Research-related activity (research grants, community contribution current research projects etc.)

2017 McMullan, K & Butler, M (2017) Vision Simulation and Education Project Report: Exploring methods used in visual impairment awareness Report presented at Retina NZ AGM.

 2017  Scientific committee member of the 8th Mobilities Symposium, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago. Nov 20/21

2017 Appointed Board Member to the Visual Impairment Charitable Trust Aotearoa  (VICTA)

2017 Contestable funding from Otago Polytechnic to run projects on lighting (knowledge translation) and assessment of neurological vision impairment (app development) ($28,000)

2017 Grant from RETINA to carry out a project on vision simulation ($7500)

2017. $5000 grant from Lighthouse fund for a student scholarship to research low vision and mobility scooters

2016 Lighting the way for people with low vision. Science into Action funding from the Participatory Science Platform ($15,777)

2016 Invitation to do academic review of the “Driver and Passenger Assessment and Rehabilitation” Position paper for the OTNZ/WNA

2016 “HiVizLowViz: high visibility for people with low vision” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfaqwbt4n7U

2016  “Keep on Moving: Mobility Scooters for people with low vision”  http://youtu.be/_yy1rloWdfo

2015 “Technology training: the ipad project (ipads for people with visual impairments) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vnVyMg7zEY

2015 Appointed to the Ministry of Health National Reference group on Visual Rehabilitation in November. I was nominated by the OTNZ (occupational therapy association) to represent them on this reference group during a critical time when services are to be developed in NZ.

2015 – 2018  Older People Driving Study/GPs and medical fitness to drive of older people. Leading the qualitative arm of the HRC funded study ($18,000 over 3 years)

2014 Accessability using hand held devices for people with vision impairment ($5000 from the Pursuits Fund, Otago Polytechnic)

2014 Otago Polytechnic Research Fund: examination of educational Mobilities ($5000).

2014 Cited in the shadow report for endorsing both the interim and the final shadow report by Acclaim to the UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE for the CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES to be considered at the 12th SESSION (Sept 2014) entitled: THE COSTS OF PARADIGM CHANGE:Access to Justice for People with Disabilities Caused by Personal Injury in New Zealand A SHADOW REPORT

2013 India New Zealand Research Trust. $5000 travel award to study occupational therapy practice in India and to establish a New Zealand/India postgraduate internship

2011   Dean’s Bequest Fund. Pilot study on: “What is ‘quality’ in long term residential care for the aged: issues of alignment and misalignment in the provision of care?” ($5000)