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 2009

Relationship between indices of adiposity obtained by peripheral quantitative computed tomography and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in pre-pubertal children, G. Ducher, Robin M. Daly, B. Hill, Prisca Eser, Geraldine A. Naughton, Karen J. Gravenmaker, Markus J. Seibel, Ahmad Javaid, Richard D. Telford, and Shona L. Bass

Embodiment and play in designing an interactive art system for movement rehabilitation, Jonathan Duckworth and Peter Jhenry Wilson

Nursing considerations for dual diagnosis in mental health, Karen-Leigh Edward and Ian Munro

The phenomenon of resilience as described by adults who have experienced mental illness, Karen-Leigh Edward, Anthony Welch, and Keri Chater

Addressing the challenges faced by early adolescents: A mixed-method evaluation of the benefits of peer support, Louise Anne Ellis, Herbert Warren Marsh, and Rhonda Gai Craven


Prospective and retrospective memory complaints in mild cognitive impairment and mild alzheimer's disease, Anne Eschen, Mike Martin, Ursula Schreiter Gasser, and Matthias Kliegel

The voice handicap index with post-laryngectomy male voices research report, Eryl Evans, Paul Nicholas Carding, and Michael Drinnan

How does having a partner affect the experience of the work-life interface for mothers :self-efficacy, coping and support, Barry John Fallon and Mary Anglicas

The return to community: Challenges to human service professionals, Barbara Fawcett and Maurice John Hanlon

Implications of evidence-based practice for mental health nursing, Jacklin E. Fisher and Brenda Happell

A research routine to assess bias introduced by low response rates in postal surveys, Rosemary Ford and Gabriele Bammer

Improving nurses' therapeutic attitude to patients who use illicit drugs: Workplace drug and alcohol education is not enough, Rosemary Ford, Gabriele Bammer, and Niels Becker


Improving nurses’ therapeutic attitude to patients who use illicit drugs: Workplace drug and alcohol education is not enough, Rosemary Ford, Gabriele Bammer, and Niels Becker

Repetitive task training for improving functional ability after stroke, Beverley French, Lois H. Thomas, Michael John Leathley, Christopher J. Sutton, Joanna J. McAdam, Anne Forster, Peter J. Langhorne, Christopher I.M. Price, Andrew Walker, and Caroline L. Watkins

Influence of whole body vibration platform frequency on neuromuscular performance of community-dwelling older adults, Trentham P. Furness and Wayne E. Maschette

Experiences of graduate registered nurses in aged care: A case study, Bridget Louise Fussell, Frances Julia McInerney, and Elizabeth Patterson


Experiences of graduate registered nurses in aged care: A case study, Bridget Fussell, Frances McInerney, and Elizabeth Patterson


Physiological and anthropometric characteristics of starters and non-starters in junior rugby league players, aged 13-17 years, Timothy James Gabbett

Physiological and anthropometric correlates of tackling ability in rugby league players, Timothy James Gabbett

Reactive agility of rugby league players, Timothy James Gabbett and Dean Benton

Physiological and anthropometric characteristics of junior elite and sub-elite rugby league players, with special reference to starters and non-starters, Timothy James Gabbett, Jason N. Kelly, Steve Ralph, and Damian Driscoll

Tackling technique, injury risk, and playing performance in high-performance collision sport athletes, Timothy James Gabbett and Peter Ryan

A systematic review of the effectiveness of cutaneous warming systems to prevent hypothermia, Cristina M. Galvuo, Patricia B. Marck, Namie O. Sawada, and Alexander Michael Clark

Maternal mortality surveillance in an inland Chinese province, Yu Gao, Susan Verlie Kildea, Lesley Barclay, Min Hao, and Weiyue Zeng

The status of Australian nurse practitioners: The first national census, Anne Gardner, Phillip R. Della, Sandy Middleton, and Glenn Gardner

Trajectories of affective states in adolescent hockey players: Turning point and motivational antecedents, Patrick Gaudreau, Catherine E. Amiot, and Robert J. Vallerand

Awareness and causal attributions of risk factors for heart disease among immigrant women living in Australia, Leila Gholizadeh, Yenna Salamonson, Linda Worrall-Carter, Michelle DiGiacomo, and Patricia M. Davidson

Motivational clusters and performance in a real-life setting, Nicolas Gillet, Robert J. Vallerand, and Elisabeth Rosnet

Using postgraduate students' evaluations of research experience to benchmark departments and faculties: Issues and challenges, Paul Ginns, Herbert Warren Marsh, Masud Behnia, Jaqueline H.S. Cheng, and L. Francesca Scalas

Seeing both the forest and the trees: A process for tracking individual responses in focus group interviews, Valerie Ann Goodwin and Brenda Happell

Use of the GMFCS in infants with CP: The need for reclassification at age 2 years or older, Jan Willem Gorter, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Peter Rosenbaum, Paul J.M. Helders, and Robert Palisano

Influence of Drop-Landing Exercises on Bone Geometry and Biomechanical Properties in Prepubertal Girls: A Randomized Controlled Study, David A. Greene, Peter N. Wiebe, and Geraldine A. Naughton

The association between degenerative hip joint pathology and size of the gluteus maximus and tensor fascia lata muscles, Alison Grimaldi, Carolyn Richardson, Gail Durbridge, William Donnelly, Ross Darnell, and Julie Anne Hides

The association between degenerative hip joint pathology and size of the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and piriformis muscles, Alison Grimaldi, Carolyn Richardson, Warren Robert Stanton, Gail Durbridge, William Donnelly, and Julie Anne Hides

Self-efficacy and planning predict dietary behaviors in Costa Rican and South Korean women: Two moderated mediation analyses, Benicio Gutierrez-Dona, Sonia Lippke, Britta Renner, Sunkyo Kwon, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer


Effects of stress and psychosocial resources on anxiety, depression, and somatisation in Costa Rican workers, Benicio Gutierrez-Dona, Aleksandra Luszczynska, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Asian Australian acculturation and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help, Permata Dewi Hamid, Janette Graetz Simmonds, and Terence Victor Bowles

Stability and decline in gross motor function among children and youth with cerebral palsy aged 2 to 21 years, Steven E. Hanna, Peter L. Rosenbaum, Doreen J. Bartlett, Robert Palisano, Stephen D. Walter, Lisa Avery, and Dianne J. Russell


Human rights abuse in aspects of child protection practice?, Patricia Hansen and Frank Ainsworth

Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in New South Wales (The Wood Report): A review and commentary, Patricia Hansen and Frank Ainsworth

The 'best interests of the child' thesis: Some thoughts from Australia, Patricia Ann Hansen and Frank Ainsworth

Patient anxiety levels after heart transplantation: A single-centre Australian pilot study, Michelle Harkess, Susan Kay Gallagher, and Elaine Boxer

Load, stress, and recovery in adolescent rugby union players during a competitive season, Timothy B. Hartwig, Geraldine Naughton, and John Searl

Comparing health locus of control in patients with" "spasmodic dysphonia, functional dysphonia and nonlaryngeal dystonia, Karen Haselden, Theresa Powell, Mike Drinnan, and Paul Nicholas Carding

Event-related potentials for interaural time differences and spectral cues, Michael Hautus, Blake W. Johnson, and Lincoln Colling

Molecular responses to strength and endurance training: Are they incompatible?, John Alan Hawley

Exercise intensity and insulin sensitivity: How low can you go?, John Alan Hawley and M. J. Gibala

Exercise: It's the real thing!, John Alan Hawley and J O. Holloszy


The impact of school suspensions: A student wellbeing issue, Sheryl Ann Hemphill and John Hargreaves

Modifiable determinants of youth violence in Australia and the United States: A longitudinal study, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Rachel Smith, John W. Toumbourou, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Richard F. Catalano, Barbara J. McMorris, and Helena Romaniuk

Emotion dysregulation and schizotypy, Julie D. Henry, Melissa J. Green, Corinne Restuccia, Amber de Lucia, Peter Gregory Rendell, Skye McDonald, and Jessica R. Grisham

Social-cognitive difficulties in former users of methamphetamine, Julie D. Henry, Magdalena Mazur, and Peter Gregory Rendell


Evidence for deficits in facial affect recognition and theory of mind in multiple sclerosis, Julie D. Henry, Louise H. Phillips, William W. Beatty, Skye McDonald, Wendy A. Longley, Amy Joscelyne, and Peter Rendell

