Publications 2018

  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:
  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:
  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:
  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:
  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 press). Epub 2018 Sep 17. Available from:
  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:
  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:
  8. Coca KP, Amir LH, Alves MdRdS, Barbieri M, Marcacine KO, de Vilhena Abrão ACF. Measurement tools and intensity of nipple pain among women with or without damaged nipples: A quantitative systematic review. J Adv Nurs 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 Nov 08. Available from:
  9. 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:
  10. 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:
  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:
  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:
  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:
  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; 47(6):2025-37. Available from:
  15. Ellis JM, Ayala Quintanilla BP, Ward L, Campbell F, Hillel S, Downing C, Teresi J, Ramirez M. A systematic review protocol of educational programs for nursing staff on management of resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in residential aged care homes. J Adv Nurs 2018; 74(8):1975-83. Available from:
  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:
  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:
  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:
  19. Flood M, McDonald SJ, Pollock W, Cullinane F, Davey M-A. Incidence, trends and severity of primary postpartum haemorrhage in Australia: A population-based study using Victorian Perinatal Data Collection data for 764 244 births. Aust NZJ Obstet Gynaecol 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 May 22. Available from:
  20. 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:
  21. Forster D, Shafiei T, Biggs L, McLachlan H, Smith T, Wyett C, Wadley G, Stelfox S. IVY- InVestigating an online communitY of support for emotional health in pregnancy. Melbourne: Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University; 2018
  22. 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:
  23. 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:
  24. 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:
  25. 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:
  26. 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:
  27. Grzeskowiak LE, Amir LH, Smithers LG. Longer-term breastfeeding outcomes associated with domperidone use for lactation differs according to maternal weight. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2018; 74(8):1071-5. Available from:
  28. 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:
  29. 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:
  30. 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:
  31. 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:
  32. 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:
  33. Hooker LN, Taft A, Nicholson J, Ridgway L. Victorian maternal and child health workforce family violence training needs analysis. Melbourne: La Trobe University; 2018
  34. 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:
  35. 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; 28(6):1073-9. Available from:
  36. 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:
  37. 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:
  38. 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:
  39. 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:
  40. Moorhead AM, Forster D, Amir LH. Breastfeeding for women with diabetes. Australian Diabetes Educator 2018; 21. Available from:
  41. Moorhead A, McEgan K, Forster D, Amir LH. Expressing breastmilk during pregnancy. O&G Magazine 2018; 20(1). Available from:
  42. 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:
  43. 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:
  44. Mulraney M, Giallo R, Efron D, Brown S, Nicholson JM, Sciberras E. Maternal postnatal mental health and offspring symptoms of ADHD at 8–9 years: pathways via parenting behavior. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 Nov 10. Available from:
  45. 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 2018:jsy035. Available from:
  46. 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:
  47. 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:
  48. 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:
  49. 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:
  50. 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:
  51. 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:
  52. 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:
  53. 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; 21(6):801-12. Available from:
  54. Shafiei T, Flood M, Bee J. Identifying the perinatal mental health needs of immigrant and refugee women. Melbourne: Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University; 2018
  55. 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:
  56. 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:
  57. 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; 209(9):407-8. Available from:
  58. Taft A, Hooker LN, Nicholson J, Ridgway L. Maternal and child health workforce family violence professional development plan. Melbourne: La Trobe University; 2018
  59. 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:
  60. Thomas DP, Hefler M, Bonevski B, Calma T, Carapetis J, Chamberlain C, Chapman S, Daube M, Eades S, Finlay SM, Freeman B, Lovett R, MacKenzie R, Maddox R, Wakefield M. Australian researchers oppose funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Aust N Z J Public Health [Editorial] 2018; 42(6):506-7. Available from:
  61. Vahedi A, Krug I, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M, Westrupp EM. Longitudinal associations between work-family conflict and enrichment, inter-parental conflict, and child internalizing and externalizing problems. Soc Sci Med 2018; 211:251-60. Available from:
  62. 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:
  63. 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 20(12):1317-32. Available from:
  64. 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:
  65. 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:
  66. 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:
  67. 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:
  68. 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:
  69. Wild KJ, Gomes L, Fernandes A, de Araujo G, Madeira I, da Conceicao Matos L, McDonald S, Taft A. Responding to violence against women: A qualitative study with midwives in Timor-Leste. Women Birth 2018 (in press). Epub 2018 Nov 15. Available from:
  70. 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:
  71. Wilson A, Tokhi M, Amir LH. Big Formula follows Big Tobacco playbook. MJA InSight 2018.
  72. 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: