BAIL' Tales: March

Kia ora from the BAIL team

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.
• Build research collaboration clusters between researchers and disability advocates/activists and a programme of possible research projects.

Researchers from BAIL will be attending this think tank and will be promoting BAIL’s enthusiasm and capacity to facilitate research in this area.

You can check out our website for a summary of the outcomes of the meeting in due course.


BAIL Research Workshops - Starting monthly from April
Group based presentations with a focus on research methods and interpreting research. Ideal if you are thinking about doing research or post graduate education, you want to improve your ability to read and understand journal articles or just for interest!

Mixed Methods
The mixing of qualitative and quantitative data, methods, methodologies, and/or paradigms in a research study or set of related studies.

Friday 15th April 12-1pm
BSU Seminar Room
Presenter: Dr Debbie Snell

Limited to 20 people - registration essential

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:
"Thank goodness someone is keeping an eye on me." The importance of the therapy relationship in rehabilitation before and after hip and knee replacement.
And Kit Hoeben Programme Manager, Planning & Funding, Canterbury & West Coast District Health Board:
Enhanced Joint Arthroplasty Management: Use of statistical methods and toolset to evaluate the Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement pathways.
More details coming soon

If you would like further information or to register for either of these events please contact 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.

A thank you!
We recently received a generous grant from the Mainland Foundation to assist us with our work. We are very grateful to Nick and his team for their ongoing support and encouragement to help us help others

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