Long term recovery following the Canterbury earthquakes: A cross-sectional survey of wheelchair users’ experience of community inclusion


Johnny Bourke
BAIL Lead Researcher
PhD Candidate, University of Canterbury


Thursday 3rd November, 2016
Burwood Hospital

John Bourke experienced a spinal cord injury in 2005 and now lives with C4/5 tetraplegia. Following his injury John completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Massey University and then a Masters in Health Science degree through the University of Otago, which explores the rehabilitation experience of those living with tetraplegia. With a keen interest in rehabilitation and disability issues, John currently teaches a paper regarding Independent Living following serious injury/impairment at the Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology (CPIT).

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