College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Associate Professor Maayken van den Berg is a Physiotherapist, Movement Scientist and holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Maayken worked at universities and health institutes in the Netherlands, UK and Spain before joining Flinders University in 2012 where she is currently the Course Coordinator for the postgraduate Clinical Rehabilitation programs, the Master of Health and Clinical Research program, and Interim Higher Degree by Research Coordinator for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Maayken’s research is interdisciplinary with a focus on allied health. She is interested in the evaluation of clinical practice and in exploring novel approaches to support rehabilitation and self-management, with a focus on neurological and aged care rehabilitation. Areas of research include use of (semi) independent therapy programs, caregiver-led exercise programs, and complex intervention programs. She also aims to understand the way modern technology can support people undergoing rehabilitation and contribute to enhanced clinical outcomes, working collaboratively with health services and industry. Outcomes of interest include mobility and physical activity as well as cognitive and psychosocial outcomes.
Maayken is passionate about working with allied health clinicians and research capacity building. She coordinates and teaches the research stream of the coursework Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation and coordinates and delivers the research topics of the Master of Health and Clinical Research program.
Maayken is a member of the Caring Futures Institute and Flinders Digital Health Research Centre.
Maayken has been successful in travel award, internal funding and external funding applications. She has been co-investigator on projects externally funded for a total of > $3.8M. Maayken has previously received a Paper of the Year award (Journal of Physiotherapy) and the Vice President and Executive Dean's (CNHS) Teaching Award.
Interim CNHS HDR Coordinator
Course Coordinator Clinical Rehabilitation
Coordination Dissertation in Clinical Research Design and Implementation
Coordination Research Methods and Design in Heath and Clinical Settings (Master of Health and Clinical Research)
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