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 2007

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Effects of preoperative therapeutic play on outcomes of school-age children undergoing day surgery, Ho Cheung William Li, Violeta Lopez, and T. L. I. Lee

Getting along with teachers and parents: The yields of good relationships for students' achievement motivation and self-esteem, Andrew J. Martin, Herbert Warren Marsh, Dennis M. McInerney, Jasmine Green, and Martin Dowson

Good vibrations, bad vibrations: The facts and myths uncovered, Wayne Edward Maschette and Hans Christian Lorenzen

Differences in vertical jump performance for typically developing compared to those identified with DC, Wayne Maschette and Morgan David Williams

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Informed choice in mammography screening : A randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Heather Davey, Kevin McGeechan, Kirsten Howard, and Nehmat Houssami

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Informed choice in mammography screening: A randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Heather Davey, Kevin McGeechan, Kirsten Howard, and Nehmat Houssami

Kinematic predictors of 10m spring performance, Peter Maulder, Justin Keogh, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

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Biological movement variability during the golf swing, Peter Maulder, Michel Marnewick, Jacques Nortje, Patricia Hume, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Justin Keogh

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Outcome data from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) trial: a randomized controlled trial of a primary care intervention for childhood overweight/mild obesity, Zoe McCallum, Melissa Wake, Bibi Gerner, Louise Baur, Kay Gibbons, Lisa Gold, Jane Gunn, Claire Harris, Geraldine Naughton, Colin Riess, Lena Sanci, Jane Sheehan, Obiha C. Ukoumunne, and Elizabeth Waters

Intrapsychic factors contributing to adolescent depression, Lisa Clare Milne and Phillip Greenway

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They've gotta listen: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in out of home care, Tim Moore, Bindi Bennett, and Morag McArthur

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Finding their way home :children's experience of homelessness, Tim Moore, Debbie Noble-Carr, and Morag McArthur

Effectiveness of a prescribed, un-supervised Community Diabetes Rehabilitation Program on Glycaemic control in Mature Age Type 2 Diabetics Climstein, M. De Beliso, Kent Adams, Geraldine Ann Naughton, Michael Climstein, M. de Beliso, and Kent Adams

Childhood overweight and obesity is a key issue in community sport, Geraldine Ann Naughton, John Searl, and Kay Gibbons

Hydration knowledge and practices in elite female cricket players, Geraldine Ann Naughton and Karen Soo

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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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Prospective memory impairment in "ecstasy" (MDMA) users, Peter G. Rendell, Timothy J. Gray, Julie D. Henry, and Georgina Anne Tolan

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Is jumping and landing technique symmetrical in female gymnasts?, Vanessa Jean Rice, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Elisha Lilley

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Neighborhood walkability and TV viewing time among Australian adults, Takemi Sugiyama, Jo Salmon, David Dunstan, Adrian Bauman, and Neville Owen

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Experiences of former foster carers, Lorraine Thomson, Morag McArthur, Megan Layton-Thompson, and Lyndall Evans

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Quality assurance for long-term care: The experiences of England, Australia, Germany and Japan, Joshua M. Wiener, Jane Tilly, Anne Howe, Colleen Joy Doyle, Alison Evans Cuellar, John Campbell, and Naoki Ikegami

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Laterality and its effect on lower extremity musculoskeletal stiffness in male soccer players and track runners, Morgan David Williams, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Corey W. Joseph

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Evaluating strength qualities of athletes using relationships between jump protocols, Morgan David Williams, Corey W. Joseph, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

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Disaster recovery: a review of the literature, Gail Winkworth

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Cognitive decline following psychosis onset: Data from the PACE clinic, Stephen J. Wood, Warrick J. Brewer, Penny Koutsouradis, Lisa J. Phillips, Shona M. Francey, Tina Marie Proffitt, Alison R. Yung, Henry J. Jackson, Patrick D. McGorry, and Christos Pantelis

Submissions from 2006

Strengthening interventions increase strength and improve activity after stroke: a systematic review, Louise Ada, Simone Lise Dorsch, and Colleen G. Canning

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Five tumultuous years in Australian child protection: Little progress, Frank Ainsworth and Patricia Hansen

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ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation - executive summary: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Aassociation task force on practice guidelines and the European society of cardiology committee for practice guidelines (writing committee to revise the 2001 guidelines for the management of patients With atrial fibrillation) Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation), Jeffrey L. Anderson, Cynthia D. Adams, Elliott M. Antman, Charles R. Bridges, Robert M. Califf, Donald E. Casey, William E. Chavey, Francis M. Fesmire, Judith S. Hochman, Thomas N. Levin, A. M. Lincoff, Eric D. Peterson, Pierre Theroux, Nanette K. Wenger, R. S. Wright, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Elliott M. Antman, Jonathan L. Halperin, Sharon A. Hunt, Harlan M. Krumholz, Frederick G. Kushner, Bruce W. Lytle, Rick Nishimura, Joseph P. Ornato, Richard L. Page, and Barbara Riegel

P25a Immunoreactive but a-synuclein immunonegative neuronal inclusions in multiple system atrophy, Kerry Graeme Baker, Yue Huang, Heather McCann, Wei-Ping Gai, Paul Henry Jensen, and Glenda Mary Halliday

