Miia is a registered occupational therapist and a post-doctoral research fellow with Flinders Health & Medical Research Institute. She is also the state coordinator for the Australian Dementia Network’s (ADNeT) “Registry” and “Screening and Trials” programs.
Miia completed her PhD in 2019 evaluating the implementation of an evidence-based care program for people with dementia in Australia. She has published several peer reviewed articles, contributed to health policy evidence checks, and Productivity Commission reports. She has developed and taught a dementia specific topic for postgraduate students at Flinders University, and is an invited member and contributor of the global ReAble network for implementing reablement principles within the health and social care systems.
Miia currently co-supervises one Masters by Research.
Prior to working in aged care, Miia held a clinician role in youth mental health and conducted research with young people.
PhD, BAppSc (OT) Hons, BIntBus
2021 Robert Penhall Early Career Research Award (Australian Association of Gerontology - South Australia)
Conducts research with a focus on rehabilitation, aged and dementia care.
Consults clinician staff in research practices.
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
Experience in conducting research with public and patient involvement
Engaged in collaborations with government and non-government aged care organisations, and clinicians.
Collaborator in the ReAble network.
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