Early vocational rehabilitation following neurological disability study (EVocS) – first steps


Dr Jennifer Dunn
Held: Wednesday 15th July, 2020 at Burwood Hospital.

Peer group 15 July 20

In this presentation Dr Dunn overviewed the progress on the HRC/MSD funded ‘Early vocational rehabilitation following neurological disability’ (EVocS) study.  In an information packed presentation she outlined the progress that has been made to understand how an early intervention vocational program works, and how it may impact on return to work outcomes, among people with SCI. Next steps were discussed, including development of an implementation plan for an early intervention return to work programme to be trialed and evaluated in the stroke population.

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Dunn
Jennifer is a Research Fellow based in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch. She works within a small team of researchers in the ReClaiM (Rehabilitation and Clinical Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Conditions) team. Her research interests include rehabilitation outcomes following neurological and musculoskeletal injury. She also works clinically as a physiotherapist providing direct clinical services for people who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Jennifer is the Principal Investigator in this study.