Bronwyn Harman

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Lecturer

Email: bronwyn.harman@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2223-9851

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Academic appointments:

  • External moderator, Unitec (2015 - 2015)

Qualifications:

  • Master of Health Science, AUT University

Overview:

Bronwyn graduated as a physiotherapist from Otago and had over 20 years clinical experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist before commencing teaching on the undergraduate curriculum at AUT in 2007. Her clinical work experience was mostly in private practice, sports medicine (rugby, cycling and basketball) and orthopaedics however she has also worked in intensive care, paediatrics, psychiatry, oncology, haematology and neurology.

She completed the Advanced Diploma of Physiotherapy (orthopaedic manual therapy option) in 1990, a certificate in Tertiary Teaching in 2009, a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Musculoskeletal) in 2010 and a Master of Health Science (Hons) in 2014.

Her teaching and research interests have focused on rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery. She has also been heavily involved in the curriculum review process undertaken at AUT since 2007 and has held a variety of leadership roles, including Year Programme Leader and Physiotherapy Programme Committee member for the Physiotherapy Board of Studies and Physiotherapy Exam Board. Bronwyn is a lead tutor for the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association and a reviewer for the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.

Memberships and Affiliations:
Registered Physiotherapist with Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand
American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists
New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association
Physiotherapy New Zealand
Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand

Research interests:

Bronwyn's primary area of research involves rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery, particularly focused on orthopaedic rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair surgery and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Her research has garnered both national and international interest, with the research on rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair presented internationally at the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET) and nationally for Physiotherapy New Zealand, the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association, and the New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society. She has also presented her research on social cognitive variables related to physical activity following total knee arthroplasty at the World Congress of Physical Therapy.

Teaching summary:

Musculoskeletal team leader Bachelor Health Science (physio)
Year 2: Teaching team member for Principles of Movement and Function (POMF) I, POMF II and Body Systems Health Conditions
Year 3: Paper leader Acute Care, Teaching team member for Musculoskeletal Disorders: Diagnosis and Rehabilitation and Managing Complexity in Acute Care
Year 4: Supervision of research projects
Post-graduate: Pain Mechanisms and management

Fields of research:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Physiotherapy

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Harman, B., & Olds, M. (2017). Rotator cuff repair protocols: A survey of current New Zealand
    practice. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(1). doi:10.15619/NZJP/45.1.04

Conference contributions

  • Harman, B., Olds, M., & Bassett, S. (2017). A survey of physiotherapy practice following rotator cuff repair in New Zealand. In The American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists Conference. New Orleans.

  • Harman, B. (2017). A survey of physiotherapy practice following rotator cuff repair in New Zealand. In New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Conference. Rotorua: New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association. Retrieved from http://www.nzmpa.org.nz/

  • Olds, M., & Harman, B. (2017). A survey of physiotherapy practice following rotator cuff repair in New Zealand. In Shoulder and Elbow COE Meeting. Queenstown. Retrieved from http://coe.nzoa.org.nz/files/Programme%20FINAL_0.pdf

  • Harman, B., Olds, M., & Bassett, S. (2017). Physiotherapy after rotator cuff repair. In Shoulder and Elbow COE Meeting 2017. Queenstown. Retrieved from http://coe.nzoa.org.nz/files/Programme%20FINAL_0.pdf

  • Wright-St Clair, V. A., Rome, K., Bassett, S., Holder, C., Larmer, P., O'Brien, D., & Harman, B. (2016). Understanding what makes self-management programmes effective for seniors living with long-term conditions.. In New Zealand Association of Gerontology conference ‘Making active ageing a reality. Wellington. Retrieved from http://confer.co.nz/

  • Olds, M. K., & Harman, B. (2015). A Survey of Rotator Cuff Repair Protocols in NZ. In NZ Shoulder and Elbow Society. Rarotonga.

  • Harman, B., Bassett, S., & Lewis, G. (2015). Can the Health Action Process Approach explain physical activity following total knee arthroplasty?. In Physiotherapy Vol. 101 (pp. eS531-eS532). Singapore: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.3339

  • Olds, M., & Harman, B. (2015). A survey of rotator cuff repair protocols In New Zealand. In 2015 New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference. Christchurch.

  • Olds, M., & Harman, B. L.. (2015). A survey of rotator cuff repair protocols in New Zealand. In New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting 2015 Conference. Rarotonga.

  • Harman, B. L. (2015). Can the health action process approach explain physical activity following total knee arthroplasty?. In World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015. Singapore.

  • Harman, B. L., Bassett, S., & Lewis, G. (2014). Can the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) explain physical activity following total knee arthroplasty?. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland: Physiotherapy New Zealand.

  • Harman, B. L., & Olds, M. (2014). A survey of rotator cuff repair protocols in New Zealand. In Physiotherapy New Zealand 2014 Conference: Linking the chain. Auckland: Physiotherapy New Zealand.

  • Mason, T., Rogers J., & Harman, B. (2012). Outcome measures assessing pain levels pre-
    and post- total knee arthroplasty: A literature review. In Expanding Horizons: Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference Vol. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 40(2), 89-89 (pp. 44). Wellington New Zealand.

  • Harman, B. L. (2012). Total knee arthroplasty: Strength and activation of the quadriceps and post operative function: A review. In New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy Vol. 40 (pp. 86). Wellington: New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists.

  • Bassett, S. F., Clark, H., McNair, P. J., & Harman, B. (2010). Development and validation of the Patient Satisfaction with Physiotherapy Scale. In Physiotherapy New Zealand conference: Working Together: Research and Practice. Auckland.

Theses

  • Harman, B. L. (2014). Social cognitive variables related to physical activity following total knee arthroplasty: An application of the health action process approach. (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/7854

Oral presentations

  • Harman, B. L., Bassett, S., & Lewis, G. (2015). Social Cognitive Variables Related to Physical Activity Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Application of the Health Action Process Approach. New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.physioscholar.co.nz/

  • Harman, B. L., & Suppiah, R. (2012). Ankylosing Spondylitis Seminar. Lecture Theatre AF116, AUT University, North Shore Campus, Akoranga Drive, Northcote, North Shore. Retrieved from http://www.arthritis.org.nz/

Other outputs