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Pre 2015 Research News and Events archive

2014

9 December 2014

Dog-walk research evening 1

'How do dogs influence our health and well being?

November 2014

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.

https://www.otago.ac.nz/physio/research/otago080940.html

29 March 2014 

Channel 39 News-nightly interview

27 March 2014

Otago Daily Times: Not just a walk in the park

https://www.otago.ac.nz/physio/research/ageing/otago440401.html

William Evans Fellow 2014

March 2014

Dr Todd Pataky visited the School

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2013

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.

https://www.otago.ac.nz/physio/research/ageing/otago065884.html

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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. 

https://www.otago.ac.nz/physio/research/ageing/otago445601.html

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.

https://www.otago.ac.nz/physio/research/ageing/index.html

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Clinical Biomechanics group

Workshop series: 'Introduction to data processing in clinical biomechanics research' (fortnightly)
Clinical Biomechanics group (2013). Seminar meetings (fortnightly).

https://www.otago.ac.nz/physio/research/biomechanics-medical-technologies/index.html

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Dog walking study

28 May 2013

'Going walkies good for well being' University of Otago Bulletin

https://www.otago.ac.nz/physio/research/ageing/otago440401.html

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