BAIL exists to help people recovering from serious illness and injury who are living with a disability. We do this by undertaking disability and rehabilitation research, with a focus on facilitating the translation of knowledge from research – to practice – to better living outcomes.
We are committed to ensuring that people with lived experience (of disability and clinicians working in rehabilitation) are equal partners in all aspects of the research process.
We develop research career pathways for people living with disability and clinicians working in rehabilitation. This is important because it improves the quality and relevance of research and allows those living with disability to be equal partners in the research process and not just research participants.
Collaboration is important to us: We work with the Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand Spinal Trust and many of the New Zealand Universities. We also have extremely good relationships with Universities in Australia, North America (Canada, US) and Europe.