Supporting Research & Learning in Rehabilitation

The Burwood Academy of Independent Living is a dynamic organisation committed to improving the life experience of people recovering from serious injury and illness. Based onsite at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch, the Academy is dedicated to building a vibrant culture of research and learning. We are working to establish strong links to consumer organisations, universities and rehabilitation professionals.

BAIL's TALES : JUNE

As the first frosts of the year hit Christchurch you will read there is nothing frozen about the flow of work in the BAIL office.

Internet use by people living with neurological conditions: A scoping study.

Johnny Bourke on National Radio - Listen here!

BAIL Research scholar Johnny Bourke, recently had his research discussed on Radio New Zealand. Johnny has almost completed the first stage of his PhD research and has found that the various barriers created by the 2010/11 earthquakes have increased the energy demand for people who use wheelchairs.

Click on this link to listen to the interview or read a transcript. This great interview originally aired on Radio NZ National's program, One In Five on Sunday 24 May 2015

New BAIL Research Fellow joins the team.

It is with great pleasure we introduce Tracey Croot who is newly appointed as a BAIL Research Fellow, joining our current fellows, Jason Nicholls, Johnny Bourke and Carolyn Beaver.

Tracey is conducting a Masters of Health Sciences project through the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch.
“The implementation of a spinal cord impairment registry into clinical practice in the Burwood Spinal Unit, New Zealand.”

BAIL's TALES : APRIL

Kia ora and welcome to another BAIL's Tales

Spotlight on the Research Peer Group

BAIL's TALES : MARCH

BAIL IS 10 YEARS OLD!!!

BAIL's TALES : FEBRUARY

Happy New Year from the team at BAIL

As the Burwood Campus continues to evolve and develop around us we are reminded that good things take time. As at the time of writing the BAIL office is still temporarily located in the Marshland Room next to Travis Café after the Allan Bean Centre was closed mid-2014. The space is working out well for us and we are enjoying working in closer quarters with our NZ Spinal Trust colleagues.

Mini Symposium Videos NOW AVAILABLE

On Wed 19 March 2014 the Burwood Academy of Independent Living and Burwood Spinal Unit conducted a Mini Symposium at the Allan Bean Centre entitled "Living and aging with Spinal Cord Injury".

Scroll down to access the individual video clips for these sessions.

Session 1 Part A. The longitudinal SCI life histories study. Dr Martin Sullivan, Ass Prof Sarah Derrett, Prof Charlotte Paul
Session 1 Part B. The longitudinal SCI life histories study. Dr Martin Sullivan, Ass Prof Sarah Derrett, Prof Charlotte Paul

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"Supporting Research & Learning in Rehabilitation"

The Burwood Academy of Independent Living is a dynamic organisation committed to improving the life experience of people recovering from serious injury and illness. Based onsite at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch, the Academy is dedicated to building a vibrant culture of research and learning. We are working to establish strong links to consumer organisations, universities and rehabilitation professionals.

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