Dr 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 an occupational therapist and research associate with Flinders University. She operates from the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Rehabilitation Aged and Palliative Care Division.

Miia has experience in research with older people and people with cognitive impairment, specifically dementia. Miia is experienced with social science research methods, she has worked for multiple observational and other research studies, and completed economic evaluations of programs for people with dementia. Miia recently evaluated the implementation of an evidence based reablement program for people with dementia in Australia, assessing outcomes related to feasibility, acceptability, uptake, costs, service delivery, and client satisfaction.

Prior to working in aged care, Miia held a clinican role in youth mental health and conducted research with young people.

Full list of publications on Google Scholar

Qualifications

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

Key responsibilities

Conducts research with a focus on rehabilitation, aged and dementia care.

Consults clinician staff in research practices.

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

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