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Professor Leigh Hale

Leigh HaleProfessor Leigh Hale is the Dean of the School of Physiotherapy.

Her research is focused on clinical neurorehabilitation, with specific interests in:

  • Community falls prevention programmes for older adults
  • Fall prevention in adults with intellectual disability
  • Self-management and stroke
  • Exercise and physical activity in people with long term conditions, particularly Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's disease
  • The use of virtual reality in stroke rehabilitation

Read more about her research interests here.

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Publications

Teh, R., Barnett, D., Edlin, R., Kerse, N., Waters, D. L., Hale, L., … Pillai, A. (2022). Effectiveness of a complex intervention of group-based nutrition and physical activity to prevent frailty in pre-frail older adults (SUPER): A randomised controlled trial. Lancet Healthy Longevity, 3, e519-e530. doi: 10.1016/S2666-7568(22)00124-6

Davies, J. W. T., Waters, D. L., Hale, L., Vlietstra, L., & Pelicioni, P. H. S. (2022). Reliability of remote gait and balance assessment of people with Parkinson's disease. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1557), (pp. 102-103). Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Waller, C. P., Sangelaji, B., Hargest, C., Woodley, S. J., Lamb, P., Kuys, S., Calder, A., & Hale, L. A. (2022). Biomechanics of the paretic knee during overground gait in people with stroke: A systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2022.2090088

Wilkinson, A., Higgs, C., Stokes, T., Dummer, J., & Hale, L. (2022). How to best develop and deliver generic long-term condition rehabilitation programmes in rural settings: An integrative review. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 904007. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2022.904007

Hale, L., Higgs, C., Keen, D., & Smith, C. (2022). It is "all about relationships" in lifestyle programmes for adults living with type two diabetes underpinned by a person/whānau-centred care approach. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 829542. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2022.829542

Hale, L., Heinrich, C., Hoermann, S., Regenbrecht, H., & King, M. (2021). Engaging stroke survivors with virtual neurorehabilitation technology. In C. M. Hayre, D. J. Muller & M. J. Scherer (Eds.), Virtual reality in health and rehabilitation. (pp. 103-116). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9780429351365

Chapter in Book - Research

Mirfin-Veitch, B., Conder, J., Treharne, G. J., Hale, L., & Richardson, G. (2018). Challenging methodological and ethical conventions to facilitate research that is responsive to people with learning disabilities. In C. I. Macleod, J. Marx, P. Mnyaka & G. J. Treharne (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of ethics in critical research. (pp. 355-370). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-74721-7_23

Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, C. M., Treharne, G. J., Mulligan, H., & Hale, L. A. (2016). Using qualitative evidence to develop an intervention for enabling people with chronic disabling conditions to be more physically active. In K. Olson, R. A. Young & I. Z. Schultz (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative health research for evidence-based practice. (pp. 453-472). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2920-7_27

Chapter in Book - Research

Rutherford, G., Hale, L., & Powell, D. (2015). 'We put in a few ramps in here and there, that's about it': The need to ramp our minds in academia. In T. Corcoran, J. White & B. Whitburn (Eds.), Disability studies: Educating for inclusion. (pp. 137-153). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense. doi: 10.1007/978-94-6300-199-1_9

Chapter in Book - Research

Hoermann, S., Hale, L., Winser, S. J., & Regenbrecht, H. (2014). Patient engagement and clinical feasibility of augmented reflection technology for stroke rehabilitation. In P. M. Sharkey & J. Merrick (Eds.), Virtual reality: Rehabilitation in motor, cognitive and sensorial disorders. (pp. 95-106). New York: Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hale, L., Croker, A., & Tasker, D. (2009). The expansion of community-based physiotherapy. In J. Higgs, M. Smith, G. Webb, M. Skinner & A. Croker (Eds.), Contexts of physiotherapy practice. (pp. 139-150). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Chapter in Book - Other

Becker, I., Maleka, M. D., Stewart, A., Jenkins, M., & Hale, L. (2022). Community reintegration post-stroke in New Zealand: Understanding the experiences of stroke survivors in the lower South Island. Disability & Rehabilitation, 44(12), 2815-2822. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1839792

