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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:

A number of staff also carry out research into teaching practice:
Research into teaching

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Research news and events

Upcoming CHARR research events

Semester 2 seminar series timetable

2016 Research Week 21 -25th November

Recent CHARR research events

2015 Research Week - Week beginning 23th November 2015

Events and programme

CHARR publications

2015 CHARR research activity

2014 CHARR research activity

2013 CHARR research activity

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?

MPPT

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

NZMPA

Steve Tumilty
Efficacy of thoracic spinal manipulation in eliciting changes in the neuro-endocrinal mechanisms in people with Achilles tendinopathy

Cathy Chapple
How does frequency of manual therapy treatment influence outcome for people with knee osteoarthritis?

Otago Branch PNZ

Lynne Clay
Concurrent validity of the Mini-BESTest in people with vestibular dysfunction

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

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 information

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

David Baxter
Director of CHARR
Email: david.baxter@otago.ac.nz 

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

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