BAIL's Tales August

Kia ora from the BAIL team


BAIL has moved!

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

BAIL has provided a full programme of presentations this year. As of July 2016 there were 191 attendances at research meetings representing 19 different organisations this equates to 101 hours of continuing professional development. September is a big month for presentations - check out the BAIL Presents, Peer group and research workshop this month!

On a bittersweet note this month we farewell Hans Wouters our Operations Manager, as he takes up the full time role as CEO for the NZ Spinal Trust! Hans has been a pivotal part of BAIL for the last 5 years, and we will miss him in the office. Fortunately the NZST are just next door and Hans will still have lots to do with BAIL.


BAIL Presents
Professor Mary Galea University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital
Lessons from the SCIPA (Spinal Cord Injury Physical Activity) studies
Thursday 1st September, 12-1pm (Prompt start),

BAIL Peer Group Meeting

Friday 23rd September: Burwood Hospital Chapel
Presentation from 12pm.
Our Presenters are:
Fiona Graham, Senior Lecturer, Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington:
Physiotherapist and occupational therapist experiences of adopting coaching methods when working with caregivers of children with disabilities
Click here for abstract
Rebecca Patchett, PhD Candidate, Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington:
Family and behaviour specialists perceptions of family-centered practice in NZ for children aged 5-17 ASD population

Click here for abstract

BAIL Research Workshops

BAIL research workshops are group based presentations with a focus on research methods and interpreting research.
Limited to 20 people - registration essential

Friday 9th September 12-1pm, BSU Seminar Room
Improve your life with UQQS - The Ultra Quick Quality Screen for busy clinicians
Presenter: Dr Fiona Graham

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 and information about how to rsvp:

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. or

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