The Burwood Academy of Independent Living (BAIL) is a research academy based at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch,

delivering research excellence and outcomes that improve the lives of people living with disability.

Research that matters by people who care!

We support the ‘Independent Living Paradigm’ particularly the notions of self-determination and empowerment.

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We create a dynamic space in which people with the lived experience of disability, health professionals, tertiary education institutes and industry leaders link and connect in order to pose questions, challenge conventions and apply innovative thinking, teaching and learning to the science and practice of rehabilitation and independent living.