Supporting Research & Learning in Rehabilitation

The Burwood Academy of Independent Living is a dynamic organisation committed to improving the life experience of people recovering from serious injury and illness. Based onsite at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch, the Academy is dedicated to building a vibrant culture of research and learning. We are working to establish strong links to consumer organisations, universities and rehabilitation professionals.

BAIL Appointment

2 December 2016
The Burwood Academy of Independent Living (BAIL) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jo Nunnerley to the position of BAIL Academy Director effective 1 December 2016. Jo will be supported by Johnny Bourke in the position of Assistant Director.

BAIL's Tales November

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We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the BAIL team - Bridget Frame. Bridget is helping BAIL with its operational funding. She has a background in not for profit, grant making and corporate management, and has started a business to encourage the community to look more closely at where funding comes from, where it goes, and how it gets there.

Bridget Frame
Bridget

BAIL's Tales September

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BAIL's Tales August

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BAIL has moved!

Come visit us in our new office - Office 8, Portacom A.

BAIL' TALES: July

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The New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry was officially launched on the 1st August 2016, the culmination of many years work. Over 70 people attended the function at Middlemore Hospital. Guests included the Honourable Nikki Kaye Minister for ACC and Bill Barrable CEO of the Rick Hansen Institute.

BAIL' TALES: June

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News: NZ Rick Hansen SCI Registry
The aim of the National Spinal Cord Impairment Strategy1 is to deliver the best health, wellbeing and life expectancy outcomes for people with spinal cord impairment (SCI) and provide standardised services across New Zealand (Accident Compensation Corporation and the Ministry of Health). One objective of the strategy was to establish a NZ registry for SCI to provide nationally relevant and internationally comparable data to inform health care delivery improvements and research objectives.

BAIL' TALES: May

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Praxis Conference
Praxis 2016, hosted by the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), assembled leaders and stakeholders in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) for a landmark conference to develop practical solutions for overcoming challenges to translating research through two translational “Valleys of Death”: from basic research to clinical research (Bench to Bedside) and from initial implementation to dissemination to the entire SCI community (Bedside to Worldwide).

BAIL' Tales: April

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Think Tank

BAIL' Tales: March

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Professor Associate Professor Deborah Payne, Anna Nelson, Dr Huhana Hickey and Professor Clare Hocking are facilitating a 2-day think tank in Auckland in April 2016 which will bring together disability activists and researchers to help identify priority areas that require exploration and chart a path towards addressing them. The specific aims of the think tank are:

• Identify and prioritise health issues for disabled people/people living with disability in Aotearoa New Zealand.

BAIL' Tales: February

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February was a busy month for BAIL. There was a good turnout for Nicola Kayes Associate Professor, AUT University, who presented at the inaugural ‘BAIL Presents’ speaking about the therapeutic relationship in rehabilitation. We also had the first BAIL peer group meeting of the year which focused on Participatory Action Research (PAR) with presentations by Ally Calder Clinical Educator at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago and Rebecca Washbourn Senior Physiotherapist, On the Go Physio Ltd

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