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A/Prof. Vincent Versace

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Director, Deakin Rural Health

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

Biography

Associate Professor Versace has resided in south west Victoria since the submission of his PhD in 2007 (he commenced in 2004). This degree was conferred in 2008 and his thesis was submitted on time and was accepted without change following review. Being geographically tied to an area with limited research possibilities has resulted in an early publication record that spans many disciplines. This changed in late 2012 when he joined Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health (GGT UDRH) in Warrnambool which marked his move into population and public health research (GGT UDRH has since transitioned to Deakin Rural Health in 2016). He is now Director of Deakin Rural Health and is responsible for delivering on the parameters of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Health Training (RHMT) program. The overarching purpose of this program is to reduce workforce maldistribution of medical, nursing, and allied health professionals in rural and regional Australia. This role also involves developing the capacity and capability of health services researchers. Since 2013 he has co-authored over thirty peer-reviewed publications that include RCTs, observational studies, investigation of socio-cultural and rural disadvantage, patient health misperception and engagement strategies, study protocols, chronic disease screening, and program evaluation. Complementing his research is his active interest in supervising and mentoring students. He has supervised PhD projects to completion and provides support to medical students and registrars from a range of disciplines with their research endeavours.

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Career highlights

HDR supervision

PhD Candidates

  • Hannah Beks (Supervisor)
  • Tim Baker (Supervisor)
  • Hannah Wesley (Supervisor)
  • Kamalesh Rajan Babu (Supervisor)

PhD Completions

  • Dr Andrea Hernan (Supervisor)
  • Dr Jacquomo Monk (Associate Supervisor)
  • Dr Stuart Brown (Associate Supervisor)

Affiliations

Board Member, Australian Rural Health Education Network

Community Advisory Board Member, Greater Green Triangle Clinical School, Deakin University

Awards

2020 Ballarat Health Service Research Identifying research priorities to optimize allied health care – informed by consumers, health professionals and researchers: a modified Delphi study

2018 Deakin University Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to to Indigenous Education.- VALUE Category

2018 Ballarat Health Services Research and Education Award - Primip Project

2006 Loch Postgraduate Research Award  School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University- ‘Awarded to the best postgraduate research student who has completed the equivalent of one year’s full-time candidature’

2006 HDR Excellence Award  Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University- To support and reward outstanding research conducted by a HDR candidate

2005 Land and Water Australia Travelling/Visiting Fellowship  ‘Integrating data with GIS and satellite methodologies for sustainable dryland salinity management (Project No: DUV7)’ ($8,000)
This grant provided funds to visit Cornell University (USA) and Wageningen University (The Netherlands)

2004 Russel Yencken Award  School of Ecology and Environment, Deakin University – ‘Awarded to Best Honours Student in the School of Ecology and Environment who has subsequently enrolled in a postgraduate research degree with the school’

2004 Nancy Millis Postgraduate Award  from the Victorian Department of Primary Industries ($5,000 per annum salary, $2,000 per annum project costs over 3 years, total $21,000)

2004 Australian Postgraduate Award  ($18,484 per annum over 3 years, total $55,452)

2004 Outstanding Student Achievement Award  Deakin University Warrnambool Campus

2003 Honours Award  School of Ecology and Environment, Deakin University – ‘Awarded to Best Honours Student’

2003/2004 Recipient of CSIRO Summer Vacation Scholarship  from the CSIRO Division of Marine Research

2002 Head of School Award  School of Ecology and Environment, Deakin University – ‘Awarded to Best Third Year Student’

2001 Water Quality Award  School of Ecology and Environment, Deakin University - ‘Best Student who has Completed Second Year’

2000 Frances O’Connor Award  School of Ecology and Environment, Deakin University – ‘For Great Endeavour in First Year’

Projects

2020 NHMRC MRFF Research Grant (MRF2005584) Evaluating the effectiveness of lifestyle therapy versus standard psychotherapy for reducing depression in adults with COVID-19 related distress: The CALM trial (Chief Investigator)
Funding: $885,302

2020 NHF Fellowship - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Dr Laura Alston) - National Heart Foundation of Australia Reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases for future rural dwelling Australians (Associate Investigator)
Funding: $30,000

2020 NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1191307) GooD4Mum: A randomised controlled implementation trial to prevent type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes, in general practice (Chief Investigator D) Funding: $963,843.00

2020 Western Alliance Evaluation of telehealth services implemented for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the primary health care setting (Associate Investigator) Funding: $49,993.60

2020 Western Alliance COVID & rural healthcare staff wellbeing (Associate Investigator) Funding: $43,676

2020 Western Alliance Evaluation of the expansion of telehealth through primary care (Associate Investigator) Funding: $48,500

2020 Western Alliance COVID-19 – Geographical Equity in a Pandemic (Associate Investigator) Funding: $84,463

2020 Western Alliance Preventing chronic diseases in rural populations for future generations: The role of rural health services in guiding community efforts to improve the food environment (Associate Investigator) Funding: $61,954

2020 NHMRC European Union (GNT1194234) Implementation action to prevent Diabetes from Bump to Baby (Impact Diabetes B2B) (Chief Investigator F) Funding: $497,609.10

2019 NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1170847) Mothers and Gestational Diabetes in Australia: MaGDA-2 - Risk prediction and follow-up for prevention of pregnancy complications and type 2 diabetes (Chief Investigator A) Funding: $1,083,163.70

2019 NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1169893) The Country Heart Attack Prevention (CHAP) Project: A four step model of care and clinical pathway for the translation of cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention guidelines into practice for rural and remote patients (Chief Investigator H) Funding: $1,353,113.25

2019 NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) (APP1171851) Holistic Approach in Primary care for PreventIng Memory Impairment aNd Dementia (HAPPI MIND) (Chief Investigator G) Funding: $1,999,499.84

2019 European Commission Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020) Implementation Action to prevent Diabetes from Bump 2 Baby (IMPACT DIABETES B2B): a low-resource system of care intervention for appropriate gestational weight gain and improved postnatal outcomes (Investigator) Funding: €4,318,747

2019 Department of Health (Federal) Approach to Market (ATM) for the Gestational Diabetes Budget Measure 2018-19 Engaging and supporting women with previous gestational diabetes to screen for and prevent type 2 diabetes (Chief Investigator) Funding: $449,740

Completed major projects

Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS): Life! Diabetes Prevention Program: A Randomised Control Trial of its Efficacy, Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness.
Funded by: National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), (Associate Investigator and Trial Statistician) - $833,000

Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia (MAGDA).
Funded by: National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Department of Human Services - Victoria, Health South Australia, Diabetes Australia Victoria, General Practice Victoria, Diabetic Association of South Australia Inc., General Practice South Australia (Associate Investigator and Trial Statistician) - $1,292,000

Publications

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2021

The Inverse Care Law might not apply to preventative health services in community pharmacy

S Zonneveld, V Versace, I Krass, R Clark, S Shih, S Detert Oude Weme, K Mc Namara

(2021), Vol. 17, pp. 875-884, Research in social and administrative pharmacy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Profile and rural exposure for nursing and allied health students at two Australian Universities: A retrospective cohort study

T Smith, K Sutton, A Beauchamp, J Depczynski, L Brown, K Fisher, S Waller, L Wakely, D Maybery, V Versace

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 21-33, Australian Journal of Rural Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Destinations of nursing and allied health graduates from two Australian universities: A data linkage study to inform rural placement models

K Sutton, J Depczynski, T Smith, E Mitchell, L Wakely, L Brown, S Waller, D Drumm, V Versace, K Fisher, A Beauchamp

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 191-200, Australian journal of rural health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Nature and type of patient-reported safety incidents in primary care: cross-sectional survey of patients from Australia and England

A Hernan, S Giles, A Carson-Stevens, M Morgan, P Lewis, J Hind, V Versace

(2021), Vol. 11, pp. 1-13, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Graduate rural work outcomes of the first 8 years of a medical school: what can we learn about student selection and clinical school training pathways?

