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

Acute dopamine and/or serotonin depletion does not modulate mismatch negativity (MMN) in healthy human participants, Sumie Leung, Rodney Croft, Valerie Guille, Kirsty Balog, Barry O'Neill, K Luan Phan, and Pradeep Nathan

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Validity of a Stage Algorithm for Physical Activity in Participants Recruited From Orthopedic and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinics, S Lippke, L Fleig, S Pomp, and Ralf Schwarzer

Validity of a Stage Algorithm for Physical Activity in Participants Recruited From Orthopedic and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinics, S Lippke, L Fleig, S Pomp, and Ralf Schwarzer

Testing stage-specific effects of a stage-matched intervention : A randomized controlled trial targeting physical exercise and its predictors, S Lippke, Ralf Schwarzer, J Ziegelmann, U Scholz, and B Schuz

Testing stage-specific effects of a stage-matched intervention : A randomized controlled trial targeting physical exercise and its predictors, S Lippke, Ralf Schwarzer, J Ziegelmann, U Scholz, and B Schuz

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The effects of verbal instruction on affective and expectancy learning, Ottmar V. Lipp, Kimberley M. Mallan, Marilia Libera, and Mingshen Tan

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Self-Regulated Strategies Development for Persuasive Writing in Tandem With Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Support : Effects for Second-Grade Students With Behavioral and Writing Difficulties, M Little, Kathleen Lane, Karen Harris, Steve Graham, Mary Story, and Karin Sandmel

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Case management educational intervention with public health nurses : Cluster randomized controlled trial, Wen-I Liu, Helen Edwards, and Mary Denise Courtney

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Experiences of rural family caregivers who assist with commuting for palliative care, S Lockie, Joan Bottorff, Carol Robinson, and B Pesut

Development of a disease-specific quality of life questionnaire in Addison's disease, K Lovas, S Curran, M ├ÿksnes, E Husebye, Felicia Huppert, and V Chatterjee

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Intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict physical activity in Chinese and Polish adolescents : Two moderated mediation analyses, A Luszczynska, D Cao, N Mallach, K Pietron, M Mazurkiewicz, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict physical activity in Chinese and Polish adolescents : Two moderated mediation analyses, A Luszczynska, D Cao, N Mallach, K Pietron, M Mazurkiewicz, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Forgiveness and purpose in life as spiritual mechanisms of recovery from substance use disorders, Geoffrey Lyons, F Deane, and Peter Kelly

Construct validity of the Nutrition and Activity Knowledge Scale in a French sample of adolescents with mild to moderate intellectual disability, Christophe Maiano, Jerome Begarie, Alexandre Morin, Jean Garbarino, and Gregory Ninot

Construct validity of the social physique anxiety scale in a french adolescent sample, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Robert Eklund, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Jean Garbarino, and Yannick Stephan

Construct validity of the social physique anxiety scale in a French adolescent sample, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Robert Eklund, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Jean Garbarino, and Yannick Stephan

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Construct validity of the Fear of Negative Appearance Evaluation Scale in a community sample of French adolescents, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, and Jean Garbarino

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Construct validity of the Fear of Negative Appearance Evaluation Scale in a community sample of French adolescents, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, and Jean Garbarino

Level of motivation in mastering challenging tasks in children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Michael Shevell, Mary Law, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

Level of motivation in mastering challenging tasks in children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Michael Shevell, Mary Law, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

Leisure activity preferences for 6 : to 12 - year old children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Nathalie Chokron, Mary Law, Michael Shevell, Gevorg Chilingaryan, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

Leisure activity preferences for 6 : to 12 - year old children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Nathalie Chokron, Mary Law, Michael Shevell, Gevorg Chilingaryan, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

Components of executive functioning in metamemory, T Mantyla, M Ronnlund, and Matthias Kliegel

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Increasing research familiarity among members of a clubhouse for people with mental illness, Sarah Marshall, F Deane, and Nicola Hancock

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Australian mental health consumers' contributions to the evaluation and improvement of recovery-oriented service provision, Sarah L. Marshall, Lindsay G. Oades, and Trevor P. Crowe

A New Look at the Big Five Factor Structure Through Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling, Herbert Marsh, Oliver Ludtke, Bengt Muthen, Tihomor Asparouhov, Alexandre Morin, Ulrich Trautwein, and Benjamin Nagengast

