BAIL' Tales: February

Kia ora from the BAIL team

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

Nicola Kayes (left) and Rebecca Washbourne (right)
If you missed any of the presentations, you can see a synopsis and videos of all the presentations on our Burwood Academy YouTube page.

VIDEO: BAIL Peer Group 18/02/16 Blokes with Strokes Participate in Action Research to Explore the User-Friendliness of Fitness Centres

VIDEO: BAIL Peer Group 18/02/16 A deepening understanding of rehabilitation in the Cook Islands: a participatory action research project?

VIDEO: BAIL Presents 03/02/16 What Matters Most to the Therapeutic Relationship in Neurorehabilitation?

The People in Disasters Conference, held at the Air Force Museum at Wigram from the 24th-26th February, was timed to follow the 5th Anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake. This was especially poignant following the recent shakes in Christchurch. The conference brought together researchers from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in disaster research. It was great to hear of the resilience of the people in Christchurch and how the combined work of many researchers may help other communities recover from disasters in the future. Johnny Bourke and Jo Nunnerley both presented results from their PhD research.

Johnny Bourke at the People and Disasters conference


BAIL Peer Group
May 5th 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 meeting has an orthopaedic focus
Debbie Snell Academy Director BAIL, Senior Research Fellow & Director of Clinical Trials Canterbury Orthopaedic and Bone Research Association (COBRA), University of Otago, Christchurch.
Kit Hoeben Programme Manager, Planning & Funding, Canterbury & West Coast District Health Board.
More details coming soon

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.

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