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

Self-reported vision and health of indigenous Australians, Nicolas Goujon, Cherylee Brown, Jing Xie, Anna-Lena Arnold, Ross Dunn, Jill Keeffe, and Hugh Taylor

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Writing to Read :Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading - A Report from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Steve Graham and Michael Hebert

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Writing to Read :Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading - A Report from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Steve Graham and Michael Hebert

Unclean fathers, responsible men : Smoking, stigma and fatherhood, L Greaves, J Oliffe, P Ponic, Michelle Kelly, and Joan Bottorff

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Assessing Bimanual Performance in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy : A Systematic Review, Susan Greaves, Christine Imms, Karen Dodd, and Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm

Calcium and vitamin-D supplementation on bone structural properties in peripubertal female identical twins: a randomised controlled trial, D. A. Greene and G A. Naughton

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Jump kinetics, bone health and nutrition in elite adolescent female athletes, David Anthony Greene, Mark Peter Moresi, Geraldine Ann Naughton, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

intrinsic, identified, and controlled types of motivation for school subjects in young elementary school children, Frederic Guay, Julien Chanal, Catherine Ratelle, Herbert Marsh, Simon Larose, and Michel Boivin

Intrinsic, identified, and controlled types of motivation for school subjects in young elementary school children, Frederic Guay, Julien Chanal, Catherine Ratelle, Herbert Marsh, Simon Larose, and Michel Boivin

Breast cancer messaging for younger women : Gender, femininity, and risk, R Haines, Joan Bottorff, S Barclay, E Ptolemy, J Carey, and Karen Sullivan

'The missing picture' : Tobacco use through the eyes of smokers, R Haines, J Oliffe, Joan Bottorff, and B Poland

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Boundaries and multiple relationships, Sabine Hammond

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Development and evaluation of an allied health research training scheme, Katherine Harding, Delwyne Stephens, Nicholas Taylor, Mang Chu, and Alison Wilby

Carbohydrate availability and training adaptation : Effects on cell metabolism, John Hawley and Louise Burke

Carbohydrate availability and training adaptation : Effects on cell metabolism, John Hawley and Louise Burke

The distinctiveness and utility of a brief measure of alexithymia for adolescents, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Katherine Hurrell

The distinctiveness and utility of a brief measure of alexithymia for adolescents, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Katherine Hurrell

Parental styles and religious values among teenagers : A 3-year prospective analysis, Patrick Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Peter Leeson

Pubertal stage and the prevalence of violence and social/relational aggression, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Aneta Kotevski, Todd Herrenkohl, John Toumbourou, John Carlin, Richard Catalano, and George Patton

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Are rates of school suspension higher in socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods? : An Australian study, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, John Toumbourou, Rachel Smith, Garth Kendall, Bosco Rowland, Kate Freiberg, and Joanne Williams

Infants' responses to real humans and representations of humans, Michelle Heron and Virginia Slaughter

Retirement : what will you do? A narrative inquiry of occupation-based planning for retirement: implications for practice, Alana Hewitt, Linsey Howie, and Susan Feldman

Retirement : what will you do? A narrative inquiry of occupation-based planning for retirement: implications for practice, Alana Hewitt, Linsey Howie, and Susan Feldman

Countermeasures against lumbar spine deconditioning in prolonged bed rest : resistive exercise with and without whole body vibration, Julie Anne Hides, Daniel Belavy, Gabriele Armbrecht, Carolyn Richardson, Dieter Felsenberg, and U Gast

A magnetic resonance imaging investigation of the transversus abdominins muscle during drawing-in of the abdominal wall in elite Australian football league players with and without low back pain, Julie Anne Hides, Carly Boughen, Warren Robert Stanton, Mark Strudwick, and Steve Wilson

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Psoas and quadratus lumborum muscle asymmetry among elite Australian Football League players, Julie Anne Hides, Theresa Fan, Warren Robert Stanton, P Stanton, Catherine McMahon, and Stephen Wilson

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Retraining motor control of abdominal muscles among elite cricketers with low back pain, Julie Anne Hides, Warren Robert Stanton, Stephen Wilson, Matt Freke, Shaun McMahon, and K Sims

Hip muscle weakness in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis, Rana Hinman, Michael Hunt, Mark William Creaby, Tim Wrigley, Fiona McManus, and Kim Bennell

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2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with thoracic aortic disease, Loren F. Hiratzka, G. Bakris, Joshua A. Beckman, Robert M. Bersin, Vincent F. Carr, Donald E. Casey, Kim A. Eagle, Luke K. Hermann, Eric M. Isselbacher, Ella A. Kazerooni, Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Bruce W. Lytle, Dianna M. Milewicz, David L. Reich, Souvik Sen, Julie A. Shinn, Lars G. Svensson, David M. Williams, Alice K. Jacobs, Sidney C. Smith, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Cynthia D. Adams, Christopher E. Buller, Mark A. Creager, Steven M. Ettinger, Robert A. Guyton, Jonathan L. Halperin, Sharon A. Hunt, Harlan M. Krumholz, Frederick G. Kushner, Rick Nishimura, Richard L. Page, Barbara Riegel, William G. Stevenson, Lynn G. Tarkington, and Clyde W. Yancy

