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 2003

Validation of the computer science and applications (CSA) activity monitor as an objective measure of energy expenditure in Vietnamese adolescents, Binh Ba Chu, David Lawson, and Geraldine Naughton

The effects of anabolic-androgenic steroids upon resting and peak exercise left ventricular heart wall motion kinetics in male strength and power athletes, Mike Climstein, Pat O'Shea, Kent Ada, and Mark DeBeliso

Parental reasons for discontinuing the Australian vaccination schedule, Elizabeth Davies and Alison Blair

The experience of changing and the relationship between changing and coping: An adult perspective, Barry Fallon and Terry Bowles

A longitudinal study of women directors in Australia, Barry Fallon and Zena Burgess

Gender-role self-stereotyping and the relationship between equity and satisfaction in close relationships., Barry Fallon and N. Donague

Conflict at home and work: Do we manage the conflict in the same way?, Barry John Fallon

Validation of the adaptive change questionnaire and definition of adaption and maladaption functioning of a clinical and non clinical group, Barry John Fallon

Celibacy and intimacy: A clerical dilemma, Barry John Fallon and Georja Power

Sacred and profane: Gay Catholic priests, Barry John Fallon and Georja Power

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Run like you stole something, Damian Farrow and Justin Guy Kemp

Community perceptions of an exercise program designed for new mothers, Imke Fischer and Janet Currie

A preliminary investigation of the relationship between parental empathy and social anxiety and children's social anxiety, Vicky Rosemary Flory, Amy Dukes, David Mellor, and Kathleen Moore

Experimental manipulation of habitat structure: A retrogression of the small mammal succession, Barry Fox, Jennifer Taylor, and Peter Thompson

Developing best practice in critical care nursing: Knowledge, evidence and practice, Paul Fulbrook

Why do student nurses leave? Suggestions from a Delphi study, Paul Fulbrook

Care bundles in critical care: A practical approach to evidence-based practice, Paul Fulbrook and Sharon Mooney

Anxiety in children: The importance of the anxiety sensitivity factor., Barbara Jones and Erica Frydenberg

Reformulation of diagnosis with attention to cultural dynamics: Case of a Japanese woman hospitalised in Melbourne, Australia, P. Levine and Yoshimi Matsuda

Regional specificity of exercise and calcium during skeletal growth in girls: A randomized controlled trial, Sandy Luliano-Burns, Leanne Saxon, Geraldine Naughton, Kay Gibbons, and Shona Bass

Aging effects of adaptive gait strategies, Noel Desmond Lythgo, Rezaul Begg, and Russell Best

The family GP: A valued resource for families with young babies, Karen Mason

Stigmatising the mentally ill, Penelope McDonald and Cecelia Winkelman

GP's views of quality initiatives to improve stroke outcomes following CEA, Sandy Middleton, John Harris, R. Lusby, and Jeanette Ward

Vascular disease risk factor management four years after carotid endarterectomy: Are opportunities missed?, Sandy Middleton, John Harris, R. Lusby, and Jeanette Ward

Case scenarios to assess Australian general practitioners' understanding of stroke diagnosis, management and prevention, Sandy Middleton, D. Sharpe, John Harris, A. Corbett, R. Lusby, and Jeanette Ward

Contamination of interventional research is possible through GP membership of more than one division, Sandy Middleton and Jeanette Ward

The process of implementing the Stanford model chronic disease self management program: The northern hospital experience., Maria Murphy, John Saunders, Michelle Campbell, Bruce Jackson, and David Berlowitz

Educating nurses to practice complementary therapies in nursing settings: The experience of healing touch in Australia, Monica Lydia Nebauer

Verbal and non-verbal disclosure of recalled relative experiences: Relation to well-being, Tania Pantchenko, Marie Lawson, and Marie Joyce

Effectiveness of hip protectors in preventing hip fractures in older people: Research outcomes and current practice, Helen Patterson, Rhonda Hawley, and Andrea Marshall

Evidence-based practice, Yana Richens, Alison Loftus-Hills, and Elizabeth Catherine McInnes

Traditional infant practices in Nepal, Colleen Rolls and Marie Chamberlain

Coastal habitat mapping using geographic information systems, Neil Saintilan, Kylee WiltonKerry, and Lee Rogers

Body image discrepancy: The difference between self-perceived actual size and an ideal standard, Robert Thomas Sands, Christine Armatas, and Wayne Edward Maschette

Gender differences in body image concerns and depression amongst Australian adolescents, Robert Thomas Sands, Christine Armatas, and Louise Moran

Collecting qualitative data: Part 1 journal as a method: Experience; rationale and limitations, Anthony Tuckett and Don Stewart

Why evidence-based practice now?: A polemic, Kim Walker

Autoethnography - an appropriate methodology, Susan White

The contribution of attachment style to identity formation in late adolescence, Cecelia Winkelman and Ljubica Bosnjak

The social desirability factor in the measurement of listening skills: A brief report, Cecelia Winkelman and Marie Lawson

Bowen meets Schnarch in the bedroom: Differentiation of self and mature passionate love, Cecelia Winkelman and Margaret Schubert

Resilience: The glue for adolescent mental health, Cecelia Winkelman and Anne Steet

Nurse academics meeting the challenges of scholarship and research, Linda Worrall-Carter and R. Snell

Hearing the stories of Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders social workers: Challenging & educating the system, Joanna Zubrzycki and Bindi Bennett

Submissions from 2002

Wages & conditions for the Victorian outdoor profession, Sandra Allen-Craig and Bettina Moonen

Counselling outcomes attributable to the working alliance., John Barletta and Sally Fuller

The effects of normal aging on sleep spindle and K-complex production, Kate Crowley, John Trinder, Young Kim, Melinda Jane Carrington, and Ian M. Colrain

Stroll your way to well-being: A survey of the perceived benefits; barriers; community support; stigma associated with pram, Janet Currie and E. D. Develin

Validating a scope of nursing practice decision-making framework, Elizabeth Davies and S. Fox-Young

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Bone mineral density in adolescent female athletes: relationship to exercise type and muscle strength, Craig S. Duncan, Cameron J. Blimkie, Christopher T. Cowell, Stephen Burke, Julie N. Briody, and Robert Giles-Howman

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High-intensity resistance training improves glycemic control in older patients with type 2 diabetes, David Dunstan, Robin Daly, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Maximilian de Courten, Jonathan Shaw, and Paul Zimmet

High-intensity resistance training improves glycemic control in older patients with type 2 diabetes, David Wayne Dunstan, Robin M. Daly, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Maximilian de Courten, Jonathan E. Shaw, and Paul Z. Zimmet

The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) - Methods and response rates, David Wayne Dunstan, Paul Z. Zimmet, Timothy A. Welborn, Adrian J. Cameron, Jonathan E. Shaw, Maximilian de Courten, Damien Jolley, and Daniel J. McCarty

The rising prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance: The Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study, David Wayne Dunstan, Paul Z. Zimmet, Timothy A. Welborn, Maximilian de Courten, Adrian J/ Cameron, Richard A. Sicree, Terry Dwyer, Stephen Colagiuri, Damien Jolley, Matthew Knuiman, Robert Atkins, and Jonathan E. Shaw

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The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) - Methods and response rates, David Dunstan, Paul Zimmet, Timothy Welborn, Adrian Cameron, Jonathan Shaw, Maximilian De Courten, Damien Jolley, and Daniel McCarty

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The rising prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance : The Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study, David Dunstan, Paul Zimmet, Timothy Welborn, Maximilian De Courten, Adrian Cameron, Richard Sicree, Terry Dwyer, Stephen Colagiuri, Damien Jolley, Matthew Knuiman, Robert Atkins, and Jonathan Shaw

The relationship between Rothwell-Miller interest categories and abilities, Barry Fallon and Sally Carless

Priests and relationships: The case of the Catholic clergy, Barry John Fallon and Georja Power

Are occupational gender stereotypes more or less extreme than the dominant gender in that occupation?, Barry John Fallon, Gillian Terrett, and Cecelia Winkelman

Social work and technology: Challenges for social workers in practice: A case study, Peter Humphries and Peter Camilleri

The concept of clinical leadership, Margaret Lett

An uneasy relationship: Norfolk Island and the Commonwealth of Australia, Maev O'Collins

Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 & GMFM-88) users manual, Dianne J. Russell, Peter Rosenbaum, Marilyn Wright, and Lisa M. Avery

Testing feature interaction: Between stream irrelevant speech effects in immediate recall, Anne Tolan and Gerald Tehan

Correlates and determinants of bone mineral density in prepubertal girls, Peter Wiebe, Cameron Blimkie, Nathalie Farpour-Lambert, Julie Briody, Helen Woodhead, Chris Cowell, and Robert Howman-Giles

Short and long-term homelessness and adolescents' self-esteem; depression; locus of control and social support, Cecelia Winkelman and Rachael Saade

Exploring the intersections of self; practice and education: Social workers as parents; educators and practitioners., Joanna Zubrzycki

Submissions from 2001

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Nuclear transfer of adult and genetically modified fetal cells of the rat, Eric Hayes, Sandra Galea, Amanda Verkuylen, Martin Pera, John Morrison, Orly Lacham-Kaplan, and Alan Trounson

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Extension of the internal/external frame of reference model of self-concept formation: Importance of native and nonnative languages for Chinese students [accepted manuscript], Herbert W. Marsh, Chit-Kwong Kong, and Kit-Tai Hau

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Autonomic activity during human sleep as a function of time and sleep stage, John Trinder, Jan Kleiman, Melinda Jane Carrington, Simon Smith, Sibilah Breen, Nellie Tan, and Young Kim

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Autonomic activity during human sleep as a function of time and sleep stage, John Trinder, Jan Kleiman, Melinda Carrington, Simon Smith, Sibilah Breen, Nellie Tan, and Young Kim

Submissions from 2000

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Nursing stress: The effects of coping strategies and job satisfaction in a sample of Australian nurses, Christine M. Healy and Michael McKay

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Small mammal succession is determined by vegetation density rather than time elapsed since disturbance, Vaughan Monamy and Barry J. Fox

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Virtual week and actual week: Age-related differences in prospective memory, Peter Gregory Rendell and Fergus I. M. Craik

Submissions from 1999

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Activation of AMPK reduces the co-transporter activity of NKCC1, David Fraser, Trevor Mori, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and Kim Stanton

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The association of behavioural adjustment to temperament, parenting and family characteristics among 5-year-old children, Gill Paterson and Ann Sanson

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Aging and prospective memory: Differences between naturalistic and laboratory tasks, Peter Gregory Rendell and Donald M. Thomson

Submissions from 1998

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Effects of a short-term circuit weight training program on glycaemic control in NIDDM, David Dunstan, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and K. Stanton

Effects of a short-term circuit weight training program on glycaemic control in NIDDM, David Wayne Dunstan, Ian B. Puddey, Lawrie J. Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan R. Morton, and K. G. Stanton

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, zona drilling and zona removal of the human oocyte and embryo, Y. Okuma, Orly Lacham-Kaplan, and Alan Trounson

Submissions from 1997

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The independent and combined effects of aerobic exercise and dietary fish intake on serum lipids and glycemic control in NIDDM, David Dunstan, Trevor Mori, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and Kim Stanton

The independent and combined effects of aerobic exercise and dietary fish intake on serum lipids and glycemic control in NIDDM, David Wayne Dunstan, Trevor A. Mori, Ian B. Puddey, Lawrie J. Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan R. Morton, and Kim G. Stanton

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Therapeutic effects of providing MMPI-2 test feedback to clients at a university counseling service: A collaborative approach, Martyn L. Newman and Phillip Greenway

Submissions from 1993

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Effect of attitudes, subjective norms and perceived control on nurses' intention to assess patients pain, Robyn Nash, Helen Edwards, and Monica Lydia Nebauer

Submissions from 1990

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Myosin light chain kinases, Bruce E. Kemp and James T. Stull