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Dr Ally Calder

PositionLecturer
QualificationsBHSc (Physiotherapy) PGCertCT PhD
Research summaryDisability, men’s health, physical activity, accessibility, clinical education
Teaching
  • Undergraduate rehabilitation module (year 3)
  • Undergraduate clinical education (year 4)
  • Undergraduate research supervision (year 4)
  • Postgraduate Phty535 neurorehabilitation paper
  • Postgraduate research supervision
Memberships
  • PNZ NSIG Committee Member
  • International Neurological Physical Therapy (INPA) NZ representative

Research

Ally has experience in participatory action research and mixed methods methodologies. As a physiotherapist and a researcher, Ally values a genuine collaborative participatory approach, which is person and whānau centred. Building strong active partnerships with our people, whānau, and communities ensures that design and delivery of healthcare is meaningful and meets the end-users aspirations.

Ally’s research interests include:

  • Physical activity health messaging for health behaviour change for men with disability
  • Accessibility of fitness centres for people with disability
  • Access to, and participation in physical activity for men following stroke
  • Use of escape rooms in healthcare education

Additional details

Peer reviewer for:

  • Disability and Health
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy Reviews

Publications

Calder, A., Sole, G., & Mani, R. (2020). Physiotherapy student research projects during the COVID19 lockdown. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832722

Meads, H., Hunt, J., Page, A., Withy, L., Plowman, R., & Calder, A. (2020). Stroke survivors’ experiences of upper limb recovery: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832710

Mulligan, K., Calder, A., & Mulligan, H. (2018). Inclusive design in architectural practice: Experiential learning of disability in architectural education. Disability & Health Journal, 11(2), 237-242. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.009

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

Calder, A., Sole, G., & Mulligan, H. (2018). The accessibility of fitness centers for people with disabilities: A systematic review. Disability & Health Journal, 11(4), 525-536. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.04.002

Journal - Research Article

Calder, A., Sole, G., & Mani, R. (2020). Physiotherapy student research projects during the COVID19 lockdown. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832722

Meads, H., Hunt, J., Page, A., Withy, L., Plowman, R., & Calder, A. (2020). Stroke survivors’ experiences of upper limb recovery: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832710

Mulligan, K., Calder, A., & Mulligan, H. (2018). Inclusive design in architectural practice: Experiential learning of disability in architectural education. Disability & Health Journal, 11(2), 237-242. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.009

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

Calder, A. M., & Mulligan, H. F. (2014). Measurement properties of instruments that assess inclusive access to fitness and recreational sports centers: A systematic review. Disability & Health Journal, 7(1), 26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.06.003

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Journal - Research Other

Calder, A., Sole, G., & Mulligan, H. (2018). The accessibility of fitness centers for people with disabilities: A systematic review. Disability & Health Journal, 11(4), 525-536. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.04.002

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