9 December 2014
Dog-walk research evening 1
'How do dogs influence our health and well being?
Graduate Research Student Conference
The Centre for Health, Activity and, Rehabilitation Research (CHARR), School of Physiotherapy invites research abstracts from postgraduate students (PhD and Masters) for a Graduate Research Student Conference.
29 March 2014
Channel 39 News-nightly interview
27 March 2014
Otago Daily Times: Not just a walk in the park
William Evans Fellow 2014
Dr Todd Pataky visited the School
Community events Art show 2013
9th-11th August 2013
The Kairakahau Māori learnt that many of the study participants had a passion for the arts.
Some were studying art, some have been producing a wide range of mixed medium artworks over their life times and others would consider themselves hobbyists. All use art as a way to structure their day, to network into other community groups and ultimately to enhance their: hauora, wairua and mauriora. Whilst working through a dissemination plan it seemed it would be both appropriate and exciting to combine the creative talents of the participants with the public feedback of the Hauā Mana Māori research project.
Participants and Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust were consulted about the concept of an art exhibition as a way of disseminating the research findings and the idea was met with excitement and support from all.
A two-day art exhibition was held in Invercargill from 9th-11th August 2013. This was a community wide event honouring those who took part in this project and those they represented within the disability community. It also highlighted the mutual respect and learning that occurred between the research team and the local Māori community. The event was extremely well received by both participants and the public and some wonderful art works were developed and displayed.
The exhibition concluded with a karakia whakamūtunga (closing blessing) on the Sunday afternoon, this provided an opportunity to use tikaka to formally and spiritually close the Hauā Mana Māori research project.
Symposium Care giver and support workers in the aged care sector
28 June 2013
This symposium brings together a network of researchers to further explore the social, physical, cultural, and economic issues associated with caregiving in the aged care sector. The outcome of the symposium is to set a future research agenda.
Bridges Stroke study Workbook launch: Dunedin
26 June 2013
In New Zealand about 32,000 people live with disability caused by stroke. Although most people receive rehabilitation whilst in hospital, this care diminishes once discharged home and the person has to learn to cope on their own. Learning to self-manage the effects of a chronic condition is one way of coping.Dr Fiona Jones and colleagues developed an individualised stroke self-management programme for people in the UK with stroke, known as 'Bridges', which includes a workbook to facilitate self-management.
PROFAID community presentations
February and June 2013
PROFAID study feedback of results presentation to the Community Care Trust, Dunedin and Te Roopu Taurima o Manukau Trust, Hamilton.
Clinical Biomechanics group
Workshop series: 'Introduction to data processing in clinical biomechanics research' (fortnightly)
Clinical Biomechanics group (2013). Seminar meetings (fortnightly).
Dog walking study
28 May 2013
'Going walkies good for well being' University of Otago Bulletin