Introducing @ToddStretton researcher & practitioner in Physiotherapy Education#MESH360

Todd is currently the Physiotherapy Programme Leader and Faculty Academic Quality and Development Advisor at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. In a time of reduced availability of clinical placements, Todd has explored the pedagogical use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) into healthcare curricula with a focus on improving critical thinking skills and authentic learning. This has lead to the development of virtual environments specific to physiotherapy, as well as in collaboration with other health professionals . More recently, he has been involved in developing a Virtual Learning Space which would provide opportunity for students to determine and construct their own learning with peers that is situated in virtual healthcare environments.

In 2019, Todd was awarded both the Faculty and Vice Chancellor’s award for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Innovation).

Todd is about to embark on the PhD journey with the aim to investigate Critical Thinking in Healthcare Education through Mobile Extended Reality through education design research.