Taking the lead: Opportunities await nurses, Sally Ann Borbasi and Wendy Chaboyer

Communication style and therapy: A preliminary investigation of clinical status and occupation, Terence Victor Bowles

Are conflict resolution styles related to conflict dimensions and conflict outcome satisfaction, Terence Victor Bowles and Barry John Fallon

The relationship between personality: Anger and communication style, Terence Victor Bowles and Danielle Newton

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

Why Dick Fosbury flopped and answers to other big sporting questions, Damian Farrow and Justin Guy Kemp

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ACC/AHA 2006 guideline update on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery: Focused update on perioperative beta-blocker therapy. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines, Lee A. Fleisher, Joshua A. Beckman, Kenneth A. Brown, Hugh Calkins, Elliot L. Chaikof, Kirsten E. Fleischmann, William K. Freeman, James B. Froehlich, Edward K. Kasper, Judy R. Kersten, Barbara Riegel, John F. Robb, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Elliott M. Antman, David P. Faxon, Valentin Fuster, Jonathan L. Halperin, Loren F. Hiratzka, Sharon A. Hunt, Bruce W. Lytle, Rick Nishimura, Richard L. Page, and Barbara Riegel

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

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ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines and the European society of cardiology committee for PRAC, Valentin Fuster, Lars E. Rydén, David S. Cannom, Harry J. Crijns, Anne B. Curtis, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Jonathan L. Halperin, Jean Y. Le Heuzey, G. N. Kay, James E. Lowe, S. B. Olsson, Eric N. Prystowsky, Juan L. Tamargo, Samuel Wann, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Elliott M. Antman, Sharon A. Hunt, Rick Nishimura, Joseph P. Ornato, Richard L. Page, Barbara Riegel, Silvia G. Priori, Jean J. Blanc, Andrzej Budaj, A. J. Camm, Veronica Dean, Jaap W. Deckers, Catherine Despres, Kenneth Dickstein, John Lekakis, Keith McGregor, Marco Metra, Joao Morais, Ady Osterspey, and José L. Zamorano

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ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation-Executive Summary. A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology, Valentin Fuster, Lars E. Rydén, David S. Cannom, Harry J. Crijns, Anne B. Curtis, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Jonathan L. Halperin, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, G. Neal Kay, James E. Lowe, S. Bertil Olsson, Eric N. Prystowsky, Juan L. Tamargo, Samuel Wann, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Elliott M. Antman, Sharon Ann Hunt, Rick Nishimura, Joseph P. Ornato, Richard L. Page, Barbara Riegel, Silvia G. Priori, Jean Jacques Blanc, Andrzej Budaj, A. John Camm, Veronica Dean, Jaap W. Deckers, Catherine Despres, Kenneth Dickstein, John Lekakis, Keith McGregor, Marco Metra, Joao Morais, and José L. Zamorano

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

It's true! Sport stinks, Justin Guy Kemp and Damian Farrow

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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University - industry partnerships: Keeping child protection workers on the job, challenged and happy, Morag Mcarthur, Kandie Allen-Kelly, and Frank Duggan

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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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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

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ACC/AHA/SCAI 2005 Guideline Update for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - Summary article: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/SCAI Writing Committee to Update the 200, Sidney C. Smith, Ted E. Feldman, John W. Hirshfeld, Alice K. Jacobs, Morton J. Kern, Spencer B. King, Douglass A. Morrison, William W. O'Neill, Hartzell V. Schaff, Patrick L. Whitlow, David O. Williams, Elliott M. Antman, Sidney C. Smith, Cynthia D. Adams, Jeffrey L. Anderson, David P. Faxon, Valentin Fuster, Jonathan L. Halperin, Loren F. Hiratzka, Sharon Ann Hunt, Alice K. Jacobs, Rick Nishimura, Joseph P. Ornato, Richard L. Page, and Barbara Riegel

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

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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

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ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death - executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines, Douglas P. Zipes, A. J. Camm, Martin Borggrefe, Alfred E. Buxton, Bernard Chaitman, Martin Fromer, Gabriel Gregoratos, George Klein, Arthur J. Moss, Robert J. Myerburg, Silvia G. Priori, Miguel A. Quinones, Dan M. Roden, Michael J. Silka, Cynthia Tracy, Jean J. Blanc, Andrzej Budaj, Veronica Dean, Jaap W. Deckers, Catherine Despres, Kenneth Dickstein, John Lekakis, Keith McGregor, Marco Metra, Joao Morais, Ady Osterspey, Juan L. Tamargo, José L. Zamorano, Sidney C. Smith, Alice K. Jacobs, Cynthia D. Adams, Elliott M. Antman, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Sharon A. Hunt, Jonathan L. Halperin, Rick Nishimura, Joseph P. Ornato, Richard L. Page, and Barbara Riegel

Submissions from 2005

What outcomes are we trying to achieve in outdoor programs? An examination of outdoor education and 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 Victor Bowles

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

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

Physical power, technical and 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, M. H. 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

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Sun protection behaviour of junior cricketers and their coaches: an observational study, Suzanne Dobbinson, Colleen Doyle, and Yuksel Effendi

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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

Your child's emotional needs: What they are and how to meet them, Vicky Rosemary Flory

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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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