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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

Moeinzadeh, A. M., Calder, A., Petersen, C., Hoermann, S., & Daneshfar, A. (2022). Comparing virtual reality exergaming with conventional exercise in rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2022.2107021

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

Burns, F., Calder, A., & Devan, H. (2022). Experiences of individuals with multiple sclerosis and stroke using transcutaneous foot drop electrical stimulators: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2076936

Ravichandran, S., Calder, A., Ingham, T., Jones, B., & Perry, M. (2022). "Someone like anyone else": A qualitative exploration of New Zealand health professional students' understanding of disability. Disabilities, 2(1), 131-144. doi: 10.3390/disabilities2010011

Blankley, J., Ferreira Martins Garcia, V., McCurran, P., San Luis, E., Wang, C. Y., Calder, A., & Baxter, G. D. (2020). What do men want? A review of the barriers and motivators that engage older men in physical activity. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(5-6), 435-448. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1843351

Burns, F., Calder, A., & Devan, H. (2022). Experiences of individuals with multiple sclerosis and stroke using transcutaneous foot drop electrical stimulators: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. Disability & Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2076936

Journal - Research Article

Moeinzadeh, A. M., Calder, A., Petersen, C., Hoermann, S., & Daneshfar, A. (2022). Comparing virtual reality exergaming with conventional exercise in rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2022.2107021

Journal - Research Article

Ravichandran, S., Calder, A., Ingham, T., Jones, B., & Perry, M. (2022). "Someone like anyone else": A qualitative exploration of New Zealand health professional students' understanding of disability. Disabilities, 2(1), 131-144. doi: 10.3390/disabilities2010011

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

Blankley, J., Ferreira Martins Garcia, V., McCurran, P., San Luis, E., Wang, C. Y., Calder, A., & Baxter, G. D. (2020). What do men want? A review of the barriers and motivators that engage older men in physical activity. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(5-6), 435-448. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1843351

Journal - Research Article

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, 25(5-6), 316-330. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832710

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Calder, A., Sole, G., & Mani, R. (2020). Physiotherapy student research projects during the COVID19 lockdown. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(5-6), 303-304. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1832722

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

Journal - Research Other

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