Students and their projects

Postgraduate students

  • Alex Forsyth (DHSc). Supervisors: Felicity Bright, Jacquie Kidd
    Does Inter Professional work improve outcomes for Māori in a rural health setting?
  • Claire Freeman (PhD). Supervisors: Jo Fadyl, Barbara Gibson.
    Social and cultural constructions of power wheelchairs.
  • Elizabeth James (PhD). Supervisors: Liz Smythe, Deb Payne .  
    An exploration of the professional relationship between caseload midwives and the women they care for.
  • Fay Amaral (PhD). Supervisors: Chris Krägeloh, Marcus Henning, Fiona Moir .Investigating career self-efficacy and rumination in relation to career indecision and depressive symptomology, in young adults transitioning from school, an investigation in New Zealand.
  • Gary McNicholl (DHSc). Supervisors: Duncan Reid, Felicity Bright
    The value of allied health activity in a hospital setting in New Zealand.
  • Jane George (DHsc). Supervisors: Peter Larmer, Nicola Kayes.
    Understanding the complexities of recruitment and retention of Allied Health Professionals in rural health settings
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Karol Czuba (PhD). Supervisors: Nicola Kayes, Alain Vandal .
    Improving outcomes for support workers in aged care.
  • Madhusudan Vyas (DHSc). Supervisors: Nick Garrett, Gareth Terry
    The impacts of a novel radionuclide therapy on the overall Quality of Life (QoL) of patients with end-stage metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
  • 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?
  • Melissa Rowthorn (PhD). Supervisors: Chris Krägeloh, Jason Landon, Oleg Medvedev.
    Developing a mental health module for the WHOQOL-BREF.
  • Nicola Power (PhD).  Supervisors: Deb Payne, Simon Walters, Jo  Fadyl.
    Constructions of human touch in health practice: A poststructural discourse analysis.
  • Praveen Nirmala (PhD). Supervisors: Chris Krägeloh, Loulin Huang, Jaishankar Bharatharaj.
    Improving measurements of Acceptance and Acceptability of Social, Educational and Therapeutic robots.
  • Sandy Rutherford (PhD). Supervisors: Clare Hocking, Alice Theadom, Kath McPherson.
    Managing after stroke.
  • Shivanthi Balalla (PhD). Supervisors: Chris Krägeloh, Richard Siegert, Oleg Medvedev.
    Enhancing instrument precision and modelling the effect of comorbidities on outcomes after traumatic brain injury: a case-control analysis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stephanie Cox (PhD). Supervisors: Clare Hocking, Deborah Payne.
    Housing.
  • 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
  • Tanja Glucina (PhD). Supervisors: Chris Krägeloh, Pani Farvid, Kelly Holt.
    Contemporary chiropractic profession in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Crystallising practice, typologies and outcomes
  • Verna Stavric (PhD). Supervisors: Nicola Saywell, Nicola Kayes.
    Shoulder Pain Intervention delivered over the interNet (SPIN) after Spinal Cord Impairment (SCI)
  • Vicki Fryer (DHSc). Supervisors: Valerie Wright-St Clair, Felicity Bright, Jo Conaglan.
    The lived experience of waiting for community occupational therapy services.
  • Adrienne Priday (MHSc). Supervisors: Deborah Payne .  
    An interpretive descriptive study exploring a holistic co-located pregnancy care model
  • Angela Upsdell (MHSc). Supervisors: Gwyn Lewis, Gareth Terry
    New Zealand resident Sāmoan health and illness beliefs about chronic pain and healthcare management.
  • Clint Good (MPhil). Supervisors: Felicity Bright.
    Body communication in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Dympna Murphy (MPhil). Supervisors: Alice Theadom, Sandy Rutherford
    Factors influencing work productivity in adults with Myotonic Dystrophy
  • 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.
  • Lisa McAulay (MHSc). Supervisors: Jo Fadyl, Gareth Terry .
    Enacting multidisciplinary vocational rehabilitation in New Zealand
  • Pary Vaghefi (MALS). Supervisors: Ineke Crezee, Felicity Bright
    Communicative patterns in speech and language therapy sessions conducted with adults in telehealth settings in New Zealand.

Some of our recent graduates

  1. Helen Cunningham, PhD (2020)
    Discourse and Design of CPAP Therapy Masks for OSA: Applying Foucault to Product Design Research https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/13139
  2. Guy Collier, PhD (2020)
    Getting Old and Forgetting Things: Design anthropology and the medicalisation of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/13261
  3. Bernadette Solomon, DHSc (2019)
    The meaning and experience of recovery-oriented practice for mental health nurses: A phenomenological study. 
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/12611
  4. Gilbert Azuela, PhD (2019)
    Organisational case studies of sensory modulation implementation in adult acute mental health services. 
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/12608
  5. Kaberi Rajendra, PhD (2019)
    Recovery for South Asian immigrants accessing New Zealand mental health services.  
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/12728
  6. Nusratnaaz Shaikh (2019)
    Community Integration After Traumatic Brain Injury: Conceptualisation and Measurement
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/12601
  7. Rory Christopherson (2019)
    Return-to-Work Expectations and Workplace Supports in New Zealand: Injured Workers' Perspectives
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/12774
  8. 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.
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/11773
  9. Caroline Stretton, PhD (2018)
    Walking for wellbeing after stroke: Building a treatment theory to improve real-world walking.
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/11649
  10. Ema Tokolahi, PhD (2017)
    An occupational therapy group intervention: Randomised control evaluation of a community-based occupational therapy group for children with anxiety.
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/10466
  11. Yui Man (Vickie) Li Ogilvie (2017)
    Validity of the Nijmegen Questionnaire for Hyperventilation Syndrome
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/10587
  12. Christine Cummins, MHSc (2016)
    Neurorehabilitation: A disciplined disciplining discipline.
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/10218
  13. Ann Sezier, MPhil (2016)
    The Experience of Chronic Subjective Dizziness: A Qualitative Exploratory Study.
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/10105
  14. Alexis Channon (2016)
    Hearing from Children: Exploring Children's Experiences of Parental Traumatic Brain Injury
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/10498
  15. Felicity Bright, PhD (2015)
    Reconceptualising engagement: a relational practice with people experiencing communication disability after stroke.
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/9754
  16. Karol Czuba, MPhil (2015)
    Understanding formal caregivers and work stress.
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/9831
  17. Megan Bishop (2015)
    Understanding the therapeutic alliance in stroke rehabilitation
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/9095
  18. Felicity Bright (2011)
    Exploring hope in people with Aphasia following stroke
    https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/2467

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