Todd Stretton

Todd Stretton 2014 photo

Undergraduate Programme Leader - Curriculum, Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7639


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

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MPhil (Hons I), PGDipRehab, BHSc (Physio), BHSc (Nursing)


Todd completed his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in 2010, investigating eye and body movement strategies during turning tasks in older adults at risk of falls and was involved in other studies investigating anticipatory postural adjustments.

Current research interests focus on the use of technology as an adjunct to rehabilitation and improving physical activity- especially in neurological populations. As a member of the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Todd was involved in the data collection, analysis and reporting for the national gait analysis service for three years.

Todd has taught across the physiotherapy curriculum over the last seven years with a focus on neurological physiotherapy from acute to community. At the beginning of 2013 he took on the role as Physiotherapy Programme Leader - Curriculum and has involvement outside of AUT including Chair of the Neurology Special Interest Group as member of the Accreditation Team for The Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand.

Prior to working at AUT, Todd worked in adult and older adult neurological rehabilitation in the public health sector.

Teaching Areas:

  • Neurological physiotherapy
  • Therapeutic touch
  • Complexity in acute care
  • Complexity in the community

Research Areas:

  • Technology in rehabilitation
  • Physical activity
  • Neurological physiotherapy
  • Older adults
  • Falls risk
  • Moving and handling
  • Tertiary education


  • Stretton, T. (2012, 21 March). How are we Handling Physiotherapy Education: Where's New Zealand Moving? presented at the meeting of the Moving and Handling Association of New Zealand (MHANZ): Challenging the Boundaries., Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Stretton, T. (2011, 28- 29 May). Gait analysis of Cerebral Palsy: Stepping forward from laboratory to clinical application. presented at the meeting of the Neurology Group of Physiotherapy New Zealand: Biennial Neurosymposium Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Stretton, T. (2010). Eye and body movement strategies during turning tasks in older adults at risk of falls (Thesis). AUT University, Auckland.

Last updated: 29-Dec-2015 5.15pm

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