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

Doubly-latent models of school contextual effects: Integrating multilevel and structural equation approaches to control measurement and sampling error, Herbert Warren Marsh, Oliver Ludtke, Alexander Robitzsch, Ulrich Trautwein, Tihomir Asparouhov, Bengt Muthen, and Benjamin Nagengast

Classical latent profile analysis of academic self-concept dimensions: Synergy of person- and variable-centered approaches to theoretical models of self-concept, Herbert Warren Marsh, Oliver Ludtke, Ulrich Trautwein, and Alexandre Morin

Exploratory structural equation modeling, integrating CFA and EFA: Application to students' evaluations of university teaching, Herbert Warren Marsh, Bengt Muthen, Tihomir Asparouhov, Oliver Ludtke, Alexander Robitzsch, Alexandre Morin, and Ulrich Trautwein

Academic resilience and academic buoyancy: Multidimensional and hierarchical conceptual framing of causes, correlates and cognate constructs, Andrew J. Martin and Herbert Warren Marsh

Use of a nurse-led intervention to optimize beta-blockade for reducing cardiac events after major noncardiac surgery, Thomas H. Marwick, Helen Branagan, Bala Venkatesh, and Simon Stewart


Getting what we need: families' experiences of services, Morag McArthur, Lorraine Thomson, Gail Winkworth, and Kate Butler

Excellence in regional stroke care: An evaluation of the implementation of a stroke care unit in regional Australia, Leanne McCann, Patrick Groot, Chris Charnley, and Anne Gardner

Repetition errors in habitual prospective memory: Elimination of age differences via complex actions or appropriate resource allocation, Mark A. McDaniel, Julie M. Bugg, Grit M. Ramuschkat, Matthias Kliegel, and Gilles O. Einstein

Test-retest reliability of a 1-min walk test in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP), Brona C. McDowell, Lee Humphreys, Claire Frances Kerr, and Mike Stevenson


Residential aged-care workers and the palliative approach: Tensions in the field, Frances McInerney, Rosemary Ford, Angela Simpson, and Michelle Willison

Residential aged-care workers and the palliative approach: Tensions in the field, Frances Julia McInerney, Rosemary Ford, Angela Simpson, and Michelle Willison


Reading vocabulary influences in phonological recoding during the development of reading skill: A re-examination of theory and practice, Michael F. McKay and Brian Thompson


Heart failure in the UK, J. J.V. McMurray, Pardeep Jhund, Kate MacIntyre, and Simon Stewart


Stabilising the hip and pelvis during running :Is there an explosive solution for uninjured athletes?, Daniel Lawrence Meehan, Morgan David Williams, Cameron John Wilson, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

Fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction management in acute stroke: A cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge transfer, Sandy Middleton, Christopher Levi, Jeanette Ward, Jeremy Grimshaw, Rhonda Griffiths, Catherine D'Este, Simeon Dale, N. Wah Cheung, Clare Quinn, Malcolm Evans, and Dominique Cadihac

Why fellowship? Peak professional bodies, peer recognition and credentialing in Australia, Sandy Middleton, Kim Walker, and Trina Leigh

Long term developmental impact of social withdrawal in infants, Lisa Clare Milne, Phillip Greenway, Antoine Guedeney, and Beatice Larroque


Structural covariance in the hallucinating brain: A voxel-based morphometry study, Gemma Modinos, Ans Vercammen, Andrea Mechelli, Henderikus Knegtering, Paul K.W. McGuire, and Andre Aleman


Lexical-semantic immaturities manifesting as grammatical disorders: Evidence from a child language sample, Zaneta Wei Yan Mok and Peter F. Kipka

A meta-analytic path analysis of the internal/ external frame of reference model of academic achievement and academic self-concept, Jens Moller, Britta Pohlmann, Olaf Koller, and Herbert Warren Marsh

Drawing the experience of chronic vaginal thrush and complementary and alternative medicine, Michelle Morgan, Frances Julia McInerney, Jean Rumbold, and Pranee Liamputtong


Drawing the experience of chronic vaginal thrush and complementary and alternative medicine, Michelle Morgan, Frances McInerney, Jean Rumbold, and Pranee Liamputtong