Journal - Research Article

Enoka, P., Hale, L., & Higgs, C. (2022). Facilitators and barriers to physical activity for people of Pacific heritage. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 50(1), 33-41. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/50.1.04

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Gray, E. A., Skinner, M. A., Hale, L. A., & Bunton, R. W. (2022). Preparation and support for physical activity following hospital discharge after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A survey of current practice in New Zealand. Physiotherapy Research International. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/pri.1940

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Gudgeon, M., Wilkinson, A., & Hale, L. (2022). Healthcare professional students' perceptions of supporting patient self-management: A mixed method study. Chronic Illness. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/17423953211073367

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Hale, L., Higgs, C., Gray, A. R., Mann, J., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Terry, J., Keen, D., & Stokes, T. (2022). The diabetes community exercise programme plus usual care versus usual care in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomised, two-arm, parallel open-label trial. eClinicalMedicine, 46, 101361. doi: 10.1016/j. eclinm.2022.101361

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Hale, L., Higgs, C., Keen, D., & Smith, C. (2022). It is "all about relationships" in lifestyle programmes for adults living with type two diabetes underpinned by a person/whānau-centred care approach. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 829542. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2022.829542

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Pelicioni, P. H. S., Waters, D. L., Still, A., & Hale, L. (2022). A pilot investigation of reliability and validity of balance and gait assessments using telehealth with healthy older adults. Experimental Gerontology, 111747. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2022.111747

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Pelicioni, P. H. S., Waters, D. L., Still, A., & Hale, L. (2022). Investigating reliability and validity of assessments of balance and gait using telehealth with healthy older adults. Experimental Gerontology, 111747. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2022.111747

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Perry, M. A., Devan, H., Davies, C., Hempel, D., Ingham, T., Jones, B., … Hale, L. (2022). iSelf-help: A co-designed, culturally appropriate, online pain management programme in Aotearoa. Research Involvement & Engagement, 8, 6. doi: 10.1186/s40900-022-00339-9

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Singh, P., Jayakaran, P., Mani, R., & Hale, L. (2022). The experiences of Indian people living in New Zealand with stroke. Disability & Rehabilitation, 44(14), 3641-3649. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1878294

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Smith, J., Whittington, F., Ackermann, C., Clarke, R., Hoten-Walker, G., Kubba, Y., Low, C., Partridge, K., Wang, C., Dockerty, J. D., … Hale, L., & Waters, D. L. (2022). Impact of the 2020 New Zealand COVID-19 lockdown on participants in a community-based, peer-led fall prevention program. Australasian Journal on Ageing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajag.13040

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Stokes, T., Wilkinson, A., Jayakaran, P., Higgs, C., Keen, D., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Gray, A. R., Doolan-Noble, F., Mann, J., & Hale, L. (2022). Implementation of the Diabetes Community Exercise and Education Programme (DCEP) for the management of type 2 diabetes: Qualitative process evaluation. BMJ Open, 12(5), e059853. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059853

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Teh, R., Barnett, D., Edlin, R., Kerse, N., Waters, D. L., Hale, L., … Pillai, A. (2022). Effectiveness of a complex intervention of group-based nutrition and physical activity to prevent frailty in pre-frail older adults (SUPER): A randomised controlled trial. Lancet Healthy Longevity, 3, e519-e530. doi: 10.1016/S2666-7568(22)00124-6

Journal - Research Article

Waller, C. P., Sangelaji, B., Hargest, C., Woodley, S. J., Lamb, P., Kuys, S., Calder, A., & Hale, L. A. (2022). Biomechanics of the paretic knee during overground gait in people with stroke: A systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2022.2090088

Journal - Research Article

Wilkinson, A., Higgs, C., Stokes, T., Dummer, J., & Hale, L. (2022). How to best develop and deliver generic long-term condition rehabilitation programmes in rural settings: An integrative review. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 904007. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2022.904007

