Centre for Person Centred Research


The Centre for Person Centred Research (PCR) is an interdisciplinary research centre. PCR conducts international level research in rehabilitation and disability. The Centre's focus is on 'rethinking rehabilitation', with our ultimate goal being to optimise real world outcomes in the context of injury and illness. The core principle underpinning our approach is person-centredness. This philosophy informs who we are, what we research and how we do it.

Nicola Kayes 
A/Prof Nicola Kayes, Director PCRC
Joanna Fadyl 
Dr Joanna Fadyl, Deputy Director PCRC

Current aims

  • Understand personal experience and social context of disability and rehabilitation
  • Facilitate engagement in rehabilitation and self-management of long term conditions
  • Promote health, well-being and participation in a good quality of life for people experiencing disability
  • Develop strategies for timely and efficient knowledge translation of evidence into practice

PCRC Research Clusters

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News & Events
Oct 16, 2018

Thematic Analysis Workshop 12th and 13th November

This is a six hour workshop run over two half days, delivered face to face at the AUT Akoranga campus. The course will introduce the principles and practice of reflexive thematic analysis (TA) as described by Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke, and their colleagues.

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