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 2008

A food pyramid for swiss athletes, Louise Burke

Caffeine and sports performance, Louise M. Burke

Sports nutrition and Australian Football, Louise M. Burke

Sports supplements debate: A risky practice that produces expensive urine or legitimate performance boosts that can be found in a packet or bottle?, Louise Mary Burke

Optimising and enhancing human performance through nutrition, Louise Mary Burke, Bente Kiens, and Kevin D. Tipton

Effects of participation level, apparatus and training phase on trainiing load of young female gymnasts, Lauren Burt, Raul Landeo, and Geraldine Ann Naughton

Objective tests of movement imagery predict movement skill performance, John Callanan and Peter Henry Wilson

The role of passion for teaching in intrapersonal and interpersonal outcomes, Noemie Carbonneau, Robert J. Vallerand, Claude Fernet, and Frederic Guay

Prognostic impact of pulmonary arterial hypertension: A population-based analysis, Melinda Jane Carrington, Niamh F. Murphy, Geoff Strange, Andrew Peacock, John J.V. McMurray, and Simon Stewart

Is fenofibrate a cost-saving treatment for middle-aged individuals with type ii diabetes? An economic analysis of the FIELD Study, Melinda Jane Carrington and Simon Stewart


Blood pressure and heart rate during continuous experimental sleep fragmentation in health adults, Melinda Carrington and John Trinder


Blood pressure and heart rate during continuous experimental sleep fragmentation in health adults, Melinda Carrington and John Trinder

Ascertaining late-life depressive symptoms in Europe: An evaluation of the survey version of the EURO-D scale in 10 nations. The SHARE project, Erico Castro-Costa, Michael Dewey, Robert Stewart, Sube Banerjee, Felicia Huppert, Carlos Mendonca-Lima, Christophe Bula, Friedel Reisches, Johannes Wancata, Karen Ritchie, Magda Tsolaki, Raimundo Mateos, and Martin Prince


The effects on cardiovascular autonomic control of repetitive arousal from sleep, Jaree Chaicharn, Melinda Carrington, John Trinder, and Michael Khoo


The effects on cardiovascular autonomic control of repetitive arousal from sleep, Jaree Chaicharn, Melinda Carrington, John Trinder, and Michael Khoo

An evaluation of SARS and droplet infection control practices in acute and rehabilitation hospitals in Hong Kong, Janita Chau, David Thompson, S. Twinn, Diana Lee, Violeta Lopez, and L. S. Y. Ho

Susceptibility to smoking among white and Chinese nonsmoking adolescents in Canada, Wei-Ying Chen, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, Jerry Johnson, Elizabeth M. Saewyc, and Bruno D. Zumbo

The relative contribution of motor impairments to limitation in physical activity, Hsiu-Ching Chiu, Louise Ada, Susan Coulson, and Jane Margaret Butler


Optimal crank arm length and body position for road sprint cycling performance, Cameron Christiansen, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Cameron John Wilson

A CBT Practitioners Guide to ACT - How to bridge the gap between cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, Joseph Ciarrochi and Anne Bailey

Learned social hopelessness: The role of explanatory style in predicting social support during adolescence, Joseph Ciarrochi and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

The link between emotion identification skills and socio-emotional functioning in early adolescence: A 1-year longitudinal study, Joseph Ciarrochi, Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven, and Sunila Supavadeeprasit


The potential of nursing to reduce the burden of heart failure in rural Canada: What strategies should nurses prioritize?, Alexander Michael Clark, N. O. Freydberg, S. L. Heath, L. Savard, Marla McDonald, and L. Strain

Complex critical realism: Tenets and application in nursing research, Alexander Michael Clark, Sue L. Lissel, and Carol Davis

The complex nature of informal care in home-based heart failure management, Alexander Michael Clark, Machar Reid, Caroline E. Morrison, Simon Capewell, David L. Murdoch, and John J. McMurray


Hamstring injuries: Risk assessment and injury prevention, Ross Allan Clark

A comparison of force curve profiles between the bench press and ballistic bench throws, Ross Allan Clark, Adam Bryant, and Brendan Humphries

An examination of strength and concentric work ratios during variable range of motion training, Ross Allan Clark, Adam L. Bryant, and Brendan Humphries

The relationship between bullying behaviour, age aggression, school climate, and tolerance to human diversity, Thomas Clifopoulos and Rivka Witenberg


A home for medically complex children: The role of hospital programs, Eyal Cohen, Jeremy Friedman, David Nicholas, Sherri Adams, and Peter Rosenbaum


Trunk muscle onset and cessation in golfers with and without low back pain, Michael Cole


Electromyography of the trunk and abdominal muscles in golfers with and without low back pain, Michael Cole and Paul Grimshaw


Characterising cortical density in the mid-tibia : Intra-individual variation in adolescent girls and boys, David Cooper, Yasmin Ahamed, Heather Macdonald, and Heather McKay


Characterising cortical density in the mid-tibia : Intra-individual variation in adolescent girls and boys, David Cooper, Yasmin Ahamed, Heather Macdonald, and Heather McKay

Characterising cortical density in the mid-tibia: Intra-individual variation in adolescent girls and boys, David M.L. Cooper, Yasmin Ahamed, Heather M. Macdonald, and Heather Anne McKay

Neuromuscular and endocrine responses of elite players during an Australian rules football season, Stuart John Cormack, Robert U. Newton, Michael R. McGuigan, and Prue Cormie

Causal modeling of self-concept, job satisfaction, and retention of nurses, Leanne S. Cowin, Maree Johnson, Rhonda Gai Craven, and Herbert Warren Marsh

The effect of the "rod-and-frame" illusion on grip planning in a sequential object manipulation task, Celine Craje, John Van Der Kamp, and Bert Steenbergen

Self-processes, learning, and enabling human potential, Rhonda Gai Craven

A time-motion analysis of international women's water polo match play, Shaun D'Auria and Timothy James Gabbett

Heart failure nursing in Australia: Challenges, strengths, and opportunities, Patricia M. Davidson, Andrea Driscoll, Robyn Clark, Phillip J. Newton, and Simon Stewart

Anthropometric measurements of the scapula, humerus, radius and ulna in Labrador dogs with and without elbow dysplasia, Patricia T. Davidson, Joanne Elizabeth Bullock-Saxton, and A. Lisle

Hedonia, eudaimonia, and well-being: An introduction, Edward L. Deci and Richard Michael Ryan

Self-determination theory and the explanatory role of psychological needs in human well-being, Edward L. Deci, Richard Michael Ryan, and Maurizio Vansteenkiste


Facilitating optimal motivation and psychological well-being across life's domains, Edward Deci and Richard Ryan

Exercise-induced phospho-proteins in skeletal muscle, A. S. Deshmukh, John Alan Hawley, and J. R. Zierath


Syringe disposal bins : The outcomes of a free trial for city traders in an inner-city municipality Australia, Madonna Devaney and Lynda Berends

Syringe disposal bins: The outcomes of a free trial for city traders in an inner-city municipality Australia, Madonna Devaney and Lynda Beverley Berends

Patients' experiences of disruptions associated with post-stroke dysarthria, Sylvia Dickson, Rosaline S. Barbour, Marian Brady, Alexander Michael Clark, and Gillian Paton

Aggression after paediatric traumatic brain injury: A theoretical approach, Julian J. Dooley, Vicki Anderson, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, and Jeneva Ohan

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colleen Joy Doyle, Rebecca Howard, Loyal Pattewage, and Sandy Ward

Ethical dilemmas of a large national multi-centre study in Australia: Time for some consistency, Andrea Driscoll, Judy Currey, Linda Worrall-Carter, and Simon Stewart


Elements :Art and Play in a Multi-Modal Interactive Workspace for Upper Limb Movement Rehabilitation, Jonathan Duckworth, Peter Henry Wilson, Nicholas Mumford, Ross Eldridge, Patrick Robert Thomas, and David Ho Keung Shum

Reading with vocabulary intervention: Evaluation of an instruction for children with poor response to reading intervention, Fiona J. Duff, Elizabeth Fieldsend, Claudine Bowyer-Crane, Charles Hulme, Glynnis Smith, Simon Gibbs, and Margaret J. Snowling

Hope as a Basis for Understanding the Benefits and Possibilities of Community Engagement, Luke Anthony Egan, Jude Butcher, and Kenneth George Ralph

Skill and physiological demands of open and closed training drills in Australian Football, Damian Farrow, David B. Pyne, and Timothy James Gabbett

The Work Tasks Motivation Scale for Teachers (WTMST), Claude Fernet, Caroline Senecal, Frederic Guay, Herbert Warren Marsh, and Martin Dowson

A systematic review of repetitive functional task practice with modelling of resource use, costs and effectiveness, Beverley French, Michael John Leathley, Christopher J. Sutton, Joanna J. McAdam, Lois H. Thomas, A. Forster, Peter J. Langhorne, Christopher I.M. Price, Annette Walker, and Caroline Watkins


The influence of low gravitational force WBV and training frequency on functional performance of older adults, Trentham Furness and Wayne Edward Maschette

Incidence of injury in junior rugby league players over four competitive seasons, Timothy James Gabbett

Performance changes following training in junior rugby league players, Timothy James Gabbett, James Johns, and Matt Riemann

A comparison of fitness and skill among playing positions in sub-elite rugby league players, Timothy James Gabbett, Jason N. Kelly, and Troy Pezet

Speed, change of direction speed, and reactive agility of rugby league players, Timothy James Gabbett, Jason N. Kelly, and Jeremy M. Sheppard

Applied physiology of rugby league, Timothy James Gabbett, Trish King, and David G. Jenkins

Developpement d'une echelle de satisfaction des besoins fondamentaux en contexte sportif, Nicolas Gillet, Elisabeth Rosnet, and Robert J. Vallerand

Training reading and phoneme awareness skills in children with down syndrome, Kristina Goetz, Charles Hulme, Sophie Brigstocke, Julia M. Carroll, Louise Nasir, and Margaret J. Snowling

E-C coupling and contractile characteristics of mechanically skinned single fibres from young rats during rapid growth and maturation, C A. Goodman, R Blazev, J Kemp, and G MM Stephenson

Psychiatric nurses' attitudes toward consumer and carer participation in care: Part 2-barriers to participation., Valerie Ann Goodwin and Brenda Happell

Bimanual coordination in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Andrew M. Gordon and Bert Steenbergen

Adult age differences in event-based prospective memory: A meta-analysis on the role of focal versus nonfocal cues, Jacqueline A. Griego and Matthias Kliegel

Representations of relatedness with parents and friends and autonomous academic motivation during the late adolescence-early adulthood period: Reciprocal or unidirectional effects?, Frederic Guay, Herbert Warren Marsh, Caroline Senecal, and Martin Dowson

Long-term DHEA replacement in primary adrenal insufficiency: A randomized, controlled trial, Eleanor M. Gurnell, Penelope J. Hunt, Zusanne E. Curran, Catherine L. Conway, Eleanor M. Pullenayegum, Felicia A. Huppert, Juliet E. Compston, Joseph Herbert, and V. Krishna K. Chatterjee

Role of NADPH oxidase in tissue growth in a tissue engineering chamber in rats, Hiroki Hachisuka, Gregory J. Dusting, Keren M. Abberton, Wayne A. Morrison, and Fan Jiang

Preliminary findings of external counterpulsation for ischemic stroke patient with large artery occlusive disease, Jing Hao Han, Thomas W. Leung, Wynnie W. Lam, Yannie O. Soo, Anne W. Alexandrov, Vincent Mok, Yee-Fong V. Leung, Raymond Lo, and Ka Sing Wong

Understanding participation among adolescent Rugby Union players, Timothy Bryan Hartwig, John Carlson, and Geraldine Ann Naughton