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A New Look at the Big Five Factor Structure Through Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling, Herbert Marsh, Oliver Ludtke, Bengt Muthen, Tihomor Asparouhov, Alexandre Morin, Ulrich Trautwein, and Benjamin Nagengast

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Introducing a short version of the physical self description questionnaire : New strategies, short-form evaluative criteria, and applications of factor analyses, Herbert Marsh, Andrew Martin, and S Jackson

Long-term total negative effects of school-average ability on diverse educational outcomes : Direct and indirect effects of the big-fish-little-pond effect, Herbert Marsh and Alison O'Mara

Phantom Behavioral Assimilation Effects : Systematic Biases in Social Comparison Choice Studies, Herbert Marsh, Marjorie Seaton, Hans Kuyper, Floence Dumas, Pascal Huguet, Isabelle Regner, Abraham Buunk, Jean Monteil, and Frederick Gibbons

Longitudinal modelling of academic buoyancy and motivation : do the '5Cs' hold up over time?, Andrew Martin, Susan Colmar, Louise Davey, and Herbert Marsh

Longitudinal modelling of academic buoyancy and motivation : Do the '5Cs' hold up over time?, Andrew Martin, Susan Colmar, Louise Davey, and Herbert Marsh

What happens to physical activity behavior, motivation, self-concept, and flow after completing school? : a longitudinal study, Andrew Martin, Gregory Liem, Leandra Coffey, Cintia Martinez, Philip D. Parker, Herbert W. Marsh, and Susan Jackson

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Helping women make choices about mammography screening : An online randomized trial of a decision aid for 40-year-old women, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, Heather Davey, Kirsten Howard, and Nehmat Houssami

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Helping women make choices about mammography screening : An online randomized trial of a decision aid for 40-year-old women, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, Heather Davey, Kirsten Howard, and Nehmat Houssami

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A large-scale comparison of prospective and retrospective memory development from childhood to middle age, Elizabeth Maylor and Robert Logie

Aged Care- Setting the policy agenda for Nursing & Health, Tracey Therese Anne McDonald

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Integrated support for Veterans in aged care homes, Tracey Therese Anne McDonald

The ICF model of functioning and disability : Incorporating quality of life and human development, Janette McDougall, Virgina Wright, and Peter Rosenbaum

The ICF model of functioning and disability : Incorporating quality of life and human development, Janette McDougall, Virgina Wright, and Peter Rosenbaum

Economic assessment of doripenem versus imipenem in the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia, Lisa McGarry, Sanjay Merchant, Dilip Nathwani, Vivek Pawar, Kelly DeLong, David Thompson, Kasem Akhras, Michael Ingham, and Milton Weinstein

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In search of a national approach to professional supervision for mental health and addiction nurses : The New Zealand experience, Brian McKenna, Katey Thom, Fiona Howard, and Val Williams

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Neuromuscular, endocrine, and perceptual fatigue responses during different length between-match microcycles in professional rugby league players, Blake McLean, Aaron Coutts, Vincent Kelly, Michael McGuigan, and Stuart Cormack

The Depression-Executive Dysfunction (DED) Syndrome and response to antidepressants : A meta-analytic review, Skye Nadine McLennan and Jane Mathias

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Cognitive impairment predicts functional capacity in dementia-free patients with cardiovascular disease, Skye Nadine McLennan, Jane Mathias, Lucy Brennan, Mary Russell, and Simon Stewart

Serial and free recall in children can be improved by training : Evidence for the importance of phonological and semantic representations in Immediate memory tasks, Monica Melby-Lervag and Charles Hulme

Serial and free recall in children can be improved by training : evidence for the importance of phonological and semantic representations in immediate memory tasks, Monica Melby-Lervag and Charles Hulme

Cerebral palsy long term medical, functional, educational and psychosocial outcomes, Ronit Mesterman, Yael Leitner, Rachel Yifat, Gabi Gilutz, Ofra Levi-Hakeini, Ora Bitchonsky, Peter Rosenbaum, and Shaul Harel

Cerebral palsy long term medical, functional, educational and psychosocial outcomes, Ronit Mesterman, Yael Leitner, Rachel Yifat, Gabi Gilutz, Ofra Levi-Hakeini, Ora Bitchonsky, Peter Rosenbaum, and Shaul Harel

