Our publications

Articles in refereed journals

  1. Amir LH. Recognising and managing mastitis. Medicine Today 2017; 18(12):53-6. Available from: https://medicinetoday.com.au/2017/december/regular-series/recognising-and-managing-mastitis
  2. Andersson E, Small R. Fathers’ satisfaction with two different models of antenatal care in Sweden – Findings from a quasi-experimental study. Midwifery 2017; 50:201-7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.04.014
  3. Belihu FB, Small R, Davey M-A. Episiotomy and severe perineal trauma among Eastern African immigrant women giving birth in public maternity care: A population based study in Victoria, Australia. Women Birth 2017; 30(4):282-90. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.11.008
  4. Belihu FB, Small R, Davey M-A. Trial of labour and vaginal birth after previous caesarean section: A population based study of Eastern African immigrants in Victoria, Australia. Midwifery 2017; 46:8-16. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.01.001
  5. Belihu FB, Small R, Davey M-A. Variations in first-time caesarean birth between Eastern African immigrants and Australian-born women in public care: A population-based investigation in Victoria. Aust NZJ Obstet Gynaecol 2017; 57(3):294-301. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12491
  6. Bennetts SK, Mensah FK, Green J, Hackworth NJ, Westrupp EM, Reilly S. Mothers’ experiences of parent-reported and video-recorded observational assessments. J Child Fam Stud 2017; 26(12):3312–26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0826-1
  7. Bennetts SK, Mensah FK, Westrupp EM, Hackworth NJ, Nicholson JM, Reilly S. Establishing agreement between parent-reported and directly measured behaviours. AJEC 2017; 42(1):105-15. Available from: http://doi.org/10.23965/AJEC.42.1.12
  8. Bhide S, Sciberras E, Anderson V, Hazell P, Nicholson JM. Association between parenting style and social outcomes in children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: an 18-month longitudinal study. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2017; 38(6):369-77. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/dbp.0000000000000453
  9. Blandthorn J, James K, Bowman E, Bonomo Y, Amir LH. Two case studies illustrating a shared decision-making approach to illicit methamphetamine use and breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med 2017; 12(6):381-5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2017.0010
  10. Campbell S, Roux N, Preece C, Rafter E, Davis B, Mein J, Boyle J, Fredericks B, Chamberlain C. Paths to improving care of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women following gestational diabetes. Prim Health Care Res Dev 2017; 18(6):549-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423617000305
  11. Chamberlain C, O'Mara-Eves A, Porter J, Coleman T, Perlen SM, Thomas J, McKenzie JE. Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017; Issue 2, Art. No.: CD001055. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001055.pub5
  12. Chamberlain C, Perlen S, Brennan S, Rychetnik L, Thomas D, Maddox R, Alam N, Banks E, Wilson A, Eades S. Evidence for a comprehensive approach to Aboriginal tobacco control to maintain the decline in smoking: an overview of reviews among Indigenous peoples. Syst Rev 2017; 6:135. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0520-9
  13. Chamberlain CR, Wilson AN, Amir LH, O'Dea K, Campbell S, Leonard D, Ritte R, Mulcahy M, Eades S, Wolfe R. Low rates of predominant breastfeeding in hospital after gestational diabetes, particularly among Indigenous women in Australia. Aust N Z J Public Health 2017; 41(2):144-50. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12629
  14. Cooklin AR, Joss N, Husser E, Oldenburg B. Integrated approaches to occupational health and safety: A systematic review. Am J Health Promot 2017; 31(5):401-12. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.141027-LIT-542
  15. Cramer RL, McLachlan HL, Shafiei T, Amir LH, Cullinane M, Small R, Forster DA. Implementation and evaluation of community-based drop-in centres for breastfeeding support in Victoria, Australia. Int Breastfeed J 2017; 12:46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-017-0136-7
  16. Crawford SB, Bennetts SK, Hackworth NJ, Green J, Graesser H, Cooklin AR, Matthews J, Strazdins L, Zubrick SR, D’Esposito F, Nicholson JM. Worries, ‘weirdos’, neighborhoods and knowing people: a qualitative study with children and parents regarding children's independent mobility. Health Place 2017; 45:131-9. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.005
  17. Crombie N, Hooker L, Reisenhofer S. Nurse and midwifery education and intimate partner violence: A scoping review. J Clin Nurs 2017; 26(15-16):2100-25. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13376
  18. Cyril S, Nicholson JM, Agho K, Polonsky M, Renzaho AM. Barriers and facilitators to childhood obesity prevention among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria, Australia. Aust N Z J Public Health 2017; 41(3):287-93. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12648
  19. de Jersey SJ, Mallan K, Callaway L, Daniels LA, Nicholson JM. A cross sectional comparison of predisposing, reinforcing and enabling factors for lifestyle health behaviours and weight gain in healthy and overweight pregnant women. Matern Child Health J 2017; 21(3):626-35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-016-2148-0
