Sandy Rutherford

Sandy R

Lecturer, Research Officer of The Person Centred Rehabilitation Team

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext7039

Email: sandy.rutherford@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room AB112, AUT North Shore Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote 0627, Auckland, New Zealand


Postal Address:
A-11, Department of Occupational Science and Therapy
School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142, New Zealand


Links to relevant web pages:
Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
www.otbaord.org.nz

Memberships and Affiliations:

New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists
www.nzaot.com

Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
www.otboard.org.nz

Teaching Areas:

Rehabilitation

Research Areas:

Sandy’s research interests include the strategies people with health conditions use to participate in occupations and experience well-being.

Research Summary:

Sandy works part time as a Research Officer for The Person Centred Rehabilitation Team (PCR Team) which is one of the research groups making up the Health & Rehabilitation Research Centre at AUT University. It is a multidisciplinary team, lead by Dr Kathryn McPherson, Professor of Rehabilitation (Laura Fergusson Chair). 
Sandy also works part time in the department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and is paper leader for Rehabilitation & Participation (undergraduate).

Current Research Projects:

The Auckland Regional Community Stroke Study (ARCOS IV): Part 3 qualitative study.
Investigators: Kath McPherson, Professor Valery Feigin, AUT University, Dr. Alice Theadom, AUT University, Ms Suzanne Barker-Collo, Auckland University, Ms Varsha Parag, Auckland University, Professor Max Abbott, AUT University, Professor Alan Barber, ADHB, Professor Ruth Bonita, University of Auckland, Dr. Paul Brown, Auckland University, Associate Professor Bruce Arroll, AUT University.
This longitudinal study aims to explore how the experience of recovery and adaptation changes over time after stroke and to elicit the strategies people with stroke use and find helpful in living life after stroke.
Funding: Health Research Council


Publications:

  • Rutherford, S. J., Theadom, A., Jones, A., Hocking, C., Feigin, V., Krishnamurthi, R., . . . McPherson, K. M. (2014). Capturing the stories behind the numbers: The Auckland regional community stroke study (ARCOS IV), a qualitative study. International Journal of Stroke, 9(1), 64-70.
  • Bright, F. A. S., Boland, P., Rutherford, S. J., Kayes, N. M., & McPherson, K. M. (2012). Implementing a client-centred approach in rehabilitation: an autoethnography. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(12), 997-1004. doi:10.3109/09638288.2011.629712

 


Last updated: 05-Nov-2015 10.00am

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