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Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research


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 1 seminar series timetable

Further details of events for 2017 will be posted in late January.  Follow us on Twitter @OtagoCHARR

Recent CHARR research

2016 Research Week 21 -25th November

2015 Research Week Events and programme

CHARR publications

2015 CHARR research activity

2014 CHARR research activity

2013 CHARR research activity

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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:

Leigh Hale
Director of CHARR

Donna Keen
Research Coordinator

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