjective well-being in older adults, Francois L. Rousseau and Robert J. Vallerand

An examination of the effects of the antioxidant Pycnogenol® on cognitive performance, serum lipid profile, endocrinological and oxidative stress biomarkers in an elderly population, John Ryan, Kevin Croft, Trevor Mori, Keith Wesnes, Joanne Spong, Luke Downey, Christina Kure, Jenny Lloyd, and Con Stough


A self-determination theory approach to psychotherapy :The motivational basis for effective change, Richard Ryan and Edward Deci

Too good to last: The short but inspiring career of an autonomy-supportive english teacher, Richard Michael Ryan

From ego depletion to vitality: Theory and findings concerning the facilitation of energy available to the self, Richard Michael Ryan and Edward L. Deci

Self-determination theory and the role of basic psychological needs in personality and the organization of behavior, Richard Michael Ryan and Edward L. Deci

Living well: A self-determination theory perspective on eudaimonia, Richard Michael Ryan, Veronika Huta, and Edward L. Deci


Facilitating health behaviour change and its maintenance: Interventions based on Self-Determination Theory, Richard Michael Ryan, Heather Patrick, Edward L. Deci, and Geoffrey C. Williams

Activation of atypical protein kinase Czeta toward TC10 is regulated by high-fat diet and aerobic exercise in skeletal muscle, Misato Saito, S. J. Lessard, Donato A. Rivas, Donald W. Reeder, John Alan Hawley, and Ben B. Yaspelkis

A stronger latent-variable methodology to actual-ideal discrepancy, L. Francesca Scalas and Herbert Warren Marsh

TauG-guidance of transients in expressive musical performance, Benjaman Schogler, Gert-Jan Pepping, and David N. Lee

Beyond behavioural intentions: Planning mediates between intentions and physical activity, Urte Scholz, Benjamin Schuz, Jochen P. Ziegelmann, Sonia Lippke, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Modeling health behavior change: How to predict and modify the adoption and maintenance of health behaviors, Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Models of health behaviour change: Intention as mediator or stage as moderator?, Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Some burning issues in research on health behavior change: Response, Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Perceived teacher self-efficacy as a predictor of job stress and burnout: Mediation analyses, Karl Ralf Schwarzer and Suhair Hallum

Health action process approach: A research agenda at the Freie Universitat Berlin to examine and promote health behavior change, Karl Ralf Schwarzer, Sonia Lippke, and Jochen P. Ziegelmann


Reactive, anticipatory, preventive, and proactive coping: A theoretical distinction, Karl Ralf Schwarzer and A. Luszczynska

Social-cognitive predictors of physical exercise adherence: Three longitudinal studies in rehabilitation, Karl Ralf Schwarzer, Aleksandra Luszczynska, Jochen P. Ziegelmann, Urte Scholz, and Sonia Lippke


East meets West: An examination of the Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect in Western and non-Western countries, Marjorie Seaton, Rhonda Gai Craven, and Herbert Warren Marsh

One fish fits all? The Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect and individual differences in learning, Marjorie Seaton, Herbert Warren Marsh, and Rhonda Gai Craven


One fish fits all? The big-fish-little-pond effect and individual differences in learning, Marjorie Seaton, Herbert W. Marsh, and Rhonda G. Craven

Quantification of microspheres appearance in brain vessels: Implications for residual flow velocity measurements, dose calculations, and potential drug delivery, Vijay K. Sharma, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Annabelle Y. Lao, Marc D. Malkoff, Anne W. Alexandrov, and Andrei V. Alexandrov

Training agility in elite rugby players: A case study, Jeremy M. Sheppard, Michael Barker, and Timothy James Gabbett

Relative importance of strength, power, and anthropmetric measures to jump performance of elite volleyball players, Jeremy M. Sheppard, John B. Cronin, Timothy James Gabbett, Michael R. McGuigan, Naroa Etxebarria, and Robert U. Newton

Training repeated effort ability in national team male volleyball players, Jeremy M. Sheppard, Timothy James Gabbett, and Russell Borgeaud

Group exercise can improve participants' mobility in an outpatient rehabilitation setting: A randomized controlled trial, Catherine Sherrington, Patricia I. Pamphlett, Jennifer A. Jacka, Lynnette M. Olivetti, Julie A. Nugent, Jillian M. Hall, Simone Lise Dorsch, Marcella Mun-San Kwan, and Stephen R. Lord

Medium phase stability of geopolymer phases, Premalatha De Silva

Oxidative stress-induced insulin resistance in skeletal muscle cells is ameliorated by gamma-tocopherol treatment, Indu Singh, Andrew L. Carey, Nadine Watson, Mark A. Febbraio, and John Alan Hawley

