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 2008

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Electromyography of the trunk and abdominal muscles in golfers with and without low back pain, M. H. Cole and P. N. Grimshaw

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Electromyography of the trunk and abdominal muscles in golfers with and without low back pain [accepted manuscript], M. H. Cole and P. N. Grimshaw

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Trunk muscle onset and cessation in golfers with and without low back pain, M. H. Cole and P. N. Grimshaw

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Trunk muscle onset and cessation in golfers with and without low back pain [accepted manuscript], M. H. Cole and P. N. Grimshaw

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Short-term voice quality results following percutaneous medialisation of the paralysed vocal cord under local anaesthesia using calcium hydroxyapatite gel: How we do it, Y. Karagama, A. Hurren, Paul Nicholas Carding, and L. Lindsey

Evaluating nurses' knowledge and skills in the detection of child abuse in the Emergency Department, Carolyn Keane and Rosemary Chapman

Ankle flexors produce peak torque at longer muscle lengths after whole-body vibration, Matthew A. Kemertzis, Noel Desmond Lythgo, David L. Morgan, and Mary Galea

Energy efficiency in gait, activity, participation, and health status in children with cerebral palsy, Claire Frances Kerr, Jackie Parkes, Mike Stevenson, Aidan P. Cosgrove, and Brona C. McDowell

Training injuries in New Zealand amateur rugby league players, Doug A. King and Timothy James Gabbett

Guest editorial: Pragmatic trials: Is this a useful method in nursing reserach?, Kathryn M. King and David Robert Thompson

Clinical neuropsychology of prospective memory, Matthias Kliegel, Theodor Jager, Mareike Altgassen, and David Shum

Adult age differences in event-based prospective memory: A meta-analysis on the role of focal versus nonfocal cues, Matthias Kliegel, Theodor Jager, and Louise H. Phillips

A life span approach to the development of complex prospective memory, Matthias Kliegel, Rachael J. Mackinlay, and Theodor Jager

Complex prospective memory: Development across the lifespan and the role of task interruption, Matthias Kliegel, Rachael J. Mackinlay, and Theodor Jager

The effect of active support training on engagement, opportunities for choice, challenging behaviour and support needs, Stella Koritsas, Teresa Iacono, David Ian Hamilton, and Daniel Leighton

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Linking learning to community for indigenous computing courses, Cat Kutay and Janet Mooney

Enhancement and new constructs: Overview and rationale, Patrick C. Kyllonen, Lazar Stankov, and Richard D. Roberts

Passion in sport: On the quality of the coach-athlete relationship, Marc-Andre K. Lafreniere, Sophia Jowett, Robert J. Vallerand, Eric G. Donahue, and Ross Lorimer

Neighborhood deprivation, individual socioeconimic status, and cognitive function in older people: Analyses from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Iain A. Lang, David J. Llewellyn, Kenneth M. Langa, Robert B. Wallace, Felicia A. Huppert, and David Melzer

The nature and severity of voice disorders in lung cancer patients, Clare F. Lee, Paul Nicholas Carding, and Mike Fletcher

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Are ECG abnormalities common in black AFricans with heart failure? Results from the Heart of Soweto study, Geraldine Lee, Melinda Jane Carrington, Karen Sliwa, and Simon Stewart

Cognitive ability, personality, and academic performance in adolescence, Peter Leeson, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

Evidence for presribing exercise as a therapy for treating patients with type 2 diabetes, Sarah J. Lessard and John Alan Hawley

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Older fallers with poor working memory overestimate their postural limits, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Yasmin Ahamed, Peter Graf, Fabio Feldman, and Stephen Robinovitch

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Older fallers with poor working memory overestimate their postural limits, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Yasmin Ahamed, Peter Graf, Fabio Feldman, and Stephen Robinovitch

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Otago home-based strength and balance retraining improves executive functioning in older fallers : A randomized controlled trial, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Meghan Donaldson, Yasmin Ahamed, Peter Graf, Wendy Cook, Jacqueline Close, Stephen Lord, and Karim Khan

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Otago home-based strength and balance retraining improves executive functioning in older fallers: A randomized controlled trial, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Meghan Donaldson, Yasmin Ahamed, Peter Graf, Wendy Cook, Jacqueline Close, Stephen Lord, and Karim Khan

Adolescents with cerebral palsy: Stability in measurement of quality of life and health-related quality of life over 1 year, Michael H. Livingston and Peter Rosenbaum

Cognitive function and psychological well-being: Findings from a population-based cohort, David J. Llewellyn, Iain A. Lang, Kenneth M. Langa, and Felicia A. Huppert

Framingham Stroke Risk Profile and poor cognitive function: A population-based study, David J. Llewellyn, Iain A. Lang, Jing Xie, Felicia A. Huppert, David Melzer, and Kenneth M. Langa

Canada and India: An innovative partnership to advance oncology nursing research, Carmen G. Loiselle, Brindha Sitaram, Thomas F. Hack, Joan Lorraine Bottorff, and Lesley F. Degner

The Behavioral Regulation in Sport Questionnaire (BRSQ): Instrument development and initial validity evidence, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, Ken Hodge, and Elaine A. Rose