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

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

The wheels keep turning :Associations between relationship status and male depression in truck drivers, 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 Sayumporn 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

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

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

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Transmission of vibration about the knee, Trentham Furness, Corey Joseph, Bianca Share, Geraldine Naughton, Wayne Maschette, and 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

Daring To Care :Is Spirituality Sustainable In Organisations Providing Healthcare, Donald K. Gates, John Rodwell, Peter Steane, and Andrew Noblet

Promoting oral health during pregnancy : Current evidence and implications for Australian midwives, Ajesh George, Maree Johnson, Anthony Blinkhorn, Sharon Ellis, Sameer Bhole, and Shilpi Ajwani

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Social skill and social cognition in adolescents at genetic risk for psychosis, Clare Gibson, David Penn, M Prinstein, D Perkins, and A Belger

Influence of coaches' autonomy support on athletes' motivation and sport performance : A test of the hierarchical model of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, Nicolas Gillet, Robert Vallerand, Sofiane Amoura, and Brice Baldes

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French validation and adaptation of the perceived autonomy support scale for exercise settings to the sport context, Nicolas Gillet, Robert Vallerand, Emmanuel Paty, Lucie Gobance, and Sophie Berjot

Interpersonal Relating : Health Care Perspectives on Communication, Stress and Crisis, Narelle Elizabeth Glass

A systematic review of relapse measurement in randomized controlled trials of relapse prevention in first-episode psychosis, John Francis Martin Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Sue Cotton, Alexandra Parker, and Sarah Hetrick

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A systematic review of relapse measurement in randomized controlled trials of relapse prevention in first-episode psychosis, John Francis Martin Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Sue Cotton, Alexandra Parker, and Sarah Hetrick

Family Outcomes From a Randomized Control Trial of Relapse Prevention Therapy in First-Episode Psychosis, John Francis Martin Gleeson, Sue Cotton, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Darryl Wade, Kingsley Crisp, Belinda Newman, Daniela Spiliotacopoulos, and Patrick McGorry

Self-reported vision and health of indigenous Australians, Nicolas Goujon, Cherylee Brown, Jing Xie, Anna-Lena Arnold, Ross Dunn, Jill Keeffe, and Hugh Taylor

Self-reported vision and health of indigenous Australians, Nicolas Goujon, Cherylee Brown, Jing Xie, Anna-Lena Arnold, Ross Dunn, Jill Keeffe, and Hugh Taylor

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Writing to Read :Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading - A Report from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Steve Graham and Michael Hebert

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Writing to Read :Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading - A Report from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Steve Graham and Michael Hebert

Unclean fathers, responsible men : Smoking, stigma and fatherhood, L Greaves, J Oliffe, P Ponic, Michelle Kelly, and Joan Bottorff

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Assessing Bimanual Performance in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy : A Systematic Review, Susan Greaves, Christine Imms, Karen Dodd, and Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm

Calcium and vitamin-D supplementation on bone structural properties in peripubertal female identical twins: a randomised controlled trial, D. A. Greene and G A. Naughton

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Jump kinetics, bone health and nutrition in elite adolescent female athletes, David Anthony Greene, Mark Moresi, Geraldine Ann Naughton, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

intrinsic, identified, and controlled types of motivation for school subjects in young elementary school children, Frederic Guay, Julien Chanal, Catherine Ratelle, Herbert Marsh, Simon Larose, and Michel Boivin

Intrinsic, identified, and controlled types of motivation for school subjects in young elementary school children, Frederic Guay, Julien Chanal, Catherine Ratelle, Herbert Marsh, Simon Larose, and Michel Boivin

Breast cancer messaging for younger women : Gender, femininity, and risk, R Haines, Joan Bottorff, S Barclay, E Ptolemy, J Carey, and Karen Sullivan

'The missing picture' : Tobacco use through the eyes of smokers, R Haines, J Oliffe, Joan Bottorff, and B Poland

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Boundaries and multiple relationships, Sabine Hammond

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Development and evaluation of an allied health research training scheme, Katherine Harding, Delwyne Stephens, Nicholas Taylor, Mang Chu, and Alison Wilby

Carbohydrate availability and training adaptation : Effects on cell metabolism, John Hawley and Louise Burke

Carbohydrate availability and training adaptation : Effects on cell metabolism, John Hawley and Louise Burke

The distinctiveness and utility of a brief measure of alexithymia for adolescents, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Katherine Hurrell

