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Dr Jo Nunnerley

Jo Nunnerley Research Fellow

BSc(Hons)(Keele) MHealSc PhD(Otago)

Email jo.nunnerley@otago.ac.nz

Jo is a registered physiotherapist, and has worked in the area of Spinal Cord Injuries for over 15 years.

She is also the Knowledge Translation Specialist for the Burwood Academy of Independent Living (BAIL), a small charitable trust facilitating research on the Burwood Campus.

Jo aims to maintain clinical relevance and a drive for impact to her research.

Research interests

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Participation outcomes including employment
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Stakeholder participation in research

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Publications

Calder, A., Nunnerley, J., Mulligan, H., Ahmad Ali, N., Kensington, G., McVicar, T., & van Schaik, O. (2018). Experiences of persons with spinal cord injury undertaking a physical activity programme as part of the SCIPA ‘Full-On’ randomized controlled trial. Disability & Health Journal, 11(2), 267-273. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.10.005

Bourke, J. A., Nunnerley, J. L., Derrett, S., & Sullivan, M. (2018). Relationships and the transition from spinal units to community for people with a first spinal cord injury: A New Zealand qualitative study. Disability & Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.09.001

Richardson, A., Nunnerley, J., Bourke, J., McAllister, S., Samaranayaka, A., Sullivan, M., & Derrett, S. (2018). Secondary health conditions following spinal cord injuries. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25(Suppl. 1), (pp. S32). doi: 10.1007/s12529-018-9740-1

Martin, R., Nunnerley, J., Shahtahmasebi, Z., Bourke, J., Snell, D., & Dunn, J. (2018, September). The development of a peer support framework in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the 57th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and 25th Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia.

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., Singhal, R., Schouten, R., Lin, P., Patel, A., Storey, R., & Dalzell, K. (2018, September). Impact of a direct admission policy to specialised centers for patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries: The New Zealand experience. Poster session presented at the 57th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and 25th Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia.

Journal - Research Article

Calder, A., Nunnerley, J., Mulligan, H., Ahmad Ali, N., Kensington, G., McVicar, T., & van Schaik, O. (2018). Experiences of persons with spinal cord injury undertaking a physical activity programme as part of the SCIPA ‘Full-On’ randomized controlled trial. Disability & Health Journal, 11(2), 267-273. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.10.005

Bourke, J. A., Nunnerley, J. L., Derrett, S., & Sullivan, M. (2018). Relationships and the transition from spinal units to community for people with a first spinal cord injury: A New Zealand qualitative study. Disability & Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.09.001

Galea, M. P., Panisset, M. G., El-Ansary, D., Dunlop, S. A., Marshall, R., Clark, J. M., … SCIPA Switch-On Trial Collaborators, including Nunnerley, J. (2017). SCIPA Switch-On: A randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy and safety of functional electrical stimulation-assisted cycling and passive cycling initiated early after traumatic spinal cord injury. Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair, 31(6), 540-551. doi: 10.1177/1545968317697035

Dunn, J. A., Nicholls, J. M., Snell, D. L., & Nunnerley, J. L. (2017). New Zealand wheelchair users' preparedness for emergencies. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 21(1), 3-18. Retrieved from http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/index.html

Nunnerley, J., Gupta, S., Snell, D., & King, M. (2017). Training wheelchair navigation in immersive virtual environments for patients with spinal cord injury: End-user input to design an effective system. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 12(4), 417-423. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2016.1176259

Armstrong, A. J., Clark, J. M., Ho, D. T., Payne, C. J., Nolan, S., Goodes, L. M., … on behalf of the Clinical Trial Collaborators, including Nunnerley, J. (2017). Achieving assessor accuracy on the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord. doi: 10.1038/sc.2017.67

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Hooper, G., & Woodfield, T. (2016). Return to work for severely injured survivors of the Christchurch earthquake: Influences in the first 2 years. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(10), 987-993. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1070299

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Hooper, G., & Woodfield, T. (2015). Participation and quality of life outcomes among individuals with earthquake-related physical disability: A systematic review. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 47, 385-393. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1965

Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Dickson, B., Nunnerley, J., & Sinnott, K. A. (2013). "The final piece of the puzzle to fit in": An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the return to employment in New Zealand after spinal cord injury. Disability & Rehabilitation, 35(17), 1436-1446. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.737079

Nunnerley, J. L., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., & Dean, S. G. (2013). Leaving a spinal unit and returning to the wider community: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Disability & Rehabilitation, 35(14), 1164-1173. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.723789

Dunn, J., Sinnott, K. A., Nunnerley, J., & Scheuringer, M. (2009). Utilisation of patient perspective to validate clinical measures of outcome following spinal cord injury. Disability & Rehabilitation, 31(12), 967-975. doi: 10.1080/09638280802358407

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Journal - Research Other

Sinnott, K. A., Cassidy, B., Nunnerley, J. L., Bourke, J., & Kunowski, T. (2010). Commentary on community participation following spinal cord injury in New Zealand. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 15(4), 63-71. doi: 10.1310/sci1504-063

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Richardson, A., Nunnerley, J., Bourke, J., McAllister, S., Samaranayaka, A., Sullivan, M., & Derrett, S. (2018). Secondary health conditions following spinal cord injuries. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25(Suppl. 1), (pp. S32). doi: 10.1007/s12529-018-9740-1

Bourke, J., Nunnerley, J., Sullivan, M., & Derrett, S. (2017). The impact of relationships when returning home following spinal injury rehabilitation [Plenary]. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Making an Impact: Putting Knowledge to Work in Rehabilitation. Retrieved from http://www.nzrehabconference2017.co.nz/

