Ruth McLaren

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Research Officer

Email: Ruth.mclaren@aut.ac.nz

Links to relevant web pages:
Neurological Rehabilitation

Qualifications:

BHSc (Physiotherapy)
MHPrac (Rehabilitation) (First class Hons)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member, Physiotherapy New Zealand

Biography:

I have worked for 10+ years as a Physiotherapist specialising in the treatment of people with Neurological Disorders. I have worked with patients in the acute, sub acute, chronic stages of their disorder and in hospital, outpatient and community settings. I am currently working as a Research Officer in the NRRT at AUT. My primary areas of research are developing, investigating and implementing technology in rehabilitation settings and understanding the factors that influence intensity and dose of rehabilitation in New Zealand. 

Research Areas:

Development and application of technology in rehabilitation
Observational stroke research
Intensity and dose of rehabilitation in New Zealand

Current Research Projects:

BuzzNudge Project
INTENSE trial

Publications:

McLaren, R., Joseph, F., Baguley, C., and Taylor, D. (2016). A review of e-textiles in neurological rehabilitation: How close are we? Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 13(1).

Awards:

1997 Fran Elkin Award, Top Physiotherapy Student