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

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

Go no-go performance under psychosocial stress: Beneficial effects of implementation intentions, Urte Scholz, Roberto La Marca, Urs M. Nater, Ongo Aberle, Ulrike Ehlert, Rainer Hornung, Mike Martin, and Matthias Kliegel

Changes in self-regulatory cognitions as predictors of changes in smoking and nutrition behaviour, Urte Scholz, Gabriel Nagy, Wiebke Gohner, Aleksandra Luszczynska, and Matthias Kliegel


Nurses' use of qualitative research approaches to investigate tobacco use and control, Annette S.H, Schultz; Joan Lorraine Bottorff; and Stephanie Barclay McKeown

Predicting transitions from preintentional, intentional and actional stages of change, Benjamin Schuz, Falko F. Sniehotta, Natalie Mallach, Amelie U. Wiedemann, and Karl Ralf Schwarzer

Muscle strengthening is not effective in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review, Aline A. Scianni, Jane Margaret Butler, Louise Ada, and Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela

Earning its place as a pan-human theory: Universality of the Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect across 41 culturally and economically diverse countries, Marjorie Seaton, Herbert Warren Marsh, and Rhonda Gai Craven


Festschrift to honor Professor Pierre D. Delmas, E. Seeman, R. Lindsay, and J. A. Kanis

Caffeine and performance in clay target shooting, Bianca Louise Share, Nick Sanders, and Justin Kemp

Endothelial precursor cells home to a vascularized tissue engineering chamber by application of the angiogenic chemokine cxcl12, Jeremy W. Simcock, Anthony Penington, Wayne A. Morrison, Erik W. Thompson, and Geraldine Mitchell

What works in chronic care management: The case of heart failure, Julie Sochalski, Tiny Jaarsma, Harlan M. Krumholz, Ann Laramee, John J.V. McMurray, Mary D. Naylor, Michael W. Rich, Barbara Riegel, and Simon Stewart

Impact of fundoplication versus gastrojejunal feeding tubes on mortality and in preventing aspiratiion pneumonia in young children with neurologic impairment who have gastroesophageal reflux disease, Rajendu Srivastava, Earl C. Downey, Molly O'Gorman, Peter Feola, Matthew Samore, Richard Holubkov, Michael Mundorff, Brent C. James, Peter Rosenbaum, Paul C. Young, and Jonathan M. Dean

Resilience from the perspective of the illicit injection drug user: An exploratory descriptive study, Kelli I. Stajduhar, Laura Funk, Audrey L. Shaw, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, and Joy Johnson

Conservatism and cognitive ability, Lazar Stankov

Large-scale cross-cultural studies of cognitive and noncognitive constructs, Lazar Stankov

Realism of confidence judgments, Lazar Stankov, Jihyun Lee, and Insu Paek

Dimensions of cultural differences: Pancultural, ETiC/EMiC, and ecological approaches, Lazar Stankov and Joohyung Lee

Bodies in the making: Reflections on women's consumption practices in pregnancy, Helen Stapleton and Julia Keenan

(New) family formation and the organisation of food in households: Who does what and why?, Helen Stapleton and Julia Keenan

BJSM reviews: A-Z of nutritional supplements: Dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance Part 3, S. J. Stear, Louise M. Burke, and L. M. Castell


Evaluating the statistical power of goodness-of-fit tests for health and medicine survey data, M. Steele, N. Smart, C. Hurst, and J. Chaseling

Motor imagery training in hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A potentially useful therapeutic tool for rehabilitation, Bert Steenbergen, Celine Craje, Dawn M. Nilsen, and Andrew M. Gordon

Global gene expression in skeletal muscle from well-trained strength and endurance athletes, Nigel K. Stepto, Vernon Glenn Coffey, Andrew L. Carey, Anna P. Ponnampalam, Benedict J. Canny, David Powell, and John Alan Hawley

Population screening for heart disease in vulnerable populations: Lessons from the Heart of Soweto Study, Simon Stewart

