Exploring physical activity participation for men living with disability

Presented By: 

Dr. Ally Calder


Thursday 13 May 2021

Online (via Zoom)

​Ally shares insights about men’s health and physical activity with a particular focus on men living with disability. Using a social ecological framework, Ally presented current literature about the multiple influences that can shape men’s health behaviours (e.g., personal, interpersonal, community, organisational, and societal factors). She welcomes discussion to explore ways to move men’s health forward in a New Zealand context.

Dr Ally Calder, 

Dr Ally Calder is a lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago Christchurch.  She completed her PhD in 2019 which explored access to physical activity for men following stroke using an action research methodology.  As a physiotherapist and a researcher, Ally values a genuine collaborative participatory approach, which is person and whānau centred.  Building strong active partnerships with our people, whānau, and communities ensures that design and delivery of healthcare is meaningful and meets the end-users aspirations.  Ally’s research interests include: men’s health, physical activity, disability, and accessibility.