We are thrilled to announce the launch of the long-awaited book “The Art of Recovery – Six Personal Journeys”, edited by Bernadette Cassidy and Carolyn Beaver. This book was originally commissioned by the late Professor Alan Clarke and is a collection of stories capturing the on-going journey of rehabilitation; recovery through self-determination and courage.
You are cordially invited to join us at this special event.

Monday 11st December 2017
Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Kathy Duncan by Friday 1 December

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a special launch price of $14.99. (Price after 12 December 2017 will be $19.99 or $9.99 for the e-Book)

BAIL Presents

Short presentations or lectures from guest presenters

Next presentation: 2018 - details to follow.

BAIL Peer Group

A forum for students, clinicians and emerging researchers to network, receive informal peer review, and present research or clinical projects

Next Peer Group Meeting:

Friday 1st December 2017
12-1pm (presentations begin at 12:noon sharp)
Tea, coffee and cake are available from 11.45am

1. Ally Calder, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Professional Practice Fellow School of Physiotherapy Christchurch

Experiences of persons with spinal cord injury undertaking a physical activity programme as part of the SCIPA 'Full-On' randomised controlled trail

2. Johnny Bourke, MHealSC (Rehab), PhD graduand

Deputy Director Burwood Academy Trust

The feasibility and capacity for paediatric home video consultations in Canterbury

    Meeting Room 2.3a Burwood Hospital

    For further information and to register please email

    BAIL Research Workshops

    Group based presentations with a focus on research methods and interpreting research
    Held Monthly

    Next Research Workshop: 2018, more details coming soon!

    Interested in watching the previous presentations?

    Watch the 2017 Presentations

    BAIL Presents:

    Associate Professor Jean Hay-Smith

    University of Otago

    Click here Presenter Bio
    Click here to access the article
    Click here to access the PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation

    Click here to watch Jean's Presentation

    BAIL Peer Group:

    Ed Chang, Logan Smith, and Gemma Alchin-Grey

    Physiotherapy students, University of Otago, Christchurch.
    Habituation to reduce motion sickness in a virtual environment: a randomised controlled pilot study

    Click here to watch the student's Presentation

    Kathy Dwyer

    Home Action Team/Insight Team – Divisions of Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury

    Interactions with community health providers following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: the experience of individuals with spinal cord injury

    Click here for Abstract and Presenter Bio

    Mark Adams


    A cohort study of psychosocial factors in relationship to pain in patients with Spinal Cord Injury(SCI) and Stroke in New Zealand.

    Click here for Abstract and Presenter Bio

    Click here to watch the Presentations

    Research Workshops:

    Death of the RCT? Can single-case experimental research designs effectively evaluate complex health interventions?

    Presented by Rachelle Martin

    Click here to access the PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation

    Generalizability and Representativeness in Quantitive Research – A Big Deal?
    Some personal reflections.

    Presented by Professor Philip Schluter, PhD

    Click here to access the PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation

    Presenting at a Conference Workshop Series

    1. Deciding what to present

    Presented by Dr Jennifer Dunn & Dr Jo Nunnerley

    Click links below to access the article
    How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation
    Writing good Abstracts
    Click here to access the PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation

      2. Poster Presentations

      Presented by Dr Jo Nunnerley & Rachelle Martin

        Click here to access the PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation
        3. Conference Presentations -

        Presented by Dr Jo Nunnerley & Johnny Bourke

        Click here to watch our 2016 presentations