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

Stages of change in physical activity: A validation study in late adolescence, Philip D. Parker, Andrew Martin, Cintia Martinez, Herbert Marsh, and Susan Jackson

Stages of change in physical activity: A validation study in late adolescence, Philip D. Parker, Andrew Martin, Cintia Martinez, Herbert Marsh, and Susan Jackson

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Voluntary activation of the ankle plantar flexors following whole-body vibration, M Pellegrini, Noel Desmond Lythgo, David Morgan, and Mary Galea

A study of multidimensional religion constructs and values in the United Kingdom, Miriam Pepper, Tim Jackson, and David Uzzell

Goalkeeping secrets of how to save penalties in soccer, Gert-Jan Pepping

Food acquisition habits in a group of African refugees recently settled in Australia, Carolina Pereira, Nicolette Larder, and Shawn Somerset

On the road again : Patient perspectives on commuting for palliative care, B Pesut, Carol Robinson, Joan Bottorff, G Fyles, and Sandra Broughton

Passion for an Activity and Quality of Interpersonal Relationshps : The Mediating Role of Emotions, Frederick Philippe, Robert Vallerand, Nathalie Houlfort, Genevieve Lavigne, and Eric Donahue

Sagittal plane bending moments acting on the lower leg during running, Affendi Phuah, Anthony Schache, Kay Crossley, Tim Wrigley, and Mark William Creaby

Happy to help? : Exploring the factors associated with variations in rates of volunteering across Europe, A Plagnol and Felicia Huppert

An evaluation of the precision of measurement of Ryff's Psychological Well-being scales in a population sample, G Ploubidis, Felicia Huppert, D Kuh, and T Croudace

Synergistic effects of intention and depression on action control : Longitudinal predictors of exercise after rehabilitation, S Pomp, S Lippke, L Fleig, and Ralf Schwarzer

Synergistic effects of intention and depression on action control : Longitudinal predictors of exercise after rehabilitation, S Pomp, S Lippke, L Fleig, and Ralf Schwarzer

Identifying Subtypes Among Offenders With Antisocial Personaltiy Disorder : A Cluster-Analytic Study, Norman Poythress, John Edens, Jennifer Skeem, Scott Lilienfeld, Kevin Douglas, Paul Frick, Christopher Patrick, Monica Epstein, and Tao Wang

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Predictors of breast cancer screening behavior in women with a strong family history of the disease, Melanie Price, Phyllis Butow, Margaret Charles, Tracey Louise Bullen, Bettina Meiser, Joanne McKinley, Sue-Anne McLachlan, and Kelly-Anne Phillips

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A Motivational Model of Video Game Engagement, Andrew Przybylski, C Rigby, and Richard Ryan

Physical Function in Hip Osteoarthritis : Relationship to isometric Knee Extensor Steadiness, Y Pua, Ross Clark, and Adam Bryant

Taking a history : The learnings that national health science forgot, Ashequr Rahman, J Chesters, Gayle Savige, and Nicholas Deacon

Is Gippsland environmentally iodine deficient? : Water iodine concentrations in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, Ashequr Rahman, Nicholas Deacon, Barbara Panther, J Chesters, and Gayle Savige

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Increased iodine deficiency in Victoria, Australia : Analysis of neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone data 2001 to 2006, Ashequr Rahman, Gayle Savige, Nicholas Deacon, Ivan Francis, and J Chesters

Exercise for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis : A comparison of land-based and aquatic interventions, Ann Rahmann

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Black Saturday and the Victorian Bushfires of February 2009 : A descriptive survey of nurses who assisted in the pre-hospital setting, Jaime Ranse, Shane Lenson, and Brett Aimers

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H1N1 2009 Influenza (Human Swine Influenza) : A descriptive study of the response of an influenza assessment clinic collaborating with an emergency department in Australia, Jaime Ranse, Shane Lenson, Matt Luther, and Lily Xiao

Planning bridges the intention-behaviour gap : Age makes a difference and strategy use explains why, T Reuter, J Ziegelmann, S Lippke, N Schuz, and L Aiken

Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors : An application of latent true change modeling, T Reuter, J Ziegelmann, A Wiedemann, C Geiser, S Lippke, B Schuz, and Ralf Schwarzer

Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors : An application of latent true change modeling, T Reuter, J Ziegelmann, A Wiedemann, C Geiser, S Lippke, B Schuz, and Ralf Schwarzer

