Todd Stretton

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Lecturer

Email: todd.stretton@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5158-3475

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Academic appointments:

  • Programme Leader- Curriculum, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)
  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2007 - ongoing)
  • Programme Leader- Curriculum, Auckland University of Technology (2013 - 2016)

Qualifications:

  • MPhil (Hons I), Auckland University of Technology
  • PGDipRehab (Credit), University of Otago
  • BHSc (Physiotherapy), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
  • BHSc (Nursing), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
  • Certified Membership of Association for Learning Technology (CMALT), Association for Learning Technology

Overview:

Todd is the Physiotherapy Programme Leader- Curriculum (2013- 2016, 2018- current) and a neurological physiotherapy Lecturer at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. His undergraduate teaching is focused on neurological physiotherapy, with input into Health Professional Education at the post-graduate level.

Todd is currently enrolled in his Ph.D. which will focus on the use of extended reality for critical thinking in healthcare higher education (Design based research). He is an active member of the Scholarship of Technology Enabled Learning research cluster (http://sotel.nz), the facilitator of the physiotherapy sub-group (https://physiotel.wordpress.com/) and a research project investigating the implementation of interprofessional learning into healthcare higher education (action research). Research has included investigations into falls risk, older adults, neurological physiotherapy, extended reality, and higher education.

Todd regularly reviews international physiotherapy curriculum for the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board and has an active role in AUT's Articulation Agreement with Namseoul University, South Korea.

Todd is a current member of the UK based Association for Learning Technology (CMALT), and the Australasian Society of Computers In Learning in Tertiary Education (https://ascilite.org/). Previous roles have included Chair of the Neurology Special Interest Group (NSIG) for Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) (2013- 2018), and Senior Research Officer at AUT University.

Research interests:

Current Interests/ Projects
- Extended reality for high order thinking skills in healthcare higher education (Ph.D. Enrolment)
- Scholarship of Technology Enabled Learning (SoTEL)
- eHealth- mobile apps, Virtual rehabilitation, exergaming
- Interprofessional Healthcare
- Neurological Physiotherapy- Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease

Teaching summary:

AUT Lecturer 2007- current

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Health Science- Physiotherapy (BHSc- Physiotherapy)
Year One
- Therapeutic Touch in Physiotherapy Practice
- Introduction to Physiotherapy Assessment

Year Two
- Principles of Movement and Function I & II

Year Three
- Managing Neuromuscular Disorders (including Paper Coordinator 2012- 2018)
- Managing Complexity in the Acute Care Environment
- Managing Complexity in the Community Environment

Year Four
- Research Project

Postgraduate
- Health Profession Education

Fields of research:

  • Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Higher Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology, Association for Learning Technology (2019 - ongoing)
  • Chair, Neurology Special Interest Group (NSIG) of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) (2013 - 2018)
  • Member, International Society of Gait and Posture Research (ISPGR) (2009 - 2010)
  • Committee Member of the Neurology Special Interest Group (NSIG) of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ), Neurology Special Interest Group (NSIG) of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) (2009 - 2018)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence- Teaching Innovation, Auckland University of Technology (2019)
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award- Teaching Innovation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology (2019)
  • Neurology Special Interest Group (NSIG) of The New Zealand Society of Physiotherapy, Inc.- Award, Neurology Special Interest Group (NSIG) of The New Zealand Society of Physiotherapy Inc (2009)
  • New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Inc- North Shore Branch Scholarship, New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Inc- North Shore Branch (2009)
  • New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Inc Scholarship Trust Award, New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Inc (2009)
  • Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University Contestable Research Grant, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University (2009)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Reviewer, Pacific Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (2019 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, BMJ Open (2019 - ongoing)
  • Examiner of Master thesis, (2013 - ongoing)
  • Review Manuscript for The New Zealand Journal of Physiotheapy Anonymous. (, (2010 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Stretton, T. (2020). Do we need to rethink... ...critical thinking?: Consideration of Mobile Learning in healthcare education. In 3rd SoTEL Symposium 2020. Auckland: altLAB, Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://sotel.nz/

  • Stretton, T., Cochrane, T., & Narayan, V. (2018). Exploring Mobile Mixed Reality in Healthcare Higher Education: A Systematic Review. Research in Learning Technology, 26. doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2131

  • Cochrane, T., Stretton, T., Aiello, S., Britnell, S., Cook, S., & Naryan, V. (2018). Authentic interprofessional health education scenarios using mobile VR. Research in Learning Technology, 26. doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2130

  • Stretton, T. (2010). Eye and Body Movement Strategies during Turning Tasks in Older Adults at Risk of Falls. (AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/bitstream/10292/1020/4/StrettonT2.pdf

Books

  • Stavric, V., Towersey, N., Saywell, N., Stretton, T., Stewart, J., & Signal, N. (2017). Neuro Toolbox: A guide to physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques in neurological populations. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University.

