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 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. 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, and has explored the use of telehealth, wearables, non-immersive and immersive virtual reality systems, and robotics. Working collaboratively with health services and industry she has developed and trialled a number of rehab applications.
Currently she has a leadership position as CI on the LSA funded EMMBIRS trial, evaluating early management of mild traumatic brain injury, with a strong focus on the use of technology solutions to support rehabilitation and self-management during admission and post-discharge.
Maayken is passionate about working with allied health clinicians, coordinates the research stream of the coursework Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation and the Master of Health and Clinical Research program. She also translates her research into teaching content for a number of elective topics for the postgraduate Clinical Rehabilitation programs.
Maayken is a member of the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre and the Caring Futures Institute.
Successful application for travel awards, internal and external funding. Maayken has received a Paper of the Year award (Journal of Physiotherapy) and Teaching Award (CNHS).
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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