L Fuller, J Beattie, V Versace

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 181-190, Australian journal of rural health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Mental health in the commercial fishing industry: Modern uncertainties and traditional risks

Tanya King, Rachel Turner, Vincent Versace, Kirsten Abernethy, Sue Kilpatrick, Susan Brumby

(2021), pp. 1-14, Fish and Fisheries, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Women's engagement with diabetes prevention activities and the influence of contact by the Australian national gestational diabetes register

S O'Reilly, V Versace, T Skinner, J Dunbar

(2021), Vol. 38, pp. 14-19b, Practical Diabetes, C1

journal article

Theorizing Factors Mediating With the Implementation of a Patient Feedback on Safety Intervention Implemented in the Primary Care Setting

H Beks, A Hernan, S Giles, M Malakellis, K Mc Namara, V Versace

(2021), Qualitative Health Research, C1

journal article

Systems thinking for Aboriginal Health: Understanding the value and acceptability of group model building approaches

J Browne, T Walker, A Brown, S Sherriff, R Christidis, M Egan, V Versace, S Allender, K Backholer

(2021), Vol. 15, pp. 1-8, SSM - Population Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Fewer ports cut opioid use and length of stay in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy

T Lu, P Gan, V Versace

(2021), Vol. 25, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, C1

journal article
2020

Mobile primary health care clinics for Indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a scoping review protocol

H Beks, G Ewing, R Muir, J Charles, Y Paradies, R Clark, V Versace

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 1077-1090, JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, Adelaide. S.Aust., C1

journal article

A systematic review and analysis of long-term growth trials on the effect of diet on omega-3 fatty acid levels in the fillet tissue of post-smolt Atlantic salmon

T Mock, D Francis, D Drumm, V Versace, B Glencross, R Smullen, M Jago, G Turchini

(2020), Vol. 516, pp. 1-13, Aquaculture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Effectiveness of discharge education strategies versus usual care on clinical outcomes in acute coronary syndrome patients: A systematic review

Constance Kourbelis, Tania Marin, Jonathon Foote, Alex Brown, Mark Daniel, Neil Coffee, Peter Newman, Hannah Beks, Anand Ganesan, Vincent Versace, Stephen Nicholls, Robyn Clark

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 309-331, JBI Evidence Synthesis, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

The ripple effect: A digital intervention to reduce suicide stigma among farming men

A Kennedy, S Brumby, V Versace, T Brumby-Rendell

(2020), Vol. 20, pp. 1-12, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Patient feedback for safety improvement in primary care: results from a feasibility study

A Hernan, S Giles, H Beks, K McNamara, K Kloot, M Binder, V Versace

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Profiling malnutrition prevalence among australian rural in-patients using a retrospective census of electronic medical files over a 12-month period

L Alston, M Green, V Versace, K Bolton, K Widdicombe, A Buccheri, D Imran, S Allender, L Orellana, M Nichols

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-11, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Bern, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Mobile primary health care clinics for Indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic scoping review

Hannah Beks, Geraldine Ewing, James Charles, Fiona Mitchell, Yin Paradies, Robyn Clark, Vincent Versace

(2020), Vol. 19, pp. 1-21, International Journal for Equity in Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia

S Osborne, L Alston, K Bolton, J Whelan, E Reeve, A Wong Shee, J Browne, T Walker, V Versace, S Allender, M Nichols, K Backholer, N Goodwin, S Lewis, H Dalton, G Prael, M Curtin, R Brooks, S Verdon, J Crockett, G Hodgins, S Walsh, D Lyle, S Thompson, L Browne, S Knight, S Pit, M Jones, M Gillam, M Leach, D Gonzalez-Chica, K Muyambi, T Eshetie, K Tran, E May, G Lieschke, V Parker, A Smith, C Hayes, A Dunlop, H Rajappa, R White, P Oakley, S Holliday

(2020), Vol. 213, pp. S1-S32, Medical journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Understanding the healthfulness of outlets providing lunch and dinner meals: a census of a rural food retail environment in Victoria, Australia

