Publications 2016

Papers in refereed journals

  1. Åhman A, Lesio Kidanto H, Ngarina M, Edvardsson K, Small R, Mogren I. 'Essential but not always available when needed’ - An interview study of physicians’ experiences and views regarding use of obstetric ultrasound in Tanzania. Glob Health Action 2016; 9:31062. Available from:
  2. Amir L, Bearzatto A. Overcoming challenges faced by breastfeeding mothers. Aust Fam Physician 2016; 45:552-6. Available from:
  3. Ayala Quintanilla BP, Taft A, McDonald S, Pollock W, Roque Henriquez JC. Social determinants and maternal exposure to intimate partner violence of obstetric patients with severe maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e013270. Available from:
  4. Bardien N, Whitehead CL, Tong S, Ugoni A, McDonald S, Walker SP. Placental insufficiency in fetuses that slow in growth but are born appropriate for gestational age: a prospective longitudinal study. PLoS One 2016; 11:e0142788. Available from:
  5. Belihu FB, Davey MA, Small R. Perinatal health outcomes of East African immigrant populations in Victoria, Australia: A population based study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016; 16:86. Available from:
  6. Bennetts SK, Mensah FK, Westrupp EM, Hackworth NJ, Reilly S. The agreement between parent-reported and directly measured child language and parenting behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology 2016; 7:1710. Available from:
  7. Brownfoot FC, Davey MA, Kornman L. Routine weighing to reduce excessive antenatal weight gain: a randomised controlled trial. BJOG 2016; 123(2):254-61. Available from:
  8. Brownfoot FC, Davey MA, Kornman L. Women's opinions on being weighed at routine antenatal visits. BJOG 2016; 123(2):263-70. Available from:
  9. Bryant E, Ridgway L, Lucas S. Attachment icebergs: Maternal and child health nurses' evaluation of infant-caregiver attachment. Community Practitioner 2016; 89(5):39-43. Available from:
  10. Buck ML, Eckereder G, Amir LH. Low level laser therapy for breastfeeding problems. Breastfeed Rev 2016; 24(2):27-31. Available from:;dn=268108267659837;res=IELAPA
  11. Carrington S, Berthelsen D, Nickerson J, Nicholson J, Walker S, Meldrum K. Teachers’ experiences of inclusion of children with developmental disabilities across the early years of school. J Psychologists Counsellors in Schools 2016; 26(2):139-54. Available from:
  12. Cooklin AR, Dinh H, Strazdins L, Westrupp E, Leach LS, Nicholson JM. Change and stability in work-family conflict and mothers' and fathers' mental health: Longitudinal evidence from an Australian cohort. Soc Sci Med 2016; 155:24-34. Available from:
  13. Cooklin AR, Westrupp EM, Strazdins L, Giallo R, Martin A, Nicholson JM. Fathers at work: Work–family conflict, work–family enrichment and parenting in an Australian cohort. JFI 2016; 37(11):1611-35. Available from:
  14. Cyril S, Green J, Nicholson J, Agho K, Renzaho A. Exploring service providers' perspectives in improving childhood obesity prevention among CALD communities in Victoria, Australia. PLoS ONE 2016; 11:e0162184. Available from:
  15. Davey M-A, King J. Caesarean section following induction of labour in uncomplicated first births- a population-based cross-sectional analysis of 42,950 births. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016; 16:92. Available from:
  16. Dawson K, McLachlan H, Newton M, Forster D. Implementing caseload midwifery: Exploring the views of maternity managers in Australia - A national cross-sectional survey. Women Birth 2016; 29(3):214-22. Available from:
  17. De Bortoli J, Amir LH. Is onset of lactation delayed in women with diabetes in pregnancy? A systematic review. Diabet Med 2016; 33(1):17-24. Available from:
  18. Edvardsson K, Lalos A, Åhman A, Small R, Graner S, Mogren I. Increasing possibilities – Increasing dilemmas: A qualitative study of Swedish midwives' experiences of ultrasound use in pregnancy. Midwifery 2016; 42:46-53. Available from:
  19. Edvardsson K, Ntaganira J, Ahman A, Sengoma JP, Small R, Mogren I. Physicians' experiences and views on the role of obstetric ultrasound in rural and urban Rwanda: a qualitative study. Trop Med Int Health 2016; 21(7):895–906. Available from:
  20. Feeney R, Desha L, Khan A, Ziviani J, Nicholson JM. Speech and language difficulties along with other child and family factors associated with health related quality of life of Australian children. Applied Research Quality Life 2016; 11(4):1379-97. Available from:
  21. Fisher J, Rowe H, Wynter K, Tran T, Lorgelly P, Amir LH, Proimos J, Ranasinha S, Hiscock H, Bayer J, Cann W. Gender-informed, psychoeducational programme for couples to prevent postnatal common mental disorders among primiparous women: cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e009396. Available from:
  22. 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 2016:1245586. Available from:
  23. Flood M, Pollock W, McDonald S, Davey M-A. Trams, trains, planes and automobiles: logistics of conducting a statewide audit of medical records. Aust N Z J Public Health 2016; 40:448–50. Available from:
  24. Forster DA, McKay H, Powell R, Wahlstedt E, Farrell T, Ford R, McLachlan HL. The structure and organisation of home-based postnatal care in public hospitals in Victoria, Australia: A cross-sectional survey. Women Birth 2016; 29(2):172-9. Available from:
  25. Forster DA, McLachlan HL, Davey M-A, Biro MA, Farrell T, Gold L, Flood M, Shafiei T, Waldenström U. Continuity of care by a primary midwife (caseload midwifery) increases women’s satisfaction with antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care: results from the COSMOS randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016; 16:28. Available from:
  26. Green JL, Rinehart N, Anderson V, Efron D, Nicholson JM, Jongeling B, Hazell P, Sciberras E. Association between autism symptoms and family functioning in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a community-based study. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2016; 25(12):1307-18. Available from:
  27. Hooker L, Samaraweera NY, Agius PA, Taft A. Intimate partner violence and the experience of early motherhood: A cross-sectional analysis of factors associated with a poor experience of motherhood. Midwifery 2016; 34:88-94. Available from:
  28. Hooker L, Small R, Taft A. Understanding sustained domestic violence identification in maternal and child health nurse care: Process evaluation from a 2-year follow-up of the MOVE trial. J Adv Nurs 2016; 72(3):533-44. Available from:
  29. Hooker L, Taft A. Using theory to design, implement and evaluate sustained nurse domestic violence screening and supportive care. J Research in Nursing 2016; 21(5-6):432-42. Available from:
  30. Jansen E, Mallan KM, Byrne R, Daniels LA, Nicholson JM. Breastfeeding duration and authoritative feeding practices in first-time mothers. J Hum Lact 2016; 32(3):498-506. Available from:
  31. Jansen E, Williams KE, Mallan KM, Nicholson JM, Daniels LA. The feeding practices and structure questionnaire (FPSQ-28): a parsimonious version validated for longitudinal use from 2 to 5 years. Appetite 2016; 100:172-80. Available from:
  32. Johns HM, Amir LH, McLachlan HL, Forster DA. Breast pump use amongst mothers of healthy term infants in Melbourne, Australia: A prospective cohort study. Midwifery 2016; 33:82-9. Available from:
  33. Joss N, Cooklin A, Oldenburg B. A scoping review of end user involvement in disability research. Disabil Health J 2016; 9(2):189-96. Available from:
  34. Leach LS, Poyser C, Cooklin AR, Giallo R. Prevalence and course of anxiety disorders (and symptom levels) in men across the perinatal period: A systematic review. J Affect Disord 2016; 190:675-86. Available from:
  35. Mazza D, Black K, Taft A, Lucke J, McGeechan K, Haas M, McKay H, Peipert JF. Increasing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in general practice: The Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd) cluster randomised controlled trial protocol. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e012491. Available from:
  36. McDonald EA, Gartland D, Small R, Brown SJ. Frequency, severity and persistence of postnatal dyspareunia to 18 months post partum: A cohort study. Midwifery 2016; 34:15-20. Available from:
  37. McLachlan H, McKay H, Powell R, Small R, Davey MA, Cullinane F, Newton M, Forster D. Publicly-funded home birth in Victoria, Australia: Exploring the views and experiences of midwives and doctors. Midwifery 2016; 35:24-30. Available from:
  38. McLachlan HL, Forster DA, Amir LH, Cullinane M, Shafiei T, Watson LF, Ridgway L, Cramer RL, Small R. Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) in Victoria, Australia: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e008292. Available from:
  39. McLachlan HL, Forster DA, Davey MA, Farrell T, Flood M, Shafiei T, Waldenström U. The effect of primary midwife-led care on women's experience of childbirth: results from the COSMOS randomised controlled trial. BJOG 2016; 123(3):465-74. Available from:
  40. Merry L, Vangen S, Small R. Caesarean births among migrant women in high-income countries. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2016; 32:88-99. Available from:
  41. Morrow J, Biggs L, Stelfox S, Phillips D, McKellar L, McLachlan H. Evaluating a standardised clinical assessment tool for pre-registration midwifery students: A cross-sectional survey of midwifery students and midwives in Australia. Women Birth 2016; 29(1):85-92. Available from:
  42. Muggli E, O'Leary C, Donath S, Orsini F, Forster D, Anderson PJ, Lewis S, Nagle C, Craig JM, Elliott E, Halliday J. "Did you ever drink more?" A detailed description of pregnant women's drinking patterns. BMC Public Health 2016; 16:683. Available from:
  43. Mulraney M, Schilpzand EJ, Hazell P, Nicholson JM, Anderson V, Efron D, Silk TJ, Sciberras E. Comorbidity and correlates of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder in 6–8-year-old children with ADHD. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2016; 25(3):321-30. Available from:
  44. Newton MS, McLachlan HL, Forster DA, Willis KF. Understanding the 'work' of caseload midwives: A mixed-methods exploration of two caseload midwifery models in Victoria, Australia. Women Birth 2016; 29(3):223-33. Available from:
  45. Nicholson JM, Cann W, Matthews J, Berthelsen D, Ukoumunne OC, Trajanovska M, Bennetts SK, Hillgrove T, Hamilton V, Westrupp E, Hackworth NJ. Enhancing the early home learning environment through a brief group parenting intervention: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Pediatr 2016; 16:73. Available from:
  46. O’Doherty LJ, Taft A, McNair R, Hegarty K. Fractured identity in the context of intimate partner violence: barriers to and opportunities for seeking help in health settings. Violence Against Women 2016; 22(2):225-48. Available from:
  47. Payne MS, Cullinane M, Garland SM, Tabrizi SN, Donath SM, Bennett CM, Amir LH. Detection of Candida spp. in the vagina of a cohort of nulliparous pregnant women by culture and molecular methods: Is there an association between maternal vaginal and infant oral colonisation? Aust NZJ Obstet Gynaecol 2016; 56(2):179-84. Available from:
  48. Rayner M, Dimovski A, Muscara F, Yamada J, Burke K, McCarthy M, Hearps SJC, Anderson VA, Coe A, Hayes L, Walser R, Nicholson JM. Participating from the comfort of your living room: Feasibility of a group videoconferencing intervention to reduce distress in parents of children with a serious illness or injury. CFBT 2016; 38(3):209-24. Available from:
  49. Rayner M, Muscara F, Dimovski A, McCarthy MC, Yamada J, Anderson VA, Burke K, Walser R, Nicholson JM. Take A Breath: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of an online group intervention to reduce traumatic stress in parents of children with a life threatening illness or injury. BMC Psychiatry 2016; 16:169. Available from:
  50. Ridgway L, Cramer R, McLachlan HL, Forster DA, Cullinane M, Shafiei T, Amir LH. Breastfeeding support in the early postpartum: Content of home visits in the SILC trial. Birth 2016; 43(4):303-12. Available from:
  51. Sciberras E, Bisset M, Hazell P, Nicholson JM, Anderson V, Lycett K, Jongeling B, Efron D. Health-related impairments in young children with ADHD: a community-based study. Child Care Health Dev 2016; 42(5):709-17. Available from:
  52. Semasaka JPS, Krantz G, Nzayirambaho M, Munyanshongore C, Edvardsson K, Mogren I. Self-reported pregnancy-related health problems and self-rated health status in Rwandan women postpartum: a population-based cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016; 16:340. Available from:
  53. Signorelli MC, Taft A, Pereira PPG. Domestic violence against women, public policies and community health workers in Brazilian primary health care [Violência doméstica contra mulheres, políticas públicas e agentes comunitários de saúde na atenção primária brasileira]. Cien Saude Colet 2016:0008. Available from:
  54. Silk TJ, Genc S, Anderson V, Efron D, Hazell P, Nicholson JM, Kean M, Malpas CB, Sciberras E. Developmental brain trajectories in children with ADHD and controls: A longitudinal neuroimaging study. BMC Psychiatry 2016; 16:59. Available from:
  55. Sulaiman Z, Liamputtong P, Amir LH. The enablers and barriers to continue breast milk feeding in women returning to work. J Adv Nurs 2016; 72(4):825-35. Available from:
  56. Tarzia L, Murray E, Humphreys C, Glass N, Taft A, Valpied J, Hegarty K. I-DECIDE: An online intervention drawing on the psychosocial readiness model for women experiencing domestic violence. Womens Health Issues 2016; 26(2):208-16. Available from:
  57. Westrupp EM, Strazdins L, Martin A, Cooklin A, Zubrick SR, Nicholson JM. Maternal work-family conflict and psychological distress: reciprocal relationships over 8 years. J Marriage Fam 2016; 78(1):107-26. Available from:
  58. Williams KE, Nicholson JM, Walker S, Berthelsen D. Early childhood profiles of sleep problems and self-regulation predict later school adjustment. Br J Educ Psychol 2016; 86(2):331-50. Available from:
  59. Woolhouse H, Small R, Miller K, Brown SJ. Frequency of "time for self" is a significant predictor of postnatal depressive symptoms: results from a prospective pregnancy cohort study. Birth 2016; 43(1):58-67. Available from:

In press

  1. Belihu FB, Small R, Davey MA. 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 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Nov 23. Available from:
  2. Belihu FB, Small R, Davey MA. 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 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Jun 24. Available from:
  3. Bhide S, Sciberras E, Anderson V, Hazell P, Nicholson JM. Association between parenting style and socio-emotional and academic functioning in children with and without ADHD. A community-based study. J Atten Disord 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Jul 28. Available from:
  4. Cooklin AR, Joss N, Husser E, Oldenburg B. Integrated approaches to occupational health and safety: A systematic review of outcomes and effectiveness. Am J Health Promot 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Jan 5. Available from:
  5. Crombie N, Hooker L, Reisenhofer S. Nurse and midwifery education and intimate partner violence: A scoping review. J Clin Nurs 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Jul 14. Available from:
  6. 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 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Jul 22. Available from:
  7. 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 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Nov 30. Available from:
  8. Joss N, Dupré-Husser E, Cooklin A, Oldenburg B. The emergence of integrated approaches to worker health, safety and wellbeing in Australia. Aust J Prim Health 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Sep 8. Available from:
  9. 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. J Atten Disord 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Mar 28. Available from:
  10. 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 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Mar 16. Available from:
  11. Reisenhofer SA, Hegarty K, Valpied J, Watson LF, Davey MA, Taft A. Longitudinal changes in self-efficacy, mental health, abuse, and Stages of Change, for women fearful of a partner: Findings from a primary care trial (WEAVE). J Interpers Violence 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Apr 1. Available from:
  12. 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 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Oct 13. Available from:
  13. 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 2016 (in press). Epub 2015 Nov 30. Available from:
  14. 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 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 May 19. Available from:

Book chapters

  1. Amir LH, Livingstone VH. Management of Common Lactation and Breastfeeding Problem. In: Jatoi I, Rody A, editors. Management of Breast Diseases. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 81-104
  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: Routledge; 2016 (in press)


  1. Hooker L, Kaspiew R, Taft A. Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed methods insights into impact and support needs: State of knowledge paper. Sydney: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS); 2016. Available from:
  2. Wild K, Taft A, Gomes L, Madeira I, Matos LdC, de Araujo G, Fernandes A, McDonald S. Building a primary health care response to violence against women: The knowledge and needs of midwives in three districts of Timor-Leste. Dili, Melbourne: National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL), La Trobe University; 2016
  3. Williams KE, Berthelsen D, Viviani M, Nicholson JM. Queensland supported playgroup evaluation: Final report for Queensland Department of Education and Training; 2016


  1. Amir LH, Griffin L, Cullinane M, Garland SM. Probiotics and mastitis: evidence-based marketing? [Commentary]. Int Breastfeed J 2016; 11:19. Available from:
  2. Ayala Quintanilla BP, Taft A, McDonald S, Pollock W. An examination of femicides in Peru between 2009 and 2014. Int J Gynaecol Obstet [Brief Communication] 2016; 134(3):342-3. Available from:
  3. Graham K, Wilson I, Taft A. The broader context of preventing alcohol-related intimate partner violence [Commentary]. Drug Alcohol Rev [Commentary] 2016 (in press). Epub 2016 Jun 28. Available from:
  4. Hegarty K, Tarzia L, Hooker L, Taft A. Interventions to support recovery after domestic and sexual violence in primary care. Int Rev Psychiatry [Review] 2016; 28(5):519-32. Available from:
  5. Hooker L, Taft A, Small R. Reflections on maternal health care within the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service. Aust J Prim Health [Review] 2016; 22(2):77-80. Available from:
  6. Jones LE, Whitburn LY, Davey MA, Small R. Numeric scoring of pain still has value. Ann Emerg Med [Letter] 2016; 67(5):679-80. Available from:
  7. Merry L, Semenic S, Gyorkos TW, Fraser W, Small R, Gagnon AJ. International migration as a determinant of emergency caesarean. Women Birth [Discussion] 2016; 29(5):e89-e98. Available from:
  8. Wild K, Taft A, Gomes L, McDonald S, Madeira I, Matos LdC, de Araujo G, Fernandes A. Parteiras Kontra Violensia (Midwives Against Violence: A video to promote discussion amongst health services in Timor-Leste) [Tetun language midwifery education video]. Dili, Melbourne: Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) in collaboration with La Trobe University; 2016
  9. Wild K, Taft A, McDonald S, Fernandes A, Gomes L, Madeira I, Matos LdC, de Araujo G. Midwives Against Violence: Discussion questions to accompany video. Dili, Melbourne: National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL), La Trobe University; 2016