  • Stavric, V., Towersey, N., Saywell, N., Stewart, J., Stretton, T., Signal, N., . . . Rosie, J. (2014). Neuro ToolBox: A guide to physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques in neurological populations. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University.

Journal articles

  • Stretton, T., Cochrane, T., & Narayan, V. (2018). Exploring Mobile Mixed Reality in Healthcare Higher Education: A Systematic Review. Research in Learning Technology, 26. doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2131

  • Cochrane, T., Stretton, T., Aiello, S., Britnell, S., Cook, S., & Naryan, V. (2018). Authentic interprofessional health education scenarios using mobile VR. Research in Learning Technology, 26. doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2130

Book chapters

  • Shaw, S., Horne, W., Reid, D., & Reed, K. (2016). Chapters 7, 8, 10 and 12. In S. Shaw, W. Horne, D. Reid, & K. Reed (Eds.), A Guide to Clinical Skills for Health Students (pp. 1-242). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from https://global.oup.com/

  • Shaw, S., Horne, W., Reid, D., Reed, K., Aiello, S., Boutell, S., . . . Wood, T. (2016). A guide to clinical skills for health students. Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Conference contributions

  • Stretton, T. (2020). Do we need to rethink... ...critical thinking?: Consideration of Mobile Learning in healthcare education. In 3rd SoTEL Symposium 2020. Auckland: altLAB, Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://sotel.nz/

  • Stretton, T., Flood, B., Morgan, J., & Brenton-Rule, A. (2019). Assessing dispositional qualities for interprofessional collaborative health-care practice. In AUT Teaching and Learning Conference. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://cflat.aut.ac.nz/tlc2019/

  • Stretton, T. (2019). Systematic Review of "Exploring Mobile Mixed Reality in Healthcare Higher Education". In Scholarship of Technology Enabled Learning (SoTEL) Symposium 2019. Auckland: Vickel Narayan. Retrieved from https://sotel.nz/

  • Narayan, V., Cochrane, T., Birt, J., Aguayo, C., Stretton, T., Hong, J., & Cowling, M. (2019). Mobile Learning Special Interest Group symposium: Revisiting mobile mixed reality. In S. C. Y. Wei, C. K. Mun, & A. Alphonso (Eds.), ASCILITE 2019 Conference Proceedings: Personalised Learning. Diverse Goals. One Heart (pp. 638-639). Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore: ASCILITE. Retrieved from http://www.2019conference.ascilite.org/

  • Cochrane, T., Aiello, S., Cook, S., Stretton, T., Britnell, S., Narayan, V., & Aguayo, C. (2018). Designing a Virtual Health Faculty Hub. In Open Oceans: Learning without borders. Proceedings ASCILITE 2018 Geelong (pp. 82-99). Geelong.

  • Cochrane, T., Stretton, T., Aiello, S., Britnell, S., Christie, D., Cook, S., & Narayan, V. (2017). Developing virtual collaborative health team educational environments. In 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). University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba: Ascilite. Retrieved from http://2017conference.ascilite.org/

  • Stretton, T. (2012). How are we handling physiotherapy education: Where are we moving toward in New Zealand?. In Moving and Handling Association of New Zealand (MHANZ): Challenging the Boundaries. Auckland.

  • Stretton, T., Taylor, D., & Stott, S. (2011). Gait analysis of Cerebral Palsy: Stepping forward from laboratory to clinical application. In 2011 Neurosymposium of the Neurology Group of the New Zealand Physiotherapy Society. Dunedin.

  • Stretton, T., & Taylor, D. (2009). Eye and body movement strategies during turning tasks in older adults at risk of falls. In International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR) Bienniel Conference. Bologna.

  • Koolaiyan, K., Stretton, T., & Taylor, D. (2009). Anticipatory postural adjustments during voluntary arm movement. In 2009 Neurosymposium of the Neurology Group of the New Zealand Physiotherapy Society. Auckland.

  • Stretton, T., & Taylor, D. (2009). Does ageing have an effect on anticipatory postural movements and step parameters during a step turning task?. In 2009 Neurosymposium of the Neurology Group of the New Zealand Physiotherapy Society. Auckland.

Theses

Other outputs

  • Stretton, T. (2013). AUT University BHSc (Physiotherapy) Programme: Information for New Zealand Physiotherapy Board Audit Review.

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