L Alston, V Versace, E Brown, M Nichols, J Whelan, K Bolton, G Sacks, C Needham, L Orellana, S Allender

(2020), pp. 1-6, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Retail initiatives to improve the healthiness of food environments in rural, regional and remote communities

Laura Alston, Kristy Bolton, Jill Whelan, Erica Reeve, Anna Shee, Jennifer Browne, Troy Walker, Vincent Versace, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols, Kathryn Backholer

(2020), Vol. 213, pp. S5-S9, Medical journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The role of national policies to address rural allied health, nursing and dentistry workforce maldistribution

Sandra Walsh, David Lyle, Sandra Thompson, Vincent Versace, Leanne Browne, Sabina Knight, Sabrina Pit, Martin Jones

(2020), Vol. 213, pp. S18-S22.e2, Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, N.J., C1

journal article

Metformin for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women with a Previous Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes: A Narrative Review

V Versace, H Beks, H Wesley, K McNamara, W Hague, R Anjana, V Mohan, K Khunti, J Dunbar

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 366-376, Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article
2019

Examining adherence to activity monitoring devices to improve physical activity in adults with cardiovascular disease: a systematic review

Tania Marin, Constance Kourbelis, Jonathon Foote, Peter Newman, Alex Brown, Mark Daniel, Neil Coffee, Stephen Nicholls, Anand Ganesan, Vincent Versace, Hannah Beks, Christine Haedtke, Robyn Clark

(2019), Vol. 26, pp. 382-397, European society of cardiology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

GooD4Mum: a general practice-based quality improvement collaborative for diabetes prevention in women with previous gestational diabetes

S O'Reilly, J Dunbar, J Best, V Versace, D Ford, D Young, S Shih, R Bills, W Shepherdley, E Janus, MAGDA Study Group

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 134-141, Primary care diabetes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Traditional vs naturalised design: a comparison of affordances and physical activity in two preschool playscapes

Llewellyn Wishart, Carolina Cabezas Benalcazar, Anne-Marie Morrissey, Vincent Versace

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 1031-1049, Landscape research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Implementing an intervention to promote normal labour and birth: a study of clinicians' perceptions

Anna Wong Shee, Cate Nagle, Denise Corboy, Vincent Versace, Carolyn Robertson, Natasha Frawley, AnneMarie McKenzie, Julie Lodge

(2019), Vol. 70, pp. 46-53, Midwifery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Evaluation of clinical quality improvement interventions: feasibility of an integrated approach

S Reddy, Kevin Mc Namara, Mary Malakellis, Tim Denton, Cathy McDonald, Jane Opie, Andrew Sanigorski, Vincent Versace

(2019), Vol. 5, pp. 1-9, Pilot and feasibility studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The keeping on track study: exploring the activity levels and utilization of healthcare services of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in the first 30-days after discharge from hospital

Robyn Clark, Jonathon Foote, Vincent Versace, Alex Brown, Mark Daniel, Neil Coffee, Tania Marin, Constance Kourbelis, Margaret Arstall, Anand Ganesan, Ralph Maddison, Janet Kelly, Tracey Barry, Wendy Keech, Stephen Nicholls, Health Translation SA Cardiac Rehabilitation Group

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 1-18, Medical sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Weight change and cardiometabolic outcomes in postpartum women with history of gestational diabetes

Siew Lim, Vincent Versace, Sharleen O'Reilly, Edward Janus, James Dunbar

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 1-13, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Investigating the feasibility of a patient feedback tool to improve safety in Australian primary care: a study protocol

Andrea Hernan, Kate Kloot, Sally Giles, Hannah Beks, Kevin McNamara, Marley Binder, Vincent Versace

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The effect of a diabetes prevention program on dietary quality in women with previous gestational diabetes

S O'Reilly, V Versace, M Mohebbi, S Lim, E Janus, J Dunbar

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 1-12, BMC Women's Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Comparison of general and cardiac care-specific indices of spatial access in Australia

