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A/Prof. Vincent Versace



Director, Deakin Rural Health


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


Warrnambool Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2008
Bachelor of Environmental Science, Deakin University, 2004
Bachelor of Science, Deakin University, 2003



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Comparing a telephone- and a group-delivered diabetes prevention program: characteristics of engaged and non-engaged postpartum mothers with a history of gestational diabetes

S Lim, J Dunbar, V Versace, E Janus, C Wildey, T Skinner, S O'Reilly

(2017), Vol. 126, pp. 254-262, Diabetes research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Heart failure following blood cancer therapy in pediatric and adult populations

J Franzon, N Berry, S Ullah, V Versace, A McCarthy, J Atherton, D Roder, B Koczwara, D Coghlan, R Clark

(2017), pp. 1-7, Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Chichester, Eng., C1


Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial: protocol for a pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial to compare three screening methods for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in Australian community pharmacy

I Krass, R Carter, B Mitchell, M Mohebbi, T Shih, P Trinder, V Versace, F Wilson, K Mc Namara

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-13, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1


Mothers after gestational diabetes in Australia (MAGDA): a randomised controlled trial of a postnatal diabetes prevention program

S O'Reilly, J Dunbar, V Versace, E Janus, J Best, R Carter, J Oats, T Skinner, M Ackland, P Phillips, P Ebeling, J Reynolds, S Shih, V Hagger, M Coates, C Wildey

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-21, PLoS medicine, San Francisco, Calif., C1


Heart failure following cancer treatment: characteristics, survival and mortality of a linked health data analysis

R Clark, N Berry, M Chowdhury, A McCarthy, S Ullah, V Versace, J Atherton, B Koczwara, D Roder

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 1297-1306, Internal medicine journal, London, Eng., C1


Research protocol for a digital intervention to reduce stigma among males with a personal experience of suicide in the Australian farming community

A Kennedy, V Versace, S Brumby

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1


Characteristics of patients with haematological and breast cancer (1996-2009) who died of heart failure-related causes after cancer therapy

V Versace, N Berry, M Chowdhury, S Ullah, A McCarthy, J Atherton, B Koczwara, D Roder, R Clark

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 253-260, ESC heart failure, Chichester, Eng., C1


Cardiovascular disease risk assessment in Australian community pharmacy

K Mc Namara, G Peterson, J Hughes, I Krass, V Versace, R Clark, J Dunbar

(2016), pp. 1-10, Heart, lung and circulation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Socio-cultural disparities in GDM burden differ by maternal age at first delivery

M Abouzeid, V Versace, E Janus, M-A Davey, B Philpot, J Oats, J Dunbar

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, PloS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1


Assessing the impact of drought and forestry on streamflows in south-eastern Australia using a physically based hydrological model

S Brown, V Versace, R Lester, M Walter

(2015), Vol. 74, pp. 6047-6063, Environmental earth sciences, Berlin, Germany, C1


Challenges of diabetes prevention in the real world: results and lessons from the Melbourne diabetes prevention study

J Dunbar, A Hernan, E Janus, E Vartiainen, T Laatikainen, V Versace, J Reynolds, J Best, T Skinner, S O'Reilly, K Mc Namara, E Stewart, M Coates, C Bennett, R Carter

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-13, BMJ open diabetes research and care, London, Eng., C1


Evaluation of AUSDRISK as a screening tool for lifestyle modification programs: international implications for policy and cost-effectiveness

J Malo, V Versace, E Janus, T Laatikainen, M Peltonen, E Vartiainen, M Coates, J Dunbar

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-8, BMJ open diabetes research and care, London, Eng., C1


Scaling up diabetes prevention in Victoria, Australia: policy development, implementation, and evaluation

James Dunbar, Abirami Jayawardena, Greg Johnson, Karen Roger, Amy Timoshanko, Vincent Versace, Jane Shill, Benjamin Philpot, Erkki Vartiainen, Tiina Laatikainen, others

(2014), Vol. 37, pp. 934-942, Diabetes care, C1


Patient engagement strategies used for hypertension and their influence on self-management attributes

K McNamara, V Versace, J Marriott, J Dunbar

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 437-444, Family practice, Oxford, England, C1


The association between Point-of-Care testing of Troponin and the management of patients with chest pain suspected of acute coronary syndrome : a systematic review protocol

F Li, R Clark, V Versace, P Newman

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 99-112, JBI Library of systematic reviews, Adelaide, S. A., C1


Association of weight misperception with weight loss in a diabetes prevention program

A Hernan, V Versace, T Laatikainen, E Vartiainen, E Janus, J Dunbar

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-5, BMC public health, Bingley, Eng., C1


Hydrologic llandscape regionalisation using deductive classification and random forests

S Brown, R Lester, V Versace, J Fawcett, L Laurenson

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-20, PloS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1


A population-based observational study of diabetes during pregnancy in Victoria, Australia, 1999-2008

