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 2005

Do Opposites Attract in the Bedroom?, Lisa Eisen

Intimacy or Delinquency? :How to create the best home environment for adolescents, Lisa Eisen

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Lisa Eisen

Do women directors have to join the boys club?, Barry John Fallon and Zena Burgess

Is my trust towards the one I love related to my attachment style?, Barry John Fallon and Christopher Holt

Relationship Rules :A conceptual model of rule-setting and rule violations in romantic relationships, Barry John Fallon and Alexandra Elizabeth West

Toxicity of Endosulfan to Paratya australiensis Kemp (Decapoda: Atyidae) and Jappa kutera Harker (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) in Field-Based Tests, G C. Hose and S P. Wilson

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Evaluation of the Schools as Communities program in the ACT, Institute of Child Protection Studies

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Evaluation of the Schools as Communities program in the ACT, Institute of Child Protection Studies

Screening of people working with children and young people :issues paper, Institute of Child Protection Studies

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Screening of people working with children and young people: Issues paper, Institute of Child Protection Studies

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The Consequence of Flexibility for Structure, Grant Jones

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The Effects of Resisted Sled Loading on Sprint Start Kinematics, Peter Maulder, Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw, and Justin Keogh

Temporal Variations in Fish Catch Using Pop Nets in Mangrove and Saltmarsh Flats at Towra Point, NSW, Australia, Debashish Mazmuder, Neil Saintilan, and Robert J. Williams

Facilitating conditions for school motivation: Construct validity and applicability, Dennis McInerney, Martin Dowson, and Alexander Seeshing Yeung

The Patient is Dead :Impact on Nurses, Karen Perrin and Cecelia Winkelman

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Workforce planning in the ACT Care and Protection system: Issues paper, Giovanna Richmond, Morag McArthur, and Gail Winkworth

Surface Elevation Dynamics in a Regenerating Mangrove Forest at Homebush Bay, Australia, Kim Rogers, N Saintilan, and D Cahoon

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Mangrove encroachment of salt marsh in Western Port Bay, Victoria: The role of sedimentation, subsidence, and sea level rise, K. Rogers, Neil Saintilan, and H. Heijnis

The experience of the first cohort of Bachelor of Midwifery students; ACU National; Victoria; Australia, Carmel Annette Seibold and Colleen Edith Rolls

Subjective and predicted sleepiness while driving in young adults, Simon Smith, Melinda Jane Carrington, and John Trinder

The association of the parent-child attachment relationship :self-efficacy; and personality factors to adjustment to university for the first-year students, Gillian Terrett and Jason Thomasse

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Effects of Physical Conditioning on Children and Adolescents with Asthma, Liam Welsh, Justin Kemp, and Richard G. D. Roberts

Rule-Setting and rule-breaking :A conceptual model of rules and expectations in romantic relationships, Alexandra Elizabeth West and Barry John Fallon

Submissions from 2004

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Visual regulation during competition long jumps and run-throughs, Brad Aisbett and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

The Utility of Work and Family Stressors and Perceived Social Support in the Prediction of Counselling :Utilisation, Andrea QuahTerence Bowles

The Effect of Communication Style and Sex on Respondent on Social Phobia in a Nonclinical Sample, Terence Bowles

Towards a Model of Social Competence :The Relationship Between Communication Style; Coping Behaviour and Emotional Intelligence, Terence Bowles and Ailsa Brown

The relationship between love styles and relationship dependent and independent outcome variables :a within couple analysis, Terence Bowles and Barry John Fallon

The effect of advocacy and adaptive functioning on student self-esteem :self-efficcy; school life; academic performance and attendance, Ailsa Brown and Terence Bowles

Effective Estimation of Banking Liquidity Risk, Alan Brown and Patrick Christopher Tobin

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Estimation of Liquidity Risk in Banking, Alan Brown and Patrick Christopher Tobin

An Activity Theory Investigation of a Scientific Expert Community, Kate Crawford and Alanah Lucille Kazlauskas

Understanding International Scientific Work, Kate Crawford and Alanah Lynette Kazlauskas

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Motherhood, stress and the exercise experience: Freedom or constraint?, Janet Lynne Currie

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Physical activity and television viewing in relation to risk of undiagnosed abnormal glucose metabolism in adults, David Dunstan, Jo Salmon, Neville Owen, Timothy Armstrong, Paul Zimmet, Timothy Welborn, Adrian Cameron, Terence Dwyer, Damien Jolley, and Jonathan Shaw

Lying in relationships :Protecting ourselves or protecting our partners?, Barry John Fallon and Alexandra Elizabeth West

Does our attachment style change as a result of relationship experiences and contexts?, Helen Goh and Barry John Fallon

Excessive Internet Use as a Behavioural Addiction, Carina J. Henry and Cecelia Winkelman

Is the extent of my lying and deception with the one I love related to my attachment style?, Christopher Holt and Barry John Fallon

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Counselling in infertility: Scope and limitations – A profile of counselling services in Australian assisted reproductive clinics, Morag Mcarthur and Christine Moulet

Developing national clinical practice guidelines :the NICE experience, Elizabeth McInnes

The effect of selection :training and participation on student counsellor self-description and coping, Carly McKinnis and Terence Bowles

Melancholic Mothers and their Mourning Infants, Kate Neilson, Jeanette Milgrom, Clare O'Bree, Lisa Eisen, and Zita M. Marks

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The disparate olfactory determination of sex and age in humans :reflecting the reproductive and relationship characteristics of the species, Robert N. Paddle and Jacquelynn Robert

The role of interactions between parents and children in social skills development in children, Gillian Terrett and Michelle Puttick

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Qualitative research sampling: the very real complexities, Anthony G. Tuckett

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Truth-Telling in Clinical Practice and the Arguments for and Against: a review of the literature, Anthony G. Tuckett

Strategies for the use of deception within romantic relationships, Alexandra Elizabeth West and Barry John Fallon

Attraction for outgroup members :Is there a role for attitude importance and attitude similarity?, Cecelia Winkelman, Gillian Terrett, and Barry John Fallon

Investigation of a Model Explaining Retention of International Students, Part i :A Cross-cultural Comparison, Yin Wong, Permata Hamid, Elouisa Aranjuez Hall, and Terence Bowles

Submissions from 2003

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Evaluation standards and their application to Indigenous programs in Victoria, Australia, Lynda Berends and Bridget Roberts

Melbourne assessment of unilateral upper limb function: Construct validity and correlation with the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory, Helen Maree Bourke-Taylor

The influence of sleep onset on the diurnal variation in cardiac activity and cardiac control, Melinda Jane Carrington, Michelle Walsh, Thalia Stambas, Jan Kleiman, and John Trinder

Conflict at home and work :Do we manage the conflict in the same way?, Barry John Fallon

Validation of the adaptive change questionnaire and definition of adaption and maladaption functioning of a clinical & non clinical group, Barry John Fallon

Celibacy and intimacy :A clerical dilemma, Barry John Fallon and Georja Power

Sacred and Profane :Gay Catholic priests, Barry John Fallon and Georja Power

A preliminary investigation of the relationship between parental empathy and social anxiety and children's social anxiety, Vicky Rosemary Flory, Amy Dukes, David Mellor, and Kathleen Moore

Aging effects of adaptive gait strategies, Noel Desmond Lythgo, Rezaul Begg, and Russell Best

Stigmatising the Mentally Ill, Paul McDonald and Cecelia Winkelman

Educating nurses to practice complementary therapies in nursing settings :The experience of healing touch in Australia, Monica Lydia Nebauer

Body Image Discrepancy :The difference between self-perceived actual size and an ideal standard, Robert Thomas Sands, Christine Armatas, and Wayne Edward Maschette

Gender Differences in body image concerns and depression amongst Australian adolescents, Robert Thomas Sands, Christine Armatas, and Louise Moran

The Contribution of Attachment Style to Identity Formation in Late Adolescence, Cecelia Winkelman and Ljubica Bosnjak

Bowen meets Schnarch in the Bedroom :Differentiation of Self and Mature Passionate Love, Cecelia Winkelman and Margaret Schubert

Resilience :the glue for adolescent Mental Health, Cecelia Winkelman and Anne Steet

Submissions from 2002

The effects of normal aging on sleep spindle and K-complex production, Kate Crowley, John Trinder, Young Kim, Melinda Jane Carrington, and Ian M. Colrain

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Bone mineral density in adolescent female athletes: relationship to exercise type and muscle strength, Craig S. Duncan, Cameron J. Blimkie, Christopher T. Cowell, Stephen Burke, Julie N. Briody, and Robert Giles-Howman

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High-intensity resistance training improves glycemic control in older patients with type 2 diabetes, David Dunstan, Robin Daly, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Maximilian de Courten, Jonathan Shaw, and Paul Zimmet

High-intensity resistance training improves glycemic control in older patients with type 2 diabetes, David Wayne Dunstan, Robin M. Daly, Neville Owen, Damien Jolley, Maximilian de Courten, Jonathan E. Shaw, and Paul Z. Zimmet

The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) - Methods and response rates, David Wayne Dunstan, Paul Z. Zimmet, Timothy A. Welborn, Adrian J. Cameron, Jonathan E. Shaw, Maximilian de Courten, Damien Jolley, and Daniel J. McCarty

The rising prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance: The Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study, David Wayne Dunstan, Paul Z. Zimmet, Timothy A. Welborn, Maximilian de Courten, Adrian J/ Cameron, Richard A. Sicree, Terry Dwyer, Stephen Colagiuri, Damien Jolley, Matthew Knuiman, Robert Atkins, and Jonathan E. Shaw

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The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) - Methods and response rates, David Dunstan, Paul Zimmet, Timothy Welborn, Adrian Cameron, Jonathan Shaw, Maximilian De Courten, Damien Jolley, and Daniel McCarty

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The rising prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance : The Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study, David Dunstan, Paul Zimmet, Timothy Welborn, Maximilian De Courten, Adrian Cameron, Richard Sicree, Terry Dwyer, Stephen Colagiuri, Damien Jolley, Matthew Knuiman, Robert Atkins, and Jonathan Shaw

Priests and Relationships :The case of the Catholic clergy, Barry John Fallon and Georja Power

Are occupational gender stereotypes more or less extreme than the dominant gender in that occupation?, Barry John Fallon, Gillian Terrett, and Cecelia Winkelman

Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 & GMFM-88) users manual, Dianne J. Russell, Peter Rosenbaum, Marilyn Wright, and Lisa M. Avery

Submissions from 2001

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Nuclear transfer of adult and genetically modified fetal cells of the rat, Eric Hayes, Sandra Galea, Amanda Verkuylen, Martin Pera, John Morrison, Orly Lacham-Kaplan, and Alan Trounson

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Autonomic activity during human sleep as a function of time and sleep stage, John Trinder, Jan Kleiman, Melinda Carrington, Simon Smith, Sibilah Breen, Nellie Tan, and Young Kim

Autonomic activity during human sleep as a function of time and sleep stage, John Trinder, Jan Kleiman, Melinda Carrington, Simon Smith, Sibilah Breen, Nellie Tan, and Young Kim

Submissions from 2000

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Nursing stress: The effects of coping strategies and job satisfaction in a sample of Australian nurses, Christine M. Healy and Michael McKay

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Small mammal succession is determined by vegetation density rather than time elapsed since disturbance, Vaughan Monamy and Barry J. Fox

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Virtual week and actual week: Age-related differences in prospective memory, Peter Gregory Rendell and Fergus I. M. Craik

Submissions from 1999

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Activation of AMPK reduces the co-transporter activity of NKCC1, David Fraser, Trevor Mori, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and Kim Stanton

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The association of behavioural adjustment to temperament, parenting and family characteristics among 5-year-old children, Gill Paterson and Ann Sanson

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Aging and prospective memory: Differences between naturalistic and laboratory tasks, Peter Gregory Rendell and Donald M. Thomson

Submissions from 1998

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Effects of a short-term circuit weight training program on glycaemic control in NIDDM, David Dunstan, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and K. Stanton

Effects of a short-term circuit weight training program on glycaemic control in NIDDM, David Wayne Dunstan, Ian B. Puddey, Lawrie J. Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan R. Morton, and K. G. Stanton

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, zona drilling and zona removal of the human oocyte and embryo, Y. Okuma, Orly Lacham-Kaplan, and Alan Trounson

Submissions from 1997

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The independent and combined effects of aerobic exercise and dietary fish intake on serum lipids and glycemic control in NIDDM, David Dunstan, Trevor Mori, Ian Puddey, Lawrie Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan Morton, and Kim Stanton

The independent and combined effects of aerobic exercise and dietary fish intake on serum lipids and glycemic control in NIDDM, David Wayne Dunstan, Trevor A. Mori, Ian B. Puddey, Lawrie J. Beilin, Valerie Burke, Alan R. Morton, and Kim G. Stanton

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Therapeutic effects of providing MMPI-2 test feedback to clients at a university counseling service: A collaborative approach, Martyn L. Newman and Phillip Greenway

Submissions from 1993

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Effect of attitudes, subjective norms and perceived control on nurses' intention to assess patients pain, Robyn Nash, Helen Edwards, and Monica Lydia Nebauer

Submissions from 1990

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Myosin light chain kinases, Bruce E. Kemp and James T. Stull