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

Mental rotation task of hands : Differential influence number of rotational axes, Arjan ter Horst, Rob Van Lier, and Bert Steenbergen

The association of temperament, social skills, family functioning, and attachment to friendship quality in middle childhood, Gillian Terrett, Sharon Muir, and Heather Peters

The association of temperament and child care characteristics with social skills in preschool-age children, Gillian Terrett, Christine Wagner, and Sabine W. Hammond

Development of the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication under six), a communication outcome measure for preschool children, Nancy Thomas-Stonell, Bruce Oddson, Bernadette Robertson, and Peter Rosenbaum

Development of the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication under six), a communication outcome measure for preschool children, Nancy Thomas-Stonell, Bruce Oddson, Bernadette Robertson, and Peter Rosenbaum

Prospective memory function in mild cognitive impairment and early dementia, Claire Thompson, Julie Henry, Peter Rendell, Adrienne Withall, and Henry Brodaty

H-indices and the performance of professors of nursing in the UK, David. R. Thompson and R. Watson

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Spontaneous pacing during overground hill running, Andrew Douglas Townshend, Charles Worringham, and Ian Stewart

Classifying nursing errors in clinical management within an Australian hospital, Duong Tran and Maree Johnson

A shared care model vs. a patient allocation model of nursing care delivery : Comparing nursing staff satisfaction and stress outcomes, Duong Tran, Maree Johnson, Ritin Fernandez, and Sonya Jones

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Emotional and uncontrolled eating styles and chocolate chip cookie consumption. A controlled trial of the effects of positive mood enhancement, Sally Ann Turner, A Luszczynska, Lisa Warner, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Effectiveness of different models of health care delivery in the primary care setting of general outpatient clinics in Hong Kong, Sheila Twinn, Albert Lee, Ada Lam, David Thompson, F Cheng, and William Goggins

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A survey of lifestyle risk factors for cardiovascular health among young Hong Kong Chinese women : implications for long-term cardiovascular health, Sheila Twinn, Gladys Lee, and David Thompson

On passion for life activities: The dualistic model of passion, Robert J. Vallerand

On the Role of Passion for Work in Burnout : A Process Model, Robert Vallerand, Y Paquet, Frederick Philippe, and Julie Charest

Neural evidence for compromised motor imagery in right hemiparetic cerebral palsy, Michael van Elk, Celine Craje, Manuela Beeren, Bert Steenbergen, Hein van Schie, and Harold Bekkering

Neural evidence for impaired action selection in right hemiparetic cerebral palsy, Michiel van Elk, Celine Craje, Manuela Beeren, Bert Steenbergen, Hein van Schie, and Harold Bekkering

The relationship between knee adduction moment and cartilage and meniscus morphology in women with osteoarthritis, Benedicte Vanwanseele, Felix Eckstein, Richard Smith, Angela Lange, Nasim Foroughi, Michael Baker, Ron Shnier, and Maria Antoinette Fiatarone Singh

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Wisdom and influence of elders : Possibilities for health promotion and decreasing tobacco exposure in first nations communities, C Varcoe, Joan Bottorff, J Carey, D Sullivan, and W Williams

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

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Semantic expectations can induce false perceptions in hallucination-prone individuals, Ans Vercammen and Andre Aleman

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Semantic expectations can induce false perceptions in hallucination-prone individuals, Ans Vercammen and Andre Aleman

Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia are associated with reduced functional connectivity of the temporo-parietal area, Ans Vercammen, Henderikus Knegtering, Hans den Boer, Edith Liemburg, and Andre Aleman

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Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia are associated with reduced functional connectivity of the temporo-parietal area, Ans Vercammen, Henderikus Knegtering, Hans den Boer, Edith Liemburg, and Andre Aleman

Functional connectivity of the temporo-parietal region in schizophrenia : effects of rTMS treatment of auditory hallucinations, Ans Vercammen, Henderikus Knegtering, Edith Liemburg, Hans den Boer, and Andre Aleman

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Functional connectivity of the temporo-parietal region in schizophrenia : effects of rTMS treatment of auditory hallucinations, Ans Vercammen, Henderikus Knegtering, Edith Liemburg, Hans den Boer, and Andre Aleman

A systematic review on the sambuci fructus effect and efficacy profiles, Julie Vlachojannis, Lainie Cameron, and Sigrun Chrubasik