  20. de Jersey SJ, Mallan KM, Callaway LK, Daniels LA, Nicholson JM. Prospective relationships between health cognitions and excess gestational weight gain in a cohort of healthy and overweight pregnant women. J Acad Nutr Diet 2017; 117(8):1198-209. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.12.011
  21. Derks IP, Tiemeier H, Sijbrands EJ, Nicholson JM, Voortman T, Verhulst FC, Jaddoe VW, Jansen PW. Testing the direction of effects between child body composition and restrictive feeding practices: results from a population-based cohort. Amer J Clin Nutr 2017; 106(3):783-90. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.117.156448
  22. Dinh H, Cooklin AR, Leach LS, Westrupp EM, Nicholson JM, Strazdins L. Parents' transitions into and out of work-family conflict and children's mental health: Longitudinal influence via family functioning. Soc Sci Med 2017; 194:42-50. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.10.017
  23. Fletcher R, May C, Kay Lambkin F, Gemmill AW, Cann W, Nicholson JM, Rawlinson C, Milgrom J, Highet N, Foureur M, Bennett E, Skinner G. SMS4dads: Providing information and support to new fathers through mobile phones – a pilot study. AMH 2017; 15(2):121-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2016.1245586
  24. Flood MM, McDonald SJ, Pollock WE, Davey M-A. Data accuracy in the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection: Results of a validation study of 2011 data. HIM J 2017; 46(3):113-26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1833358316689688
  25. Forster DA, Moorhead AM, Jacobs SE, Davis PG, Walker SP, McEgan KM, Opie GF, Donath SM, Gold L, McNamara C, Aylward A, East C, Ford R, Amir LH. Advising women with diabetes in pregnancy to express breastmilk in late pregnancy (Diabetes and Antenatal Milk Expressing [DAME]): a multicentre, unblinded, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2017; 389(10085):2204-13. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31373-9
  26. Gilmartin CE, Amir LH, Ter M, Grzeskowiak LE. Using domperidone to increase breast milk supply: a clinical practice survey of Australian neonatal units. JPPR 2017; 47(6):426-30. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jppr.1289
  27. Graham K, Wilson I, Taft A. The broader context of preventing alcohol-related intimate partner violence. Drug Alcohol Rev 2017; 36(1):10-2. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12422
  28. Graham S, O'Connor CC, Morgan S, Chamberlain C, Hocking J. Prevalence of HIV among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sex Health 2017; 14(3):201-7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1071/SH16013
  29. Hackworth NJ, Berthelsen D, Matthews J, Westrupp EM, Cann W, Ukoumunne OC, Bennetts SK, Phan T, Scicluna A, Trajanovska M, Yu M, Nicholson JM. Impact of a brief group intervention to enhance parenting and the home learning environment for children aged 6–36 months: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Prev Sci 2017; 18(3):337-49. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-017-0753-9
  30. Halliday JL, Muggli E, Lewis S, Elliott EJ, Amor DJ, O'Leary C, Donath S, Forster D, Nagle C, Craig JM, Anderson PJ. Alcohol consumption in a general antenatal population and child neurodevelopment at 2 years. J Epidemiol Community Health 2017; 71(10):990-8. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2017-209165
  31. Hill B, Bergmeier H, McPhie S, Fuller‐Tyszkiewicz M, Teede H, Forster D, Spiliotis BE, Hills AP, Skouteris H. Is parity a risk factor for excessive weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum weight retention? A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Obes Rev 2017; 18(7):755-64. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12538
  32. Holmlund S, Ntaganira J, Edvardsson K, Lan PT, Semasaka Sengoma JP, Åhman A, Small R, Mogren I. Improved maternity care if midwives learn to perform ultrasound: a qualitative study of Rwandan midwives’ experiences and views of obstetric ultrasound. Glob Health Action 2017; 10:1350451. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2017.1350451
  33. Joss N, Dupre-Husser E, Cooklin A, Oldenburg B. The emergence of integrated approaches to worker health, safety and wellbeing in Australia. Aust J Prim Health 2017; 23(2):154-61. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1071/PY16065
  34. Juárez SP, Small R, Hjern A, Schytt E. Caesarean birth is associated with both maternal and paternal origin in immigrants in Sweden: a population-based study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2017; 31(6):509-21. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12399
  35. King T, McKean C, Rush R, Westrupp E, Mensah F, Reilly S, Law J. Acquisition of maternal education and its relation to single word reading in middle childhood: an analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study. Merrill Palmer Quarterly 2017; 63(2):181-209. Available from: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mpq/vol63/iss2/2
  36. Lies J, Lau ST, Jones LE, Jensen MP, Tan G. Predictors and moderators of post-traumatic stress disorder: an investigation of anxiety sensitivity and resilience in individuals with chronic pain. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2017; 46:102-10. Available from: http://www.annals.edu.sg/pdf/46VolNo3Mar2017/V46N3p102Abstract.pdf
  37. Mallan KM, Daniels LA, Nicholson JM. Obesogenic eating behaviors mediate the relationships between psychological problems and BMI in children. Obesity 2017; 25(5):928-34. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.21823
  38. McCalman J, Heyeres M, Campbell S, Bainbridge R, Chamberlain C, Strobel N, Ruben A. Family-centred interventions by primary healthcare services for Indigenous early childhood wellbeing in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic scoping review. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017; 17:71. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1247-2
  39. McLachlan HL, Shafiei T, Forster DA. Breastfeeding initiation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Victoria: analysis of routinely collected population-based data. Women Birth 2017; 30(5):361-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.02.011
  40. Middlemiss W, Stevens H, Ridgway L, McDonald S, Koussa M. Response-based sleep intervention: Helping infants sleep without making them cry. Early Hum Dev 2017; 108:49-57. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.03.008
  41. Muggli E, Matthews H, Penington A, Claes P, O'Leary C, Forster D, Donath S, Anderson PJ, Lewis S, Nagle C, Craig JM, White SM, Elliott EJ, Halliday J. Association between prenatal alcohol exposure and craniofacial shape of children at 12 months of age. JAMA Pediatr 2017; 171(8):771-80. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0778
  42. Muscara F, McCarthy MC, Thompson EJ, Heaney C-M, Hearps SJC, Rayner M, Burke K, Nicholson JM, Anderson VA. Psychosocial, demographic, and illness-related factors associated with acute traumatic stress responses in parents of children with a serious illness or injury. J Trauma Stress 2017; 30(3):237-44. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.22193
  43. Prendergast LE, Leung RK, Toumbourou JW, Taft A, McMorris BJ, Catalano RF. Sexual behaviour in early adolescence: A cross-national comparison of Australian and United States youth. AJP 2017; 69(1):3–11. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajpy.12118
  44. Robson SJ, Vally H, Mohamed A-L, Yu M, Westrupp EM. Perinatal and social factors predicting caesarean birth in a 2004 Australian birth cohort. Women Birth 2017; 30(6):506-10. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.05.002
  45. Sciberras E, Lucas N, Efron D, Gold L, Hiscock H, Nicholson JM. Health care costs associated with parent-reported ADHD: A longitudinal Australian population–based study. J Atten Disord 2017; 21(13):1063-72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054713491494
  46. Semasaka Sengoma JP, Krantz G, Nzayirambaho M, Munyanshongore C, Edvardsson K, Mogren I. Prevalence of pregnancy-related complications and course of labour of surviving women who gave birth in selected health facilities in Rwanda: a health facility-based, cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2017; 7:e015015. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015015
  47. Shankar M, Black KI, Goldstone P, Hussainy S, Mazza D, Petersen K, Lucke J, Taft A. Access, equity and costs of induced abortion services in Australia: a cross-sectional study. Aust N Z J Public Health 2017; 41(3):309-14. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12641
  48. Stanger JJ, Horey D, Hooker L, Jenkins MJ, Custovic E. Fetal movement measurement and technology: A narrative review. IEEE Access 2017; 5:16747-56. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2716964
  49. Strobel NA, Arabena K, East CE, Schultz EM, Kelaher M, Edmond KM, Eades SJ, Chamberlain C. Care co-ordination interventions to improve outcomes during pregnancy and early childhood (up to 5 years). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017; Issue 8, Art. No.: CD012761. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012761
  50. Taft A, Colombini M. Healthcare system responses to intimate partner violence in low and middle-income countries: evidence is growing and the challenges become clearer [Commentary]. BMC Med 2017; 15:127. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-017-0886-5
  51. Taylor JE, McDonald SJ, Earnest A, Buttery J, Fusinato B, Hovenden S, Wallace A, Tan K. A quality improvement initiative to reduce central line infection in neonates using checklists. Eur J Pediatr 2017; 176(5):639-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-017-2888-x
  52. Thompson EJ, Anderson VA, Hearps SJC, McCarthy MC, Mihalopoulos C, Nicholson JM, Rayner M, Muscara F. Posttraumatic stress symptom severity and health service utilization in trauma-exposed parents. Health Psychol 2017; 36(8):779-86. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000476
  53. Whitburn LY, Jones LE, Davey M-A, Small R. The meaning of labour pain: how the social environment and other contextual factors shape women’s experiences. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017; 17:157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1343-3
  54. Williams KE, Berthelsen D, Viviani M, Nicholson JM. Participation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in a parent support programme: longitudinal associations between playgroup attendance and child, parent and community outcomes. Child Care Health Dev 2017; 43(3):441-50. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cch.12417
  55. Williams KE, Berthelsen D, Walker S, Nicholson JM. A developmental cascade model of behavioral sleep problems and emotional and attentional self-regulation across early childhood. Behav Sleep Med 2017; 15(1):1-21. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2015.1065410
  56. Wilson IM, Graham K, Taft A. Living the cycle of drinking and violence: A qualitative study of women's experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence. Drug Alcohol Rev 2017; 36(1):115–24. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12405

In press

  1. Hooker L, Theobald J, Anderson K, Billet P, Baron P. Violence against young women in non-urban areas of Australia: A scoping review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 2017 (in press). Epub 2017 Aug 17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838017725752

Book chapters

  1. Hooker L. Maternal, child and family health nursing. In: Guzys D, Brown R, Halcomb E, Whitehead D, editors. An introduction to Community and Primary Health Care. 2nd ed. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press; 2017
  2. Taft A, Hooker L. Domestic and family violence. In: Thomson G, Schmied V, editors. Psychosocial resilience and risk in the perinatal period: Implications and guidance for professionals. London: Routledge; 2017


  1. Kaspiew R, Horsfall B, Qu L, Nicholson JM, Humphreys C, Diemer K, Nguyen CD, Buchanan F, Hooker L, Taft A, Westrupp EM, Cooklin AR, Carson R, Dunstan J. Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs: Final report. (ANROWS Horizons 04/2017). Sydney: ANROWS; 2017. Available from: https://d2c0ikyv46o3b1.cloudfront.net/anrows.org.au/Parenting_Horizons_FINAL.pdf
  2. Kaspiew R, Horsfall B, Qu L, Nicholson JM, Humphreys C, Diemer K, Nguyen CD, Buchanan F, Hooker L, Taft A, Westrupp EM, Cooklin AR, Carson R, Dunstan J. Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs: Key findings and future directions. (ANROWS Compass 04/2017). Sydney: ANROWS; 2017. Available from: https://d2c0ikyv46o3b1.cloudfront.net/anrows.org.au/Parenting_Compass.pdf
  3. Shafiei T, Forster D, Nicholson JM, McLachlan H, Newton M, Grimes H, McLardie-Hore F, Hay S. The ‘Growing Together’ evaluation: final report. Melbourne: The Royal Women's Hospital; 2017.
  4. Shafiei T, Forster D, Nicholson JM, McLachlan H, Newton M, Grimes H, McLardie-Hore F, Hay S. The ‘Growing Together’ evaluation: phase two. Melbourne: The Royal Women's Hospital; 2017.