Preventing CVD in resource-poor areas: Perspectives from the 'real-world', Simon Stewart and Karen Sliwa

Working with families: From theory to clinical nursing practice, Winsome St John and Karen Flowers

Beyond talk: Creating autonomous motivation through self-determination theory, D N. Stone, Richard Michael Ryan, and Edward L. Deci

A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study examining the effects of a combination nutraceutical formula on cognitive functioning and mood, Con Stough, Christina Kure, Joanne Tarasuik, Jenny Lloyd, Luke Downey, Andrew Scholey, and Keith Wesnes


Integrated care and optimal management of pulmonary arterial hypertension, Geoff Strange, Robin Fowler, Corina Jary, Brad Dalton, Simon Stewart, and Eli Gabbay


Golf Drive Launch Angles and Velocity :3D Analysis Versus a Commercial Launch Monitor, Matthew Sweeney, Jacqueline Alderson, Peter Mills, and Bruce Elliott

The family meeting in palliative care: An instrument for spiritual care, Heather Margaret Tan


After hours palliative care, Heather Margaret Tan, Margaret O'Connor, Gail Miles, Peter Schattner, and Britt Klein

Ricoeur's theory of interpretation: An instrument for data interpretation in hermeneutic phenomenology, Heather Margaret Tan, Anne Wilson, and Ian Olver

GP and nurses' perceptions of how after hours care for people receiving palliative care at home could be improved: A mixed methods study, Heather M. Tan, Margaret M. O'Connor, Gail Miles, Britt Klein, and Peter Schattner

The Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) project: Outline of methods, Richard D. Telford, Shona L. Bass, Marc M. Budge, Donald G. Byrne, John S. Carlson, David Coles, Ross B. Cunningham, Robin M. Daly, David Wayne Dunstan, Rowena English, Robert Fitzgerald, Prisca Eser, Karen J. Gravenmaker, Wayne Haynes, Peter E. Hickman, Ahmad Javaid, Xiaoli Jiang, Tony Lafferty, Mark McGrath, Mary Kay Martin, Geraldine Ann Naughton, Julia M. Potter, Stacey J. Potter, Laurence Prosser, David B. Pyne, Graham J. Reynolds, Philo U. Saunders, Markus J. Seibel, Jonathan E. Shaw, Emma Southcott, Wichat Srikusalanukul, Darryl Stuckey, Rohan M. Telford, Kerry Thomas, Ken Tallis, and Paul Waring

Speech and voice outcomes in oropharyngeal cancer and evaluation of the University of Washington Quality of Life speech domain, Lois H. Thomas, Tony M. Jones, S. Tandon, Paul Nicholas Carding, Derek G. Lowe, and Sarah Rogers

Predicted and observed outcomes in preschool children following speech and language treatment: Parent and clinician perspectives, Nancy L. Thomas-Stonell, Bruce Oddson, Bernadette Robertson, and Peter Rosenbaum

Cardiac rehabilitation: Into the future, David Robert Thompson and Alexander Michael Clark


Translation and validation of two Chinese health-related quality of life instruments in patients with coronary heart disease, David Robert Thompson, Doris R. Yu, Neil B. Oldridge, and Cheuk Man Yu

A time bomb of cardiovascular risk factors in South Africa: Results from the Heart of Soweto Study "Heart Awareness Days", Kemi Tibazarwa, Lucas Ntyintyane, Karen Sliwa, Trevor Gernholtz, Melinda Jane Carrington, David Wilkinson, and Simon Stewart

Alcohol use and related harms in school students in the USA and Australia, John W. Toumbourou, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Barbara J. McMorris, Richard F. Catalano, and George C. Patton

Does implementation of clinical practice guidelines change nurses' screening for alcohol and other substance abuse?, Duong Thuy Tran, Andrea M. Stone, Ritin Fernandez, Rhonda Griffiths, and Maree Johnson

