BAIL's Tales: January

Kia ora from the BAIL team


As BAIL moves into its second decade at Burwood, we are introducing some new events to our line-up. In addition to the quarterly BAIL Peer Group meetings, we are launching BAIL Presents, short presentations or lectures from guest presenters, and the BAIL Workshops which are smaller group based presentations with a focus on research methods and interpreting research.
All our events can be found on the BAIL website.

Congratulations to Kathy Dwyer BAIL researcher, Dr. Richard Smaill, board member and Dr. Jo Nunnerley knowledge translation specialist who all graduated from the University of Otago in December.

Research Update

This month we welcome Lucy Beams and Marian Lippett to the BAIL research team. They are working on a bowel and SCI study which has been funded by CDHB and Urology Foundation. The aim of the study is to understand the clinical effects of spinal cord injury on bowel function and relate bowel changes to the level of injury, its completeness and the time since injury

Johnny Bourke and Jo Nunnerley are both presenting their PhD research at the People in Disaster Conference 2016, to be held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch, 24-26 February 2016. This event is timed to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake and looks set to be a good conference.


BAIL Presents

Wednesday 3rd February, Burwood Hospital Chapel.
Presentation from 12pm.
What Matters Most to the Therapeutic Relationship in Neurorehabilitation?
Associate Professor Nicola Kayes from the Centre for Person Centred Research AUT University will present the findings of a study which explored what matters most in the therapeutic relationship from the perspectives of patients and practitioners in the neurorehabilitation setting. She will discuss ways of working that may enhance the therapeutic qualities of these relationships and allow practitioners to tap into the true potential of the therapeutic relationship as a covariate of rehabilitation outcome

BAIL Peer Group

Thursday 18th February, Burwood Hospital Chapel.
Presentations begin at 12:noon sharp. Tea, Coffee and Cake are available from 11.45am – feel free to bring your lunch.
The focus of the meeting is Participatory Action Research (PAR)
First speaker: Ally Calder Clinical Educator at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Christchurch.
Title: Blokes with Strokes Participate in Action Research to Explore the User-Friendliness of Fitness Centres.
Second speaker: Rebecca Washbourn Senior Physiotherapist, On the Go Physio Ltd.
Title: A deepening understanding of rehabilitation in the Cook Islands: a participatory action research project.

If you wish to attend please contact Jo. or check out our events page on our website where you can find a summary of the presentations and information about rsvp-ing:

Be sure to be on our list to receive your invitation. If you are not on the regular invitation mailing list and would like to be added, contact Hans.

You can see a synopsis and videos of all the presentations on our Burwood Academy YouTube page.

Jo Nunnerley – Knowledge Translation Specialist Burwood Academy of Independent Living.