Emotion experience, expression, and regulation in alzheimer's disease, Julie D. Henry, Peter Gregory Rendell, Amanda Christine Scicluna, Michelle Louise Jackson, and Louise H. Phillips

Longitudinal examination of physical and relational aggression as precursors to later problem behaviors in adolescents, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Richard F. Catalano, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, and John W. Toumbourou

Comparison of fluid balance between competitive swimmers and less active adolescents, Dean Glen Higham, Geraldine Naughton, Lauren A. Burt, and Xiaocai Shi


Implementing clinical guidelines for acute stroke management: Do nurses have a lead role?, Kelvin Hill, Sandy Middleton, Elizabeth O'Brien, and Erin Lalor

Athlete engagement in elite sport: An exploratory investigation of antecedents and consequences, Ken Hodge, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, and Susan A. Jackson

The elite athlete as a business traveller/tourist, Ken Hodge, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, and Anton Oliver

Selbstwirksamkeitserwartung, Cynthia Hohmann and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Women's decision making about risk-reducing strategies in the context of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: A systematic review, A. Howard, Lynda G. Balneaves, and Joan Lorraine Bottorff


Chronic fatigue syndrome and occupational disruption in primary care: Is there a role for occupational therapy?, Julie L. Hughes

Clarifying the role of social comparison in the Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect (BFLPE): An integrative Study, Pascal E. Huguet, Florence Dumas, Herbert Warren Marsh, Isabelle Regner, Ladd S. Wheeler, Jerry M. Suls, Marjorie Seaton, and John Nezlek

Developmental disorders of language learning and cognition, Charles Hulme and Margaret J. Snowling

The internet as a research site: Establishment of a web-based longitudinal study of the nursing and midwifery workforce in three countries, A Huntington, Jean Gilmour, Philip Schluter, Anthony Gerrard Tuckett, Fiona Elizabeth Bogossian, and Catherine Turner


A new approach to reducing disorder and improving well-being, Felicia Huppert

What percentage of people in Europe are flourishing and what characterises them?, Felicia A. Huppert

Measuring well-being across Europe: Description of the ESS Well-being Module and preliminary findings, Felicia A. Huppert, Nic Marks, Andrew Clark, Johannes Siegrist, Alois Stutzer, Joar Vitterso, and Morten Wahrendorf

Can we perceptually rate alaryngeal voice? Developing the Sunderland Tracheoesophageal Voice Perceptual Scale, A. Hurren, A. J. Hildreth, and Paul Nicholas Carding

A clinical improvement project to develop and implement a decision-making framework for the use of seclusion, Sandra Hyde, Paul Richard Fulbrook, Keryn Fenton, and Michael Kilshaw

Contraceptive self-efficacy and contraceptive knowledge of Hong Kong Chinese women with unplanned pregnancy, Wan-Yim Ip, Louise L.Y. Sin, and Dominic Shung Kit Chan

The transience and nature of cognitive impairments in transient global amnesia: A meta-analysis, Theodor Jager, Hansjorg Bazner, Matthias Kliegel, Kristina Szabo, and Michael G. Hennerici

Die kognitive Leistungsfahigkeit im mittleren und hoheren Erwachsenenalter aus Sicht der Entwicklungspsychologie, Theodr Jager and Matthias Kliegel

Can self-determination theory explain what underlies the productive, satisfying learning experiences of collectivistically oriented Korean students?, Hyungshim Jang, Johnmarshall Reeve, Richard Michael Ryan, and Ahyoung Kim

Combined effects of planning and execution constraints on bimanual task performance, Loes K. Janssen, Marieke Beuting, Rudd B. Meulenbroek, and Bert Steenbergen

Long-term trends in first hospitalization for heart failure and subsequent survival between 1986 and 2003. A population study of 5.1 million people, Pardeep S. Jhund, Kate MacIntyre, Colin R. Simpson, James D. Lewsey, Simon Stewart, Adam Redpath, James W.T. Chalmers, Simon Capewell, and John J.V. McMurray

3',4'-Dihydroxyflavonol down-regulates monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in smooth muscle: Role of focal adhesion kinase and PDGF receptor signalling, Fan Jiang, Nancy Guo, and Gregory Dusting