V Versace, N Coffee, J Franzon, D Turner, J Lange, D Taylor, R Clark

(2019), Vol. 14, PloS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Geographical analysis of evaluated chronic disease programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian primary health care setting: a systematic scoping review

H Beks, M Binder, C Kourbelis, G Ewing, J Charles, Y Paradies, R Clark, V Versace

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 1-17, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Impact of the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program on acute hospital staff satisfaction

M Murray, A Wong Shee, E West, M Morvell, M Theobald, V Versace, M Yates

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 1-7, BMC Health Services Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Influence of socioeconomic factors and distance to radiotherapy on breast-conserving surgery rates for early breast cancer in regional Australia; implications of change

I Collins, C Lum, V Versace

(2018), Vol. 14, pp. e224-e230, Asia-Pacific journal of clinical oncology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Screening for diabetes prevention with diabetes risk scores - A balancing act

C Lee, V Versace, J Malo, J Shaw, J Dunbar, S Colagiuri

(2018), Vol. 135, pp. 120-127, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Shannon, Ireland, C1

journal article

Predictors of effective therapeutic relationships between pharmacists and patients with type 2 diabetes: comparison between Arabic-speaking and Caucasian English-speaking patients

H Alzubaidi, K Mc Namara, V Versace

(2018), Vol. 14, pp. 1604-1071, Research in social and administrative pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Online assessment of suicide stigma, literacy and effect in Australia's rural farming community

Alison Kennedy, Susan Brumby, Vincent Versace, Tristan Brumby-Rendell

(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 1-12, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Results of the first recorded evaluation of a national gestational diabetes mellitus register: challenges in screening, registration, and follow-up for diabetes risk

Douglas Boyle, Vincent Versace, James Dunbar, Wendy Scheil, Edward Janus, Jeremy Oats, Timothy Skinner, Sophy Shih, Sharleen O'Reilly, Ken Sikaris, Liza Kelsall, Paddy Phillips, James Best, MAGDA Study Group

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Geographical analysis of evaluated chronic disease programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the primary healthcare setting: a scoping review protocol

Hannah Beks, Marley Binder, Constance Kourbelis, Nikki May, Robyn Clark, Kerry Hudson, Vincent Versace

(2018), Vol. 16, pp. 2268-2278, JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article
2017

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article
2016

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article
2015

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article
2014

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

J Dunbar, A Jayawardena, G Johnson, K Roger, A Timoshanko, V Versace, J Shill, B Philpot, E Vartiainen, T Laatikainen, J Best, E Janus

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article
2013

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

A Miller, V Versace, T Matthews, S Montgomery, K Bowie

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

P Tideman, A Taylor, E Janus, B Philpot, R Clark, E Peach, T Laatikainen, E Vartiainen, R Tirimacco, A Montgomerie, J Grant, V Versace, J Dunbar

(2013), Vol. 3, BMJ Open, C1

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

Warrnambool and Corangamite land suitability decision framework study: technical report

V Versace, J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, H Scarborough, A Wallis, K O'Toole

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

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

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2012

Assessment of Spatiotemporal Varying Relationships Between Rainfall, Land Cover and Surface Water Area Using Geographically Weighted Regression

S Brown, V Versace, L Laurenson, D Ierodiaconou, J Fawcett, S Salzman

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

journal article

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

A Miller, V Versace, T Matthews, K Bowie

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 257-260, Conservation Genetics Resources, C1

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article
2011

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

journal article

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

V Versace, S Salzman, J Monk, L Laurenson

(2011), ACIS 2011 Proceedings - 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems, E1

conference
2010

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

D Grixti, S Conron, K Ryan, V Versace

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

journal article
2008

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 Boland

(2008), Vol. 142, pp. 171-184, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, C1

journal article

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

V Versace, D Ierodiaconou, F Stagnitti, A Hamilton

(2008), Vol. 123, pp. 328-336, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, C1

journal article

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

conference

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

conference
2007

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

journal article

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

V Versace, D Ierodiaconou, F Stagnitti, A Hamilton, M Todd Walter, M Leblanc

(2007), pp. 72-76, IAHS-AISH Publication, E1

conference
2006

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

journal article

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

journal article
2005

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

V Versace, D Ierodiaconou, S Salzman, F Stagnitti, M Leblanc, A Boland, L Laurenson, T March, L Thwaites