Intensive Upper Limb Therapy Following Botulinum-A in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy : Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial, Brian Hoare, Christine Imms, and Leeanne Carey

Modified constraint-induced movement therapy or bimanual occupational therapy following injection of botulinum toxin-A to improve bimanual performance in young children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial methods paper, Brian Hoare, Christine Imms, Hyam Rawicki, and Leeanne Carey

Botulinum Toxin A as an Adjunct to Treatment in the Management of the Upper Limb in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy (UPDATE), Brian Hoare, Margaret Wallen, Christine Imms, Elmer Villanueva, Hyam Rawicki, and Leeanne Carey

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Acute effects of strength training on running economy, Kuok Wai Ho, Morgan D. Williams, Cameron J. Wilson, Hans Christian Lorenzen, Daniel L. Meehan, and Corey W. Joseph

Women's constructions of the 'right time' to consider decisions about risk-reducing mastectomy and risk-reducing oophorectomy, A Howard, Joan Bottorff, L Balneaves, and C Kim-Sing

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Factors that affect health outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes : A cross-sectional study, Min-Feng Huang, Mary Denise Courtney, Helen Edwards, and Jan McDowell

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Validation of the Chinese version of the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID-C) scale, Min-Feng Huang, Mary Denise Courtney, Helen Edwards, and Jan McDowell

Measuring episodic memory : A novel approach with an indefinite number of alternative forms, Michael Humphreys, Simon Smith, Nancy Pachana, Gerald Tehan, and Gerard Byrne

A controlled trial of mindfulness training in schools : The importance of practice for an impact on well-being, Felicia Huppert and D Johnson

Parental practices predict psychological well-being in midlife : Life-course associations among women in the 1946 British birth cohort, Felicia Huppert, G Ploubidis, M Richards, and Rosemary Abbott

Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue : The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives, V Huta and Richard Ryan

Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue : The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives, V Huta and Richard Ryan

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Sensory system function and postural stability in men aged 30-80 years, Sara Illing, Nancy Low Choy, Jennifer Nitz, and Melissa Nolan

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Eight Weeks of Occupational Therapy Home Programme, Compared to No Programme, Resulted in Improved Achievement of Child and Family- Selected Goals by Children with Cerebral Palsy, Christine Imms, Rebecca Cowan, Elvan Ertekin, Gabi-Leigh Klein, and Jane Galvin

Structured telephone support or telemonitoring programs for patients with chronic heart failure, Sally Inglis, Robyn Clark, F McAlister, Jocasta Ball, Christian Lewinter, Damien Cullington, Simon Stewart, and John Cleland

Structured telephone support or telemonitoring programs for patients with chronic heart failure, Sally Inglis, Robyn Clark, F McAlister, Jocasta Ball, Christian Lewinter, Damien Cullington, Simon Stewart, and John Cleland

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Diarrhoea risk factors in enterally tube fed critically ill patients : A retrospective audit, Leanne Jack, Fiona Coyer, Mary Denise Courtney, and Bala Venkatesh

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Probiotics and diarrhoea management in enterally tube fed critically ill patients-What is the evidence?, Leanne Jack, Fiona Coyer, Mary Denise Courtney, and Bala Venkatesh

Associative recognition memory for faces : More pronounced age-related impairments in binding intracan inter-item associations, T Jager, A Mecklinger, and Matthias Kliegel

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Auditing the TK and TPACK confidence of pre-service teachers : Are they ready for the profession?, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Glenn Finger, and Peter Albion

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Auditing the TPACK Capabilities of final year teacher education students: Are they ready for the 21st century?, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Glenn Finger, and Peter Albion

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A pragmatic randomised trial of stretching before and after physical activity to prevent injury and soreness, Gro Jamtvedt, Robert D. Herbert, Signe Flottorp, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Kari Havelsrud, Alexandra Barratt, Erin Mathieu, Amanda Burls, and Andrew Oxman

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Engaging students in learning activities: it is not autonomy support or structure but autonomy support and structure, H. Jang, Johnmarshall Reeve, and Edward Deci

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Motor planning in bimanual object manipulation : Two plans for two hands?, Loes Janssen, Celine Craje, Matthias Weigelt, and Bert Steenbergen

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Dyslipidaemia in rural Australia : Prevalence, awareness, and adherence to treatment guidelines in the Greater Green Triangle Risk Factor Study, E Janus, P Tideman, J Dunbar, A Kilkkinen, Stephen Bunker, B Philpot, R Tirimacco, Kevin Mc Namara, S Heistaro, and T Laatikainen

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Methods to standardize dietary intake before performance testing, N Jeacocke and Louise Burke

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Methods to standardize dietary intake before performance testing, N Jeacocke and Louise Burke

A meta-study of the essentials of quality nursing documentation, Diana Jefferies, Maree Johnson, and Rhonda Griffiths

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The Validity and Reliability of GPS Units for Measuring Distance in Team Sport Specific Running Patterns, Denise Jennings, Stuart Cormack, Aaron Coutts, Luke Boyd, and Robert Aughey

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Variability of GPS units for measuring distance in team sport movements, Denise Jennings, Stuart Cormack, Aaron Coutts, Luke Boyd, and Robert Aughey

Quantitative estimation of multiple miRNAs and mRNAs from a single cell, Mugdha Joglekar, Chiju Wei, and Anandwardhan Hardikar

Gender-specific profiles of tobacco use among non-institutionalized people with serious mental illness, Jerry Johnson, P Ratner, L Malchy, C Okoli, R Procyshyn, Joan Bottorff, M Groening, A Schultz, and M Osborne

The Nursing and Midwifery Content Audit Tool (NMCAT) : A short nursing dcumentation audit tool, Maree Johnson, Diana Jefferies, and Rachel Langdon

Does attendance at a multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation program for people with parkinson's disease produce quantitative short term or long term improvements? : A systematic review, Maureen Johnston and Mang Chu

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CSR and the building of leadership capability, Grant Adam deWitt Jones and Robin Jana Kramar

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Marketing to children and teens on Australian food company web sites, Sandra C. Jones and Amanda Reid

Stroke knowledge and awareness : An integrative review of the evidence, Susanne Jones, A Jenkinson, M Leathley, and Caroline Watkins

Work-family conflict and coping : A qualitative investigation of couples from four occupational groups in India, Parveen Kalliath and Thomas Kalliath

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Development and use of FRAX® in osteoporosis, J. A. Kanis, E. V. McCloskey, H. Johansson, Anders Oden, O. Ström, and F. Borgström

Skeletal muscle : increasing the size of the locomotor cell, L Karagounis and John Hawley

Contraction-induced changes in TNFalpha and Akt-mediated signalling are associated with increased myofibrillar protein in rat skeletal muscle, L Karagounis, B Yaspelkis III, D Reeder, G Lancaster, John Hawley, and Vernon Coffey

Factors involved in the development of osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament surgery, Susan Keays, Peter Newcombe, Joanne Bullock-Saxton, Margaret Bullock, and Anthony Keays

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Predictors of future falls in Parkinson disease, G. K. Kerr, C. J. Worringham, M. H. Cole, P. F. Lacherez, J. M. Wood, and P. A. Silburn

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Predictors of future falls in Parkinson disease [accepted manuscript], G. K. Kerr, C. J. Worringham, M. H. Cole, P. F. Lacherez, J. M. Wood, and P. A. Silburn

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Training loads and incidence of injury during the pre-season in professional rugby league players, Natasha Killen, Timothy James Gabbett, and David Jenkins

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder Grown-Up, Eva Kimonis and Paul Frick

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Utility of a computerised cognitive screen in MCI and depression in an older population, Rachell Kingsbury, Nancy Pachana, Michael Humphreys, Gerald Tehan, and Gerard Byrne

Shaping an Australian nursing and midwifery specialty framework for workforce regulation : Criteria development, Susan King, Kaye Ogle, and Elizabeth Buthane

Effect of motivational incentives on prospective memory performance in preschoolers, Matthias Kliegel, Miriam Brandenberger, and Ingo Aberle

Effect of motivational incentives on prospective memory performance in preschoolers, Matthias Kliegel, Miriam Brandenberger, and Ingo Aberle

Complex mental and physical activity in older women and cognitive performance : A 6-month randomized controlled trial, V Klusmann, A Evers, Ralf Schwarzer, P Schlattmann, F Reischies, I Heuser, and Fernando Dimeo

Complex mental and physical activity in older women and cognitive performance : A 6-month randomized controlled trial, V Klusmann, A Evers, Ralf Schwarzer, P Schlattmann, F Reischies, I Heuser, and Fernando Dimeo

Very early rehabilitation or intensive telemetry after stroke : A pilot randomised trial, P Langhorne, D Stott, A Knight, Julie Bernhardt, D Barer, and Caroline Watkins

The dynamic processes of influence between contextual and situational motivation : A test of the hierarchical model in a science education setting, Genevieve Lavigne and Robert Vallerand

Differences in Offending Patterns Between Adolescent Sex Offenders High or Low in Callous-Unemotional Traits, Kathryn Lawing, Paul Frick, and Keith Cruise

Predicting the growth of early spelling skills : are there heterogeneous developmental trajectories?, Arne Lervag and Charles Hulme

Predicting the Growth of early spelling skills : Are there heterogeneous developmental trajectories?, Arne Lervag and Charles Hulme

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