School of Health

Dr Michael Barbagallo

Phone: (03) 5122 8604
Email: m.barbagallo@federation.edu.au
Room: 5N180, Gippsland campus
Position: Scholarly teaching fellow / Deputy Director, Collaborative Evaluation Unit
Discipline: Healthcare

Qualifications

  • Grad. Cert Tert. Ed Federation University 2019
  • PhD (Biochemistry) Monash University 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Monash University 2005

Teaching areas

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Bioscience
  • Research Methods

Grants and awards

Grants

2021-2022: Porter, JE, Barbagallo, M. James, M. Prokopiv, V. Pillay, S and Greenhill, A. Evaluation of the My Food Swap program. DHHS, The Latrobe Health Assembly - $114,000

2020-2021: Porter, JE. Barbagallo, M. Reimers, V. Prokopiv, V. James, M. Dabkowski, E. Coombs, N. Kemel, P. Mesagno, C. Peck, B. Jones, J. Missen, K. Bailey, C. Snell, C. Brito, S. Hopwood, P.  The Latrobe Health Assembly Community programs evaluation. DHHS, Latrobe Health Assembly -$173,866

2019-2020: Porter, J. Barbagallo, M. Prokopiv, V. “Hands Up Latrobe” Project Evaluation. Latrobe City Council grant. $30,000

2019 -2020: Porter, J. Barbagallo, M. Bur, J. Prokopiv, V. “I am Ready” Project Evaluation. Local learning and Employment Network (LLEN). Department of Health and Human Services grant. $46,838

2019 -2020: Porter, J. Barbagallo, J. Prokopiv, V. “Yinnar Community Hall Exercise Program” Project Evaluation. Department of Health and Human Services grant. $3,000

2020: Porter, JE. Reimers, V. James, M. Barbagallo, M, Dabkowski E. Prokopiv, V. Evaluation of emerging health practices. Department of Health and Human Services and Latrobe Heath Assembly joint funding. $7909

2020: Porter, JE. Barbagallo, M. James, M. Dabkowski, E. Prokopiv, V. Reimers, V. A quantitative study of the impact of COVID-19 on youth engagement in Latrobe. LLEN Youth survey. $10,000

2020: Porter, JE. Barbagallo, M. James, M. Dabkowski, E. Prokopiv, V. Federation University Community Health Hub Feasibility study, Gippsland campus. $8842

Awards

  • International AIDS Conference Travel Award, 2008
  • International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention Travel Award, 2007

Professional associations

Australian Nurse Teachers Society Membership

Victorian Infection and Immunity Network

Research interests

Infectious diseases

Evaluation

Reflective Practice

Learning and Teaching

Supervised projects

Current PhD Supervision

2018 : Patient and Nurse Experiences of Patient Education in the Emergency Department, School of Health, Federation University Australia

2019: General Practitioner care for palliative patients in regional Victoria, School of Health, Federation University Australia

Current Masters Supervision

2020: Perceptions of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) professionals about occupational health and safety management systems, School of Health, Federation University Australia

Completed Honours Supervision

2019: The Efficacy of a Community-Based Exercise Program for aging adults: A Qualitative study, School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, Federation University Australia

2018: Undergraduate Students’ Learning Preferences in Multidisciplinary Fundamental Anatomy and Physiology: An Evaluation of a Blended Online Digital (BOLD) Learning Mode (Quantitative Study), School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, Federation University Australia

Publications

Book chapter

Barbagallo M, and Abdelkader, A. (2020) “Chapter 15: Immune System” in “Applied Anatomy & Physiology: An interdisciplinary approach 1e” Ed. Tomkins, Elsevier Australia, pp. 265-277.

Journal articles

Dabbowski E, Porter J, and Barbagallo M. (2021) “A thematic analysis of the perceptions of a community-based exercise program on the health and well-being of ageing adults”. Health & Social Care in the Community, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.13343. IF 2.05.

Barbagallo MS. (2021) “Nursing students’ perceptions and experiences of reflective practice: A qualitative meta-synthesis”. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 16(1): 24-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2020.07.006 IF 0.64.