Comparison of individual criteria and externally imposed criteria for stage allocation : Findings from an internet study addressing physical activity, J Richert, S Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

Comparison of individual criteria and externally imposed criteria for stage allocation : Findings from an internet study addressing physical activity, J Richert, S Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

Differential effects of planning and self-efficacy on fruit and vegetable consumption, J Richert, T Reuter, A Wiedemann, S Lippke, J Ziegelmann, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Attachment theory and the teacher-student relationship : a practical guide for teachers, teacher educators and school leaders, Philip Riley

Promoting the use of measurement tools in practice : A mixed methods study of the activities and experiences of physical therapist knowlege brokers, Lisa Rivard, Dianne Russell, Lori Roxborough, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Doreen Bartlett, and Peter Rosenbaum

Promoting the use of measurement tools in practice : A mixed methods study of the activities and experiences of physical therapist knowlege brokers, Lisa Rivard, Dianne Russell, Lori Roxborough, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Doreen Bartlett, and Peter Rosenbaum

"Just because you've got lung cancer doesn't mean i will" : Lung cancer, smoking, and family dynamics, Carole Robinson, Joan Bottorff, Michelle Smith, and Kelli Sullivan

issues in rural palliative care : Views from the countryside, Carol Robinson, B Pesut, and Joan Bottorff

Swallowing outcomes following intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for head & neck cancer : A systematic review, J Roe, Paul Carding, R Dwivedi, R Kazi, P Rhys-Evans, K Harrington, and C Nutting

Swallowing outcomes following intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for head & neck cancer : A systematic review, J Roe, Paul Carding, R Dwivedi, R Kazi, P Rhys-Evans, K Harrington, and C Nutting

Disease characteristics and psychosocial factors : Explaining the expression of quality of life in childhood epilepsy, Gabriel Ronen, David streiner, Leonard Verhey, Lucyna Lach, Michael Boyle, Charles Cunningham, and Peter Rosenbaum

Disease characteristics and psychosocial factors : Explaining the expression of quality of life in childhood epilepsy, Gabriel Ronen, David Streiner, Leonard Verhey, Lucyna Lach, Michael Boyle, Charles Cunningham, and Peter Rosenbaum

Assessing the affective features of psychopathy in adolescence : A further validation of the inventory of callous and unemotional traits, A Roose, P Bijttebier, S Decoene, L Claes, and Paul Frick

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Pressure injury prevention : continence, skin hygiene and nutrition management, Kerri Roosen, Paul Fulbrook, and Tracy Nowicki

Cytokine responses to carbohydrate ingestion during recovery from exercise-induced muscle injury, M Ross, Shona Halson, K Suzuki, A Garnham, John Hawley, David Cameron-Smith, and J Peake

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Medication adherence, self-care behaviour and knowledge on heart failure in urban South Africa : The heart of Soweto study, Verena Ruf, Sandra Pretorius, Maureen Kubheka, Christine Lautenschlager, Peter Presek, and Simon Stewart

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Medication adherence, self-care behaviour and knowledge on heart failure in urban South Africa : The heart of Soweto study, Verena Ruf, Sandra Pretorius, Maureen Kubheka, Christine Lautenschlager, Peter Presek, and Simon Stewart

Development and validation of item sets to improve efficiency of administration of the 66-item Gross Motor Function Measure in children with cerebral palsy, Dianne Russell, Lisa Avery, Stephen Walter, Steven Hanna, Doreen Bartlett, Peter Rosenbaum, Robert Palisano, and J Gorter

Development and validation of item sets to improve efficiency of administration of the 66-item Gross Motor Function Measure in children with cerebral palsy, Dianne Russell, Lisa Avery, Stephen Walter, Steven Hanna, Doreen Bartlett, Peter Rosenbaum, Robert Palisano, and J Gorter

Using knowledge brokers to facilitate the uptake of pediatric measurement tools into clinical practice : a before-after intervention study, Dianne Russell, Lisa Rivard, Stephen Walter, Peter Rosenbaum, Lori Roxborough, Dianne Cameron, Johanna Darrah, Doreen Bartlett, Steven Hanna, and Lisa Avery

Using knowledge brokers to facilitate the uptake of pediatric measurement tools into clinical practice : a before-after intervention study, Dianne Russell, Lisa Rivard, Stephen Walter, Peter Rosenbaum, Lori Roxborough, Dianne Cameron, Johanna Darrah, Doreen Bartlett, Steven Hanna, and Lisa Avery

