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Chris Higgs

PositionClinical Education Programme Lead
QualificationsBSc(Hons) MPhty PGCertTertT PGCertHealSc
Research summaryInterprofessional community-based exercise and education intervention for people with multimorbidity
Teaching
  • Undergraduate Clinical Education – Community-based exercise for adults with long-term health conditions
  • Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change
  • Creating Clinical Education opportunities for health professional students in emerging clinical areas
Memberships
  • Member of Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Member of School of Physiotherapy Executive Committee Division of Health Sciences – Pacific Student Support Group
Clinical
  • Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change
  • Community-based Exercise Programmes for local Pacific population
  • Co-ordinate Interprofessional Community-based Rehabilitation Programme for Adults with Diabetes / Prediabetes
  • Co-ordinate Clinical Education for Undergraduate Physiotherapy Programme

Research

  • Interprofessional community-based education and exercise programmes for adults with diabetes / prediabetes
  • Physical activity behaviour change in long-term condition management
  • Translational – research into practice

Publications

Hale, L., Stokes, T., Scarth, B., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Doolan-Noble, F., Jayakaran, P., Gray, A. R., Mann, J., & Higgs, C. (2019). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the diabetes community exercise and education programme (DCEP) for long-term management of diabetes. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025578. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025578

Abbott, J. H., Wilson, R., Pinto, D., Chapple, C. M., Wright, A. A., for the MOA Trial Team, including Robertson, M. C., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Hansen, P., McKenzie, J. E., McNamara, D., Kidd, M., & Higgs, C. (2018). Incremental clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of providing supervised physiotherapy in addition to usual medical care in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: 2-year results of the MOA randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.12.004

Higgs, C., Skinner, M., & Hale, L. (2016). Outcomes of a community-based lifestyle programme for adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(2), 130-139. doi: 10.1071/HC15038

Mansi, S., Milosavljevic, S., Tumilty, S., Hendrick, P., Higgs, C., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Investigating the effect of a 3-month workplace-based pedometer-driven walking programme on health-related quality of life in meat processing workers: A feasibility study within a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 15, 410. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1736-z

van Bysterveldt, E., Davey, S., Douglas, N., Liu, R., Robertson, L., Conroy, J., Higgs, C., & Hale, L. (2014). A group exercise programme for people at risk from type II diabetes run as a physiotherapy student clinical placement is beneficial: A qualitative study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 42(2), 81-88.

Journal - Research Article

Abbott, J. H., Wilson, R., Pinto, D., Chapple, C. M., Wright, A. A., for the MOA Trial Team, including Robertson, M. C., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Hansen, P., McKenzie, J. E., McNamara, D., Kidd, M., & Higgs, C. (2018). Incremental clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of providing supervised physiotherapy in addition to usual medical care in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: 2-year results of the MOA randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.12.004

Higgs, C., Skinner, M., & Hale, L. (2016). Outcomes of a community-based lifestyle programme for adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(2), 130-139. doi: 10.1071/HC15038

Mansi, S., Milosavljevic, S., Tumilty, S., Hendrick, P., Higgs, C., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Investigating the effect of a 3-month workplace-based pedometer-driven walking programme on health-related quality of life in meat processing workers: A feasibility study within a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 15, 410. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1736-z

van Bysterveldt, E., Davey, S., Douglas, N., Liu, R., Robertson, L., Conroy, J., Higgs, C., & Hale, L. (2014). A group exercise programme for people at risk from type II diabetes run as a physiotherapy student clinical placement is beneficial: A qualitative study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 42(2), 81-88.

Ahmed, O. H., Claydon, L. S., Ribeiro, D. C., Arumugam, A., Higgs, C., & Baxter, G. D. (2013). Social media for physiotherapy clinics: Considerations in creating a Facebook page. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18(1), 43-48. doi: 10.1179/1743288X12Y.0000000039

Sole, G., Wright, L., Wassinger, C., Higgs, C., Hansson, M., Johansson, S., & Todd, N. (2010). Reliability of hand-held dynamometric strength testing in people with diabetes/chronic conditions. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 38(2), 52-55.

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Journal - Research Other

Hale, L., Stokes, T., Scarth, B., Mani, R., Sullivan, T., Doolan-Noble, F., Jayakaran, P., Gray, A. R., Mann, J., & Higgs, C. (2019). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the diabetes community exercise and education programme (DCEP) for long-term management of diabetes. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025578. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025578

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