Our research

Current projects being conducted by ALARA members include:

What is the knowledge, attitude and practice of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation among New Zealand Podiatrists?

Principle investigator: Dr. Angela Brenton-Rule

Research Team: Dr. Daniel O’Brien, Daniel Harvey (Sports and Spinal), Dr Kevin Moran (UoA) and Jonathan Webber (UoA)

Funder: Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT

Comparing ultrasound imaging assessment of femoral condyle articular cartilage morphology to histopathologic grading of osteoarthritis: a cadaveric study

Principle investigator: A/Prof. Richard Ellis

Research Team: Dr. Daniel O’Brien, Dr. Sue McGlashan (University of Auckland)

Understanding musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice in Aotearoa New Zealand

Principle investigator: A/Prof. Richard Ellis

Research Team: Dr. Daniel O’Brien, Jill Caldwell

Development of a New Zealand osteoarthritis patient education guidebook

Principle investigator: Dr. Daniel O’Brien

Research Team: A/Prof. Richard Ellis, Lucy Metcalfe, A/Prof. Peter Larmer, Ivana Nakarada-Kordic (Good Health Design, AUT), Prof. Stephen Reay (Good Health Design, AUT), Dr. Jonathan Quicke (Keele University, UK), Dr. Jennifer Baldwin (University of Newcastle, Australia)

Funder: Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT

Osteoarthritis patient educational resources, mapping the current landscape: a scoping review

Principle investigator: Dr. Daniel O’Brien

Research Team: A/Prof. Richard Ellis, Lucy Metcalfe

Funder: Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT

Simultaneous measurement of median nerve excursion, stiffness and strain: an in-vivo ultrasound imaging study with shear-wave elastography

Principle investigator: A/Prof. Richard Ellis

Research Team: David Lalor, Prof. Peter McNair (AUT); Prof. Antoine Nordez (University of Nantes, France)

Funder: New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association

Assessing sciatic nerve excursion and strain with ultrasound imaging during forward bending

Principle investigator: A/Prof. Richard Ellis

Research Team: Dr. Grant Mawston, Dr. Chris Whittington, Nathan Richards, Logan Archer (AUT)

Funder: New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association