BAIL'S Tales July

Kia ora from the BAIL team


The last month has seen a change to the BAIL team, and we welcome Kathy Duncan as our new Operations and Administration Assistant. Kathy is an experienced administrator who comes to us from the Northgate Community Services Trust, where she also spent some time as Chair of the Trust. Kathy has hit the ground running, and she will take over the organisation of the BAIL presentations. So if you want to come along to the next meeting or be added to the mailing list give Kathy a call or drop her email

We held our second Peer group meeting of the year in July. Ed Chang, Logan Smith, and Gemma Alchin-Grey, Physiotherapy students, University of Otago, Christchurch presented the results of a BAIL/Callaghan/University of Otago study - Habituation to reduce motion sickness in a virtual environment: a randomised controlled pilot study.

Dr Swati Gupta Senior ICT research scientist, Callaghan Innovation also presented on teaching conversations to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

If you missed the presentation by the students the BAIL website has recordings of previous presentations and updated details of all our events (


BAIL peer group meetings and research workshops:

BAIL Research Workshop:

Interpreting quantitative papers – a guide for clinicians – Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Presented by Dr Debbie Snell & Johnny Bourke

Meeting Room 2.3b Burwood Hospital

Limited to 20 people - registration essential

For further information and to register for this workshop please email

Don’t forget about the New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference – early bird registrations have been extended to Monday 7th August and poster abstracts are still being accepted – there is even an option to recycle a poster you have presented elsewhere! The programme and all the details are on the webpage

Go well,

The BAIL team