CANCELLED: Due to current COVID alert level restrictions we have cancelled our Peer Group Meeting for September.

We will reschedule this presentation for a later date.

Date: Thursday 9 September 2021
Time: 12.00pm –  1:00pm
Location: Room 2.1 Level 2 Burwood Hospital

The presentation begins at 12 noon sharp

We hope you can make it!

A Spotlight on Spinal Cord Injuries.


Emily Timothy (Burwood Academy Trust) and Julianne Johns (Burwood Academy Trust)

A spotlight on Spinal Cord Injuries: Emily Timothy and Julianne Johns will be giving us a sneak peek at their presentations for the NZRA (New Zealand Rehabilitation Association) conference. The three presentations centre around people with the lived experience of spinal cord injuries (SCI)

Presentation 1

Early vocational rehabilitation after SCI

Emily presents the findings from an observational study which helps to conceptualise what and how early vocational rehabilitation works for people in hospital after SCI.

Presentation 2

Staying on Track: optimising peer-support for all after leaving hospital

Emily presents emerging findings of a co-designed peer-led telehealth self-management intervention for people with SCI and their whānau.

Presentation 3

“I’ve taught my doctor well” — the lived experiences of people managing pain after SCI

Between 66-79% of people experience pain following Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Many management options fail to provide adequate relief and even exacerbate other factors in the individuals pain experience.

In this presentation Julianne outlines a secondary analysis of data drawn from a wider study aiming to co-design a SCI pain rehabilitation service model for the New Zealand context. She explores perceptions of internal and external resources that empower people to manage pain, and the attributes of services that best support pain management, across the whole of their life.