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.
Research within the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research is focused within the following project areas:
- Physical Activity and Health
- Healthy Ageing
- Sports Concussion and Injury Prevention
- Clinical Biomechanics and Medical Technologies
A number of staff also carry out research into teaching practice:
Research into teaching
Upcoming CHARR research events
WCPT Congress 1-4 May
A number of CHARR researchers will be attending the World Congress of Physiotherapy in May 2015. CHARR researchers are involving in a number of focused research symposiums including: Amputee rehabilitation, Electrophysical agents, Global Health, and Interactive Technology. The Centre will be have a stand at the conference.
iSAMS 2015 conference 2-4 October
CHARR is excited to be co-hosting a pharmacopuncture conference in 2015. For further details of the event:
2015 Research Week - Week beginning 23th November 2015
More details will follow throughout the year.
Recent CHARR research events
24-27th CHARR research week 2014
Graduate Research Conference
Physical activity and health research symposium
Research career development day
Lottery Health research grants
Prasath Jayakaran - Identification of persons with early signs of hip and knee osteoarthritis and the effect of intervention
Ram Mani - Longitudinal investigation of sedentary behaviour patterns and its predictors among New Zealanders with high risk of developing chronic diseases.
Meredith Perry - Incidence and prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female netball players in New Zealand and identification of factors in which they occur
Daniel Ribeiro - The effectiveness of a feedback device in changing occupational postural behaviour: a randomized controlled trial
Dr Pernilla Åsenlöf and Dr Karin Hellström (Department of Neuroscience, Physiotheraphy University of Uppsala) visited the School in May 2015. Pernilla and Karin are currently working with CHARR staff members as part of an ongoing collaboration between Matariki network members around Physical activity and health. Pernilla and Karin are pictured on the right with Prof Leigh Hale.
Professor Suzanne McDonagh (University of Ulster) visited the School as a William Evans Fellow from the 17th November to the 7th December.
Associate Professor Todd Pataky, Shinshu University (William Evans Fellow 2014)
19 February - 7 March
Prof Louise Ada, University of Sydney 2013
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.
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For further information on research activity within the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research contact:
Co-Director of CHARR