This Institute adopts a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to further knowledge on the health and rehabilitation of people with injury and/or illness.
Its objectives are to:
Professor Peter McNair established the centre in 1998. It is one of AUT's flagship research institutes, with core funding augmenting competitive research grants. This core funding enables us to benefit from institutional support such as our state of the art dedicated research facilities. Associate Professor Mark Boocock took over as Director in 2017. Mark works closely with a management group leading teams of researchers in five different themes. The Institute Management Group also receives strategic advice from a Development Board made up of individuals external to the university who have expertise in areas closely associated with health and rehabilitation.
The Institute is located at the North Campus of AUT, within the School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies. The HRRI liaises closely with the Departments of this School (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Podiatry) and the university’s Musculoskeletal and Neurology Clinics which provide services to the local community. This allows the effective integration of teaching and research as well as the development of projects that incorporate a notable clinical perspective. Other active collaborators, both national and international, are also identified on this web site.