Students and their projects

Postgraduate students

  • Guy Collier (PhD). Supervisors: Stephen Reay, Nicola Kayes, Amanda Hill .
    Getting Old and Forgetting Things: Design anthropology and the medicalisation of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
  • Karol Czuba (PhD). Supervisors: Nicola Kayes, Alain Vandal .
    Improving outcomes for support workers in aged care.
  • Helen Cunningham (PhD). Supervisors: Jo Fadyl, Stephen Reay, David White .
    Foucault, discourse analysis and design for sleep apnoea therapy interfaces.
  • Snehaa Chand (PhD). Supervisors:  Felicity Bright, Margaret Jones, Deborah Payne .  
    Becoming a different me: Applying an autoethnographical approach to the lived experience of having a brain haemorrhage as a teenager.
  • Stephanie Cox (PhD). Supervisors: Clare Hocking, Deborah Payne.
  • Steve Ellery (DHSc). Supervisors: Duncan Reid, Steve White, Nicola Kayes.
    Exploring the views of physiotherapists and people with low back pain in New Zealand to find out what influence outcomes
  • Melissa Evans (PhD). Supervisors: Clare Hocking, Richard Siegert .  
    What are the rehabilitation interventions provided to stroke patients living in the community in New Zealand and why are they chosen?
  • Claire Freeman (PhD). Supervisors: Jo Fadyl, Barbara Gibson.
    Social and cultural constructions of power wheelchairs.
  • Jane George (DHsc). Supervisors: Peter Larmer, Nicola Kayes.
    Understanding the complexities of recruitment and retention of Allied Health Professionals in rural health settings
  • Clint Good (MPhil). Supervisors: Felicity Bright.
    Body communication in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Katie Hayden (MHSc), Supervisors: Alice Theadom, Richard Siegert.
    A retrospective qualitative study of the perceived effects of mindfulness-based interventions in a chronic pain setting.
  • Elizabeth James (PhD). Supervisors: Liz Smythe, Deb Payne .  
    An exploration of the professional relationship between caseload midwives and the women they care for.
  • Lisa McAulay (MHSc). Supervisors: Jo Fadyl, Gareth Terry .
    Enacting multidisciplinary vocational rehabilitation in New Zealand
  • Soheila Mohammadyari (PhD). Supervisors: Robert Wellington, Nicola Kayes, Dave Parry.
    Promoting self-management: Development and evaluation of a digital behaviour change intervention for stroke survivors
  • Dympna Murphy (MPhil). Supervisors: Alice Theadom, Sandy Rutherford
    Factors influencing work productivity in adults with Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Nicola Power (PhD).  Supervisors: Deb Payne, Simon Walters, Jo  Fadyl.
    Constructions of human touch in health practice: A poststructural discourse analysis.
  • Adrienne Priday (MHSc). Supervisors: Deborah Payne .  
    An interpretive descriptive study exploring a holistic co-located pregnancy care model
  • Sandy Rutherford (PhD). Supervisors: Clare Hocking, Alice Theadom, Kath McPherson .
    Managing after stroke.
  • Verna Stavric (PhD). Supervisors: Nicola Saywell, Nicola Kayes.
    Shoulder Pain Intervention delivered over the interNet (SPIN) after Spinal Cord Impairment (SCI)
  • Jonathan Armstrong (DHSc). Supervisors: Nicola Kayes, Felicity Bright
    How do people with brain injury reintegrate into their communities on return home from in-patient rehabilitation?
  • Joanna Thorogood (DHSc). Supervisors: Deb Payne, Nicola Kayes, Priya Parmar
    What are the experiences of Medical Imaging Technologists regarding the introduction and ongoing use of new technology?

Some of our recent graduates

  1. Rory Christopherson (2019)
    Return-to-Work Expectations and Workplace Supports in New Zealand: Injured Workers' Perspectives
  2. Nusratnaaz Shaikh (2019)
    Community Integration After Traumatic Brain Injury: Conceptualisation and Measurement
  3. Galia BarHava Monteith, PhD (2018).
    “The difference between being looked at and being seen”: an indepth consideration of experiencing the whole person therapeutic approach for chronic illness.
  4. Caroline Stretton, PhD (2018)
    Walking for wellbeing after stroke: Building a treatment theory to improve real-world walking.
  5. Ema Tokolahi, PhD (2017)
    An occupational therapy group intervention: Randomised control evaluation of a community-based occupational therapy group for children with anxiety.
  6. Yui Man (Vickie) Li Ogilvie (2017)
    Validity of the Nijmegen Questionnaire for Hyperventilation Syndrome
  7. Christine Cummins, MHSc (2016)
    Neurorehabilitation: A disciplined disciplining discipline.
  8. Ann Sezier, MPhil (2016)
    The Experience of Chronic Subjective Dizziness: A Qualitative Exploratory Study.
  9. Alexis Channon (2016)
    Hearing from Children: Exploring Children's Experiences of Parental Traumatic Brain Injury
  10. Felicity Bright, PhD (2015)
    Reconceptualising engagement: a relational practice with people experiencing communication disability after stroke.
  11. Karol Czuba, MPhil (2015)
    Understanding formal caregivers and work stress.
  12. Megan Bishop (2015)
    Understanding the therapeutic alliance in stroke rehabilitation
  13. Felicity Bright (2011)
    Exploring hope in people with Aphasia following stroke

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