Barbagallo MS, Porter JE, and Lamunu M. (2020) “Evaluation of a Blended Online and Digital Learning Mode of Anatomy and Physiology for Undergraduate Nursing Students”. Computers Informatics Nursing, 38(12): 633-637. https://doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000639 IF 1.029.

Porter J, Barbagallo M, Peck B, Allen L, Tanti E, and Churchill A. (2020) “The academic experiences of transitioning to blended online and digital nursing curriculum”. Nurse Education Today, 87, 104361. IF 2.442.

Barbagallo MS. (2019) “Completing reflective practice post undergraduate nursing clinical placements: A literature review”. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 14: 160-165. IF 0.29.

Barbagallo MS, Birch KE, Deacon NJ and Mosse JA. (2012) “Potential Control of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 asp Expression by Alternative Splicing in the Upstream Untranslated Region”. DNA and Cell Biology, 31(7), 1303-1313.

Published research reports

Barbagallo MS. (2019) “Reflective Practice Post Clinical Placements: Where are we going?” 2019 Australasian Nurse Educators’ Conference (ANEC 2019), 18-20 November 2019, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Barbagallo MS. (2018) “Bringing together the health disciplines: The challenges of a common anatomy and physiology course” 2018 National Nurse Education Conference (NNEC 2018), 1-4 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia.

Barbagallo MS, Birch KE, Deacon NJ and Mosse JA. (2012) “Potential Control of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 asp Expression by Alternative Splicing in the Upstream Untranslated Region”. DNA and Cell Biology, 31(7), 1303-1313.

Barbagallo MS, Mosse JA and Deacon NJ. (2010) “Regulation of the Negative Sense HIV-1 vpo by an  Upstream sORF Region”, CSHL 2010 Translational Control Meeting, 13-17 September 2010, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories, Cold Spring Harbour, New York, United States.

Barbagallo MS, Lucas K, Deacon N.J and Mosse JA.(2009) “Negative sense transcription in HIV-1: alternative splicing in the upstream UTR”, Australian Virology Group: 5th Australian Virology group Meeting, 13-17 December 2009, Lorne, Victoria, Australia.

Barbagallo MS, Deacon NJ and Mosse JA. (2008) “Localisation of HIV-1 Vpo to the secretory compartments of the cell”, The XVII International AIDS Conference, 3-8 August 2008, Mexico City, Mexico.

Barbagallo MS, Deacon NJ and Mosse JA. (2007) “Negative Sense Transcripts in HIV-1: the role and regulation of vpo/Vpo”, The 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, 22-25 July 2007, Sydney, Australia.

Lucas K, Barbagallo M, Siebentritt C, Howard J, Mosse J, Deacon N and Purcell D. (2007) “The Negative Sense Transcript of HIV-1”, The 4th Scientific Meeting of the Australian Virology Group, 9-13 December 2007, Fraser Island, Australia.

Reports

Porter JE, Barbagallo M, Dabkowski E and Prokopiv V. (2020) “FRRR Health and Wellness Program Yinnar Public Hall Committee Evaluation”, Collaborative Evaluation Unit, Federation University Australia.

Porter JE, Barbagallo M, Burr J, James M and Prokopiv V. (2020) “I Am Ready Partnership Program Evaluation Report”, Collaborative Evaluation Unit, Federation University Australia.

Porter JE, Barbagallo M, James M and Prokopiv V. (2020) “Hands Up Latrobe Valley Evaluation”, Collaborative Evaluation Unit, Federation University Australia.

Porter JE, Reimers V, Barbagallo M, James M, Dabkowski E and Prokopiv V. (2020) “Emerging Practices Survey for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Latrobe Health Assembly”, Collaborative Evaluation Unit, Federation University Australia.

Porter JE, Reimers V, Barbagallo M, James M, Dabkowski E, Kattell S, and Prokopiv V. (2020) “Youth Engagement in Latrobe: The Impact of COVID-19”, Collaborative Evaluation Unit, Federation University Australia.

Porter JE, Barbagallo M, James M, Prokopiv V and De Silva S. (2020) “Community Health Hub and Clinic Community Consultation”, Collaborative Evaluation Unit, Federation University Australia.