BAIL Presents

Short presentations or lectures from guest presenters

Next presentation: 2018 - details to follow.

BAIL Peer Group

A forum for students, clinicians and emerging researchers to network, receive informal peer review, and present research or clinical projects

Next Peer Group Meeting:

Thursday 15th March

Who, What, Why: a new study exploring psychological factors and recovery after concussion

Dr Debbie Snell is a consultant clinical psychologist with the Burwood Concussion Clinic who has been researching concussion outcomes for some years. She has recently been awarded a clinical practitioner research fellowship from the Health Research Council to undertake a new study to better understand recovery after concussion. As part of preparing for the study she would like to discuss the project with stakeholders to ensure relevant factors are being considered from the outset, as this increases the chances the research findings will lead to improved health services and outcomes. This presentation will cover current understandings about concussion recovery, the gnarly issues that everyone struggles with, and the proposed new study.

Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in Older People Within the Community

Rebecca Abey-Nesbit is a statistician with the Big Data and Better Ageing group; a research group with the University of Otago, Christchurch. She is also a PhD candidate with the Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch. The aim of her research is to identify risk factors for hip fracture using the interRAI home care assessment and to create a hip fracture risk score from these results. Rebecca's presentation will discuss the initial findings of her research into risk factors for hip fracture in community dwelling older people.

Meeting Room 2.3a Burwood Hospital
12.00 -1.00pm (presentations begin at 12:noon sharp)
Tea, coffee and cake are available from 11.45am

For further information please email

BAIL Research Workshops

Group based presentations with a focus on research methods and interpreting research
Held Monthly

Next Research Workshop:

Friday 2nd March


Meeting Room 2.3b Burwood Hospital
12.00 -1.00 pm

Limited to 20 people - registration essential.
For further information and to register for this workshop please email:

Interested in watching the previous presentations?

Watch the 2017 Presentations

BAIL Presents:

Associate Professor Jean Hay-Smith

University of Otago

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BAIL Peer Group:

Ally Calder, BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Professional Practice Fellow School of Physiotherapy Christchurch

Experiences of persons with spinal cord injury undertaking a physical activity programme as part of the SCIPA 'Full-On' randomised controlled trail

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Ed Chang, Logan Smith, and Gemma Alchin-Grey

Physiotherapy students, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Habituation to reduce motion sickness in a virtual environment: a randomised controlled pilot study

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Kathy Dwyer

Home Action Team/Insight Team – Divisions of Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury

Interactions with community health providers following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: the experience of individuals with spinal cord injury

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Mark Adams


A cohort study of psychosocial factors in relationship to pain in patients with Spinal Cord Injury(SCI) and Stroke in New Zealand.

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Research Workshops:

Death of the RCT? Can single-case experimental research designs effectively evaluate complex health interventions?

Presented by Rachelle Martin

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Generalizability and Representativeness in Quantitive Research – A Big Deal?
Some personal reflections.

Presented by Professor Philip Schluter, PhD

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Presenting at a Conference Workshop Series

1. Deciding what to present

Presented by Dr Jennifer Dunn & Dr Jo Nunnerley

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How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation
Writing good Abstracts
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    2. Poster Presentations

    Presented by Dr Jo Nunnerley & Rachelle Martin

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      3. Conference Presentations -

      Presented by Dr Jo Nunnerley & Johnny Bourke

      Click here to watch our 2016 presentations