Journal - Research Article

Areli, E., Godfrey, H. K., Perry, M. A., Hempel, D., Saipe, B., Grainger, R., Hale, L., & Devan, H. (2021). ‘I think there is nothing . . . that is really comprehensive’: Healthcare professionals’ views on recommending online resources for pain self-management. British Journal of Pain, 15(4), 429-440. doi: 10.1177/2049463720978264

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Devan, H., Jones, B., Davies, C., Perry, M., Hale, L., Grainger, R., & Ingham, T. (2021). Are we just dishing out pills constantly to mask their pain? Kaiāwhina Māori health workers' perspectives on pain management for Māori. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1543), 19-29. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Devan, H., Perry, M. A., Yaghoubi, M., & Hale, L. (2021). "A coalition of the willing": Experiences of co-designing an online pain management programme (iSelf-help) for people with persistent pain. Research Involvement & Engagement, 7, 28. doi: 10.1186/s40900-021-00275-0

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Hale, L. A., Jenkins, M. L., Mayland, B., Buttery, Y., Norris, P., Butler, M., … Kayes, N. (2021). Living with dementia: The felt worth of support workers. Ageing & Society, 41, 1453-1473. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X19001636

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Hale, L., Higgs, C., Keen, D., & Smith, C. (2021). Long term exercise engagement of adults living with type two diabetes is enhanced by a person-centred care approach delivered by knowledgeable, well trained health care professionals. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 2, 692311. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2021.692311

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Hale, L., McCulloch, M., De Ruiter, S., Wihongi, E., Mcdonnell Norling, E., Gorczynski, D., Linney, M., Kennedy, P., & Jones, F. (2021). Implementing and evaluating the Bridges stroke self-management programme into a New Zealand district health board stroke service: A case study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(2), 58-69. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/49.2.02

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Saywell, N. L., Vandal, A. C., Mudge, S., Hale, L., Brown, P., Feigin, V., … Taylor, D. (2021). Telerehabilitation after stroke using readily available technology: A randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair, 35(1), 88-97. doi: 10.1177/1545968320971765

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Still, A., Hale, L., Swain, N., & Jayakaran, P. (2021). Self-reported depression and anxiety are correlated with functional disability in Parkinson's disease. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 49(1), 40-49. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/49.1.06

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Symon, V., Richards, R., Norris, P., Mapusua, T., & Hale, L. (2021). The needs of Pacific families affected by age-related cognitive impairment in New Zealand: Interviews with providers from health-care organisations. Journal of Primary Health Care, 13(4), 317-322. doi: 10.1071/hc21082

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Tay, E., Barnett, D., Leilua, E., Kerse, N., Rowland, M., Rolleston, A., Waters, D. L., … Hale, L., … Teh, R. (2021). The diet quality and nutrition inadequacy of pre-frail older adults in New Zealand. Nutrients, 13(7), 2384. doi: 10.3390/nu13072384

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Donnelly, J., Dykes, M., Griffioen, R., Moore, J., Hale, L., & Wilkinson, A. (2020). Self-management support training for undergraduate and graduate entry healthcare professional students: An integrative review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(5-6), 422-434. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832720

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Pelicioni, P. H. S., Schulz-Moore, J. S., Hale, L., Canning, C. G., & Lord, S. R. (2020). Lockdown during COVID-19 and the increase of frailty in people with neurological conditions. Frontiers in Neurology, 11, 604299. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.604299

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Preston, E., Chapple, C., Mayland, E., Ada, L., & Hale, L. (2020). The utility and value of the Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online resource during work-integrated learning: A mixed methods study. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice, 18(2), 12.

