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2015 News archive

Associate Professor position open at the School, 2015

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 10:36am

The University of Otago, School of Physiotherapy is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor. The successful applicant will contribute towards the research activities of the School's research Centre CHARR, through publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, obtaining external funding support, and supervising research students.

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A week of research student success!

Friday, 6 November 2015 11:05am

Research students have had a successful week. Congratulations to Ally Calder, Sarah Scott, and Gail Donaldson.

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Barrington clinic celebrates 25 years in 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:22am

Barrington Clinic recently celebrated 25 years. The Clinic in South Christchurch is the University’s only community-based clinic. It opened in 1990 to provide community based experience for physiotherapy students in a musculoskeletal clinic setting.

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Postdoctoral fellowship in OMT

Friday, 16 October 2015 4:15pm

Thanks to the support of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America (AUOA), the School of Physiotherapy is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. See the details of this exciting new fellowship below, along with how to apply.

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International visitors to the School in 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:23am

During September the School is hosting visitors from Hirosaki University and from the National Taiwan University. 

Visitors from Hirosaki extend ongoing collaborations between the Physio School and the Department of Social Medicine, Hirosaki University.  Exercise, activity, and community are an area of particular shared research interest and presentations during the visit will focus on this topic.

National Taiwan representatives, .Dr Tsauo (NTU Chairperson) & Yu-Jen, (Sam) Chen (Assistant Professor), will visit the School of the 15th of September.  This visit extends from visits by Prof David Baxter to NTU.

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Prof Susan Whitney visits as William Evans Fellow 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015 10:47am

Prof Susan Whitney (University of Pittsburgh) will be visiting the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, as a William Evans Fellow.  Susan will be visiting the School from the 19th October until the 5th November.  During her visit Susan will be presenting a number of seminars and courses, and a public lecture on the 21st October.  Further information on Susan's visit will be posted on the School's Research page. 

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Professor Leigh Hale begins tenure as Dean of School of Physiotherapy

Monday, 13 July 2015 12:07pm

As of the 13th of July, Professor Leigh Hale has begun her tenure as the new Dean of the School of Physiotherapy.

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Dr Daniel Ribeiro receives HRC emerging researcher grant, 2015

Thursday, 14 May 2015 10:25am

School of Physiotherapy researcher, Dr Daniel Ribeiro, has received an HRC emerging researcher grant.  Daniel's research will explore the effectiveness of a monitor and feedback device for changing postural behaviour.

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Otago selects next School of Physiotherapy Dean

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 11:05am

The University of Otago has selected Professor Leigh Hale as the next Dean of its School of Physiotherapy.

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Lottery health research grant success for CHARR researchers, 2015

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:27am

Congratulations to our School’s CHARR researchers who have achieved Lottery Health funding this week. Four of our Centre’s researchers have been awarded funding.  The grants fund research in the areas of hip and knee osteoarthritis, ACL injuries and netball, sedentary behaviour and pre-diabetes, and occupational postural behaviour.

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Otago researchers to evaluate laser treatment for lymphoedema

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:57pm

The University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy will run the first clinical evaluation of laser treatment for lymphoedema in New Zealand, on behalf of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Ageing well the focus for National Science Challenge

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 8:25am

Researchers from across New Zealand are joining forces for the latest National Science Challenge called Ageing Well - Kia eke kairangi ki te taikaumātuatanga.

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Dunedin Community Exercise Programme receives funding from Well South Primary Health Network, 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:29am

The Dunedin Community Exercise Programme (DCEP) has received funding for 2015/16 from Well South Primary Health Network. DCEP is a community health initiative led by the School of Physiotherapy. DCEP is a comprehensive 12-week rehabilitation programme for people with Diabetes or Prediabetes aimed at improving health and wellbeing through exercise and self-management education.

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Academic promotions awarded, 2015

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 10:30am

Academic promotions have been awarded to CHARR staff members Leigh Hale (Professor) and Gill Johnson (Associate Professor).