BAIL's Tales November

Kia ora from the BAIL team

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the BAIL team - Bridget Frame. Bridget is helping BAIL with its operational funding. She has a background in not for profit, grant making and corporate management, and has started a business to encourage the community to look more closely at where funding comes from, where it goes, and how it gets there.

Bridget Frame
Bridget is a mother to three primary school girls, and enjoys running around after them, as well as being an active part of her community.
We also welcome Andrew Hall to the BAIL Board. Andrew will be familiar to many of you from his role as Senior Business Systems Analysist within the CDHB or from his involvement in the New Zealand Spinal Trust.

BAIL Scholar

BAIL scholars are postgraduate students (in rehabilitation, disability studies or related field) with a passion for Independent Living (IL). BAIL scholarships provide either financially, philosophical and/or pragmatic support to enable the recipients to further develop research interests, career opportunities and leadership potential.
Our current BAIL Scholars are Rachelle Martin and Tracey Croot.

Rachelle Martin 2016 BAIL Scholar
Rachelle is enrolled on a PhD through the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit (RTRU), University of Otago Wellington. She is exploring what health and wellbeing outcomes are important to people who access rehabilitation services. Specifically, her PhD is researching the outcomes that are important to riders within a therapeutic horse riding programme, along with how effectively New Zealand Riding for the Disabled (NZRDA) is achieving these outcomes.

Tracey Croot 2015 BAIL Scholar
Tracey is enrolled in a Masters of Health Sciences project through the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch. She is exploring the implementation of a Spinal Cord Injury registry into clinical practice. Tracey presented her study at the November BAIL Peer group meeting. She is using focus groups with clinical staff to explore opinions and experiences using the registry which she is supporting with a statistical analysis of “missing data” in the registry (incomplete data entry).
If you are interested in becoming the 2017 BAIL Scholar, further information and details on the application process can be found on the BAIL website

What’s Happened in 2016
Thank you to everyone who has presented or attended a BAIL event in 2016!
In 2016 BAIL hosted two BAIL Presents, six Research Workshops and five Peer Group Meetings. We had great turn out, with nearly 300 attendances across the year from 132 people. There are no more BAIL Presentations scheduled for this year. Don’t worry, we will be back with another great line up of presentations and workshops in 2017. If you would like to present or have any suggestions of topics or speakers we would love to hear from you.
Details of all our events can be found on the BAIL Website.

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