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

Resilience :the glue for adolescent Mental Health, Cecelia Winkelman and Anne Steet

Submissions from 2002

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

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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

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

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

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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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

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