Todd Stretton

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Lecturer- Physiotherapy

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7639


Physical Address:
AA246, North Campus, AUT University

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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Master of Philosophy- MPhil (Hons I), Post-graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation- PGDipRehab, Bachelor of Health Science- BHSc (Physiotherapy), Bachelor of Health Science- BHSc (Nursing)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, AUT University
Scholarship of Technology Enabled Learning Cluster, AUT University 


Todd Stretton is a physiotherapy lecturer at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. 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 include the integration of technology enabled learning into healthcare education. He is also involved in projects that integrate technology to assist neurological conditions (i.e. apps to assist those with brain and spinal injury) and as an adjunction to improving physical activity.

Todd was involved in data collection, analysis and reporting for the national gait analysis lab for three years, and was the Programme Leader- Curriculum for four years. He is currently the Acting Chair of the Neurology Special Interest Group of Physiotherapy New Zealand and is a reviewer of international curriculum for the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand.

Teaching Areas:

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

Research Areas:

  • Technology enabled learning
  • Technology in rehabilitation
  • Physical activity
  • Neurological physiotherapy
  • Older adults
  • Falls risk
  • Moving and handling
  • Curriculum development

Current Research Projects:

  • Technology enabled learning in healthcare education
  • Technology enabled rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury
  • Interprofessional collaboration in healthcare education


I’ll be presenting at the Inaugrual Annual NZ Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SoTEL) Symposium ( in February, 2018.


  • Cochrane, T., Stretton, T., Aiello, S., Britnell, S., Christie, D., Cook, S. & Narayan, V. (2017). Developing virtual collaborative health team educational environments.  In H. Partridge, K. Davis, & J. Thomas (Eds.), Me, Us, IT! Proceedings ASCILITE2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (pp. 37-41).
  • Stretton, T. (2016). A Guide to Clinical Skills for Health Students. (S. Shaw, W. Horne, D. Reid, & K. Reed, Eds.). Melbourne, VC: Oxford University Press.
  • Stretton, T. (2010). Eye and Body Movement Strategies during Turning Tasks in Older Adults at Risk of Falls. (Thesis). AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from