Changes in general nurses knowledge of alcohol and substance use and misuse after education, Duong Thuy Tran, Andrea M. Stone, Ritin S. Fernandez, Rhonda D. Griffiths, and Maree Johnson

Why fellowship? Peak professional bodies, peer recognition and credentialing in Australia, Ulrich Trautwein, Oliver Ludtke, Herbert Warren Marsh, and Gabriel Nagy

Pre-tissue plasminogen activator blood pressure levels and risk of symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage, Georgios Tsivgoulis, James L. Frey, Murray Flaster, Vijay K. Sharma, Annabelle Y. Lao, Steven L. Hoover, Wei Liu, Elefterios Stamboulis, Anne W. Alexandrov, Marc D. Malkoff, and Andrei V. Alexandrov

Caring in residential aged-care. Qualitative findings from an e-cohort sub-study, Anthony Gerrard Tuckett, Karen Hughes, Jean Gilmour, Desley Hegney, Annette Huntington, and Catherine Turner

Validation of CARE-Q in residential aged-care: Rating of importance of caring behaviours from an e-cohort sub-study, Anthony Gerrard Tuckett, Karen Hughes, Philip J. Schluter, and Catherine Turner

Cohort profile: The Nurses and Midwives e-Cohort Study - A novel electronic longitude study, Catherine Turner, Chris Bain, Philip J. Schluter, Emily Yorkston, Fiona Bogassian, Rod McClurre, Annette Hungtington, Anthony Gerrard Tuckett, Desley Hegney, David Robert Thompson, and Simon Stewart

Passion et controle: Une analyse conceptuelle, Robert J. Vallerand, Genevieve L. Lavigne, and N. Carbonneau

Self-determined motivation in sport and exercise groups, Robert J. Vallerand and Martyn Standage

Effects of bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on treatment resistant auditory-verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia: a randomized controlled trial, Ans Vercammen, Henderikus Knegtering, Richard Bruggeman, Hanneke M. Westenbroek, Jack A. Jenner, Cees J. Slooff, Lex Wunderink, and Andre Aleman

Quality of life in childhood epilepsy: What is the level of agreement between youth and their parents?, Leonard H. Verhey, D. M. Kulik, Gabriel M. Ronen, Peter Rosenbaum, L. Lach, and David L. Streiner

Conceptual and physical object qualities contribute differently to motor affordances, Guy Vingerhoets, Kim Vandamme, and Ans Vercammen


Outcomes and costs of primary care surveillance and intervention for overweight or obese children: The LEAP 2 randomised controlled trial, Melissa Wake, Louise A. Baur, Bibi Gerner, Kay Gibbons, Lisa Gold, Jane Gunn, Penny Levickis, Zoe McCallum, Geraldine Naughton, Lena Sanci, and Obioha C. Ukoumunne

Curriculum in crisis, pedagogy in disrepair: A provocation, Kim Walker

3',4'-Dihydroxyflavonol improves post-ischaemic coronary endothelial function following 7 days reperfusion in sheep, Sheng Wang, Colleen J. Thomas, Gregory Dusting, Owen L. Woodman, and Clive N. May

Australian nursing curricula and mental health recruitment, Philip Warelow and Karen-Leigh Edward

Quality of life instruments for children and adolescents with neurodisabilities: How to choose the appropriate instrument, Elizabeth Waters, Elise Davis, Gabriel M. Ronen, Peter Rosenbaum, Michael H. Livingston, and Saroj Saigal

Nursing patients with neurological problems, Caroline Leigh Watkins

A multi-method examination of the effects of mindfulness on stress attribution, coping, and emotional well-being, Netta Weinstein, Kirk W. Brown, and Richard Michael Ryan

Can nature make us more caring? Effects of immersion in nature on intrinsic aspirations and generosity, Netta Weinstein, Andrew K. Przybylski, and Richard Michael Ryan

Women's work. Maintaining a healthy body weight, Nicky Welch, Wendy Hunter, Karina Butera, Karen Frances Willis, Verity Cleland, David Crawford, and Kylie Ball