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PhD candidates CHARR, School of Physiotherapy

PhD students

Primarily supervised CHARR, School of Physiotherapy

Miranda Buhler (submitted for examination)

The impact of base of thumb osteoarthritis and the effectiveness of orthotic management.

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Primary Supervisor: Dr Cathy Chapple

Lizz Carrington

Determining the utility of play based exercise programmes in green and blue spaces for children with disabilities

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Primary Supervisor: Dr Meredith Perry

Suranga Dassanayake (submitted for examination)

Risk of obstructive sleep apnoea in poorly controlled hypertension – a study of two population groups.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Margot Skinner

Gail Donaldson

Silicon oil as a medium for post-operative rehabilitation of Duputyren’s fasciotomy.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Meredith Perry

Alicia Emerson

Invisible disease affecting invisible populations: exploring how the geopolitical, historical, and societal spectrum impacts marginalized populations’ experiences with chronic musculoskeletal pain management

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Gerard Farrell

Manual Therapy treatment directed at the cervical spine in individuals with post-concussion syndrome

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Dora Gosselin

The impact of unpredictability on gait biomechanics and mobility-based participation in children with cerebral palsy.

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Primary supervisor: Professor David Baxter

Emily Gray

Engagement in physical activity during the first three months following coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Margot Skinner

Renee Hamel

Long-term impact of cardiovascular and respiratory deconditioning on physical activity intolerance in outpatient adults with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury.

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Primary supervisor:  Professor Leigh Hale

Jerin Mathew

Neurofeedback Intervention to Modulate Knee Osteoarthritic Pain Experience

Primary supervisor: Dr Ram Mani

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Huijuan Tan

Treatment regimens of acupuncture for chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled feasibility trial of 2 × 2 factorial design

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Primary supervisor: Professor David Baxter

Zohreh Jafarian Tangrood (submitted for examination)

Exploring the effect of shoulder passive mobilisation on shoulder function, pain and muscle activity levels in patients with shoulder disorders.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Daniel Ribeiro

Rob Moran

Musculoskeletal injury prediction in high intensity strength and conditioning athletes.

Primary supervisor: Prof John Sullivan

Rani Othman

Profiling sensory phenotypes in individuals with persistent musculoskeletal pain

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Primary supervisor: Dr Ram Mani

Mark Overton

Does pain phenotyping predict pain and functional outcomes in people with persistent musculoskeletal pain?

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Primary Supervisor: Dr Ram Mani

Ayesha Nisar 

Feasibility study of a psycho-social intervention program to enhance resilience and psychological well-being among care givers of stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial.

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Primary supervisor: Professor Leigh Hale

Jacqueline Plater

Evaluating the delivery of evidence-based physiotherapy practice in a changing healthcare environment.

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Primary supervisor: Professor David Baxter

Sarah Rhodes

Can physical activity intervention in combination with text messaging improve quality of life through increased functional exercise capacity and enhanced exercise self-efficacy in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea?

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Primary supervisor: Dr Margot Skinner

Karen Taylor

Evaluating the primary care decision-making process for shoulder injuries in New Zealand.

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Hui Xiao

Factors influencing ageing well amongst older New Zealand men: A study of urban and rural areas of Otago and Southland Regions

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Primary supervisor: Professor David Baxter

Tim Wang

Exploring the effects of sustained glenohumeral glides on scapular and shoulder muscle activity in patients with subacromial pain

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Primary supervisor: Dr Daniel Ribeiro

Sarah Walker

Supporting allied health professionals in rural areas

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Primary supervisor: Dr Ewan Kennedy

Cliff Waller

The hemiparetic knee: structure and function.

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Primary supervisor: Dr Gisela Sole

Secondary supervision CHARR, School of Physiotherapy

Lara Vlietstra

Screening and treating pro-dromal sarcopenia in middle-aged adults

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Jo Tomlinson

The influence of neuromechanics of the hip joint capsule in pathology

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