The effects of polyphenols in olive leaves on platelet function, Indu Singh, Michelle Mok, Anne-Marie Christensen, Alan H. Turner, and John Alan Hawley

Spectrum of heart disease and risk factors in a black urban population in South Africa (the Heart of Soweto Study): A cohort study, Karen Sliwa, David Wilkinson, Craig Hansen, Lucas Ntyintyane, Kemi Tibazarwa, Anthony Becker, and Simon Stewart

The stability and change of trait emotional intelligence, conflict communication patterns, and relationship satisfaction: A one-year longitudinal study, Lynne Smith, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven


The power flow through the swinging limb during an instep kick in soccer, Neal Smith, Jacqueline Alderson, Matthew Sweeney, and Bruce Elliott

Reading and other specific learning difficulties, Margaret J. Snowling and Charles Hulme

Reading intervention for children with language learning difficulties, Margaret J. Snowling and Charles Hulme


Processes on the borderline between cognitive abilities and personality: Confidence and its realism, Lazar Stankov and Sabina Kleitman

Confidence and cognitive test performance, Lazar Stankov and Jihyun Lee


Culture: Ways of thinking and believing, Lazar Stankov and Jihyun Lee

Fingertip force control during bimanual object lifting in hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Bert Steenbergen, Jeanne Charles, and Andrew M. Gordon

Attentional processes of high-skilled soccer players with congenital hemiparesis: Differences related to the side of the hemispheric lesion, Bert Steenbergen and John van der Kamp

Optimising outcome assessment of voice interventions, ii: Sensitivity to change of self-reported and observer-rated measures, I. N. Steen, K. MacKenzie, Paul Nicholas Carding, A. Webb, Ian J. Deary, and Janet A. Wilson

Epidemiology of coronary artery disease, Simon Stewart

Predominance of heart failure in the heart of Soweto study cohort: Emerging challenges for urban African communities, Simon Stewart, David Wilkinson, Craig Hansen, Vinesh Vaghela, Robert Mvungi, John J. McMurray, and Karen Sliwa


Virtual community consultation? Using the literature and weblogs to link community perspectives and health technology assessment, Jackie M. Street, Annette J. Braunack-Mayer, Karen Facey, and Janet E. Hiller

Reforming funding for chronic illness: Medicare - CDM, Hal Swerissen and Michael John Taylor

System reform and development for chronic disease management, Hal Swerissen and Michael John Taylor


Early intervention in chronic disease in community health services initiative :Statewide Evaluation Technical and Data Report, Michael Taylor, Dell Horey, and Hal Swerissen


Early intervention in chronic disease in community health services initiative :Statewide Evaluation Technical and Data Report, Michael Taylor, Dell Horey, and Hal Swerissen

The initial effects of a Mulligan's mobilization with movement technique on range of movement and pressure pain threshold in pain-limited shoulders, Pamela Teys, Leanne Bisset, and Bill Vicenzino

The relationship between grandparent satisfaction, meaning, and generativity, Diane M. Thiele and Thomas Anthony Whelan

Treatment of urinary incontinence after stroke in adults (review), Lois H. Thomas, S. Cross, B. French, M. J. Leathley, C. J. Sutton, and Caroline Leigh Watkins

Chronic cardiovascular disease management: How can it be improved, David Robert Thompson and Simon Stewart


The maritime surveillance problem, Patrick C. Tobin, Steven Barry, Roslyn Hickson, Philip Kilby, and Ruth Luscombe

What makes lessons interesting? The role of situational and individual factors in three school subjects, Yi-Miau Tsai, Mareike Kunter, Oliver Ludtke, Ulrich Trautwein, and Richard Michael Ryan

On the psychology of passion: In search of what makes people's lives most worth living, Robert J. Vallerand

Passion and performance attainment in sport, Robert J. Vallerand, Genevieve A. Mageau, Andrew J. Elliot, Alexandre Dumais, Marc-Andre Demers, and Francois L. Rousseau

Le modele hierarchique: Une analyse integrative des determinants et consequences de la motivation intrinseque et extrinseque, Robert J. Vallerand and Paule Miquelon

On passion and sports fans: A look at football, Robert J. Vallerand, Nikolaos Ntoumanis, Frederick L. Philippe, Genevieve L. Lavigne, Noemie Carbonneau, Arielle Bonneville-Roussy, Camille Lagace-Labonte, and Gabrielle Maliha

Reflections on self-determination theory, Robert J. Vallerand, Luc G. Pelletier, and Richard Koestner

Special issue on self-determination theory: A Canadian contribution, Robert J. Vallerand, Luc G. Pelletier, and Richard Koestner


Aggression and non-aggression amongst six types of drivers, Evelyne Vallieres, Pierre McDuff, Robert J. Vallerand, and Jacques Bergeron