Part of our mission at the Centre is to build a base of exceptional chiropractic researchers to carry out the lofty long term research programme we have devised. We enjoy hosting a constant flow of domestic and international students who work with us in our research laboratories. The students who join our team gain an in-depth knowledge of human neurophysiology and use-dependant neural plasticity while acquiring skills in acquisition and analysis of data, research design and working with human subjects.
We need wide-awake, up-to-date Chiropractors. Art and Science have no enemies but those who are ignorant.
Aisha Strand studied chiropractic at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, graduating with her Master of Chiropractic in 2011. In January 2014 she moved to Auckland to follow her passion for chiropractic research. In December of 2014 Aisha completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science at AUT and will continue into her Masters thesis year in 2015. Aisha’s masters degree will focus on sensorimotor integration and motor control in high-functioning children with autistic spectrum disorder. Aisha also hopes to continue on to a PhD in the future.
Mat Kingett graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2012, with a Research Merit Award for involvement and contributions to research as a student. Since then he has been working in private practice at Snells Beach and Milford, Auckland with continued involvement at the Centre for Chiropractic Research. This research stimulated a deep interest in the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying chiropractic care which has led to his current postgraduate study towards a Master’s degree in neurological rehabilitation.
Dr Alice Cade
Dr Alice Cade graduated from New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2002 and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. Since graduation she has maintained private chiropractic practice and has mentored students since 2005 and is a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Pediatric Council. Dr Cade currently teaches the bulk of the neuroscience programme at the College and is studying for her Masters degree while also running an outreach programme providing chiropractic care to a local low-decile community in Auckland.
Jenna will be completing her chiropractic degree in 2016. She is a registered nurse, graduating from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing). She went on to complete her Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science with Auckland University in 2009. She decided on a change of career after being inspired with the natural health approach that chiropractic offered. She is interested in looking at the effects of chiropractic care on pregnancy, children’s health and women’s health.