Current journeys through health and wellbeing services after stroke



Stroke can be a lifechanging event for people with stroke and their whānau. The impacts of stroke are diverse and consequently there can be a varied path through health and wellbeing services. Disparities in healthcare often relate to unequal access to services, which often occurs for tangata whenua. Timely and appropriate access is important to both people affected by stroke and the services supporting them. This study builds on previous Burwood Academy research and aims to follow six people and family member(s) (whānau unit) for 9 months after their stroke to better understand how they navigate the health and wellbeing services in Christchurch Ōtautahi. During this time period, the whānau unit will be asked to capture their healthcare journey in a format that suits them and will periodically meet with investigators for interviews, focusing on letting the persons with stroke and whānau tell their story of their stroke navigation journey.


Data will be collected through interviews and participant diaries. Qualitative analysis will be completed.


This project is funded by the Health Research Council (HRC 23/954)

Status of Research

In progress


Key Contact

Emily TimothyPrincipal InvestigatorBurwood Academy Phone:  +64 3 383 6871Email:

Researchers and Collaborators

Dr Kalie EvansResearcherBurwood AcademyPhone:  +64 3 383 6871Email:

Dr Jo NunnerleySenior ResearcherBurwood AcademyPhone:  +64 3 383 6871Email:

Dr Rebecca CoombesSenior Researcher and Academy DirectorBurwood AcademyPhone:  +64 3 383 6871Email: