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Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research

Overview

Research and knowledge transfer are integral parts of the School's activities. Along with our high quality postgraduate and research programmes, research at the School of Physiotherapy is managed through our dedicated Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research.

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Research project areas

Research within the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research is focused within the following project areas:

Research into teaching practice

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Research news and events

Grant success

Jack Thompson Arthritis Fund

Dan Ribeiro and Gisela Sole (both of the School of Physiotherapy) were awarded a Jack Thompson Arthritis Fund Grant for their project entitled 'Can we optimize rotator cuff motor control? Exploring novel rehabilitation exercises for shoulder osteoarthritis treatment'

Steph Woodley (Anatomy), Chathy Chapple (Physiotherapy), Natasha Flack (Anatomy), and Helen Nicholson (Anatomy) were awarded a Jack Thompson Arthritis Fund Grant for their project entitled 'Can prehabilitation improve patient outcomes following hip joint replacement?'

Mark Steptoe Memorial Fund

The Mark Steptoe Memorial Fund was recently awarded to Poonam Mehta.  Poonam has been awarded the grant to support her PhD research which investigates minimum clinically important changes (MCIC) of pain intensity and functional outcome measures in patients with chronic neuropathic pain.

School of Physiotherapy Research Fund

Cath Smith has been awarded the School of Physiotherapy Research Fund to support research exploring the longitudinal health outcomes for people with neurological conditions attending the School of Physiotherapy Umove programme.

CHARR research visitors

Current visitors

William Evans Fellow 2014

Associate Professor Todd Pataky,  Shinshu University
19 February - 7 March

Past visitors

Prof Louise Ada, University of Sydney 2013

Advisory board

CHARR is supported by an International Advisory Board comprised of international experts in relevant research fields who aid the centre through staff and student exchanges, contributing to PhD programmes through supervisory or advisory roles, reviewing grants/publications, and networking on research developments at the international level.

Further details on advisory board members

Further information

For further information on research activity within the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research contact:

David Baxter
Co-Director of CHARR
Email physio.dean@otago.ac.nz

Donna Keen
Research Coordinator
Email donna.keen@otago.ac.nz

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