Professor of Rehabilitation and Director, Centre for Person Centred Research
Auckland University of Technology
Nicola Kayes is Professor of Rehabilitation, and Director of the Centre for Person Centred Research (PCR) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand. PCR (https://cpcr.aut.ac.nz/) is a transdisciplinary research centre based in the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute and School of Clinical Sciences at AUT. Their goal is to contribute to transformative change in rehabilitation policy and practice to optimise outcomes for people living with the enduring consequences of injury or illness. Three core, inter-related purposes guide their work including rethinking rehabilitation, embedding person-centredness, and making a difference.
With a background in health psychology, Nicola’s specific research expertise draws insights from the intersection between health psychology and rehabilitation – critically exploring how what we know about how people think, feel, behave and respond in the context of injury and illness can inform how we work to optimise rehabilitation outcomes. This includes an interest in the role of the rehabilitation practitioner and their way of working as a critical factor in rehabilitation and whether shifting structures, processes and practice can optimise outcome. More broadly, it includes an interest in health service delivery and the organisational structures, cultures, policies and practices that can make possible or constrain ways of working and, therefore, impact on our ability to deliver outcomes that matter to people. Her recent research has focused on better understanding aspects of person-centred rehabilitation and building person-centred cultures of care, therapeutic relationship, self-management, behaviour change, engagement and knowledge mobilisation in rehabilitation.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:10 AM – 12:25 PM ET