What makes an article influential? Predicting impact in social-personality psychology, Nick Haslam, Lauren Ban, Leah Mary Kaufmann, Stephen Loughnan, Kim Peters, Jennifer Whelan, and Sam Wilson

Commentary on viewpoint: Perspective on the future use of genomics in exercise prescription, John Alan Hawley

Specificity of training adaptation: Time for a rethink?, John Alan Hawley


Overweight and obesity in Australia, John Alan Hawley and David Wayne Dunstan

Exercise training-induced improvements in insulin action, John Alan Hawley and S. J. Lessard

Metabolic adaptations to training, John Alan Hawley and Gustavo A. Nader

Toddlers' categorization of typical and scrambled dolls and cars, Michelle Ann Heron and Virginia Slaughter

A model for consultation with Aboriginal stakeholders about young people's mental health and wellbeing: the NSW School-Link Training Program, Anthony Hillin, Rob McAlpine, Bindi Marietta Bennett, Tom Brideson, Vanessa Worrall, and Ros Montague


Thinking rugby: Using sport psychology to improve rugby performance, Ken Hodge, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, and Alex McKenzie

Burnout in elite rugby: Relationships with basic psychological needs fulfilment, Ken Hodge, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, and Johan Y.Y. Ng

Thyroid function and cognitive decline in the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing Study, Eef Hogervorst, Felicia Huppert, Fiona E. Matthews, and Carol Brayne

Sex-specific developmental changes in muscle size and bone geometry at the femoral shaft, Wolfgang Hogler, Cameron J.R. Blimkie, Chris T. Cowell, Dean Inglis, Frank Rauch, Allan F. Kemp, Peter Norman Wiebe, Craig Scott Duncan, Nathalie Farpour-Lambert, and Helen J. Woodhead


Emergent cigarette smoking, correlations with depression and interest in cessation among aboriginal adolescents in British Columbia, Peter J. Hutchinson, Chris G. Richardson, and Joan Lorraine Bottorff

Hot summers and heart failure: Seasonal variations in morbidity and mortality in Australian heart failure patients (1994-2005), Sally C. Inglis, Robyn A. Clark, Sepehr Shakib, Denis T. Wong, Payman Molaee, David Wilkinson, and Simon Stewart

Time-based and event-based prospective memory across adulthood: Underlying mechanisms and differential costs on the ongoing task, Theodor Jager and Matthias Kliegel

Are there detrimental effects of witnessing school violence in early adolescence?, Michel Janosz, Isabelle Archambault, Linda S. Pagani, Sophie Pascal, Alexandre J.S. Morin, and François Bowen

identifying teachers at risk in Hong Kong: Psychosomatic symptoms and sources of stress, Putai Jin, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Tak-On Tang, and Renae Low

Beyond the barriers: Marking the place for marijuana use at a Canadian high school, Joy L. Johnson, Barbara Moffat, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, Jean Shoveller, Benedikt Fischer, and Rebecca J. Haines


A survey of the risk-management behaviours of Australian general practitioners, Maree Johnson, Sungwon Chang, Brooke Murphy, and Sheryn Payne

Self-assessment of medico-legal risk by doctors: The Know Your Risk Version 1- short form, Maree Johnson, Brooke Murphy, Sheryn Payne, and Sungwon Chang

Intensive care for the critically ill adult, Alice Y.M. Jones, George Ntoumenopoulos, and Jennifer D. Paratz

The development of a brief version of the Nurse's Observation Scale for inpatient Evaluation (NOSiE-30), Nicole T. Jones, Brian Sheitman, Dennis R. Combs, David Lewis Penn, Mark Hazelrigg, and Betty Paesler


Treatment of stroke: Acting on the symptoms, Stephanie Jones, Michael J. Leathley, and Caroline Leigh Watkins

Engaging service users in the development of stroke services: An action research study, Stephanie P. Jones, Malcolm F. Auton, Christopher R. Burton, and Caroline L. Watkins


Quality of life in heart failure, Corrine Jurgens, Jom Suwano, and Barbara Riegel