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Research into teaching


Research areas:

-  Enhancing disability awareness at the University of Otago
-  Innovation in rehabilitation technology: development of a student-driven educational website
-  Framework for teaching clinical reasoning skills to undergraduate physiotherapy students and models for learning
-  Engaging in feedback in clinical education


Macznik, A.K., Ribeiro, D. and Baxter, G.D. (2015) Online technology use in physiotherapy teaching and learning: a systematic review of effectiveness and users' perceptions. BMC Medical Education (15) 160

Gallagher, P., Pullon, S., Skinner, M., McHugh, P., McKinlay, E. and Gray, L. (2015) 'An interprofessional community education project as a socially accountable assessment' Journal of Interprofessional Care 29 (5)

Darlow B, Coleman K, McKinlay E, Donovan S, Beckingsale L, Gray B, Neser H, Perry M, Stanley J, Pullon S (2015) The positive impact of interprofessional education: a controlled trial to evaluate a programme for health professional students. BMC Medical Education

Hale, L., van der Meer, J., Rutherford, G., Clay, L., Janssen, J., & Powell, D. (2013). Exploring the integration of disability awareness into tertiary teaching and learning activities. Journal of Education and Learning, 147-157

Janssen, J., Hale, L., Mirfin-Veitch, B. F., & Harland, T. (2013). Building the research capacity of clinical physical therapists using a participatory action research approach. Physical Therapy, Advance online publication. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20120030

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., Beckingsale, L., Perry, M., Darlow, B., Gray, B., Gallagher, P., Hoare, K., Morgan, S. (2013). Interprofessional education for physiotherapy, medical and dietetics students: A pilot programme. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(1), 52-58.

Reeve J, Skinner MA, Lee A, Wilson L and Alison JA. Investigating factors influencing 4th-year physiotherapy students’ opinions of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy as a career path. Physictherapy Theory and Practice. 28(5):391-401, 2012

Sole, G., Schneiders, A., Hébert-Losier, K., & Perry, M. (2013). Perceptions by physiotherapy students and faculty staff of a multimedia learning resource for musculoskeletal practical skills teaching. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, (2), 58-64.

Sole, G., Rose, A., Bennett, T., Jacques, K. and Rippon, T. (2012) A student experience of peer assissted study sessions in Physiotherapy. Journal of Peer Learning 5 (1)


YearProject titleFunder




Engaging in feedback in clinical education: A framework. (PI Cathy Chapple)

Framework for teaching clinical reasoning skills to under-graduate physiotherapy students and models for learning (PI Gisela Sole)

Enhancing disability awareness at the University of Otago (PI Leigh Hale)

Ako Aotearoa Regional Fund