The distinctiveness and utility of a brief measure of alexithymia for adolescents, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Katherine Hurrell

Parental styles and religious values among teenagers : A 3-year prospective analysis, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Peter Leeson

Pubertal stage and the prevalence of violence and social/relational aggression, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Aneta Kotevski, Todd Herrenkohl, John Toumbourou, John Carlin, Richard Catalano, and George Patton

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Are rates of school suspension higher in socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods? : An Australian study, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, John Toumbourou, Rachel Smith, Garth Kendall, Bosco Rowland, Kate Freiberg, and Joanne Williams

Infants' responses to real humans and representations of humans, Michelle Heron and Virginia Slaughter

Retirement : what will you do? A narrative inquiry of occupation-based planning for retirement: implications for practice, Alana Hewitt, Linsey Howie, and Susan Feldman

Retirement : what will you do? A narrative inquiry of occupation-based planning for retirement: implications for practice, Alana Hewitt, Linsey Howie, and Susan Feldman

Countermeasures against lumbar spine deconditioning in prolonged bed rest : resistive exercise with and without whole body vibration, Julie Anne Hides, Daniel Belavy, Gabriele Armbrecht, Carolyn Richardson, Dieter Felsenberg, and U Gast

A magnetic resonance imaging investigation of the transversus abdominins muscle during drawing-in of the abdominal wall in elite Australian football league players with and without low back pain, Julie Anne Hides, Carly Boughen, Warren Robert Stanton, Mark Strudwick, and Steve Wilson

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Psoas and quadratus lumborum muscle asymmetry among elite Australian Football League players, Julie Anne Hides, Theresa Fan, Warren Robert Stanton, P Stanton, Catherine McMahon, and Stephen Wilson

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Retraining motor control of abdominal muscles among elite cricketers with low back pain, Julie Anne Hides, Warren Robert Stanton, Stephen Wilson, Matt Freke, Shaun McMahon, and K Sims

Hip muscle weakness in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis, Rana Hinman, Michael Hunt, Mark William Creaby, Tim Wrigley, Fiona McManus, and Kim Bennell

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2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with thoracic aortic disease, Loren F. Hiratzka, G. Bakris, Joshua A. Beckman, Robert M. Bersin, Vincent F. Carr, Donald E. Casey, Kim A. Eagle, Luke K. Hermann, Eric M. Isselbacher, Ella A. Kazerooni, Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Bruce W. Lytle, Dianna M. Milewicz, David L. Reich, Souvik Sen, Julie A. Shinn, Lars G. Svensson, David M. Williams, Alice K. Jacobs, Sidney C. Smith, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Cynthia D. Adams, Christopher E. Buller, Mark A. Creager, Steven M. Ettinger, Robert A. Guyton, Jonathan L. Halperin, Sharon A. Hunt, Harlan M. Krumholz, Frederick G. Kushner, Rick Nishimura, Richard L. Page, Barbara Riegel, William G. Stevenson, Lynn G. Tarkington, and Clyde W. Yancy

Intensive Upper Limb Therapy Following Botulinum-A in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy : Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial, Brian Hoare, Christine Imms, and Leeanne Carey

Modified constraint-induced movement therapy or bimanual occupational therapy following injection of botulinum toxin-A to improve bimanual performance in young children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial methods paper, Brian Hoare, Christine Imms, Hyam Rawicki, and Leeanne Carey

Botulinum Toxin A as an Adjunct to Treatment in the Management of the Upper Limb in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy (UPDATE), Brian Hoare, Margaret Wallen, Christine Imms, Elmer Villanueva, Hyam Rawicki, and Leeanne Carey

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Acute effects of strength training on running economy, Kuok Wai Ho, Morgan D. Williams, Cameron J. Wilson, Christian Lorenzen, Daniel L. Meehan, and Corey Joseph

Women's constructions of the 'right time' to consider decisions about risk-reducing mastectomy and risk-reducing oophorectomy, A Howard, Joan Bottorff, L Balneaves, and C Kim-Sing

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Factors that affect health outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes : A cross-sectional study, Min-Feng Huang, Mary Denise Courtney, Helen Edwards, and Jan McDowell

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Validation of the Chinese version of the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID-C) scale, Min-Feng Huang, Mary Denise Courtney, Helen Edwards, and Jan McDowell

Measuring episodic memory : A novel approach with an indefinite number of alternative forms, Michael Humphreys, Simon Smith, Nancy Pachana, Gerald Tehan, and Gerard Byrne

