BAIL's Tales August

Kia ora from the BAIL team


With springtime upon us we can reflect on the activities BAIL has achieved during the winter months. In the second semester of every year BAIL teaches a paper at the Ara Institute of Technology. The paper is offered to third year students studying for a bachelors of applied science degree, and focuses on how people achieve independent living following serious injury and illness. This year we have another great group of students who are engaged in discussion regarding the issues and themes taught in the paper. Teaching people who will work in applied health areas that following injury and illness people can go on to lead rich independent lives is something really important to BAIL, and it is a privilege to be able to do this in a local tertiary institution.

In other news, September 5th is World Spinal Cord Injury Day. BAIL, in partnership with the New Zealand Spinal Trust, is helping to launch the spinal-cord injury iceberg flyer which is designed to help people understand all of the behind-the-scenes issues that people with spinal-cord injury can face on a daily basis. The launch will take place on Tuesday September 5th in the foyer of Burwood Hospital at 12pm. Please feel free to attend and support this initiative.

Also, please don’t forget about the New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference which runs from September 8th to the 10th in Christchurch. BAIL’s Academy Director Dr Jo Nunnerley will be presenting a plenary talk on a research project which explored the impact of relationships on the transition from spinal cord injury rehabilitation to the community. The programme and details can be found on the webpage

BAIL also recently presented a lunchtime workshop for clinicians about how to interpret quantitative research. One hour did not allow for enough discussion, so we are presenting a second workshop on Thursday September 21st from 12pm to 1pm. Please feel free to attend it would be great to see you there!

For updated details of all our events (


BAIL peer group meetings and research workshops:

BAIL Research Workshop:

Interpreting quantitative papers part 2 – a guide for clinicians – Thursday 21st September 2017

Presented by Professor Philip Schulter, University of Canterbury.

Meeting Room 2.3b Burwood Hospital

Limited to 20 people - registration essential

For further information and to register for this workshop please email

Go well,

The BAIL team