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Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research


Research and knowledge transfer are integral parts of the School's activities.

Along with our high quality postgraduate and research programmes, research at the School of Physiotherapy is managed through our dedicated Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research.

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Research project areas

Research within the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research is focused within the following project areas:

A number of staff also carry out research into teaching practice:
Research into teaching

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Research news and events

Past events

ACL ruptures: minimising re-injury risk and optimising performance

27th April 2018, 3.30 -6pm
Further details

CHARR Seminar: Exercise to enhance recovery after total hip and knee replacements

Dr Thomas Bandholm
13 March, Tuesday, 12pm
Room 1.02, School of Physiotherapy

Postgraduate symposium: “Health, Movement, Cultures, and Lifestyles: Multi-disciplinary Approaches" 6 -7th November

With the success of last year’s Postgraduate Symposium, the School of Physiotherapy (CHARR) and the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences will be hosting the 2nd Postgraduate Symposium 2017 with the theme “Health, Movement, Cultures, and Lifestyles: Multi-disciplinary Approaches. Further details.

8th New Zealand/Aotearoa Mobilities Symposium - Pavements and paradigms: bringing community back into mobilities

20-21st November 2017 University of Otago, School of Physiotherapy, Dunedin
Further details

Mobilities Public Lecture " Walkers, wheelers, and beyond: What will future shared footpaths look like"

20th November, 5.30 -7pm, St David's Lecture Theatre
Further details

CHARR Seminar Series S2

Semester 2 seminar series timetable

Research Impact Conference “Realising the Potential”

21-22 November 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand

This conference is co-costed by CHARR, School of Physiotherapy, ‘Ageing Well’ NSC, and CARE Research Theme

2016 Research Week 21 -25th November

2015 Research Week Events and programme

CHARR publications

2017 CHARR research activity

2016 CHARR research activity

2015 CHARR research activity

2014 CHARR research activity

2013 CHARR research activity

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CHARR research visitors

2016 Past visitors

A/P Martjin Huisman was awarded a William Evans Fellowship (applicant and host: A/P Debra Waters). Martjin visited the School in September. His main focus is the role of socioeconomic adversity on health in old age. 

Professor Lynne Parkinson from Central Queensland University, Rockhampton. September 2016

Dr Lis Preston, University of Canberra. September 2016

Professor Klaus Pfeifer and Dr Alexander Tallner (Sport Science and Sport, Freidrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nurenberg, Germany) 15 and 16th March

Advisory board

CHARR is supported by an International Advisory Board comprised of international experts in relevant research fields who aid the centre through staff and student exchanges, contributing to PhD programmes through supervisory or advisory roles, reviewing grants/publications, and networking on research developments at the international level.

Read more about our International Advisory Board

Further information

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For further information on research activity within the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research contact:

Leigh Hale
Director of CHARR

Donna Keen
Research Coordinator

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