Equity in Employment -Timothy Young (BAIL)
When Timothy Young moved to Dunedin to study Psychology, he was amazed at what could be found out about people and human behaviour through psychology research and experiments, and how that information could help people. After earning his Master of Science degree, he developed an educational video game. He is now focusing on accessibility issues after facing many accessibility issues throughout his own employment journey as a tetraplegic. One of Tim’s hopes is that as a research assistant for BAIL, he can help complete research and develop frameworks that policy makers can use to improve equality of opportunity for everyone.
Intersection of the elements of evidence-based practice in interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation
Catherine Vingerhoets (University of Otago)
Catherine Vingerhoest is a registered physiotherapist with post-graduate training in neurological rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and pelvic floor physiotherapy. She has 12 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation and acute-care hospital settings. Primary populations treated include stroke, acquired brain injury, Parkinson’s, MS, amputees, and spinal cord injury.
Currently completing a PhD at the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand. her research revolves around how health professionals elicit patient values and preferences in stroke rehabilitation to deliver better patient-centred care.