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PhD students

Abdullah Alqarni

Knowledge translation of clinical assessment of pain mechanisms in to clinical practice.
Primary supervisor: Dr Ram Mani
Email: abdullah.alqarni@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Ricky Bell

Huarahi Hauora – Identifying a pathway forward to wellness for Māori: an investigation of the association between BMI, body image and their relationship to improved health.
Primary supervisor: Dr Steve Tumilty

Miranda Buhler

The impact of base of thumb osteoarthritis and the effectiveness of orthotic management
Primary Supervisor: Dr Cathy Chapple

Ally Calder

Access to Physical Activity for men following stroke
Primary supervisor: Dr Hilda Mulligan.
Email: ally.calder@otago.ac.nz

Gail Donaldson

Silicon oil as a medium for post-operative rehabilitation of Duputyren’s fasciotomy
Primary supervisor: Dr Meredith Perry
Email: donga671@student.otago.ac.nz

Carrie Falling

Persistent musculoskeletal pain among individuals with immune-mediated chronic inflammatory conditions
Primary supervisor: Dr Ram Mani
Email: carrie.falling@otago.ac.nz

Angela Spontelli Gisselman

The role of heart rate variability indices in prevention of musculoskeletal overuse injuries in collegiate athletes
Primary supervisor: Prof David Baxter
Email: angela.gisselman@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Dora Gosselin

Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Differences in initiation, termination, and change of direction.
Primary supervisor: Prof David Baxter
Email:dgosseli@highpoint.edu

Renee Hamel

Long-term impact of cardiovascular and respiratory deconditioning on physical activity intolerance in outpatient adults with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury
Primary supervisor:  Prof Leigh Hale
Email: rhamel@highpoint.edu

Zohreh Jafarian Tangrood

Exploring the effect of shoulder passive mobilisation on shoulder function, pain and muscle activity levels in patients with shoulder disorders
Primary supervisor: Dr Daniel Ribeiro
Email: jafzo088@student.otago.ac.nz

Mandeep Kaur

Outcomes of ACL injuries
Primary supervisor: Dr Gisela Sole
Email: kauma484@student.otago.ac.nz

Lizhou Liu

Acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders
Primary supervisor: Prof David Baxter
Email: liuli860@student.otago.ac.nz

Leon Mabire

The influence of body weight on the effectiveness of brisk walking for the management of obesity in adults.
Primary supervisor: Prof David Baxter
Email: mable352@student.otago.ac.nz

Donald Manlapaz

The use of Nintendo Wii Fit™ in improving falls risk, balance and adherence to exercise in patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
Primary supervisor: Dr Cathy Chapple
Email: mando903@student.otago.ac.nz

Normala Mesbah

Postural stability in older adults with early diagnosed Alzheimer's disease.
Primary supervisor: Professor Leigh Hale
Email: mesno035@student.otago.ac.nz

Rob Moran

Musculoskeletal injury prediction in high intensity strength and conditioning athletes.
Primary supervisor: Prof John Sullivan
Email: morro589@student.otago.ac.nz

Codi Ramsey

The influence of asymmetric footwear on overuse running-related injuries.
Primary supervisor: Dr Daniel Ribeiro
Email: codi.ramsey@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Sarah Rhodes

Can physical activity intervention in combination with text messaging improve quality of life through increased functional exercise capacity and enhanced exercise self-efficacy in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea?
Primary supervisor: Dr Margot Skinner
Email: sarah.rhodes@otago.ac.nz

Kesava Sampath

Thoracic spinal manipulation and short-term changes in the activities of (1) hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis (i.e. HPA-HPG axis) and (2) the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Is that a potential viable treatment option for people with chronic pain?
Primary supervisor: Dr Steve Tumilty
Email: kesava.sampath@otago.ac.nz

Bahram Sangelaji

Developing and testing an intervention to promote life-long exercise in people with MS
Primary supervisor: Professor Leigh Hale.
Email: bahram.sangelaji@otago.ac.nz

Karen Taylor

Evaluating the primary care and decision-making process for shoulder injuries in New Zealand.
Email: karen.taylor@otago.ac.nz

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