The miR-30 family microRNAs confer epithelial phenotype to human pancreatic cells, Mugdha V. Joglekar, Deepak Patil, Vinay M. Joglekar, Guduru Venkat Rao, Nageshwar Duvvuru Reddy, Sasikala Mitnala, Yogesh Shouche, and Anandwardhan Hardikar

Information communication technology as a means of enhancing the well-being of older people, Daniel Johnson and Felicia Huppert

Community mental healthcare providers' attitudes and practices related to smoking cessation interventions for people living with severe mental illness, Joy L. Johnson, Leslie A. Malchy, Pamela A. Ratner, Shahadut Hossain, Ric M. Procyshyn, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, Marlee Groening, Peter Gibson, Marg Osborne, and Annette Schultz

The readings of smoking fathers: A reception analysis of tobacco cessation images, Joy L. Johnson, John L. Oliffe, Michelle T. Kelly, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, and K Karen LeBeau

The 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase: Regulating the ebb and flow of cellular energetics, Leonidas G. Karagounis and John Alan Hawley

Participation in sports by lower limb amputees in the Province of Drenthe, the Netherlands, Cojanne Kars, Marianne Hofman, Jan H.B. Geertzen, Gert-Jan Pepping, and Rienk Dekker

Folk theory of social change, Yoshihisa Kashmina, Paul Bain, Nick Haslam, Kim Peters, Simon Laham, Jennifer Whelan, Brock Bastian, Stephen Loughnan, Leah Mary Kaufmann, and Julian Fernando

It depends what you mean by feeding "on demand"': Mothers' accounts of babies' agency in infant feeding relationships, Julia Keenan and Helen Stapleton

Morphological and biochemical alterations of skeletal muscles from the genetically obese (ob/ob) mouse, Justin G. Kemp, R. Blazev, Demitri G. Stephenson, and Gabriela M.M. Stephenson

Are anthropometric, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance variables related to clubhead velocity in low- and high- handicap golfers?, Justin Keogh, Michel C. Marnewick, Peter S. Maulder, Jacques Nortje, Patricia Hume, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

Participative research in a remote Australian Aboriginal setting, Susan Verlie Kildea, Lesley Barclay, Molly Wardaguga, and Margaret Dawumal

Amateur rugby league match injuries in New Zealand, Doug A. King and Timothy James Gabbett

Injuries in the New Zealand semi-professional rugby league competition, Doug A. King and Timothy James Gabbett

Epidemiological studies of injuries in rugby league: Suggestions for definitions, data collection and reporting methods, Doug A. King, Timothy James Gabbett, Conor Gissane, and Lisa Hodgson

Belief systems of families of children with autism spectrum disorders or down syndrome, Gillian King, Donna Baxter, Peter Rosenbaum, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, and Anita Bates

A measure of community members perceptions of the impacts of research partnerships in health and social services, Gillian King, Michelle Servais, Marilyn Kertoy, Jacqueline Specht, Melissa Currie, Peter Rosenbaum, Mary Law, Cheryl Forchuk, Heather Chalmers, and Teena Willoughby

A time-motion analysis of professional rugby league match-play, Trish King, David G. Jenkins, and Timothy James Gabbett

Spectroscopic correlation analysis of NMR-based metabonomics in exercise science, Gemma M. Kirwan, Vernon Glenn Coffey, Julie O. Niere, John Alan Hawley, and Michael J. Adams

Transmission of depressive symptoms: A study with couples undergoing assisted-reporduction treatment, Nina Knoll, Karl Ralf Schwarzer, Bettina Pfuller, and Rolf Kienle


Cognitive health, Christina Kure

The health and psychosocial functioning of caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, Lucyna M. Lach, Dafna E. Kohen, Rochelle E. Garner, Jamie C. Brehaut, Anton R. Miller, Anne F. Klassen, and Peter Rosenbaum

La theorie de l'autodetermination et le modele hierarchique de la motivation intrinseque et extrinseque: Perspectives integratives, Marc-Andre K. Lafreniere, Robert J. Vallerand, and Noemie Carbonneau

On the costs and benefits of gaming: The role of passion, Marc-Andre K. Lafreniere, Robert J. Vallerand, Eric G. Donahue, and Genevieve L. Lavigne