Medicinal use of potato-derived products: A systematic review, Julie Vlachojannis, Lainie Cameron, and Sigrun Chrubasik

Gamma tocopherol supplementation prevents exercise induced coagulation and platelet aggregation, L Vucinic, I Singh, F Spargo, John Hawley, and M Linden

Nurses report a healthy culture: Results of the practice environment scale (Australia) in an Australian hospital seeking magnet recognition, Kim Walker, Sandy Middleton, John Rolley, and Jed Duff

A. Markov states model for touch football, Joe Walsh

An investigation into the possibility of theoretical modelling for the purposes of examining the non-associative nature of probabilities of game based skill tasks within competitive sports matches, Joseph Franklin Robert Walsh

Prospective memory in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and their healthy siblings, B Wandschneider, U Kopp, Matthias Kliegel, U Stephani, G Kurlemann, D Janz, and B Schmitz

The stress in nursing students scale (SiNS) : Principal components analysis of longitudinal data from Hong Kong, Roger Watson, Ian Deary, David Thompson, and Gloris Li

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The STRATIFY tool and clinical judgment were poor predictors of falling in an acute hospital setting, Joan Webster, Mary Denise Courtney, Nicole Marsh, Catherine Gale, Belynda Abbott, Anita Mackenzie-Ross, and Prue McRae

Undergraduate nursing students experience in a rural clinical placement, Sue Webster, Violeta Lopez, Susan Allnutt, Liesa Clague, Deborah Jones, and Paul Bennett

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Attributing autonomous versus introjected motivation to helpers and the recipient experience: Effects on gratitude, attitudes, and well-being, N. Weinstein, C. DeHaan, and Richard Ryan

Autonomy and control in dyads : Effects on interaction quality and joint creative performance, N Weinstein, H Hodgins, and Richard Ryan

Autonomy and control in dyads : Effects on interaction quality and joint creative performance, N Weinstein, H Hodgins, and Richard Ryan

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When Helping Helps : Autonomous Motivation for Prosocial Behavior and its influence on Well-Being for the Helper and Recipient, N Weinstein and Richard Ryan

When Helping Helps : Autonomous Motivation for Prosocial Behavior and its influence on Well-Being for the Helper and Recipient, N Weinstein and Richard Ryan

Getting that piece of paper: Mental health nurses' experience of undertaking doctoral studies in Victoria, Australia, Anthony Welch, Brenda Happell, and Karen-Leigh Edward

On being mindful, emotionally aware, and more resilient : Longitudinal pilot study of police recruits, Virginia Williams, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Frank Deane

On being mindful, emotionally aware, and more resilient : Longitudinal pilot study of police recruits, Virginia Williams, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Frank Deane

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Switching associations between facial identity and emotional expression : A behavioural and ERP study, Megan Louise Willis, Romina Palermo, Darren Burke, Carmen Atkinson, and Genevieve McArthur

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Orbitofrontal cortex lesions result in abnormal social judgements to emotional faces, Megan Louise Willis, Romina Palermo, Darren Burke, Ky McGrillen, and Laurie Miller

The ethical work of expressive research : Revealing the remoralizing power of pathic action, Peter Willis and Sally Ann Borbasi

Treatment approaches with a special focus on social cognition : Overview and empirical results, W Wolwer, D Combs, N Frommann, and David Penn

A cluster randomised trial of a telephone-based intervention for parents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in their 3- to 5-year-old children: Study protocol, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Elizabeth Campbell, Leah Brennan, Karen Campbell, Amanda Fletcher, Jenny Bowman, Todd Heard, and John Wiggers

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Safe outdoor play for young children: Paradoxes and consequences, Shirley Wyver, Anita Bundy, Geraldine Ann Naughton, Paul Tranter, Ellen Beate Sandseter, and Jo Ragen

Ten ways to restrict children's freedom to play: The problem of surplus safety, Shirley Wyver, Paul Tranter, Geraldine Naughton, Helen Little, Ellen-Beate Hansen-Sandseter, and Anita Bundy

A Combination of a Fluorescent Dye and Zn-S Nanocluster and Its Biological Application on Stain Bacteria, Jingli Xie, Siyu Cao, David Andrew Good, Mingqian Wei, and Xiaoming Ren

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A longitudinal study of the relationship between lifestyle and mental health among midlife and older women in Australia : Findings from the healthy aging of women study, Qunyan Xu, Debra Anderson, and Mary Denise Courtney