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Effect of standing posture during whole body vibration training on muscle morphology and function in older adults: A randomised controlled trial, Monica Mikhael, Rhonda Orr, Fleur Amsen, David Greene, and Maria Fiatarone Singh

A literature review supporting the proposed national Australian definition for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, Brett Mitchell, Anne Gardner, Peter Collignon, Lee Stewart, and Marilyn Cruickshank

Reliability of the school food checklist for in-school audits and photograph analysis of children's school lunches, Sarah Mitchell, Cara Miles, Leah Brennan, and Jan Matthews

The effect of exercise on the skeletal muscle phospholipidome of rats fed a high-fat diet, Todd Mitchell, Nigel Turner, Paul Else, Anthony Hulbert, and John Hawley

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

Further evidence of validity of the Gait Deviation Index, M Molloy, Brona McDowell, Claire Kerr, and Aidan Cosgrove

Emotional contagion in soccer penalty shootouts : Celebration of individual success is associated with ultimate team success, Tjerk Moll, Geir Jordet, and Gert-Jan Pepping

Falling apart after a broken heart :Association between gender, relationship status, recency of separation and depression, Daniel R. Moore, Simon M. Rice, and Barry J. Fallon

Memory encoding and dopamine in the aging brain : A psychopharmacological neuroimaging study, A Morcom, E Bullmore, Felicia Huppert, B Lennox, A Praseedom, H Linnington, and Paul Fletcher

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Overcoming barriers to diabetes care : Perceived communication of healthcare professionals attending a pilot Diabetes UK training programme, Kylie Gaye Mosely, Aysha Aslam, and Jane Speight

Acute care management of older people with dementia : a qualitative perspective, Wendy Moyle, Sally Ann Borbasi, Marianne Wallis, Rachel Olorenshaw, and Natalie Gracia

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Prostate cancer, masculinity and food. Rationales for perceived diet change, L Mroz, G Chapman, J Oliffe, and Joan Bottorff

Nutrition in team sports, I Mujika and Louise Burke

Nutrition in team sports, I Mujika and Louise Burke

Upper limb virtual rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury : Initial evaluation of the elements system, Nicholas Mumford, Jonathan Duckworth, Patrick Robert Thomas, David Shum, Gavin Williams, and Peter Henry Wilson

Systemic adverse events following botulinum toxin-A therapy in children with cerebral palsy, Krishant Naidu, Katherine Smith, Mary Sheedy, Brooke Adair, Xavier Yu, and Herbert Graham

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Being present in the face of existential threat : The role of trait mindfulness in reducing defensive responses to mortality salience, C Niemiec, K Brown, Todd Kashdan, P Cozzolino, W Breen, C Levesque-Bristol, and Richard Ryan

The energization of health-behavior change : Examining the associations among autonomous self-regulation, subjective vitality, depressive symptoms, and tobacco abstinence, C Niemiec, Richard Ryan, H Patrick, Edward Deci, and Geoffrey Williams

The energization of health-behavior change : Examining the associations among autonomous self-regulation, subjective vitality, depressive symptoms, and tobacco abstinence, C Niemiec, Richard Ryan, H Patrick, Edward Deci, and Geoffrey Williams

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Age-related changes in musculoskeletal function, balance and mobility measures in men aged 30-80 years, Melissa Nolan, Jennifer Nitz, Nancy Low Choy, and Sara Illing

Placing actions in context : motor facilitation following observation of identical and non-identical manual acts, Barbara Ocampo and Ada Kritikos

Health care providers' engagement in smoking cessation with pregnant smokers, C Okoli, L Greaves, Joan Bottorff, and L Marcellus

Repeat Botulinum Toxin-A in the Upper Limb of Children with Hemiplegia : A Randomized Controlled Trial, Christine Olesch, Susan Greaves, Christine Imms, Susan Reid, and Graham Kerr

Fathers : Locating smoking and masculinity in the postpartum, J Oliffe, Joan Bottorff, Jerry Johnson, Michelle Kelly, and K Lebeau

Health promotion and illness demotion at prostate cancer support groups, J Oliffe, J Gerbrandt, Joan Bottorff, and T Hislop

Masculinities, diet and senior Punjabi Sikh immigrant men : Food for Western thought?, J Oliffe, S Grewal, Joan Bottorff, J Dhesi, H Bindy, K Kang, A Ward, and T Hislop

