BAIL's Tales February 2017

Kia ora and Happy New Year from the BAIL team


Each year the University of Otago runs a summer studentship programme which offers students an opportunity to get ten weeks of real world hands-on research.

This year BAIL sponsored and co-supervised a summer student to evaluate the patients admitted to the transitionz programme at Burwood hospital, and we welcomed Zahra Shahtahmasebi to the BAIL team over the summer.

The aim of the project was to describe the patients who have been admitted to the TR programme since it started in March 2009. We collected demographic and clinical outcomes of the population using patient notes and other clinical data.

The results of the audit are available on our webpage

Presentations of the summer studentship programme were held at the Rolleston lecture theatre on the 27th January. Zahra presented the findings of her work and the BAIL team attended to support her

From the left Johnny Bourke, Jo Nunnerley, Debbie Snell, Zahra Shahtahmasebi, Rachelle Martin, Bernadette Cassidy


BAIL Presents

Short presentations or lectures from guest presenters
BAIL Presents:

Associate Professor Jean Hay-Smith

University of Otago

February 2nd 2017
11am -1 pm

Meeting Room 2.3a &2.3b Burwood Hospital
Being both clinician and researcher raises particular methodological and ethical issues when the research is done in the clinical setting and the participants are patients. Clinician-researchers experience ‘dual role’, and may have concerns about blurring the boundary between research and clinical practice. Most often we concentrate on avoiding blurred boundaries during the recruitment and consent processes. However, many experiences of dual role arise after that and may be unexpected. In this workshop we will hear ‘real life’ stories of the dual role experience, review a framework of 10 catalysts for dual role, and in interactive discussion and group work consider some actions that might help anticipate and manage them.
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For further details please email Jo Nunnerley

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BAIL Peer Group

A forum for students, clinicians and emerging researchers to network, receive informal peer review, and present research or clinical projects

First Peer Group of 2017

Thursday 16th March
11:45 am -1 pm

Presentations begin at 12:noon sharp. Tea, Coffee and Cake are available from 11.45am.
Meeting Room 2.3a &2.3b Burwood Hospital

Kathy Dwyer

Home Action Team/Insight Team – Divisions of Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury

Interactions with community health providers following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: the experience of individuals with spinal cord injury

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Mark Adams


A cohort study of psychosocial factors in relationship to pain in patients with Spinal Cord Injury(SCI) and Stroke in New Zealand.

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BAIL Research Workshops

Group based presentations with a focus on research methods and interpreting research

Presenting at a Conference Workshop Series

  1. Deciding what to present - 24th February 2017 Meeting Room 2.3a Burwood Hospital
  2. Presented by Dr Jennifer Dunn

    1. Poster Presentations 30th March 2017
    2. Conference Presentations - 27th April 2017

    Limited to 20 people - registration essential

    For details please email Jo Nunnerley

    If you are thinking of a conference to go to the NZRA conference is in Christchurch this year. The theme is Making an impact: putting knowledge to work in rehabilitation.

    Save the date

    Mark your calendar now! The New Zealand Rehabilitation Association Conference is coming to Christchurch on 8 - 11 September 2017. 

    To register your interest in attending, presenting or sponsoring the conference please click here so we can ensure you receive relevant updates. 

    Otherwise, keep an eye on the website and your emails over the coming months for more information.

    We look forward to seeing you then.

    The BAIL team