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

The time is right: Embedding education for sustainable development into pre-service science and technology teacher education, Lyn Carter and Caroline Smith

Perfectionism and eating disturbances in Korean immigrants : Moderating effects of acculturation and ethnic identity, Carina Chan, Youngeun Ku, and Richard Owens

Perfectionism and eating disturbances in Korean immigrants : Moderating effects of acculturation and ethnic identity, Carina Chan, Youngeun Ku, and Richard Owens

Examining the characteristics of workplace violence in one non-tertiary hospital, Rosemary Chapman, Irene Styles, Laura Perry, and Shane Combs

Nurses' experience of adjusting to workplace violence : A theory of adaptation, Rosemary Chapman, Irene Styles, Laura Perry, and Shane Combs

A survey of registered nurses' perceptions of the code of professional conduct in Hong Kong, Janita Chau, Lai-Wah Lam, May How-Lin Lui, Wan-Yim Ip, Wai Chien, Iris F. K. Lee, and David Thompson

Depression among Chinese stroke survivors six months after discharge from a rehabilitation hospital, Janita Chau, David Thompson, Anne Chang, Jean Woo, Sheila Twinn, S Cheung, and T Kwok

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Infection control practices among hospital health and support workers in Hong Kong, Janita Chau, David Thompson, Diana Lee, and Sheila Twinn

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Oropharyngeal mucositis-specific quality-of-life measure in patients with cancer therapy, Karis Cheng, Sing Leung, Raymond Liang, Josepha Tai, Rebecca Yeung, and David Thompson

Severe oral mucositis associated with cancer therapy : impact on oral functional status and quality of life, Karis Cheng, Sing Leung, Raymond Liang, Josepha Tai, Rebecca Yeung, and David Thompson

Who to turn to? Knowing the 'ropes' in an underbounded health care system, Mary Chiarella and Elizabeth McInnes

Celebrating connecting with communities: Coproduction in global primary health care, Mary Chiarella, Jane Savage, and Elizabeth McInnes

Mechanical properties of the achilles tendon aponeurosis are altered in athletes with achilles tendinopathy, S Child, Adam Bryant, Ross Clark, and Kay Crossley

Mechanical properties of the achilles tendon aponeurosis are altered in athletes with achilles tendinopathy, S Child, Adam Bryant, Ross Clark, and Kay Crossley

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Relative contribution of motor impairments to limitations in activity and restrictions in participation in adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Hsiu-Ching Chiu, Louise Ada, Jane Margaret Butler, and S Coulson

Severity and correlates of depressive symptoms among recipients of Meals on Wheels : Age, gender, and racial/ethnic difference, Namkee Choi, Mary Teeters, Linda Perez, Bart Farar, and David Thompson

A meta-analysis of randomized control trials of home-based secondary prevention programs for coronary artery disease, Alexander Clark, M Haykowsky, J Kryworuchko, T MacClure, Jess Scott, M DesMeules, W Luo, Y Liang, and F McAlister

Ameliorating Children's reading-comprehension difficulties : A randomized controlled trial, Paula Clarke, Margaret Snowling, Emma Truelove, and Charles Hulme

Tibial acceleration variability during consecutive gait cycles is influenced by the menstrual cycle, Ross Clark, Simon Bartold, and Adam Bryant

Examining different aspects of functional performance using a variety of bench throw techniques, Ross Clark, Adam Bryant, and Y Pua

Examining different aspects of functional performance using a variety of bench throw techniques, Ross Clark, Adam Bryant, and Y Pua

Validity and reliability of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board for assessment of standing balance, Ross Clark, Adam Bryant, Yonghao Pua, P McCrory, Kim Bennell, and Michael Hunt

The inter-day reliability of a method used to determine vertical, knee and ankle stiffness during running, Ross Clark, Corey W. Joseph, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

Polymorphisms in LMNA and near a SERPiNA gene cluster are associated with cognitive function in older people, C. Cluett, C. Brayne, Robert Clarke, G. Evans, F. E. Matthews, D. C. Rubinsztein, Felicia Huppert, D. J.A. Llewellyn, N. Rice, W. Henley, T. M. Frayling, Anna Murray, and D. Melzer

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Falls in Parkinson's disease: Kinematic evidence for impaired head and trunk control, Michael H. Cole, Peter A. Silburn, Joanne M. Wood, Charles J. Worringham, and Graham K. Kerr