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Devan, H., Godfrey, H. K., Perry, M. A., Hempel, D., Saipe, B., Hale, L., & Grainger, R. (2019). Current practices of health care providers in recommending online resources for chronic pain self-management. Journal of Pain Research, 12, 2457-2472. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S206539

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Hale, L., Mayland, E., Jenkins, M., Buttery, Y., Norris, P., Butler, M., … Ngocha-Chaderopa, E., … Kayes, N. (2019). Constructing normalcy in dementia care: Carers' perceptions of their roles and the supports they need. Gerontologist, 60(5), 905-915. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz151

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Hale, L., Vollenhoven, E., Caiman, L., Dryselius, A., & Buttery, Y. (2019). Feasibility and acceptability of Otago Exercise Programme and Prevention of Falls for Adults with Intellectual Disability: A multiple case study design. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 26(6), 1-15. doi: 10.12968/ijtr.2018.0054

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Jayakaran, P., Perry, M., & Hale, L. (2019). Comparison of self-reported physical activity levels and quality of life between individuals with dysvascular and non-dysvascular below knee amputation: A cross-sectional study. Disability & Health Journal, 12, 235-241. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.10.005

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Kanagasabai, P., Mulligan, H., Devan, H., Mirfin-Veitch, B., & Hale, L. (2019). Environmental factors influencing leisure participation of children with movement impairments in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A mixed method study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(2), 105-117. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.2.05

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Sole, G., Skinner, M., Hale, L., & Golding, C. (2019). Developing a framework for teaching clinical reasoning skills to undergraduate physiotherapy students: A Delphi study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(1), 49-58. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.1.06

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Taylor, A., Monsanto, X., Kilgour, H., Smith, C., & Hale, L. (2019). Attitudes of healthcare professionals towards self-management for patients with stroke. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(1), 25-35. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.1.04

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Teh, R., Kerse, N., Waters, D. L., Hale, L., Pillai, A., Leilua, E., … Heppenstall, C., & Connolly, M. J. (2019). Study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to examine the impact of a complex intervention in pre-frail older adults. Aging Clinical & Experimental Research, 31, 1407-1417. doi: 10.1007/s40520-018-1106-7

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Devan, H., Hale, L., Hempel, D., Saipe, B., & Perry, M. A. (2018). What works and does not work in a self-management intervention for people with chronic pain? Qualitative systematic review and meta-synthesis. Physical Therapy, 98(5), 381-397. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzy029

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Hale, L. A., Smith, C. M., Mulligan, H. F., Adhia, D., Siew, B., & Treharne, G. J. (2018). Exploring the Blue Prescription intervention to promote physical activity in people with long-term conditions. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 25(7), 365-376. doi: 10.12968/ijtr.2018.25.7.365

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Hale, L., Potiki Bryant, K., Ward, A. L., Falloon, A., Montgomery, A., Mirfin-Veitch, B., Tikao, K., & Milosavljevic, S. (2018). Organisational views on health care access for hauā (disabled) Māori in Murihiku (Southland), Aotearoa New Zealand: A mixed methods approach. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 46(2), 51-66. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/46.2.03

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Kanagasabai, P. S., Mirfin-Veitch, B., Hale, L. A., & Mulligan, H. (2018). A child-centered method of interviewing children with movement impairments. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38(3), 255-268. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2017.1365322

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Kanagasabai, P. S., Mulligan, H., Hale, L. A., & Mirfin-Veitch, B. (2018). "I do like the activities which I can do..." Leisure participation experiences of children with movement impairments. Disability & Rehabilitation, 40(14), 1630-1638. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1303093

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Mulligan, H., Armstrong, A., Francis, R., Hitchcock, H., Hughes, E., Thompson, J., Wilkinson, A., & Hale, L. (2018). Engagement in exercise for people with Parkinson's: What is meaningful? New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 46(1), 19-28. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/46.1.04

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Wilkinson, A., Meikle, N., Law, P., Yong, H. J., Butler, P., Kim, J., Mulligan, H., & Hale, L. (2018). How older adults and their informal carers prevent falls: An integrative review of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 82, 13-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.002

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Winser, S. J., Smith, C. M., Hale, L. A., Claydon, L. S., & Whitney, S. L. (2018). Clinical assessment of balance using BBS and SARAbal in cerebellar ataxia: Synthesis of findings of a psychometric property analysis. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, 38(1), 53-61. doi: 10.1142/S1013702518500063

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