Women's experiences of seeking reproductive health care in rural Ghana : Challenges for maternal health service utilization, V Yakong, K Rush, J Bassett-Smith, Joan Bottorff, and Carole Robinson

Aerobic training reverses high-fat diet-induced pro-inflammatory signalling in rat skeletal muscle, B Yaspelkis III, I Kvasha, S Lessard, D Rivas, and John Hawley

Acute signalling responses to intense endurance training commenced with low or normal muscle glycogen : Experimental Physiology-Research Paper, W Yeo, S McGee, A Carey, C Paton, A Garnham, M Hargreaves, and John Hawley

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1-l-methyltryptophan is a more effective inhibitor of vertebrate IDO2 enzymes than 1-d-methyltryptophan, Hajime J. Yuasa, Helen J. Ball, Christopher J. D. Austin, and Nicholas H. Hunt

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Assessing self-care behaviour of heart failure patients : Cross-cultural adaptation of two heart failure self-care instruments, Doris Yu, Diana Lee, David Thompson, Jean Woo, and E Leung

Validating the Type D personality construct in Chinese patients with coronary heart disease, Doris Yu, David Thompson, Cheuk-Man Yu, S Pedersen, and J Denollet

Proactive and coactive interference in age-related performance in a recognition-based operation span task, M Zeintl and Matthias Kliegel

inflammatory biomarkers in 70 depressed inpatients with and without the metabolic syndrome, S Zeugmann, A Quante, I Heuser, Ralf Schwarzer, and I Anghelescu

inflammatory biomarkers in 70 depressed inpatients with and without the metabolic syndrome, S Zeugmann, A Quante, I Heuser, Ralf Schwarzer, and I Anghelescu

Time-based prospective memory performance and time-monitoring in children with ADHD, K Zinke, Mareike Altgassen, R Mackinlay, P Rizzo, R Drechsler, and Matthias Kliegel

Visuospatial short-term memory explains deficits in tower task planning in high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder, K Zinke, E Fries, Mareike Altgassen, C Kirschbaum, L Dettenborn, and Matthias Kliegel

Children with high-functioning autism show a normal cortisol awakening response (CAR), K Zinke, E Fries, Matthias Kliegel, C Kirschbaum, and L Dettenborn

Forming intentions successfully : Differential compensational mechanisms of adolescents and old adults, J Zollig, Mike Martin, and Matthias Kliegel

Patient guided piezo-electric extracorporeal shockwave therapy as treatment for chronic severe patellar tendinopathy : A pilot study, Johannes Zwerver, Femke Dekker, and Gert-Jan Pepping

Submissions from 2009

Psychological aspects in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: A retrospective study, Ingo Aberle, Urte Scholz, Birgit Bach-Kliegel, Christine Fischer, Martin Gorny, Karin Langer, and Matthias Kliegel

Integrate research results and clinical judgement, Louise Ada, Jane Margaret Butler, Aline A. Scianni, and Luci Texeira-Salmela

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Babies for the deserving: Developments in foster care and adoption in one Australian state - others to follow?, Frank Ainsworth and Patricia Hansen

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Residential programs for children and young people: Their current status and use in Australia, Frank Ainsworth and Patricia Ann Hansen

Effects of starting strategy on 5-min cycling time-trial performance, Brad Aisbett, Peter Freeman Le Rossignol, Glenn K. Mcconell, Chris R. Abbiss, and Rod Snow

Prevalence and risk factors associated with reversed robin hood syndrome in acute ischemic stroke, Andrei V. Alexandrov, Huy Thang Nguyen, Marta Rubiera, Anne W. Alexandrov, Limin Zhao, Ioannis Heliopoulos, Alice Robinson, Jennifer DeWolfe, and Georgios Tsivgoulis

Postgraduate fellowship education and training for nurses: The NET SMART Experience, Anne W. Alexandrov, Mary K. Brethour, Fern Cudlip, Victoria Swatzell, Sharon Biby, Dana Reiner, Terri-Ellen Kiernan, Diane Handler, Susan Tocco, and Joanna Jiehong Yang

Values and the pursuit of sports excellence: Swimmers from Singapore and Australia, Nick Alpin and John E. Saunders

Event-based prospective memory in depression: The impact of cue focality, Mareike Altgassen, Matthias Kliegel, and Mike Martin

