Ms Miia Rahja

Research Associate

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (Rehab, FMC 4W330)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Miia is a PhD candidate with the department of rehabilitation, aged and extended care. Her PhD applies a health economic perspective to intervention improvements through occupational therapy to support the well-being of people with dementia. This includes an investigation of the role of occupational therapists supporting people with dementia, and the cost and outcomes of different evidence based dementia care programs. Miia is an occupational therapist and holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Occupational Therapy) with Honours from Sydney University, and a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University.

Full list of publications on Google Scholar


B. App. Sc. (OT) Hons., B.Int.Bus

Research expertise
Health services research
Public health and health services
Research interests

Occupational therapy



Health economics

Teaching interests

Experience in teaching general rehabilitation related topics at undergraduate level

Experince in the development and teaching of a rehabilitation for dementia topic at postgradute level

Topic coordinator
REHB8036 Improving the wellbeing of people with dementia and their caregivers
Topic lecturer
REHB8036 mproving the wellbeing of people with dementia and their caregivers
Supervisory interests
Aged care
Dementia care
Occupational therapy
Rehabilitation and aged care
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Rehabilitation with people with dementia (1)

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