Our publications

  1. Abdulghani N, Edvardsson K, Amir LH. Worldwide prevalence of mother-infant skin-to-skin contact after vaginal birth: A systematic review. PLoS One 2018; 13:e0205696. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205696
  2. Agius PA, Davey M-A, Small R. Risk of unplanned caesarean birth in Vietnamese-born women in Victoria, Australia: A cross-sectional study. Women Birth 2018; 31(6):496-504. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.02.001
  3. Åhman A, Edvardsson K, Lesio Kidanto H, Ngarina M, Small R, Mogren I. ‘Without ultrasound you can’t reach the best decision’ – Midwives’ experiences and views of the role of ultrasound in maternity care in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Sex Reprod Healthc 2018; 15:28-34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2017.11.007
  4. Ayala Quintanilla BP, Pollock WE, McDonald SJ, Taft AJ. Impact of violence against women on severe acute maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit, including neonatal outcomes: a case–control study protocol in a tertiary healthcare facility in Lima, Peru. BMJ Open 2018; 8:e020147. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020147
  5. Ball G, Malpas CB, Genc S, Efron D, Sciberras E, Anderson V, Nicholson JM, Silk TJ. Multimodal structural neuroimaging markers of brain development and ADHD symptoms. Am J Psychiatry 2018 (in print). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.18010034
  6. Bennetts SK, Cooklin AR, Crawford S, D'Esposito F, Hackworth NJ, Green J, Matthews J, Strazdins L, Zubrick SR, Nicholson JM. What influences parents' fear about children's independent mobility? Evidence from a state-wide survey of Australian parents. Am J Health Promot 2018; 32(3):667-76. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1177/0890117117740442
  7. Biggs LJ, McLachlan HL, Shafiei T, Small R, Forster DA. Peer supporters’ experiences on an Australian perinatal mental health helpline. Health Promot Int 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 Jan 16. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dax097
  8. Connor S, Edvardsson K, Spelten E. Male adolescents’ role in pregnancy prevention and unintended pregnancy in rural Victoria: health care professional’s and educators’ perspectives. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018; 18:245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1886-y
  9. Cooklin AR, Amir LH, Nguyen CD, Buck ML, Cullinane M, Fisher JRW, Donath SM, the CASTLE Study Team. Physical health, breastfeeding problems and maternal mood in the early postpartum: a prospective cohort study. Arch Womens Ment Health 2018; 21(3):365–74. Available from:
  10. Crawford S, Hokke S, Nicholson JM, Zion L, Lucke J, Keyzer P, Hackworth N. “It’s not black and white”: Researchers’ and ethics committee's views on conducting research via social media. Internet Research 2018 (in press)
  11. Dawson K, Forster DA, McLachlan HL, Newton MS. Operationalising caseload midwifery in the Australian public maternity system: Findings from a national cross-sectional survey of maternity managers. Women Birth 2018; 31(3):194-201. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.08.132
  12. Dawson K, Newton M, Forster D, McLachlan H. Comparing caseload and non-caseload midwives’ burnout levels and professional attitudes: A national, cross-sectional survey of Australian midwives working in the public maternity system. Midwifery 2018; 63:60-7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.04.026
  13. Edvardsson K, Åhman A, Fagerli TA, Darj E, Holmlund S, Small R, Mogren I. Norwegian obstetricians’ experiences of the use of ultrasound in pregnancy management. A qualitative study. Sex Reprod Healthc 2018; 15:69-76. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2017.12.001
  14. Edvardsson K, Axmon A, Powell R, Davey M-A. Male-biased sex ratios in Australian migrant populations: a population-based study of 1 191 250 births 1999–2015. Int J Epidemiol 2018:dyy148. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy148
  15. Efron D, Gulenc A, Sciberras E, Ukoumunne O, Hazell P, Anderson V, Silk T, Nicholson JM. Prevalence and predictors of medication use in children with ADHD: Evidence from a community-based longitudinal study. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2018 (in press)
  16. Fagerli TA, Mogren I, Adolfsson A, Edvardsson K, Åhman A, Holmlund S, Darj E, Eggebø TM. Midwives’ and obstetricians’ views on appropriate obstetric sonography in Norway. Sex Reprod Healthc 2018; 16:1-5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2017.12.006