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Falls in Parkinson's disease: Kinematic evidence for impaired head and trunk control [accepted manuscript], Michael H. Cole, Peter A. Silburn, Joanne M. Wood, Charles J. Worringham, and Graham K. Kerr

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Cognitive psychology does not reduce to neuroscience, Lincoln J. Colling and Reece Roberts

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Action synchronization with biological motion, Lincoln Colling, William Thompson, and John Sutton

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Assessing disordered speech and voice in Parkinson's disease : A telerehabiliation application, Gabriella Constantinescu, Deborah Theodoros, Trevor Russell, Elizabeth Ward, Stephen Wilson, and Richard Wootton

Memory and communication support in dementia: Research-based strategies for caregivers, Erin Conway, Megan Broughton, Rosemary Baker, Nancy A. Pachana, Anthony Angwin, Michael Humphreys, Leander Mitchell, Gerard J.A. Byrne, David Copland, Cindy Gallois, Desley Hegney, and Helen Chenery

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Quality of life in patients who have remitted from their first episode of psychosis, Sue Cotton, John Francis Martin Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, and Patrick McGorry

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Benchmarking clinical indicators of quality for Australian residential aged care facilities, Mary Denise Courtney, Maria O'Reilly, Helen Edwards, and Stacey Hassall

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Current Australian physiotherapy management of hip osteoarthritis, Sallie M. Cowan, Meagan S. Blackburn, Kylie McMahon, and Kim L. Bennell

Daily training with high carbohydrate availability increases exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during endurance cycling, Geoffrey Cox, Sally Clark, A Cox, Shona Halson, M Hargreaves, John Hawley, N Jeacocke, Rod Snow, W Yeo, and Louise Burke

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Race-day carbohydrate intakes of elite triathletes contesting olympic-distance triathlon events, Geoffrey Cox, Rod Snow, and Louise Burke

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Risk perception moderates how intentions are translated into sunscreen use, C. Craciun, N. Schuz, S. Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Early mobilisation after stroke : An example of an individual patient data meta-analysis of a complex intervention, Louise Craig

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Early mobilisation after stroke : An example of an individual patient data meta-analysis of a complex intervention, Louise Craig, Julie Bernhardt, Peter Langhorne, and Olivia Wu

Action planning in typically and atypically developing children (unilateral cerebral palsy), Celine Craje, Pauline Aarts, Maria Nijhuis-van-der Sanden, and Bert Steenbergen

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Determining specificity of motor imagery training for upper limb improvement in chronic stroke patients : A training protocol and pilot results, Celine Craje, Chantal Van Der Graaf, Frits Lem, Alexander Geurts, and Bert Steenbergen

Compromised motor planning and Motor imagery in right Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy, Celine Craje, Michael van Elk, Manuela Beeren, Hein van Schie, Harold Bekkering, and Bert Steenbergen

Patterns of physical and relational aggression in a school-based sample of boys and girls, A Crapanzano, Paul Frick, and A Terranova

Dynamic knee loading is related to cartilage defects and tibial plateau bone area in medial knee osteoarthritis, Mark Creaby, Yuanyuan Wang, Kim Bennell, Rana Hinman, Ben Metcalf, Kelly-Ann Bowles, and Flavia Cicuttini

Varus-Valgus laxity and passive stiffness in medial knee osteoarthritis, Mark William Creaby, Tim Wrigley, Boon Whatt Lim, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Ben Metcalf, Rana Hinman, and Kim Bennell

An epidemiological study of stroke hospitalizations in Maputo, Mozambique: A high burden of disease in a resource-poor country, Albertino Damasceno, Joana Gomes, Ana Azevedo, Carla Carrilho, Vitoria Lobo, Helder Lopes, Travares Madede, Pius Pravinrai, Carla Silva-Matos, Sulemane Jalla, Simon Stewart, and Nuno Lunet

Case-loading midwifery in New Zealand: Making space for childbirth, Deborah Davis and Kim Walker

Re-discovering the material body in midwifery through an exploration of theories of embodiment, Deborah Davis and Kim Walker

The corporeal, the social and space/place: Exploring intersections from a midwifery perspective in New Zealand, Deborah Davis and Kim Walker

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Utility of the Oswestry Disability index for studies of back pain related disability in nurses: Evaluation of psychometric and measurement properties, Anna Dawson, Emily Steele, Paul Hodges, and Simon Stewart

