BAIL'S Tales April 2017


We are delighted to welcome group of physiotherapy students to the BAIL team for the next six week.

The students in their final year of study at the University of Otago will be in the BAIL office, and out and about, testing a habituation programme for the virtual reality wheelchair trainer. This collaborative project involves BAIL, the University of Otago and Callaghan Innovation. 

This work builds on our earlier research looking at the feasibility of a virtual reality wheelchair trainer in a rehabilitation setting.  More details on the this study are available Here

From left to right: Shane, Debbie, Marcus, Anita, Logan, Gemma, Ally.  In front: Ed, Hannah and Swati

Jo Nunnerley was also out and about this month presenting at the Allied Health Forum at Christchurch Hospital and at the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit Residential Seminar in Wellington. Hopefully all this practice will be used to good effect at the next BAIL research workshop on conference presentations.


 BAIL Research Workshop:

The final presentation in the presenting at a conference workshop series

Conference Presentations - 12-1pm 18th April 2017

Presented by Johnny Bourke & Dr Jo Nunnerley Meeting Room 2.3a Burwood Hospital

Limited to 20 people - registration essential

For further information and to register for this workshop please email

If you have some research you want to share, or are looking at ways of translating research evidence onto practice, the New Zealand rehabilitation conference is in Christchurch this year. Abstract submissions are now open!