The experiences of Māori Stroke Survivors and their Whanau caregivers during physical rehabilitation.
Area of Study
- Hauora Māori
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Community Rehabilitation
- Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors
- Professor Leigh Hale, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (Primary Supervisor)
- Professor Joanne Baxter, Division of Health Sciences, Kōhatu Department, University of Otago.
Bachelor Of Physiotherapy with Credit, University of Otago, 2016
- Petley W. Cultural humility in the Southern DHB. Platform Presentation (invited speaker), Physiotherapy New Zealand Tūhono Hybrid Conference, Auckland 2020, 10 November.
- Higgs C (Petley W). What does work readiness look like for Physiotherapy Students. Panelist Presentation (invited speaker), Dunedin 2018, 11 September.
- Tae Ora Tinana Prize 2016
- Southern DHB Excellence Award for Māori Health Innovation 2019
Why did you choose the School of Physiotherapy?
I chose Otago University mainly from their reputation as an academic school and for their acknowledgment of the importance in engaging with cultural groups.
I always had interest in the way they positively engaged with the stroke population in Dunedin and as stroke is my interest field it was only natural a wanted to be part of the picture I saw as an undergraduate.
Best things so far about your study?
Meeting Thelma Fisher! She has definitely helped simplify my literature reviews, searches and organizing my endnote.