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 a registered occupational therapist and a post-doctoral research associate 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 and one Doctor of Medicine Advanced Studies student.

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

Full list of publications on Google Scholar

Qualifications

PhD, BAppSc (OT) Hons, BIntBus

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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