Our research

We engage in a diversity of research projects. Find a selection below.

Featured projects

Meaningful connection in neurorehabilitation

Māori experiences in neurorehabilitation

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Physical activity to decrease fatigue after GBS

Exploring effects on fatigue

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Supporting wellbeing after stroke

Understanding and enhancing care

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Therapeutic relationship

Connection & collaboration in rehabilitation

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Peer support

Implementing and evaluating peer mentoring after brain injury.

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TBI Experiences study

Recovery and adaptation following TBI.

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Managing change to memory & thinking

Co designing a website resource

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Connected people

Exploring collaboration and ethics though the concept of ‘diffraction'

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Men’s health and embodiment

Understanding experiences of rehabilitation.

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Communication & engagement

How we work with people in rehabilitation

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Living Well Toolkit

Supporting two-way communication.

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Other projects

Storytelling in TBI rehab

Storytelling after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is increasingly recognized as a productive tool in survivor-participants recovery. This research collaboration aims to extend our understanding of storytelling interventions in TBI rehabilitation/recovery

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Reframing Childhood Disability

Bridging the gap between critical issues within disability studies and critical issues in children’s rehabilitation.

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Case Management in Aotearoa New Zealand

This project is seeking to explore the jobs, roles and relationships of case managers to demystify case management in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Support for gaining paid work

Review with integrated stakeholder consultation.

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Workability

Developing a tool for vocational rehabilitation planning

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Self management

Self-management support is designed to assist people living with chronic health conditions to manage their condition, however it is often a challenge for health professionals to integrate these principles into practice.

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Methodological advance

As part of our commitment to rethinking rehabilitation, we draw on a diversity of methodologies which can help us to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and explore questions in new ways.

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Intrepid

Exploring what helps or hinders uptake of new technologies in rehabilitation practice.

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Goals and goal planning in rehabilitation

Embedding a personalised approach to goal planning in rehabilitation to optimise therapeutic benefit.

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Person-centred practice in rehabilitation

Critically exploring and expanding knowledge regarding what constitutes person-centred practice and what constrains or makes possible person-centred cultures of care.

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Knowledge mobilisation in rehabilitation

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Our researchers

Our team consists of multidisciplinary researchers.

Our people