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The conundrum of detecting stable angina pectoris in the community setting, Mary Russell, Marie Williams, Esther May, and Simon Stewart

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Weekends, work, and well-being : Psychological need satisfactions and day of the week effects on mood, vitality, and physical symptoms, Richard Ryan, J Bernstein, and K Brown

Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in nature, Richard Ryan, N Weinstein, J Bernstein, K Brown, L Mistretta, and M Gagne

Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in nature, Richard Ryan, N Weinstein, J Bernstein, K Brown, L Mistretta, and M Gagne

A scale to measure nonattachment : A buddhist complement to western research on attachment and adaptive functioning, Baljinder Sahdra, Phillip Shaver, and Kirk Brown

A scale to measure nonattachment : A Buddhist complement to western research on attachment and adaptive functioning, Baljinder Sahdra, Phillip Shaver, and Kirk Brown

Fine-scale variability in the dietary sources of grazing invertebrates in a temperate Australian saltmarsh, Neil Saintilan and Debashish Mazumder

The emotional intelligence of active young sports people, John E. Saunders and Martyn Newman

Mangel und Verbesserungsmoglichkeiten in der pflegerischen Versorgung : Die postoperative Schmerztherapie beginnt praoperativ. (Shortcomings and possible improvements in nursing care: postoperative pain therapy begins preoperatively), Verena Schadewaldt

Cannabis use and neuropsychological performance in healthy individuals and patients with schizophrenia, Kirsty Elizabeth Elizabeth Scholes and Mathew Martin-Iverson

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Disturbed prepulse inhibition in patients with schizophrenia is consequential to dysfunction of selective attention, Kirsty Elizabeth Scholes and Mathew Martin-Iverson

Stage-matched minimal interventions to enhance physical activity in Chinese adolescents, Ralf Schwarzer, D Cao, and S Lippke

Stage-matched minimal interventions to enhance physical activity in Chinese adolescents, Ralf Schwarzer, D Cao, and S Lippke

Translating intentions into nutrition behaviors via planning requires self-efficacy : Evidence from Thailand and Germany, Ralf Schwarzer, J Richert, P Kreausukon, L Remme, A Wiedemann, and T Reuter

Translating intentions into nutrition behaviors via planning requires self-efficacy : Evidence from Thailand and Germany, Ralf Schwarzer, J Richert, P Kreausukon, L Remme, A Wiedemann, and T Reuter

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Associations of calf inter- and intra-muscular adipose tissue with cardiometabolic health and physical function in community-dwelling older adults, Andrew Scott, Elizabeth Harris, Elesha Tournier, Rebecca King, Marni Kras, and Con Stough

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Ecological relevance of a chilorophyll a fluorescence ecotoxicological endpoint, Clifford Seery and P J. Ralph

Predisposing factors and incidence of newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in an urban African community : insights from the Heart of Soweto Study, Karen Sliwa, Melinda Carrington, Eric Klug, Lionel Opie, Geraldine Lee, and Simon Stewart

Predisposing factors and incidence of newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in an urban African community : insights from the Heart of Soweto Study, Karen Sliwa, Melinda Carrington, Eric Klug, Lionel Opie, Geraldine Lee, and Simon Stewart

Incidence and characteristics of newly diagnosed rheumatic heart disease in Urban African adults : insights from the Heart of Soweto Study, Karen Sliwa, Melinda Carrington, Bongani Mayosi, Elias Zigiriadis, and Robert Mvungi

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Effects of affordance perception on the initiation and actualization of action, Joanne Smith and Gert-Jan Pepping

Augmented low-Dye tape alters foot mobility and neuromotor control of gait in individuals with and without exercise related leg pain, Melinda Smith, Andrew Chapman, Peter Blanch, and Bill Vicenzino

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Altered neuromuscular control in individuals with exercise-related leg pain, Melinda Smith, Andrew Chapman, Peter Blanch, and B Vincenzino

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Continual use of augmented low-Dye taping increases arch height in standing but does not influence neuromotor control of gait, Melinda Smith, Andrew Chapman, Peter Blanch, and B Vincenzino

Reporting of dietary control frameworks in studies on simvastatin efficacy, Shawn Somerset

Purified c-phycoerythrin : Safety studies in rats and protective role against permanganate-mediated fibroblast-DNA damage, Badrish Soni, Nishant Visavadiya, Nirav Dalwadi, Datta Madamwar, Christopher Winder, and Christian Khalil

Surviving Teenage Motherhood Myths and Realities, Helen Stapleton

Hemodynamics in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): Do they explain long-term clinical outcomes with PAH-specific therapy?, Peter Steele, Geoff Strange, John Wlodarczyk, Brad Dalton, Eli Gabbay, and Anne Keogh

Hemodynamics in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): Do they explain long-term clinical outcomes with PAH-specific therapy?, Peter Steele, Geoff Strange, John Wlodarczyk, Brad Dalton, Eli Gabbay, and Anne Keogh

implicit and explicit learning : Applications from basic research to sports for individuals with impaired movement dynamics, Bert Steenbergen, John Van Der Kamp, Marion Verneau, Marjolein Jongbloed-Pereboom, and Rich Masters

The effect of non-standard work hours on a couple's relationship, Catherine Stevens and Barry J. Fallon

Evaluation of the Australian adaptation of the Keeping It Together (KIT-Australia) information package with carers of children with special needs, Janeen Stewart, Jane Galvin, Elspeth Froude, and Primrose Lentin

Population impact of heart failure and the most common forms of cancer : A study of 1 162 309 hospital cases in Sweden (1988 to 2004), Simon Stewart, Inger Ekman, Tor Ekman, Anders Oden, and Annika Rosengren

Consistency in size and asymmetry of the psoas major muscle among elite footballers, Stephen Stewart, Warren Robert Stanton, Stephen Wilson, and Julie Anne Hides

Changing stroke mortality trends in middle-aged people : An age-period-cohort analysis of routine mortality data in persons aged 40 to 69 in England, C Sutton, J Marsden, Caroline Watkins, M Leathley, and P Dey

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Recruiting palliative patients for a large qualitative study : some ethical considerations and staff dilemmas, Heather Margaret Tan, Anne Wilson, Ian Olver, and Christopher Barton

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Cultural differences in the relationships among autonomy support, psychological need satisfaction, subjective vitality, and effort in british and chinese physical education, Ian Taylor and Christopher Lonsdale

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How women manage fatigue after childbirth, Jan Taylor and Maree Johnson

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Decline with a capital D : long-term changes in general practice consultation patterns across Australia, Michael Taylor, Dell Horey, Charles Livingstone, and Hal Swerissen

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Decline with a capital D : long-term changes in general practice consultation patterns across Australia, Michael Taylor, Dell Horey, Charles Livingstone, and Hal Swerissen

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Associative relatedness enhances recall and produces false memories in immediate serial recall, Gerald Tehan

Children and young people in out-of-home care : Are GPs ready and willing to provide comprehensive health assessments for this vulnerable group?, Meredith Temple-Smith

Mental rotation task of hands : Differential influence number of rotational axes, Arjan ter Horst, Rob Van Lier, and Bert Steenbergen

The association of temperament, social skills, family functioning, and attachment to friendship quality in middle childhood, Gill Terrett, Sharon Muir, and Heather Peters

The association of temperament and child care characteristics with social skills in preschool-age children, Gill Terrett, Christine Wagner, and Sabine W. Hammond

Development of the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication under six), a communication outcome measure for preschool children, Nancy Thomas-Stonell, Bruce Oddson, Bernadette Robertson, and Peter Rosenbaum

Development of the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication under six), a communication outcome measure for preschool children, Nancy Thomas-Stonell, Bruce Oddson, Bernadette Robertson, and Peter Rosenbaum

H-indices and the performance of professors of nursing in the UK, David. R. Thompson and R. Watson

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Spontaneous pacing during overground hill running, Andrew Douglas Townshend, Charles Worringham, and Ian Stewart

Classifying nursing errors in clinical management within an Australian hospital, Duong Tran and Maree Johnson

A shared care model vs. a patient allocation model of nursing care delivery : Comparing nursing staff satisfaction and stress outcomes, Duong Tran, Maree Johnson, Ritin Fernandez, and Sonya Jones

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Emotional and uncontrolled eating styles and chocolate chip cookie consumption. A controlled trial of the effects of positive mood enhancement, Sally Ann Turner, A Luszczynska, Lisa Warner, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Effectiveness of different models of health care delivery in the primary care setting of general outpatient clinics in Hong Kong, Sheila Twinn, Albert Lee, Ada Lam, David Thompson, F Cheng, and William Goggins