Free Book : “The Art of Healthy Living with Physical Impairments”

The English translation of the Spinalis book “The Art of Healthy Living with Physical Impairments” is available for download for free!
The translation was made possible by our own Anne Sinnott Jerram from BAIL and is a superb publication.

Thanks to our friends at Spinalis for making this available.

Click here for your FREE Book “The Art of Healthy Living with Physical Impairments”


Kia ora and welcome to this month’s BAIL’s Tales, the chronicles of the Burwood Academy of Independent Living based on the Burwood Hospital campus.


As the first frosts of the year hit Christchurch you will read there is nothing frozen about the flow of work in the BAIL office.

Internet use by people living with neurological conditions: A scoping study.

Johnny Bourke on National Radio - Listen here!

BAIL Research scholar Johnny Bourke, recently had his research discussed on Radio New Zealand. Johnny has almost completed the first stage of his PhD research and has found that the various barriers created by the 2010/11 earthquakes have increased the energy demand for people who use wheelchairs.

Click on this link to listen to the interview or read a transcript. This great interview originally aired on Radio NZ National's program, One In Five on Sunday 24 May 2015

New BAIL Research Fellow joins the team.

It is with great pleasure we introduce Tracey Croot who is newly appointed as a BAIL Research Fellow, joining our current fellows, Jason Nicholls, Johnny Bourke and Carolyn Beaver.

Tracey is conducting a Masters of Health Sciences project through the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch.
“The implementation of a spinal cord impairment registry into clinical practice in the Burwood Spinal Unit, New Zealand.”


Kia ora and welcome to another BAIL's Tales

Spotlight on the Research Peer Group




Happy New Year from the team at BAIL

As the Burwood Campus continues to evolve and develop around us we are reminded that good things take time. As at the time of writing the BAIL office is still temporarily located in the Marshland Room next to Travis Café after the Allan Bean Centre was closed mid-2014. The space is working out well for us and we are enjoying working in closer quarters with our NZ Spinal Trust colleagues.


Kia Ora from the team at BAIL

Where did 2014 go to? It never fails to amaze us how life seems to gain pace in the last quarter of every year especially here at the Burwood Hospital Campus.

This year we have again seen a consistently good turn out to our regular BAIL Research Peer Group meetings held on campus. These meetings provide new and more seasoned researchers opportunities to present in a supportive environment, whether the goal is to tease out a new study protocol, practise for an up and coming conference or to disseminate research findings.


Kia Ora from the team at BAIL

We are now well settled into The Marshland Room and have a sense of being back to business as usual again. It has been a busy time for some of our team attending important events across the globe and we are keen to tell you about them in this months’ BAIL’s Tales.

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