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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



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)

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


Board Member, Australian Rural Health Education Network

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


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’


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

2019 Western Alliance - Identifying research priorities to optimize allied health care – informed by consumers: a modified Delphi study (Associate Investigator) - $79,709

2018 Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund - Developing and evaluating health outcomes for people with diabetes from a sleep health intervention that uses novel point of care sleep health assessment technology (Co-Chief Investigator) - $200,000

2018 Cancer Council Tasmania – ‘Using point-of-care clinical prompts in general practice to increase bowel cancer screening participation in Tasmania: A preliminary trial’ (Associate Investigator) - $22,860

2018 Western Alliance Let’s have a yarn about chronic disease: a collaborative multi-disciplinary participatory action research approach to addressing Aboriginal health in South West Victoria (Chief Investigator) - $74,804

2018-2019 Western Alliance Patient Measure of Safety in Primary Care: pilot study of an intervention to improve safety in rural Victoria (Associate Investigator) - $87,348

2016-2017 Department of Health (Federal) Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial (Chief Investigator) - $3,200,000

2017 Western Alliance Determining best practice for the management of teenage pregnancy in rural and regional health services (Associate Investigator)  - $65,000

2017 Western Alliance A Post-Hospital Discharge Pharmacist Medication Management Service for High Risk Patients Using Telehealth (Associate Investigator) - $35,000

2017 Kardinia Health Meeting national targets and indicators to reduce mortality from chronic illness in general practice (Investigator) - $41,900

2016 SEMPHN Evaluation of the Map of Medicine project at South Eastern Melbourne PHN (Associate Investigator) - $43,000

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


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

(2018), pp. 1-19, Landscape research, Abingdon, Eng., C1


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

(2012), Vol. 17, pp. 241-254, Environmental Modeling and 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 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, D Ierodiaconou, F Stagnitti, A Hamilton

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

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


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 Jacquomo Monk, Mr T Rodrigo

  • 2012: $400
  • 2011: $1,600

Diabetes Health Check Risk Assessment, Screening and Referral

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Prof 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, Ms Kate Kloot, Ms Andrea Hernan, Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2018: $40,000

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 Nicoll, Prof James Dunbar

  • 2019: $200,000

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

  • 2019: $9,587
  • 2018: $34,072

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

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

  • 2019: $24,717
  • 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, Ms Kristy Bolton

  • 2019: $41,359


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