  17. Flood M, Pollock W, McDonald SJ, Davey MA. Accuracy of postpartum haemorrhage data in the 2011 Victorian Perinatal Data Collection: Results of a validation study. Aust NZJ Obstet Gynaecol 2018; 58(2):210-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12692
  18. Flood MM, Pollock WE, McDonald SJ, Davey M-A. Monitoring postpartum haemorrhage in Australia: Opportunities to improve reporting. Women Birth 2018; 31(2):89-95. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.07.012
  19. Forster DA, McKay H, Davey M-A, Small R, Cullinane F, Newton M, Powell R, McLachlan HL. Women’s views and experiences of publicly-funded homebirth programs in Victoria, Australia: A cross-sectional survey. Women Birth 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 Aug 10. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.07.019
  20. Genc S, Smith RE, Malpas CB, Anderson V, Nicholson JM, Efron D, Sciberras E, Seal ML, Silk TJ. Development of white matter fibre density and morphology over childhood: A longitudinal fixel-based analysis. NeuroImage 2018; 183:666-76. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.08.043
  21. Giallo R, Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Mensah F, Westrupp E, Nicholson J, Brown S. Emotional–behavioral resilience among children of first-time mothers with and without depression across the early childhood period. IJBD 2018; 42(2):214-24. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025416687413
  22. Graham K, Bernards S, Laslett A-M, Gmel G, Kuntsche S, Wilsnack S, Bloomfield K, Grittner U, Taft A, Wilson I, Wells S. Children, parental alcohol consumption and intimate partner violence: A multi-country analysis by perpetration versus victimization and sex. J Interpers Violence 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 Oct 17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518804182
  23. Grzeskowiak LE, Leggett C, Costi L, Roberts CT, Amir LH. Impact of Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor use on breast milk supply in mothers of preterm infants: a retrospective cohort study. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2018; 84(6):1373-9. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13575
  24. Grzeskowiak LE, Smithers LG, Amir LH, Grivell RM. Domperidone for increasing breast milk volume in mothers expressing breast milk for their preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG 2018; 125(11):1371-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.15177
  25. Hackworth NJ, Matthews J, Westrupp EM, Nguyen C, Phan T, Scicluna A, Cann W, Bethelsen D, Bennetts SK, Nicholson JM. What influences parental engagement in early intervention? Parent, program and community predictors of enrolment, retention and involvement. Prev Sci 2018; 19(7):880–93. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0897-2
  26. Halliday JL, Muller C, Charles T, Norris F, Kennedy J, Lewis S, Meiser B, Donath S, Stark Z, McGillivray G, Menezes M, Smith SK, Forster D, Walker S, Pertile M, Amor DJ. Offering pregnant women different levels of genetic information from prenatal chromosome microarray: a prospective study. Eur J Hum Genet 2018; 26(4):485-94. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-017-0084-0
  27. Hayes N, Berthelsen DC, Nicholson JM, Walker S. Trajectories of parental involvement in home learning activities across the early years: associations with socio-demographic characteristics and children’s learning outcomes. Early Child Development and Care 2018; 188(10):1405-18. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1262362
  28. Hokke S, Hackworth NJ, Quin N, Bennetts SK, Win HY, Nicholson JM, Zion L, Lucke J, Keyzer P, Crawford SB. Ethical issues in using the internet to engage participants in family and child research: A scoping review. PLoS One 2018; 13(9):e0204572. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204572
  29. Holliday S, Hayes C, Jones L, Gordon J, Harris N, Nicholas M. Prescribing wellness: comprehensive pain management outside specialist services. Australian Prescriber 2018; 41:86-91. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.18773/austprescr.2018.023
  30. Jansen E, Williams KE, Mallan KM, Nicholson JM, Daniels LA. Bidirectional associations between mothers’ feeding practices and child eating behaviours. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2018; 15:3. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0644-x
  31. Juárez SP, Small R, Hjern A, Schytt E. Length of residence and caesarean section in migrant women in Sweden: a population-based study. Eur J Public Health 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 May 04. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky074
  32. Law J, Rush R, King T, Westrupp E, Reilly S. Early home activities and oral language skills in middle childhood: a quantile analysis. Child Dev 2018; 89(1):295-309. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12727
  33. Lee A, Muggli E, Halliday J, Lewis S, Gasparini E, Forster D. What do pregnant women eat, and are they meeting the recommended dietary requirements for pregnancy? Midwifery 2018; 67:70-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.09.005
  34. Lowe AJ, Su JC, Allen KJ, Abramson MJ, Cranswick N, Robertson CF, Forster D, Varigos G, Hamilton S, Kennedy R, Axelrad C, Tang MLK, Dharmage SC. A randomized trial of a barrier lipid replacement strategy for the prevention of atopic dermatitis and allergic sensitization: the PEBBLES pilot study [Research Letter]. Br J Dermatol 2018; 178(1):e19-e21. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.15747
  35. Mogren I, Lindqvist M, Petersson K, Nilses C, Small R, Granasen G, Edvardsson K. Maternal height and risk of caesarean section in singleton births in Sweden - A population-based study using data from the Swedish Pregnancy Register 2011 to 2016. PLoS One 2018; 13:e0198124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198124
  36. Moorhead AM, Forster D, Amir LH. Breastfeeding for women with diabetes. Australian Diabetes Educator 2018; 21. Available from: https://ade.adea.com.au/
  37. Moorhead A, McEgan K, Forster D, Amir LH. Expressing breastmilk during pregnancy. O&G Magazine 2018; 20(1). Available from: https://www.ogmagazine.org.au/20/1-20/expressing-breastmilk-during-pregnancy/
  38. Muggli E, Curd H, Nagle C, Forster D, Halliday J. Engaging pregnant women in observational research: a qualitative exploratory study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018; 18:334. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1966-z
  39. Mulraney M, Giallo R, Efron D, Brown S, Nicholson J, Sciberras E. Maternal postnatal mental health and offspring symptoms of ADHD at 8-9 years: Pathways via parenting behaviour. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2018 (in print)
  40. Mulraney M, Schilpzand EJ, Anderson V, Nicholson JM, Efron D, Hazell P, Sciberras E. Correlates of anxiety in 6- to 8-year-old children with ADHD: a community-based study. J Atten Disord 2018; 22(5):425-34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1087054716638510
  41. Muscara F, McCarthy MC, Hearps SJC, Nicholson JM, Burke K, Dimovski A, Darling S, Rayner M, Anderson VA. Trajectories of posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of children with a serious childhood illness or injury. J Pediatr Psychol [Featured Article] 2018; 43(10):1072-82. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsy035
  42. Nguyen C, Cooklin A, Strazdins L, Nicholson J. Impact of missing data strategies in studies of parental employment and health: Missing items, missing waves, and missing mothers. Soc Sci Med 2018; 209:160-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.03.009
  43. Pascoe L, Aziz Rahman M, Edvardsson K, Jokwiro Y, McDonald E, Lood Q, Edvardsson D, Li X. Psychometric evaluation of the English version 14-item resilience scale (RS) in an Australian outpatient population of men with prostate cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018; 35:73-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2018.06.001
  44. Reilly S, Cini E, Gold L, Goldfeld S, Law J, Levickis P, Mensah F, Morgan A, Nicholson JM, Le HND, Pezic A, Tomblin B, Wake M, Wardrop L. Data resource profile: The Child LAnguage REpository (CLARE). Int J Epidemiol 2018; 47(3):688–j. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy034
  45. Rodrigo R, Amir LH, Forster DA. Review of guidelines on expression, storage and transport of breast milk for infants in hospital, to guide formulation of such recommendations in Sri Lanka. BMC Pediatr 2018; 18:271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1244-2
  46. Scarf VL, Rossiter C, Vedam S, Dahlen HG, Ellwood D, Forster D, Foureur MJ, McLachlan H, Oats J, Sibbritt D, Thornton C, Homer CSE. Maternal and perinatal outcomes by planned place of birth among women with low-risk pregnancies in high-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Midwifery 2018; 62:240-55.
    Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.03.024
  47. Schilpzand EJ, Sciberras E, Alisic E, Efron D, Hazell P, Jongeling B, Anderson V, Nicholson JM. Trauma exposure in children with and without ADHD: prevalence and functional impairment in a community-based study of 6–8-year-old Australian children. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2018; 27(6):811-9. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-1067-y
  48. Sciberras E, Mulraney M, Anderson V, Rapee RM, Nicholson JM, Efron D, Lee K, Markopoulos Z, Hiscock H. Managing anxiety in children with ADHD using cognitive-behavioral therapy: a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Atten Disord 2018; 22(5):515-20. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1177/1087054715584054
  49. Shafiei T, Biggs LJ, Small R, McLachlan HL, Forster DA. Characteristics of women calling the PANDA Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia National Helpline: a cross-sectional study. Arch Womens Ment Health 2018 (in press). Epub 2018, Jun 08. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-018-0868-4
  50. Signorelli MC, Hillel S, de Oliveira DC, Ayala Quintanilla BP, Hegarty K, Taft A. Voices from low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol of primary healthcare interventions within public health systems addressing intimate partner violence against women. BMJ Open 2018; 8:e019266. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019266
  51. Sulaiman Z, Liamputtong P, Amir LH. Timing of return to work and women's breastfeeding practices in urban Malaysia: A qualitative study. Health Soc Care Community 2018; 26(1):48-55. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12460
  52. Taft AJ, Shankar M, Black K, Mazza D, Hussainy S, Lucke JC. Unintended and unwanted pregnancy in Australia: a cross-sectional, national random telephone survey of prevalence and outcomes. Med J Aust 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 Oct 8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5694/mja17.01094
  53. Tan M, O'Doherty L, Gilchrist G, Taft A, Feder G, Tirado Muñoz J, Chondros P, Sadowski L, Hegarty K. Psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018; Issue 5, Art. No.: CD013017. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013017
  54. Wallace HJ, McDonald S, Belton S, Miranda AI, Costa Ed, Matos LdC, Henderson H, Taft A. Body mapping to explore reproductive ethno-physiological beliefs and knowledge of contraception in Timor-Leste. Qual Health Res 2018; 28(7):1171-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732317750382
  55. Wallace HJ, McDonald S, Belton S, Miranda AI, da Costa E, da Conceicao Matos L, Henderson H, Taft A. What influences a woman’s decision to access contraception in Timor-Leste? Perceptions from Timorese women and men. Cult Health Sex 2018:1-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2018.1433330
  56. Wallace HJ, McDonald S, Belton S, Miranda AI, da Costa E, Matos LdC, Henderson H, Taft A. The decision to seek care antenatally and during labour and birth – Who and what influences this in Timor-Leste? A qualitative project exploring the perceptions of Timorese women and men. Midwifery 2018; 65:35-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.05.013
  57. Westrupp EM, Bennett C, Cullinane M, Hackworth NJ, Berthelsen D, Reilly S, Mensah FK, Gold L, Bennetts SK, Levickis P, Nicholson JM. EHLS at School: school-age follow-up of the Early Home Learning Study cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Pediatr 2018; 18:148. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1122-y
  58. Westrupp EM, Brown S, Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Nicholson JM. Repeated early-life exposure to inter-parental conflict increases risk of preadolescent mental health problems. Eur J Pediatr 2018; 177(3):419-27. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-017-3071-0
  59. Wheaton N, Lenehan J, Amir LH. Evaluation of a breastfeeding app in rural Australia: Prospective cohort study. J Hum Lact 2018; 34(4):711-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0890334418794181
  60. Whitford H, Hoddinott P, Amir LH, Chamberlain C, East CE, Jones L, Renfrew MJ. Routinely collected infant feeding data: Time for global action [short communication]. Matern Child Nutr 2018; 14(4):e12616. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12616
  61. Williams KE, Berthelsen D, Viviani M, Nicholson JM. Facilitated parent-child groups as family support: a systematic literature review of supported playgroup studies. J Child Fam Stud 2018; 27(8):2367–83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1084-6
  62. Wilson A, Tokhi M, Amir LH. Big Formula follows Big Tobacco playbook. MJA InSight 2018. Available from: www.doctorportal.com.au/mjainsight/2018/28/big-formula-follows-big-tobacco-playbook
  63. Wilson IM, Eurenius E, Lindkvist M, Edin K, Edvardsson K. Is there an association between pregnant women's experience of violence and their partner's drinking? A Swedish population–based study. Midwifery 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 Oct 30. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.10.019