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 project areas
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
Research news and events
Past CHARR research events
Postgraduate symposium: “Health, Movement, Cultures, and Lifestyles: Multi-disciplinary Approaches" 6 -7th November
With the success of last year’s Postgraduate Symposium, the School of Physiotherapy (CHARR) and the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences will be hosting the 2nd Postgraduate Symposium 2017 with the theme “Health, Movement, Cultures, and Lifestyles: Multi-disciplinary Approaches. Further details.
8th New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms: bringing community back into mobilities
20-21st November 2017 University of Otago, School of Physiotherapy, Dunedin
Mobilities Public Lecture " Walkers, wheelers, and beyond: What will future shared footpaths look like"
20th November, 5.30 -7pm, St David's Lecture Theatre
CHARR Seminar Series S2
Research Impact Conference “Realising the Potential”
21-22 November 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand
This conference is co-costed by CHARR, School of Physiotherapy, ‘Ageing Well’ NSC, and CARE Research Theme
2015 Research Week Events and programme
CHARR research visitors
2016 Past visitors
A/P Martjin Huisman was awarded a William Evans Fellowship (applicant and host: A/P Debra Waters). Martjin visited the School in September. His main focus is the role of socioeconomic adversity on health in old age.
Professor Lynne Parkinson from Central Queensland University, Rockhampton. September 2016
Dr Lis Preston, University of Canberra. September 2016
Professor Klaus Pfeifer and Dr Alexander Tallner (Sport Science and Sport, Freidrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany) 15 and 16th March
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:
Director of CHARR