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PhD students

Primarily supervised CHARR, School of Physiotherapy

Sarfaraz Alam

The effects of manual therapy on biomechanical, neurophysiological and functional outcomes in people with knee osteoarthritis

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Primary supervisor: Dr Cathy Chapple

Rebecca Blyth

Purposeful heading in female soccer players: what affects head acceleration during a purposeful header and how do athletes feel about the act of heading the ball

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Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Gisela Sole

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:Associate Professor Meredith Perry

Gail Donaldson

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

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Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Meredith Perry

Alicia Emerson

Submitted for examination: 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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Primary supervisor: Professor David Baxter


Gerard Farrell

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

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Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Steve Tumilty


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

PhD awarded.  

Neurofeedback Intervention to Modulate Knee Osteoarthritic Pain Experience

Primary supervisor: Dr Ram Mani

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Huijuan Tan

Submitted for examination: 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

Mark Overton

Submitted for examination: 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

PhD awarded.  

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

Leanne Robinson

Exploring supported decision making for disabled children and their whānau in a New Zealand education context.

Primary supervisor: Dr Ally Calder

Oka Sanerivi

Culturally responsive Physiotherapy approaches to working with Pacific families

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Primary supervisor: Professor Leigh Hale

Amanda Still

Physical activity, sleep and fatigue in Parkinsons Disease

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Primary supervisor: Dr Prasath Jayakaran

Hui Xiao

PhD awarded. 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: Associate Professor 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: Professor Leigh Hale

Gillian Watson

Exploring physiotherapists' perspective of recruitment and retention within Te Whatu Ora.

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Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Meredith Perry

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