Multiple targets of workplace affective commitment: Factor structure and measurement invariance of the Workplace Affective Commitment Multidimensional Questionnaire, Alexandre Morin, Isabelle Madore, Julien Morizot, Jean-Sebastien Boudrias, and Michel Tremblay

Education and trajectories of cognitive decline over 9 years in very old people: Methods and risk analysis, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Fiona E. Matthews, Tom Dening, Felicia A. Huppert, and Carol Brayne


Nature's Clocks and Human Mood : The Circadian System Modulates Reward Motivation, Greg Murray, Christian Nicholas, Jan Kleiman, Robyn Dwyer, Melinda Carrington, Nicholas Allen, and John Trinder


Nature's clocks and human mood: The circadian system modulates reward motivation, Greg Murray, Christian Nicholas, Jan Kleiman, Robyn Dwyer, Melinda Carrington, Nicholas Allen, and John Trinder

The impact of episodic and chronic poverty on child cognitive development, Jake M. Najman, Mohammad R. Hayatbakhsh, Michelle Ann Heron, William Bor, Michael J. O'Callaghan, and Gail M. Williams


GPs' concerns about medicolegal issues: How it affects their practice, Louise Nash, Merrilyn Walton, Michele Daly, Maree Johnson, Garry Walter, Elizabeth van Ekert, Simon Willcock, and Chris Tennant

Biomechanics and consultancy :Sports, clinical and exercise applications, Kevin Netto, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Anna Murphy

Autonomy, competence, and relatedness in the classroom: Applying self-determination theory to educational practice, Christopher P. Niemiec and Richard Michael Ryan

The path taken: Consequences of attaining intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations in post-college life, Christopher P. Niemiec, Richard Michael Ryan, and Edward L. Deci

Aspiring to physical health: The role of aspirations for physical health in facilitating long-term tobacco abstinence, Christopher P. Niemiec, Richard Michael Ryan, Edward L. Deci, and Geoffrey C. Williams

Changing the mindset: An inter-disciplinary approach to management of bariatric patient, Tracy Nowicki, Cheryl Burns, Paul Richard Fulbrook, and Jacqueline Jones

How do you safely mobilise your intubated and ventilated patient?, George Ntoumenopoulos

Managing secretions in the ventilated patient: The role of humidification, suction, physiotherapy, mucolytics and airway adjuncts, George Ntoumenopoulos

Facilitation of responses to degraded targets by non-degraded distractors, Barbara Brenda Ocampo and Ada Kritikos

Connecting masculinities and physical activity among senior South Asian Canadian immigrant men, John L. Oliffe, S. Grewal, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, T. Gregory Hislop, M. J. Phillips, J. Dhesi, and H. B.K. Kang

Connecting humor, health, and masculinities at prostate cancer support groups, John L. Oliffe, John Ogrodniczuk, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, T. Gregory Hislop, and Michael Halpin

Spaced retrieval significantly improves prospective memory performance of cognitively impaired older adults, Sesil Ozgis, Peter Gregory Rendell, and Julie D. Henry

Clinical supervision: An interdisciplinary review of literature with implications for reflective practice in social work, Margaret Jane Pack

Mobility experiences of adolescents with cerebral palsy, Robert J. Palisano, Lorie J. Shimmell, Debra A. Stewart, John J. Lawless, Peter L. Rosenbaum, and Dianne J. Russell

Resisting gender-bias: Insights from Western Australian middle-level women nurses, Helen Pannowitz, Narelle Elizabeth Glass, and Kierrynn Davis


Drinking and future thinking: acute effects of alcohol on prospective memory and future simulation, Theadora Paraskevaides, Celia JA Morgan, Julie R. Leitz, James A. Bisby, Peter G. Rendell, and H Valerie Curran


Coping and buoyancy in the workplace: Understanding their effects on teachers' work-related well-being and engagement, Philip D. Parker and Andrew J. Martin

Gait variability in younger and older adult women is altered by overground walking protocol, Kade L. Paterson, Noel D. Lythgo, and Keith D. Hill

Swallowing performance in patients with head and neck cancer: A simple clinical test, Joanne M. Patterson, Elaine McColl, Paul Nicholas Carding, Charles G. Kelly, and Janet A. Wilson

A randomized controlled trial of group cognitive-behavioral therapy vs enhanced supportive therapy for auditory hallucinations, David L. Penn, Piper S. Meyer, Elizabeth Serex Evans, Robert J. Wirth, Karen Cai, and Margaret R. Burchinal

Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow of diabetic patients portrait unique markers influenced by the diabetic microenvironment, Smruti M. Phadnis, Surendra M. Ghaskadbi, Anandwardhan A. Hardikar, and Ramesh R. Bhonde

Passion in referees: Examining their affective and cognitive experiences in sport situations, Frederick L. Philippe, Robert J. Vallerand, Joeline Andrianarisoa, and Philippe Brunel

Passion does make a difference in people's lives: A look at well-being in passionate and non-passionate individuals, Frederick L. Philippe, Robert J. Vallerand, and Genevieve L. Lavigne

Passion for driving and aggressive driving behavior: A look at their relationship, Frederick L. Philippe, Robert J. Vallerand, Isabelle Richer, Evelyne Vallieres, and Jacques Bergeron

Mind body medicine: A conceptual (re) synthesis, Paul Posadzki and Narelle Elizabeth Glass

Self-efficacy and the sense of coherence: Narrative review and a conceptual synthesis, Paul Posadzki and Narelle Elizabeth Glass

Opting in and opting out: A grounded theory of nursing's contribution to inpatient rehabilitation, Julie Pryor, Annette Walker, Beverley O'Connell, and Linda Worrall-Carter

The motivating role of violence in video games, Andrew K. Przybylski, Richard Michael Ryan, and C. Scott Rigby

Having to versus wanting to play: Background and consequences of harmonious versus obsessive engagement in video games, Andrew K. Przybylski, Netta Weinstein, Richard Michael Ryan, and C. Scott Rigby

Counteracting ambivalence: Nurses who smoke and their health promotion role with patients who smoke, Jenny Radsma and Joan Lorraine Bottorff

A specific inpatient aquatic physiotherapy program improves strength after total hip or knee replacement: A randomised controlled trial, Ann Elizabeth Rahmann, Sandra G. Brauer, and Jennifer C. Nitz

A brief self-administered psychological intervention to improve well-being in patients with cancer: Results from a feasibility study, Pranathi Ramachandra, Sara Booth, Thirza Pieters, Kalliopi Vrotsou, and Felicia Huppert

Development of an interactive nutrition education website for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, Amutha Ramadas, Kia Fatt Quek, Carina Ka Yee Chan, Zanariah Hussain, and Brian Oldenburg

The effect of continuing professional education on health care outcomes: Lessons for dementia care, Rasika Rampatige, David Dunt, Colleen Joy Doyle, Susan Day, and Pauline van Dort

The development and validation of the pictorial motivation scale in physical activity, Greg Reid, Robert J. Vallerand, Carole Poulin, and Peter Crocker

A review of virtual week for prospective memory assessment: Clinical implications, Peter Gregory Rendell and Julie Henry

Prospective memory impairment in former users of methamphetamine, Peter Gregory Rendell, Magdalena Mazur, and Julie D. Henry

Effect of delay on children's delay-execute prospective memory performance, Peter Gregory Rendell, Melissa J. Vella, Matthias Kliegel, and Gillian Terrett

Long-term relations between intentions, planning, and exercise: A 3-year longitudinal study after orthopedic rehabilitation, Tabea Reuter, Jochen P. Ziegelmann, Sonia Lippke, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Verhalten und gesundheit, T. Reuter and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Male depression :The impact of masculine role norms, Simon Rice and Barry John Fallon


Relationships during young adulthood: the impact of relationship tension on strength and reward, Simon Rice, Rosanne Burton Smith, and Barry John Fallon

Heart failure self-care in developed and developing countries, Barbara Riegel, Andrea Driscoll, Jom Suwanno, Debra K. Moser, Terry A. Lennie, Misook L. Chung, Jia-Rong Wu, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Beverley Carlson, and Janette Cameron

Lipid-induced mTOR activation in rat skeletal muscle reversed by exercise and 5'-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-1-beta-D-ribofuranoside, Donato A. Rivas, Ben B. Yaspelkis, John Alan Hawley, and Sarah J. Lessard

Rural palliative care: A comprehensive review, Carol Robinson, Barbara Pesut, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, Andrea Mowry, Sandra Broughton, and Gillian Fyles

