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
Recent CHARR research events
2015 Research Week - Week beginning 23th November 2015
Recent grant success 2016
Arthritis New Zealand
Dr Cathy Chapple
Does exercise using the Wii Fit Balance Board increase muscle strength and decrease instability in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A feasbility study?
Lottery Health Research Grant
Prof John Sullivan
How does purchasing a mobility scooter impact upon an individual's physical activity, health and mobility in the community?
Dr Cathy Chapple
Does exercise using the Wii Fit™ Balance Board increase muscle strength and decrease instability in individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A feasibility study?
Dr Cath Smith
Developing an intervention to promote physical activity engagement for people with multiple sclerosis living in rural settings: a feasibility study
Efficacy of thoracic spinal manipulation in eliciting changes in the neuro-endocrinal mechanisms in people with Achilles tendinopathy
How does frequency of manual therapy treatment influence outcome for people with knee osteoarthritis?
Otago Branch PNZ
Concurrent validity of the Mini-BESTest in people with vestibular dysfunction
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