(2005), Vol. 80, pp. 299-309, WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT III, Algarve, PORTUGAL, B1-1

book chapter

Attending to risk in sequential sampling plans

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

(2005), Vol. 9, pp. 11-20, Environmental Health Risk III, Bologna, ITALY, B1-1

book chapter

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

book chapter

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

journal article

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

S Vuurens, F Stagnitti, G De Rooij, J Boll, L Li, M LeBlanc, D Ierodiaconou, V Versace, S Salzman

(2005), Vol. 48, pp. 118-127, Science in China, Series C: Life Sciences, C1-1

journal article
2004

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

H Lawson, M LeBlanc, D Ierodiaconou, F Stagnitti, L Harris, T March, V Versace, P Van Oevelen, M Bowman

(2004), pp. 396-399, Engineering salinity solutions: Proceedings of the 1st National Salinity Engineering Conference, Perth, Australia, E1

conference

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

Mothers and Gestational Diabetes in Australia: MaGDA-2 - Risk prediction and follow-up for prevention of pregnancy complications and type 2 diabetes

A/Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Helena Teede, Hon Prof James Dunbar, Dr Brett Sutton, A/Prof Nicola Spurrier, Prof Jane Speight, A/Prof Douglas Boyle, Prof Alex Brown, Dr Jacqueline Boyle, Prof Edward Janus

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2021: $207,799
  • 2020: $281,459

Reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases for future rural dwelling Australians

Dr Laura Alston, Prof Steven Allender, A/Prof Vincent Versace

NHF Fellowship - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2021: $45,720
  • 2020: $45,000

Implementation action to prevent diabetes from Bump 2 Baby (IMPACT DIABETES B2B)

Prof Helena Teede, Dr Cheryce Harrison, Prof Timothy Skinner, A/Prof Rachel Laws, Dr Jacqueline Boyle, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Karen Campbell

NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grant

  • 2021: $7,795

Holistic Approach in Primary care for PreventIng Memory Impairment aNd Dementia (HAPPI MIND)

Dr Johnson George, Prof Parker Magin, Prof Amanda Baker, Prof Billie Bonevski, Prof Ajay Mahal, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Kevin McNamara, Dr Rajiv Jayasena, Dr Marlien Varnfield

NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Grant

  • 2020: $15,359

Evaluating the effectiveness of lifestyle therapy versus standard psychotherapy for reducing depression in adults with COVID-19 related distress: The CALM trial

A/Prof Adrienne O'Neil, Prof Felice Jacka, Prof Murat Yucel, Prof Jane Speight, Dr Pilvikki Absetz, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Megan Teychenne, Simon Rosenbaum, Dr Mary Lou Chatterton

MRFF (NHMRC) - COVID-19 Mental Health Research Grant

  • 2020: $885,302

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 Jacquomo Monk, Mr T Rodrigo

  • 2012: $400
  • 2011: $1,600

Diabetes Health Check Risk Assessment, Screening and Referral

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

  • 2018: $49,362
  • 2017: $328,676

Developing and evaluating health outcomes for people with diabetes from a sleep health intervention that uses novel point of care sleep health assessment technology

Dr Kevin McNamara, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr David Burton, Prof Greg Johnson, Dr Hamza Alzubaidi, Prof Colette Browning

  • 2019: $100,000

Integration of pharmacy services across the Barwon Southwest region.

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Mr Paul Crosland, Dr Kate Kloot, Dr Andrea Hernan, Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2018: $40,000

Mothers and Gestational Diabetes in Australia: MaGDA-2 - Risk prediction and follow-up for prevention of pregnancy complications and type 2 diabetes

A/Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Helena Teede, Hon Prof James Dunbar, Dr Brett Sutton, A/Prof Nicola Spurrier, Prof Jane Speight, A/Prof Douglas Boyle, Prof Alex Brown, Dr Jacqueline Boyle, Prof Edward Janus

  • 2020: $141,400

Engaging and supporting women with previous gestational diabetes to screen for and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Prof Jane Speight, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Dr Amelia Lake, Hon Prof James Dunbar

  • 2020: $100,000
  • 2019: $340,000

Primary Producer Knowledge Network.

Dr Alison Kennedy, Prof Susan Brumby, A/Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara

  • 2021: $143,200
  • 2020: $71,600

Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training and Research program 2018 - 2020

A/Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Andrea Hernan, Dr Laura Alston

  • 2021: $3,411,099

Measuring the Culture of Safety on Farms Project.

Prof Susan Brumby, Dr Jacquie Cotton, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Alison Kennedy

  • 2021: $89,090

Industry and Other Funding

Let¿s have a yarn about chronic disease: a collaborative multi-disciplinary participatory action research approach to addressing Aboriginal health in South West Victoria

Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Ms Kerry Hudson, Mr John Bell, Ms Tamika Amos, Ms Candice Mckenzie, Prof Peter Harvey, A/Prof Barry Morphett, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Josh Hayward, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Constance Kourbelis, Ms Barbara Allen

  • 2020: $22,781
  • 2019: $17,950
  • 2018: $34,072

Patient measure of safety in primary care: pilot study of an intervention to improve safety in rural Victoria

Dr Andrea Hernan, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Kevin McNamara, Dr Kate Kloot, Mrs Hannah Beks, Dr Marley Binder, Dr Vivienne Ramsbottom

  • 2019: $53,965
  • 2018: $33,382

Preventing chronic diseases in rural populations for future generations: The role of rural health services in guiding community efforts to improve the food environment.

Dr Laura Alston, Prof Steven Allender, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Melanie Nichols, Dr Kristy Ann Bolton

  • 2020: $20,595
  • 2019: $41,359

Mothers and Gestational Diabetes in Australia: MaGDA-2 - Risk prediction and follow-up for prevention of pregnancy complications and type 2 diabetes

A/Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Helena Teede, Hon Prof James Dunbar, Dr Brett Sutton, A/Prof Nicola Spurrier, Prof Jane Speight, A/Prof Douglas Boyle, Prof Alex Brown, Dr Jacqueline Boyle, Prof Edward Janus

  • 2021: $25,000

A participatory evaluation of a community-developed mobile health clinic

Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Kevin McNamara, A/Prof James Charles, Dr Andrea Hernan, Ms Geraldine Ewing, Prof Amanda Kenny

  • 2020: $2,909

A review of evidence on interventions to improve the availability and promotion of healthy food in rural communities.

Dr Laura Alston, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols, Ms Jill Whelan, Ms Erica Reeve, Dr Anna Wong Shee

  • 2020: $10,000

Co-designing a peer-led approach to improve mental health in rural farming communities

Dr Alison Kennedy, Prof Susan Brumby, A/Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2021: $61,979
  • 2020: $75,000

Evaluation of telehealth services implemented for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the primary health care setting.

Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof James Charles, Mrs Fiona Mitchell, Dr Anna Wong Shee, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Andrea Hernan

  • 2020: $24,996

Evaluation of the expansion of telehealth through primary care in Australia.

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Elizabeth Manias, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Andrea Hernan, A/Prof Martin Hensher, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Lan Gao, Prof Liliana Orellana, Prof Andrea Driscoll, Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Peter Vuillermin, Dr Kate Anderson

  • 2021: $24,250
  • 2020: $24,250

Covid-19-Geographical equity in a pandemic.

Dr Kate Kloot, A/Prof Tim Baker, Dr Anna Wong Shee, A/Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2020: $42,231

The Pregnancy Research and Translation Ecosystem (PRT-E)

Prof Peter Vuillermin, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Alison Hutchinson, Prof Linda Sweet, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Thomas Quinn, Dr Vidanka Vasilevski

  • 2021: $69,639

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2011

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