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Senior Research FellowJenninfer Dunn

MPhil(Massey) PhD(Otago)


Jennifer is a registered physiotherapist who has worked in the field of spinal cord injury rehabilitation for over 25 years.

She continues to combine a clinical role with her current academic position. The combination of these two positions ensures that clinical relevance is maintained in her research.

Research interests

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Upper limb reconstructive surgery for people with tetraplegia
  • Management of chronic orthopaedic conditions and total joint arthroplasty
  • Rehabilitation outcomes and measurement


Miller, R. M., Dunn, J. A., O'Beirne, G. A., Whitney, S. L., & Snell, D. L. (2024). Relationships between vestibular issues, noise sensitivity, anxiety and prolonged recovery from mild traumatic brain injury among adults: A scoping review. Brain Injury, 2337905. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2024.2337905 Journal - Research Other

Stilwell, G., Symons, D., Gooch, S., & Dunn, J. (2024). Comparison of multidirectional upper limb strength for non-disabled individuals and individuals with C4-C7 spinal cord injury in a seated position. Ergonomics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2024.2325536 Journal - Research Article

Snell, D., Dunn, J., & Nunnerley, J. (2023). Screening for co-occurring traumatic brain injury among people with spinal cord injury. Proceedings of the 62nd International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting. 94. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Sinnott Jerram, A., Dunn, J., Smaill, R., & Middleton, J. W. (2023, November). What to expect from the convergence of functional outcomes data and lived experience of upper extremity elective surgery for tetraplegia. Verbal presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Griffiths, G. S., Thompson, B. L., Snell, D. L., & Dunn, J. A. (2023). Experiences of diagnosis and treatment for upper limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A qualitative analysis. Pain Medicine, 24, 1355-1363. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnad111 Journal - Research Article

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