Predictors of the Attitudinal and Health Outcomes of Aged Care Nurses, John James Rodwell, Andrew Noblet, Defne Demir, and Peter David Steane


Predictors of the Attitudinal and Health Outcomes of Aged Care Nurses, John James Rodwell, Andrew Noblet, Defne Demir, and Peter David Steane

An investigation of emotional wellbeing and its relationship to contemporary nursing practice, Jayln Rose and Narelle Elizabeth Glass

ECG interpretation Part 2: Determination of bundle branch and fascicular blocks, Louise Rose and Lisa Kuhn

A randomized controlled trial of the impact of therapeutic horse riding on the quality of life, health, and function of children with cerebral palsy, Peter Rosenbaum

Cerebral Palsy in the 21st Century: Is there anything left to say?, Peter Rosenbaum

Cerebral Palsy in the 21st Century :What's New?, Peter Rosenbaum


Childhood disability and social policies, Peter Rosenbaum

Putting child development back into developmental disabilities, Peter Rosenbaum

The quality of life for the young adult with neurodisability: Overview and reprise, Peter Rosenbaum

Proposed motor development assessment protocol for epidemiological studies in children, Peter L. Rosenbaum, C. Missiuna, D. Echeverria, and S. S. Knox

The emotional and academic consequences of parental conditional regard: Comparing conditional positive regard, conditional negative regard, and autonomy support as parenting practices, Guy Roth, Avi Assor, Christopher P. Niemiec, Richard Michael Ryan, and Edward L. Deci

Exogenous glucose oxidation is reduced with carbohydrate feeding during exercise after starvation, David S. Rowlands, Nathan A. Johnson, Jasmine A. Thomson, Phil Chapman, and Stephen R. Stannard


Promoting self-determined school engagement: Motivation, learning and well-being, Richard Michael Ryan and Edward L. Deci

Wellness as healthy functioning or wellness as happiness: The importance of eudaimonic thinking (response to the Kashdan et al. and Waterman discussion), Richard Michael Ryan and Veronika Huta

Self-determination theory in schools of education: Can an empirically supported framework also be critical and liberating?, Richard Michael Ryan and Christopher P. Niemiec

Undermining quality teaching and learning: A self-determination theory perspective on high-stakes testing, Richard Michael Ryan and Netta Weinstein


Self-determination theory and physical activity: The dynamics of motivation in development and wellness, Richard Michael Ryan, Geoffrey C. Williams, Heather Patrick, and Edward L. Deci

Islet-like cell clusters occur naturally in human gall bladder and are retained in diabetic conditions, Subhshri Sahu, Mugdha V. Joglekar, Ramesh Dumbre, Smruti M. Phadnis, David Tosh, and Anandwardhan Hardikar

Development of a measure of family-centred care for resource-poor South African settings: The experience of using a modified version of the MPOC-20, G. M. Saloojee, Peter R. Rosenbaum, M. S. Westaway, and A. V. Stewart

Planning and self-efficacy of participants in an online intervention for cessation motivated smokers [Forskningsetik i forskning som involverar barn: Etik som riskhantering och etik som Forskningspraktik], Lars Satow, Sonia Lippke, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Patterns of thinking in militant extremism, Gerard Saucier, Laura Geuy Akers, Seraphine Shen-Miller, Goran Knezevic, and Lazar Stankov


Physical Education and Sport - The people, the participation and the performance - Snapshots in context, John E. Saunders, Christopher Hickey, and Wayne Edward Maschette

Australian muslim men coping with conflict and achieving balance: Positive look at a negative issue, Adem Sav, Neil Harris, Bernadette Sebar, Mohamad Abdalla, and Donald Stewart

Work-life conflict among Australian muslim men and women in South-East Queensland, Adem Sav, Bernadette Sebar, Mohamad Abdalla, and Donald Stewart

The voices of muslim men: The experiences of Australian muslim men in the workplace, Adem Sav, Bernadette Sebar, and Neil Harris

Differential effects of age on involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memory, Simone Schlagman, Matthias Kliegel, Jorg Schulz, and Lia Kvavilashvili

Age effects in prospective memory performance within older adults: The paradoxical impact of implementation intentions, Katharina Marlene Schnitzspahn and Matthias Kliegel