Masculinities and college men's depression : Recursive relationships, J Oliffe, Michelle Kelly, Jerry Johnson, Joan Bottorff, R Gray, John Ogrodniczuk, and P Galdas

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School-linked sexual health services for young people (SSHPY) : a survey and systematic review concerning current models, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and research opportunities, J. Owen, C. Carroll, J. Cooke, E. Formby, M. Hayter, J. Hirst, M. Lloyd-Jones, Helen Stapleton, M. Sutton, and A. Stevenson

Probability of walking, wheeled mobility, and assisted mobility in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, Robert Palisano, Steven Hanna, Peter Rosenbaum, and Beth Tieman

Probability of walking, wheeled mobility, and assisted mobility in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, Robert Palisano, Steven Hanna, Peter Rosenbaum, and Beth Tieman

Building an Evidence Base for DSM-5 Conceptualizations of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder : introduction to the Special Section, D Pardini, Paul Frick, and T Moffitt

Stages of change in physical activity: A validation study in late adolescence, Philip D. Parker, Andrew Martin, Cintia Martinez, Herbert Marsh, and Susan Jackson

Stages of change in physical activity: A validation study in late adolescence, Philip D. Parker, Andrew Martin, Cintia Martinez, Herbert Marsh, and Susan Jackson

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Voluntary activation of the ankle plantar flexors following whole-body vibration, M Pellegrini, Noel Desmond Lythgo, David Morgan, and Mary Galea

A study of multidimensional religion constructs and values in the United Kingdom, Miriam Pepper, Tim Jackson, and David Uzzell

Goalkeeping secrets of how to save penalties in soccer, Gert-Jan Pepping

Food acquisition habits in a group of African refugees recently settled in Australia, Carolina Pereira, Nicolette Larder, and Shawn Somerset

On the road again : Patient perspectives on commuting for palliative care, B Pesut, Carol Robinson, Joan Bottorff, G Fyles, and Sandra Broughton

Passion for an Activity and Quality of Interpersonal Relationshps : The Mediating Role of Emotions, Frederick Philippe, Robert Vallerand, Nathalie Houlfort, Genevieve Lavigne, and Eric Donahue

Sagittal plane bending moments acting on the lower leg during running, Affendi Phuah, Anthony Schache, Kay Crossley, Tim Wrigley, and Mark William Creaby

Happy to help? : Exploring the factors associated with variations in rates of volunteering across Europe, A Plagnol and Felicia Huppert

An evaluation of the precision of measurement of Ryff's Psychological Well-being scales in a population sample, G Ploubidis, Felicia Huppert, D Kuh, and T Croudace

Synergistic effects of intention and depression on action control : Longitudinal predictors of exercise after rehabilitation, S Pomp, S Lippke, L Fleig, and Ralf Schwarzer

Synergistic effects of intention and depression on action control : Longitudinal predictors of exercise after rehabilitation, S Pomp, S Lippke, L Fleig, and Ralf Schwarzer

Identifying Subtypes Among Offenders With Antisocial Personaltiy Disorder : A Cluster-Analytic Study, Norman Poythress, John Edens, Jennifer Skeem, Scott Lilienfeld, Kevin Douglas, Paul Frick, Christopher Patrick, Monica Epstein, and Tao Wang

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Predictors of breast cancer screening behavior in women with a strong family history of the disease, Melanie Price, Phyllis Butow, Margaret Charles, Tracey Louise Bullen, Bettina Meiser, Joanne McKinley, Sue-Anne McLachlan, and Kelly-Anne Phillips

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A Motivational Model of Video Game Engagement, Andrew Przybylski, C Rigby, and Richard Ryan

Physical Function in Hip Osteoarthritis : Relationship to isometric Knee Extensor Steadiness, Y Pua, Ross Clark, and Adam Bryant

Taking a history : The learnings that national health science forgot, Ashequr Rahman, J Chesters, Gayle Savige, and Nicholas Deacon

Is Gippsland environmentally iodine deficient? : Water iodine concentrations in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, Ashequr Rahman, Nicholas Deacon, Barbara Panther, J Chesters, and Gayle Savige

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Increased iodine deficiency in Victoria, Australia : Analysis of neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone data 2001 to 2006, Ashequr Rahman, Gayle Savige, Nicholas Deacon, Ivan Francis, and J Chesters