Time-based prospective memory in children with autism spectrum disorder, Mareike Altgassen, Tim I. Williams, Sven Bolte, and Matthias Kliegel

Predictors of adherence to cognitive-behavioural therapy in first-episode psychosis, Mario Álvarez-Jiménez, John Gleeson, Sue Cotton, Darryl Wade, Donna Gee, Tracey Pearce, Kingsley Crisp, Daniela Spiliotacopoulos, Belinda Newman, and Patrick McGorry

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Realizing a palliative approach in dementia care: Strategies to facilitate aged care staff engagement in evidence-based practice, Sharon Andrews, Frances McInerney, and Andrew Robinson

Reporting a research project on the potential of aged care nurse practitioners in the Australian capital territory, Paul Arbon, Kasia Bail, Marlene Eggert, Anne Gardner, Sonia Hogan, Christine Phillips, Nicole van Dieman, and Gordon Waddington

Relationships between body fatness, small-screen sedentary activity and regionality among school children in Victoria, Australia, Helen M. Aucote and Andrew Cooper

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Mouse and human indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase display some distinct biochemical and structural properties, Christopher J. D. Austin, Florian Astelbauer, Priambudi Kosim-Satyaputra, Helen J. Ball, Robert D. Willows, Joanne F. Jamie, and Nicholas H. Hunt

Physical activity and social connectedness in single-parent families, Denise Azar, Geraldine A. Naughton, and Corey W. Joseph

Potential scope and impact of a transboundary model of nurse practitioners in aged care, Kasia Bail, Paul Arbon, Marlene Eggert, Anne Gardner, Sonia Hogan, Christine Phillips, Nicole van Dieman, and Gordon Waddington

Writing ourselves into a web of obedience: A nursing policy analysis, Kasia Bail, Robert Cook, Anne Gardner, and Laurie Grealish

A review of undergraduate university tobacco control policy process in Canada, Lynne Baillie, Doris Callaghan, Michelle L. Smith, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, Joan Bassett-Smith, Claire Budgen, and Melissa Federsen

A dying breed: The declining number of community based sports officials, Christopher Francis Baldwin

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Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-2; a new enzyme in the kynurenine pathway, Helen J. Ball, Hajime J. Yuasa, Christopher J. D. Austin, Silvia Weiser, and Nicholas H. Hunt

Alterations to pre-pulse inhibition (PPI) in chronic cannabis users are secondary to sustained attention deficits, Kirsty Balog and Mathew Martin-Iverson

Relationships between prepulse inhibition and cognition are mediated by attentional processes, Kirsty Balog and Mathew Martin-Iverson

Alliance supervision to enhance client outcomes, Matthew Bambling

Measuring fall risk and predicting who will fall: Clinimetric properties of four fall risk assessment tools for residential aged care, Anna Barker, Jennifer Nitz, Nancy Low Choy, and Terry Haines

Early childhood aetiology of internalising difficulties: A longitudinal community study, J. Bayer, Ann Sanson, and Sheryl Hemphill

Neuroprotective effects of a standardized flavonoid extract from diospyros kaki leaves, Weijian Bei, Linquan Zang, Jiao Guo, Wenlie Peng, Anlong Xu, David Good, Yinming Hu, Wei Wu, Dehui Hu, Xinghong Zhu, Ming Wei, and Chuyuan Li

Letter: Evidence-based wound care in the UK: A response to David Leaper's Editorial in International Wound Journal April 2009 6(2), Sally Bell-Syer, Marian Brady, Julie Bruce, Nicky A. Cullum, Ruth Foxlee, Andrew Jull, David Margolis, Elizabeth McInnes, Andre Nelson, Susan O'Meara, and Dirk Ubbink

Book review: Community psychology: Challenges, controversies and emerging consensus, Lynda Beverley Berends

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Models of supervision: From theory to practice, Herbert Biggs, Matthew Bambling, and Zoe Pearce

Promoting social intelligence using the experiential role-play method, Linda L. Bilich and Joseph Ciarrochi

The role of dual-task and task-switch in prospective memory: Behavioural data and neural correlates, Patrizia S. Bisiacchi, Sami Schiff, Alessia Ciccola, and Matthias Kliegel

Cohesiveness, coach's interpersonal style and psychological needs: Their effects on self-determination and athletes' subjective well-being, Celine M. Blanchard, Catherine E. Amiot, Stephane Perreault, Robert J. Vallerand, and Pierre Provencher