Christine Cummins

Christine Cummins 2014 photo

Research Officer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7712

Email: ccummins@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room AB115, AUT North Shore Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote 0627, Auckland, New Zealand



Postal Address:
School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Address for blogs:
Facebook Living Well Health Disability page

Links to relevant web pages:
Person Centred Research Centre

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Research Areas:

•    Qualitative research methodologies
•    Therapeutic relationship in rehabilitation
•    Barriers and Facilitators to Physical activity after a diagnosis of cancer
•    Peer mentoring in TBI
•    Poststructural research

Research Summary:

•    Understanding personal experience and social context of disability and rehabilitation
•    Promoting health, well-being and participation in a good life for people experiencing disability
•    What matters most for people receiving  rehabilitation services 

Current Research Projects:

Implementing new ways of working in physiotherapy practice to optimise outcome
Nicola Kayes, Suzie Mudge, Peter Larmer, Duncan Babbage, Christine Cummins
Funding: Health Research Council NZ

Enhancing Collaboration and Connection in Neurorehabilitation
Nicola Kayes, Alice Theadom, Christine Cummins, Felicity Bright, Paula Kersten, Richard Siegert, Kathryn McPherson
Funding: AUT

Publications:

Cummins, C., Kersten, P., Kayes, N. M., Babbage, D., Elder, H., & McPherson, K. M. (2015). Peer mentors in traumatic brain injury (TBI): reflections on the experience of mentoring. (conference presentation) AFRM/NZRA Combined Rehabilitation meeting 2015 Building an Enabling Society. Wellington New Zealand.
Cummins, C., Kayes, N. M., & Payne, D. (2015). Taking another look: a reflection on the benefits and challenges involved in conducting a secondary analysis of qualitative data. (Conference presentation) In 14th Qualitative Methods Conference. International Institute of Qualitative Inquiry.
Cummins, C., Reeve, J., Smith, G., MacLeod, R., McPherson, K. M., & Kayes, N. M. (2015). "Put back out into the world and left hung out to dry a bit": a place for rehabilitation service provision following a diagnosis of cancer.  (conference presentation) AFRM/NZRA Combined Rehabilitation meeting 2015 Building an Enabling Society. Wellington New Zealand.
Cummins, C., Kayes, N. M., Channon, A., & McPherson, K. (2015). Metaphors and analogies to describe the experience of living with a long term health condition. (conference presentation) AFRM/NZRA Combined Rehabilitation meeting 2015 Building an Enabling Society. Wellington New Zealand.
Kayes, N. M., Cummins, C., O'Keefe, M., Theadom, A., & McPherson, K. M. (2015). What matters most to the therapeutic relationship in Neurorehabilitation? (conference presentation) AFRM/NZRA Combined Rehabilitation meeting 2015 Building an Enabling Society. Wellington New Zealand.
Kersten, P., Cummins, C., Kayes, N. M., Babbage, D., Elder, H., & McPherson, K. (2015). Peer mentoring for people with traumatic brain injury(TBI): the impact on mentees. (conference presentation) AFRM/NZRA Combined Rehabilitation meeting 2015 Building an Enabling Society. Wellington New Zealand.
Kayes, N. M., Reeve, J., Cummins, C., Smith, G., Macleod, R., & McPherson, K. (2014). Exploring cancer survivors' perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to physical activity engagement following a diagnosis of cancer in New Zealand. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain (pp. 89). Auckland, New Zealand.
Bright, F., Kayes, N., Cummins, C., Worrall, L., & McPherson, K. (2014). Voices of rehabilitation providers: Talking about engagement. (Conference presentation) In International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Champaign, IL, USA.
Kayes, N., Bright, F., Cummins, C., Worrall, L., & McPherson, K. M. (2014). Engagement in stroke rehabilitation: "Something that happens between us". (Conference presentation) 37th Annual Brain Impairment Conference. Perth, Australia.
Kersten, P., Kayes, N. M., Cummins, C., Siegert, R., Elder, H., Weatherall, M., . . . McPherson, K. M. (2015). Peer mentoring after traumatic brain injury – findings from a feasibility study. (Conference presentation)  9th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (pp. 225). Berlin, Germany.
McPherson, K. M., Kayes, N. K., Moloczij, N., & Cummins, C. (2014). Improving the interface between informal carers and formal health and social services: a qualitative study.. Int J Nurs Stud, 51(3), 418-429. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.07.006
Cummins, C., Kayes, N. M., McPherson, K. M., & Moloczij, N. (2011). The interface between informal and formal carers: A critical examination of a government-driven initiative in light of research findings. (Conference presentation) Disability Studies: Everybody in Conference programme. Dunedin: Otago University.
Bright, F., Kayes, N. M., Cummins, C., McPherson, K. M., & Worrall, L. (2013). “There needs to be some connectivity there": The role of therapeutic connections in facilitating engagement in rehabilitation. In New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Connecting, Living, Rebuilding. Nelson, New Zealand.
Cummins, C., Bright, F., Kayes, N., & McPherson, K. (2013). "I'm just lazy that's the problem”: Who is responsible for engagement in rehabilitation? (Conference presentation)  New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Connecting, Living, Rebuilding. Nelson, New Zealand

Awards:

Vice Chancellor’s Research Team Excellence Award (member of PCR Team) 2007

Last updated: 27-Oct-2016 10.00am

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