M Abouzeid, V Versace, E Janus, M-A Davey, B Philpot, J Oats, J Dunbar

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-9, BMJ Open, London, England, C1


Ocean currents influence the genetic structure of an intertidal mollusc in southeastern Australia-implications for predicting the movement of passive dispersers across a marine biogeographic barrier

Adam Miller, Vincent Versace, Ty Matthews, Steven Montgomery, Kate Bowie

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 1248-1261, Ecology and evolution, C1


Detecting patterns of change in benthic habitats by acoustic remote sensing

A Rattray, D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, V Versace, L Laurenson

(2013), Vol. 477, pp. 1-13, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1


A comparison of Australian rural and metropolitan cardiovascular risk and mortality: the Greater Green Triangle and North West Adelaide population surveys

Philip Tideman, Anne Taylor, Edward Janus, Ben Philpot, Robyn Clark, Elizabeth Peach, Tiina Laatikainen, Erkki Vartiainen, Rosy Tirimacco, Alicia Montgomerie, others

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. e003203-e003203, BMJ open, C1


Mothers after gestational diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

S Shih, N Davis-Lameloise, E Janus, C Wildey, V Versace, V Hagger, D Asproloupos, S O Reilly, P Phillips, M Ackland

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, Trials, London, Eng., C1-1


Occupational differences, cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle habits in South Eastern rural Australia

N Davis-Lameloise, B Philpot, E Janus, V Versace, T Laatikainen, E Vartiainen, J Dunbar

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-7, BMC public health, London, England, C1


An investigation into the use of urban consolidation as a tool for sustainable land use management in Warrnambool, Victoria

L Hanigan, A Wallis, V Versace

(2013), pp. 985-999, ISDRC19 2013 : Just transitions : a global perspective : Proceedings of the 2013 International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa, E1


Applying stock indicators for assessment of a recreational surf clam (Donax deltoides) fishery in Victoria, Australia

Z Lewis, K Giri, V Versace, C Scarpaci

(2013), Vol. 93, pp. 1381-1387, Journal of the marine biological association of the United Kingdom, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1


Assessment of spatiotemporal varying relationships between rainfall, land cover and surface water area using geographically weighted regression

Stuart Brown, Vincent Versace, Laurie Laurenson, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Jonathon Fawcett, Scott Salzman

(2012), Vol. 17, pp. 241-254, Environmental Modeling & Assessment, C1


The development of 20 microsatellite loci for the Australian marine mollusk, Donax deltoides, through next generation DNA sequencing

Adam Miller, Vincent Versace, Ty Matthews, Kate Bowie

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 257-260, Conservation genetics resources, C1


Are we predicting the actual or apparent distribution of temperate marine fishes?

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, E Harvey, A Rattray, V Versace

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-11, PloS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1


Aspects of the biology of Galaxias maculatus

L Laurenson, R French, P Jones, D Ierodiaconou, S Gray, V Versace, A Rattray, S Brown, J Monk

(2012), Vol. 81, pp. 1085-1100, Journal of fish biology, Oxford, England, C1


Comparison of automated classification techniques for predicting benthic biological communities using hydroacoustics and video observations

D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, A Rattray, L Laurenson, V Versace

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. S28-S38, Continental Shelf Research, Oxford, England, C1


Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and their role in sustainable planning: a case study from a Local Government Area (LGA) in Australia

Vincent Versace, Jacquomo Monk, Scott Salzman, Laurie Laurenson

(2011), pp. 1-9, ACIS 2011: Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Identifying the Information Systems Discipline, AIS, E1


Land use change and nutrients simulation for the Siah Darvishan basin of the Anzali wetland region, Iran

M Ghafouri, N Ghaderi, M Tabatabaei, V Versace, D Ierodiaconou, D Barry, F Stagnitti

(2010), Vol. 84, pp. 240-244, Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, C1


Habitat suitability for marine fishes using presence-only modelling and multibeam sonar

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, V Versace, A Bellgrove, E Harvey, A Rattray, L Laurenson, G Quinn

(2010), Vol. 420, pp. 157-174, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1


Circle versus longshank hooks: Comparing hooking locations and recreational catch for juvenile snapper Pagrus auratus and King George whiting Sillaginodes punctata

Daniel Grixti, Simon Conron, Karina Ryan, Vincent Versace

(2010), Vol. 106, pp. 27-31, Fisheries research, C1


Regional-scale models for relating land cover to basin surface-water quality using remotely sensed data in a GIS

V Versace, D Ierodiaconou, F Stagnitti, A Hamilton, M Walter, B Mitchell, A-M Boland

(2008), Vol. 142, pp. 171-184, Environmental monitoring and assessment, C1


Appraisal of random and systematic land cover transitions for regional water balance and revegetation strategies

V Versace, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Frank Stagnitti, A Hamilton

(2008), Vol. 123, pp. 328-336, Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, C1


Absorption and desorption characteristics of fluoride in the calcareous and siliceous sand sheet aquifers of south-west Victoria, Australia

S Salzman, G Allinson, F Stagnitti, R Hill, L Thwaites, D Ierodiaconou, R Carr, J Sherwood, V Versace

(2008), pp. 159-174, Water polution 2008, Alicante, Spain, E1


Adsorption and desorption characteristics of fluoride in the calcareous and siliceous sand sheet aquifers of south-west Victoria, Australia

S Salzman, G Allinson, F Stagnitti, R Hill, L Thwaites, D Ierodiaconou, R Carr, J Sherwood, V Versace, D Prats Rico, others

(2008), pp. 159-174, Water pollution XI : Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Pollution: Modelling, Measuring, and Prediction, Alicante, Spain, E1-1


The relationship between native vegetation and in-stream salinity: an Australian case study

Vince Versace, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Frank Stagnitti, Andrew Hamilton, M Walter, Marc Leblanc

(2007), E1


Population genetic structuring in Acanthopagrus butcheri (Pisces: Sparidae): does low gene flow among estuaries apply to both sexes?

C Burridge, V Versace

(2007), Vol. 9, pp. 33-44, Marine biotechnology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Balancing environmental impacts and benefits of wastewater reuse

A Hamilton, V Versace, F Stagnitti, P Li, W Yin, P Maher, K Hermon, R Premier, D Ierodiaconou

(2006), Vol. 2, pp. 117-129, WSEAS transactions on environment and development, Athens, Greece, C1-1


Near-surface distributions of soil water and water repellency under three effluent irrigation schemes in a blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantation

L Thwaites, G de Rooij, S Salzman, G Allinson, F Stagnitti, R Carr, V Versace, S Struck, T March

(2006), Vol. 86, pp. 212-219, Agricultural water management, The Netherlands, C1-1


Multivariate modelling of landuse on in-stream salinity over multiple spatial scales

V Versace, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Scott Salzman, Frank Stagnitti, M Leblanc, A Boland, Laurie Laurenson, T March, L Thwaites

(2005), pp. 299-309, Water resources management III, B1-1


Attending to risk in sequential sampling plans

A Hamilton, V Versace, G Hepworth, Frank Stagnitti, J Dawson, P Ridland, N Endersby, N Schellhorn, C Mansfield, P Rogers

(2005), pp. 11-20, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISK III., B1-1


Mapping land use in a large agricultural basin : a comparison between classification techniques

D Ierodiaconou, M Leblanc, L Laurenson, F Stagnitti, V Versace

(2005), Vol. 83, pp. 535-544, River basin management III, Southampton, Eng., B1


The consequences of land use change on nutrient exports: a regional scale assessment in south-west Victoria, Australia

D Ierodiaconou, L Laurenson, M Leblanc, F Stagnitti, G Duff, S Salzman, V Versace

(2005), Vol. 74, pp. 305-316, Journal of environmental management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Quantifying effects of soil heterogeneity on groundwater pollution at four sites in USA

Saskia Vuurens, Frank Stagnitti, Gerrit de Rooij, Jan Boll, Ling Li, Marc LeBlanc, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Vince Versace, Scott Salzman

(2005), Vol. 48, pp. 118-127, Science in China series c: life sciences, C1-1


Terrain characteristics influencing aquifer salinisation of the Glenelg-Hopkins CMA region, using GIS

H Lawson, M Leblanc, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Frank Stagnitti, L Harris, T March, V Versace, P Van Oevelen, M Bowman, others

(2004), E1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Integrating data with GIS and satellite methodologies for sustainable dryland salinity management

Prof Frank Stagnitti, A/Prof Vincent Versace

LWA Fellowship - Travel - Land and Water Australia

  • 2006: $2,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Warrnambool-Corangamite Land Suitability Decision Framework

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Anne Wallis, A/Prof Kevin O'Toole, A/Prof Helen Scarborough, Prof Frank Stagnitti, A/Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2013: $14,698
  • 2012: $43,636
  • 2011: $86,363
  • 2009: $70,000

Preliminary Stock Assessment and Population Genetic Structure of Pipis

A/Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2010: $4,950

Support for Research on Genetic Variability in Donax Deltoides

A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Adam Miller, Dr Ty Matthews, Miss k Bowie

  • 2011: $10,000

An investigation into the life cycle of the Sicilian sea lavender (Limonium hyblaeum) on the salt marsh communities of south west Victoria

A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Maria Gibson, Dr Jacquomo Monk, Mr T Rodrigo

  • 2012: $400
  • 2011: $1,600

Diabetes Health Check Risk Assessment, Screening and Referral

Dr Kevin Mc Namara, Prof Rob Carter, Dr Sophy Shih, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

  • 2017: $328,676


Associate Supervisor

Jacquomo Monk

Thesis entitled: Understanding Fish-habitat Associations using Video Observations and Sonar Imaging

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences