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BAIL'S TALES : NOVEMBER

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.

BAIL's TALES : OCTOBER

Kia Ora from the team at BAIL

What a month we have had at BAIL. With our NZ Spinal Trust colleagues and some volunteers from Dynamic Controls, eight of us packed up and emptied out our beloved Allan Bean Centre in 15 hours.

BAILS TALES : SEPTEMBER

Kia Ora from the team at BAIL

It has been quite a month since you last read about us.
Donald Rumsfeld famously said “…there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns” The BAIL team this last month have faced a lot unknowns and much uncertainty and it was a case of holding our breath there for a bit. Gladly we can tell you that all is now known.

Ready To Roll Survey:

Wheelchair users readiness for emergencies and opinions of a proposed Disabled Persons Emergency Response Register.

The Ready to Roll Study is being undertaken by BAIL and the University of Otago.

This nationwide survey aims to find out how ready for emergencies wheelchair users are and what they think about the concept of a Disabled Persons Emergency Response Register which could be used for planning and response to emergencies.

BAIL's TALES : August

Kia Ora from the team at BAIL

As we write this edition of BAIL’s Tales the future of our beloved Allan Bean Centre is looking rather fragile.

ALLAN BEAN CENTRE CLOSED

We regret to inform you that on Tuesday 22nd July the Allan Bean Centre was unexpectedly closed by our engineers. This was as a result of a failed post EQ 6monthly inspection that day. The structural integrity of our building unfortunately continues to deteriorate due to subsidence.

At this point in time we are attempting to find temporary accommodation and our office is closed for the foreseeable future.

Fortunately the nature of our work allows us to continue largely as we would normally albeit not in our beloved Allan Bean Centre.

BAIL'S TALES : July

Kia Ora from the team at BAIL

Are our BAIL researchers trying to take on the world?
They are certainly having a global impact and maintaining and growing our international reputation.

BAIL'S TALES : June

Kia Ora from the team at BAIL

Are you ready to roll if a disaster strikes?

In the last 12 months people in New Zealand have been affected by earthquakes in Marlborough and Wellington, severe wind storms in Canterbury, West Coast and central New Zealand as well as flooding in Auckland, Northland, Wellington and Christchurch. And who can forget the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/2011?

BAIL'S TALES : May

We begin this edition with congratulations to Dr Deborah Snell’s research assistant Rachelle Martin. Rachelle recently received confirmation that she passed her Master of Health Sciences degree (endorsed in Rehabilitation) with Distinction. She will be presenting a paper that emerged from her Masters at the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) Conference in Fremantle, May 2014. The title of the paper will be ‘Life goals and social identity in people with severe acquired brain injury: an interpretative phenomenological analysis’.

Mini Symposium Videos NOW AVAILABLE

On Wed 19 March 2014 the Burwood Academy of Independent Living and Burwood Spinal Unit conducted a Mini Symposium at the Allan Bean Centre entitled "Living and aging with Spinal Cord Injury".

Scroll down to access the individual video clips for these sessions.

Session 1 Part A. The longitudinal SCI life histories study. Dr Martin Sullivan, Ass Prof Sarah Derrett, Prof Charlotte Paul
Session 1 Part B. The longitudinal SCI life histories study. Dr Martin Sullivan, Ass Prof Sarah Derrett, Prof Charlotte Paul

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