A controlled trial of mindfulness training in schools : The importance of practice for an impact on well-being, Felicia Huppert and D Johnson

Parental practices predict psychological well-being in midlife : Life-course associations among women in the 1946 British birth cohort, Felicia Huppert, G Ploubidis, M Richards, and Rosemary Abbott

Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue : The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives, V Huta and Richard Ryan

Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue : The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives, V Huta and Richard Ryan

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Sensory system function and postural stability in men aged 30-80 years, Sara Illing, Nancy Low Choy, Jennifer Nitz, and Melissa Nolan

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Eight Weeks of Occupational Therapy Home Programme, Compared to No Programme, Resulted in Improved Achievement of Child and Family- Selected Goals by Children with Cerebral Palsy, Christine Imms, Rebecca Cowan, Elvan Ertekin, Gabi-Leigh Klein, and Jane Galvin

Structured telephone support or telemonitoring programs for patients with chronic heart failure, Sally Inglis, Robyn Clark, F McAlister, Jocasta Ball, Christian Lewinter, Damien Cullington, Simon Stewart, and John Cleland

Structured telephone support or telemonitoring programs for patients with chronic heart failure, Sally Inglis, Robyn Clark, F McAlister, Jocasta Ball, Christian Lewinter, Damien Cullington, Simon Stewart, and John Cleland

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Diarrhoea risk factors in enterally tube fed critically ill patients : A retrospective audit, Leanne Jack, Fiona Coyer, Mary Denise Courtney, and Bala Venkatesh

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Probiotics and diarrhoea management in enterally tube fed critically ill patients-What is the evidence?, Leanne Jack, Fiona Coyer, Mary Denise Courtney, and Bala Venkatesh

Associative recognition memory for faces : More pronounced age-related impairments in binding intracan inter-item associations, T Jager, A Mecklinger, and Matthias Kliegel

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Auditing the TK and TPACK confidence of pre-service teachers : Are they ready for the profession?, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Glenn Finger, and Peter Albion

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Auditing the TPACK Capabilities of final year teacher education students :Are they ready for the 21st century?, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Glenn Finger, and Peter Albion

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A pragmatic randomised trial of stretching before and after physical activity to prevent injury and soreness, Gro Jamtvedt, Robert Herbert, Signe Flottorp, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Kari Havelsrud, Alexandra Barratt, Erin Mathieu, Amanda Burls, and Andrew Oxman

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Engaging students in learning activities: it is not autonomy support or structure but autonomy support and structure, H. Jang, Johnmarshall Reeve, and Edward Deci

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Motor planning in bimanual object manipulation : Two plans for two hands?, Loes Janssen, Celine Craje, Matthias Weigelt, and Bert Steenbergen

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Dyslipidaemia in rural Australia : Prevalence, awareness, and adherence to treatment guidelines in the Greater Green Triangle Risk Factor Study, E Janus, P Tideman, J Dunbar, A Kilkkinen, Stephen Bunker, B Philpot, R Tirimacco, Kevin Mc Namara, S Heistaro, and T Laatikainen

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Methods to standardize dietary intake before performance testing, N Jeacocke and Louise Burke

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Methods to standardize dietary intake before performance testing, N Jeacocke and Louise Burke

A meta-study of the essentials of quality nursing documentation, Diana Jefferies, Maree Johnson, and Rhonda Griffiths

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The Validity and Reliability of GPS Units for Measuring Distance in Team Sport Specific Running Patterns, Denise Jennings, Stuart Cormack, Aaron Coutts, Luke Boyd, and Robert Aughey

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Variability of GPS units for measuring distance in team sport movements, Denise Jennings, Stuart Cormack, Aaron Coutts, Luke Boyd, and Robert Aughey

Quantitative estimation of multiple miRNAs and mRNAs from a single cell, Mugdha Joglekar, Chiju Wei, and Anandwardhan Hardikar

Gender-specific profiles of tobacco use among non-institutionalized people with serious mental illness, Jerry Johnson, P Ratner, L Malchy, C Okoli, R Procyshyn, Joan Bottorff, M Groening, A Schultz, and M Osborne

The Nursing and Midwifery Content Audit Tool (NMCAT) : A short nursing dcumentation audit tool, Maree Johnson, Diana Jefferies, and Rachel Langdon

Does attendance at a multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation program for people with parkinson's disease produce quantitative short term or long term improvements? : A systematic review, Maureen Johnston and Mang Chu