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Woodfield, T., & Hooper, G. (2016). Negotiating the return to work after an earthquake injury. In J. Deely & A. Dierckx (Eds.), Proceedings of the Inaugural People in Disasters Conference. (pp. 37). School of Psychology, Massey University. Retrieved from http://www.massey.ac.nz/~trauma/

Nunnerley, J., Hooper, G., Woodfield, T., McPherson, K., & Dunn, J. (2013). The participation and quality of life outcomes following physical disability as a result of an earthquake: A systematic review. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1386). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Woodfield, T., & Hooper, G. (2013). The influences on return to employment/productivity for people injured as a result of the Christchurch 22 February 2011 earthquake: A grounded theory study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1386). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Nunnerley, J., Sinnott, K. A., Singhal, R., Vincent, A., & Hooper, G. (2011). A retrospective audit of multi-trauma patients in Christchurch to investigate the feasibility of transitional rehabilitation for orthopaedic trauma patients. Proceedings of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) and Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting: Orthopaedic Education: The E-future. Retrieved from http://www.aoanzoa2011.co.nz/

Dickson, B. E., Nunnerley, J., Sinnott, K. A., & Hay-Smith, E. J. C. (2010). The role of physiotherapists in facilitating persons following spinal cord injury back to employment. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 38(2), (pp. 68). [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Martin, R., Nunnerley, J., Shahtahmasebi, Z., Bourke, J., Snell, D., & Dunn, J. (2018, September). The development of a peer support framework in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the 57th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and 25th Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia.

Richardson, A., Nunnerley, J., Bourke, J., McAllister, S., Samaranayaka, A., Sullivan, M., & Derrett, S. (2018, September). Secondary health conditions following spinal cord injury. Poster session presented at the 57th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and 25th Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia.

Brown, D. J., Peleg, E., Hayes, K. C., Noonan, V. K., Tetzlaff, W., Anderson, K., … Nunnerley, J., … Scivoletto, G. (2018, September). Developing a spinal cord research hub for all SCI research stakeholders. Poster session presented at the 57th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and 25th Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia.

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., Singhal, R., Schouten, R., Lin, P., Patel, A., Storey, R., & Dalzell, K. (2018, September). Impact of a direct admission policy to specialised centers for patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries: The New Zealand experience. Poster session presented at the 57th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and 25th Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia.

Brown, D. J., Peleg, E., Hayes, K. C., Noonan, V. K., Tetzlaff, W., Anderson-Erisman, K. D., … Nunnerley, J., … Wangdell, J. (2017, November). SCI clinical research engagement: Developing an active collaborative international research culture. Poster session presented at the Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia.

Richardson, A., Derrett, S., Nunnerley, J., Bourke, J., McAllister, S., & Samaranayaka, A. (2017, November). The experience of secondary health conditions following spinal cord injury (SCI). Poster session presented at the Disability Matters Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Woodfield, T., & Hooper, G. (2013, October). The influences on return to employment/productivity for people injured as a result of the Christchurch February 22nd earthquake: A grounded theory study. Poster session presented at the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

Nunnerley, J., Hooper, G., Woodfield, T., McPherson, K., & Dunn, J. (2013, October). A systematic review of the participation and quality of life outcomes following physical disability as a result of an earthquake. Poster session presented at the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

Nunnerley, J., Hooper, G., Woodfield, T., McPherson, K., & Dunn, J. (2013, March). The participation and quality of life outcomes following physical disability as a result of an earthquake: A systematic review. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Connecting, Living, Rebuilding, Nelson, New Zealand.

Jones, A., Brogan, E., & Nunnerley, J. (2008, November). An investigation into the relationship between length of stay (LOS), American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Score and Clinical Outcomes Variables Scale (COVS) for discharging patients from acute inpatient rehabilitation at Burwood Spinal Unit. Poster session presented at the Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Nunnerley, J. (2018, June). Clinical perspective on the use of AR/VR in rehabilitation. Invited presentation at the MedTech CoRE Annual Conference: Future Healthcare: Pushing the Boundaries, Auckland, New Zealand.

Nunnerley, J., Bourke, J., & Derrett, S. (2018, September). Renegotiating relationships after spinal cord injury. Verbal presentation at the 57th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and 25th Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia.

Derrett, S., Nunnerley, J., & Bourke, J. (2017, November). Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in New Zealand: Experiences, outcomes, relationships and co-design. Verbal presentation at the Disability Matters Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., Woodfield, T., Hooper, G., & McPherson, K. (2014, December). Negotiating the return to work journey after an earthquake injury: A grounded theory study. Verbal presentation at the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Woodfield, T., & Hooper, G. (2014, November). Negotiating the return to work journey after an earthquake injury: A grounded theory study. Invited presentation at the Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting: Innovation Beyond the Wheel, Auckland, New Zealand.

Bennett, C., Greenaway, J., Nicholls, J., Bourke, J., Nunnerley, J., Billing, N., and Community Speakers. (2014, November). Weathering disaster and contingency planning [Workshop]. Invited presentation at the Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting: Innovation Beyond the Wheel, Auckland, New Zealand.

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Woodfield, T., & Hooper, G. (2013, March). What are the influences on return to employment or productivity in individuals injured as a result of the Christchurch February 22nd earthquake: A grounded theory study. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Connecting, Living, Rebuilding, Nelson, New Zealand.

Hay-Smith, E., Dickson, B., Nunnerley, J., & Sinnott, K. (2011, March). Connecting the pieces: Returning to paid employment in New Zealand after spinal cord injury. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Biennial Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Sinnott, A., Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., Marshall, K., & Hislop, D. (2008, November). International Classification of Function disability and health (ICF) Core Sets for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): The consumer perspective in New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Australian & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Nunnerley, J. (2015). Negotiating the return to work journey after an earthquake injury (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/5901

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