Date: Thursday 16th July, 2020
Time: 12.00pm –  1.00pm
Location: Meeting Room 2.3a, Burwood Hospital

Presentation begins at 12:noon sharp
Tea, coffee and cake are available from 11.45am

We hope you can make it and ask you to RSVP to if you are intending to come.

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

This presentation will overview progress on an HRC/MSD funded ‘Early vocational rehabilitation following neurological disability’ (EVocS) study. Come and find out what progress has being 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 will also be discussed, including developing 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.