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Clinical Research

The Laura Fergusson Trust remains dedicated to promote excellence in research, contributing to the evidence base of clinical service, and providing team/community education.

Our research fellow, Dr Kristin Gozdzikowska, alongside Clinicians from all areas of the trust are engaged in research with the University of Otago, University of Canterbury, Callaghan Innovation, MedTech CORE, and the Department of Corrections, as well as working in collaboration with organisations such as the Burwood Academy of Independent Living and He Waka Tapu, a kaupapa Māori service provider.

Presentations

42nd Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment Conference, 2019

Long-term follow-up of moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury in the Canterbury region.

Kristin Gozdzikowska, Katie Hodge

42nd Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment Conference, 2019

Meeting Unmet Needs: Education and Support for Adult Family Members of Individuals with Brain Injury

Nic Ward, Nalita Naidu, Siobhan Palmer, Kristin Gozdzikowska

42nd Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment Conference, 2019

Post-traumatic Parkinsonism following severe traumatic brain injury: A case report.

Kristin Gozdzikowska

42nd Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment Conference, 2019

Peer support following traumatic brain injury: Efficacy and impact of client-led group programmes.

Eleanor Jackson, Peta Mann, Kristin Gozdzikowska

42nd Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment Conference, 2019

Y do I ACT like this: Adjusting to changes in sense of self after traumatic brain injury.

Signe Wiingard, Siobhan Palmer, Nic Ward

42nd Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment Conference, 2019

Dysphagia following moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury.

Kristin Gozdzikowska, Katiherine Williams

6th Annual Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 2018

Return to Work Following Moderate-toSevere Traumatic Brain Injury. 

Kristin Gozdzikowska, Katie Hodge, Pat Hopkins, Nic Ward

6th Annual Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 2018

Behavioural Indicators of Emerging Consciousness following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Series. 

Kristin Gozdzikowska, Katie Hodge

6th Annual Asia-Oceanian Conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 2018

Demographic Characteristics of Moderate-toSevere Traumatic Brain Injury in Canterbury. 

Kristin Gozdzikowska, Katie Hodge

Emerging Tech in Health Symposium, 2018

Let’s stop pretending ‘social license’ is an actual thing.

Kathryn Jones 

Please view her presentation at the following link: Emerging Tech in Health

Allied Health, Scientific and Technical Conference, 2018

Rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury: Role of Allied Health and ACC.

Kristin Gozdzikowska, Katie Hodge

New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference, 2017

Seamless Transition from Inpatient Facility to Community

Pat Hopkins, Delwyn Eden, Kristin Gozdzikowska, Katie Hodge

Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference, 2016

Interactions with community health providers following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: The experience of individuals with spinal cord injury

Kathryn Dwyer, Dr Hilda Mulligan (University of Otago)

AFRM/NZRA Rehabilitation Conference, 2015

Building Good Rehabilitation by Design

Katie Hodge (Director of Rehabilitation), Co-presented with Krishnan C, Young T, Feist S

Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) Conference, 2015

Kathryn Jones, Deanne Rowland, Anita Cox (Project Manager) - Pegasus Health Canterbury

   

Publications

Rehabilitation following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Hopkins, P (Laura Fergusson Trust)

LOGIC (The Official Journal of the New Zealand College of Primary Health Nurses), 2018 Mar; 17(1): 27-32.For full access to this journal article, please see the following link: Logic Journal - March 2018

 

The experiences of individuals with a spinal cord injury following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation

Dwyer, K (University of Otago, Laura Fergusson Trust), Hilda Mulligan (University of Otago).  

International Journal of Therapy & Rehabiliation, 2017 Aug;24(8):256-64.

 

Community reintegration following spinal cord injury: Insights for health professionals in community rehabilitation services in New Zealand.

Dwyer, K (University of Otago, Laura Fergusson Trust), Hilda Mulligan (University of Otago).  

New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 2015;43(3): 75-85. 

 

Comparison of a Virtual-Reality Test of Executive Function with Standard Executive Function Tests and their Ecological Validity

Perniskie E (University of Canterbury), Ward N (Laura Fergusson Trust), Dalrymple-Alford J (University of Canterbury, New Zealand Brain Research Institute), Alberts J (Canterbury District Health Board), Jansari A (The University of East London), McLoughlin N (Laura Fergusson Trust, Canterbury District Health Board)

 

A more "normal" life: Residents', family, staff, and managers' experience of active support at a residential facility for people with physical and intellectual impairments.

Graham F, Sinnott K, Snell D, Martin R, Freeman C.

J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 Sep;38(3):256-64.

 

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