The relationship of demographic and pschosocial variables to pain-related outcomes in a rural chronic pain population, Melissa Day and Beverly Thorn

The relationship of demographic and psychosocial variables to pain-related outcomes in a rural chronic pain population, Melissa Day and Beverly Thorn

From dysphonia to dysphoria : Mokken scaling shows a strong, reliable hierarchy of voice symptoms in the Voice Symptom Scale questionnaire, Ian Deary, Janet Wilson, Paul Carding, K MacKenzie, and Roger Watson

From dysphonia to dysphoria : Mokken scaling shows a strong, reliable hierarchy of voice symptoms in the Voice Symptom Scale questionnaire, Ian Deary, Janet Wilson, Paul Carding, K MacKenzie, and Roger Watson

Health-care system and nursing in Sri Lanka: An ethnography study, Sunil De Silva and Colleen Rolls

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Adult Age Differences in the Ability to Mentally Transform Object and Body Stimuli, Anna Devlin and Peter Henry Wilson

Knee joint stiffness during walking in knee osteoarthritis, Sharon Dixon, Rana Hinman, Mark William Creaby, Georgie Kemp, and Kay Crossley

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Is Auditory-Verbal therapy effective for children with hearing loss?, Dimity Dornan, Louise Hickson, Bruce Murdoch, Todd Houston, and Gabriella Constantinescu

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Is Auditory-Verbal therapy effective for children with hearing loss?, Dimity Dornan, Louise Hickson, Bruce Murdoch, Todd Houston, and Gabriella Constantinescu

Improving the safety and efficacy of warfarin therapy in a metropolitan private hospital: A multidisciplinary practice improvement project, Jed Duff and Kim Walker

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Television viewing time and mortality : The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab), David Dunstan, Elizabeth Barr, Genevieve Healy, Jo Salmon, Jonathan Shaw, Beverley Balkau, Dianna Magliano, Adrian Cameron, Paul Zimmet, and Neville Owen

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Association of television viewing with fasting and 2-h postchallenge plasma glucose levels in adults without diagnosed diabetes, Terence Dunstan, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Obioha Ukoumunne, Angela Pezic, Alison Venn, David Dunstan, Elizabeth Barr, Steven Blair, Jennifer Cochrane, Paul Zimmet, and Jonathan Shaw

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Association of change in daily step count over five years with insulin sensitivity and adiposity: Population based cohort study, Amalia Dwyer, Deborah Theodoros, Trevor Russell, Elizabeth Ward, Stephen Wilson, and Richard Wootton

Nursing care of clients treated with atypical antipsychotics who have a risk of developing metabolic instability and/or type 2 diabetes, Karen-Leigh Edward, Bodil Rasmussen, and Ian Munro

Developing a self-paced continuing training program for indigenous health workers-learning approach, Faeka El Sayed, Jeffrey Soar, and Zoe Wang

Addressing "waste" in diagnostic imaging : Some implications of comparative effectiveness research, Adam Elshaug, Taryn Bessen, John Moss, and Janet Esther Hiller

Governing post-operative pain, Alicia Evans

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Strange yet compelling: Anxiety and abjection in hospital nursing, Alicia Evans

Interpersonal factors as precipitators of crisis: A focus on ministers of religion, Barry J. Fallon and Simon M. Rice

iliotibial band syndrome : An examination of the evidence behind a number of treatment options, E Falvey, Ross Clark, A Franklyn-Miller, Adam Bryant, C Briggs, and P McCrory

Management of patients with oncologic or degenerative neurologic disorders, Maureen Farrell, Jennifer Dempsey, and Sue Webster

Interdisciplinary communication in general medical and surgical wards using two different models of nursing care delivery, Ritin Fernandez, Duong Tran, Maree Johnson, and Sonya Jones

Motivation for and commitment to social values : The roles of age and gender, Patty Ferssizidis, Leah Adams, Todd Kashdan, Christine Plummer, Anjali Mishra, and Joseph Ciarrochi

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The impact of psychosocial factors on adherence to compression therapy to prevent recurrence of venous leg ulcers, Kathleen Finlayson, Helen Edwards, and Mary Denise Courtney

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Psychometric analysis of the Brisbane Practice Environment Measure (B-PEM), Anndrea Flint, Charles Farrugia, Mary Denise Courtney, and Joan Webster

An analysis of nurses' views of harm reduction measures and other treatments for the problems associated with illicit drug use, Rosemary Ford

'Selling it as a holistic health provision and not just about condoms...' sexual health services in school settings: Current models and their relationship with sex and relationships education policy and provision, Eleanor Formby, Julia Hirst, Jenny Owen, Mark Hayter, and Helen Stapleton

Dynamic alignment and its association with knee adduction moment in medial knee osteoarthritis, Nasim Foroughi, Richard Smith, Angela Lange, Michael Baker, Maria Fiatarone Singh, and Benedicte Vanwanseele

Brief report : Are children with autism proficient word learners?, Tessa Franken, Charlie Lewis, and Stephanie Malone

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AMPK couples plasma renin to cellular metabolism by phosphorylation of ACC1, Gro Fraser, Robert Herbert, Signe Flottorp, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Kari Havelsrud, Alexandra Barratt, Erin Mathieu, Amanda Burls, and Andrew Oxman

Combined conservative interventions for urge, stress or mixed incontinence in adults (protocol), Beverley French, Lois H. Thomas, Christopher J. Sutton, J. Booth, Katie Brittain, Christopher R. Burton, Francine Cheater, Brenda Roe, E. Jean C. Hay-Smith, J. J. McAdam, and Caroline Watkins

Does repetitive task training improve functional activity after stroke? : A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis, Beverley French, Lois Thomas, Michael Leathley, Christopher Sutton, Joanna McAdam, Anne Forster, Peter Langhorne, Chris Price, Annette Walker, and Caroline Watkins

Does repetitive task training improve functional activity after stroke? : A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis, Beverley French, Lois Thomas, Michael Leathley, Christopher Sutton, Joanna McAdam, Anne Forster, Peter Langhorne, Chris Price, Annette Walker, and Caroline Watkins

" if he gives in, he will be gone..." : The influence of work and place on experiences, reactions and self-care of heart failure in rural Canada, N Freydberg, L Strain, R Tsuyuki, F McAlister, and Alexander Clark

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Die anwesenheit von angehörigen während der kardiopulmonalen reanimation / the presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Paul Fulbrook

Efficacy of a whole-body vibration intervention on functional performance of community-dwelling older adults, Trentham Furness, Wayne Maschette, Christian Lorenzen, Geraldine Naughton, and Morgan Williams

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Transmission of vibration about the knee, Trentham P. Furness, Corey W. Joseph, Bianca Louise Share, Geraldine Ann Naughton, Wayne Maschette, and Hans Christian Lorenzen

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GPS analysis of elite women's field hockey training and competition, Timothy James Gabbett

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The development and application of an injury prediction model for noncontact, soft-tissue injuries in elite collision sport athletes, Timothy James Gabbett

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The development of a test of repeated-sprint ability for elite women's soccer players, Timothy James Gabbett

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Use of sport science evidence in a National Rugby League judiciary case, Timothy James Gabbett

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Training injuries in professional rugby league, Timothy James Gabbett and Rob JB Godbolt

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Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league skills training, Timothy James Gabbett, David Jenkins, and Bruce Abernethy

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Physiological and anthropometric correlates of tackling ability in junior elite and subelite rugby league players, Timothy James Gabbett, David Jenkins, and Bruce Abernethy

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Physiological and skill demands of 'on-side' and 'off-side' games, Timothy James Gabbett, David Jenkins, and Bruce Abernethy

Neuroticism in adolescence and cognitive function in midlife in the british 1946 birth cohort : The HALCyon program, Catherine Gale, Ian Deary, D Kuh, Felicia Huppert, and M Richards

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Children's participation in home, school and community life after acquired brain injury, Jane Galvin, Elspeth Froude, and Jennifer McAleer

Effectiveness of cutaneous warming systems on temperature control : Meta-analysis, C Galvuo, Y Liang, and Alexander Clark

Barriers to increasing hospital birth rates in rural Shanxi province, China, Yu Gao, Lesley Barclay, Sue Kildea, Min Hao, and Suzanne Belton

The work of nurse practitioners, Glenn Gardner, Anne Gardner, Sandy Middleton, Phillip Della, Victoria Kain, and Anna Doubrovsky

Development and validation of a novel approach to work sampling: A study of work practitioner work patterns, Glenn Gardner, Anne Gardner, Sandy Middleton, Michelle Gibb, Phillip Della, and Christine Duffield