Person-Centered care, psychosocial and allied healthcare Interventions
Maud Graff’s research line is on methodologically sound
development, implementation and evaluation of person-centered occupational therapy and multidisciplinary psychosocial, allied healthcare and rehabilitation interventions. Her research has a specific focus on people with a combination of mental, physical and social problems, such as frail older people, people with dementia, with Parkinson’s disease and people with other chronic diseases (person’s perspective), their informal caregivers (family perspective) and the quality of care delivery (professional perspective) in hospital, rehabilitation/nursing home, outpatient and primary care (organizational/network perspective). Interventions are directed on improving clients’ and caregivers’ autonomy, self-management, and participation in meaningful activities to improve their quality of life and well-being, and on improvement of treatment delivery and implementation. For her research she received seven science awards and several grants from Dutch and European healthcare funds and ministries. Within her research line 26 national and international Post-Doc, PhD and other junior research projects are running, 15 projects are finished, of which seven PhD projects she supervised as a co-promotor. She received her second period as junior Principal Investigator (since 2014) and is Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK (since 2015).
She is frequently invited to lecture on international conferences on methodology of development, evaluation and implementation of complex person-centered interventions. She also lectures on national and international master courses on occupational therapy, allied healthcare, rehabilitation and psychosocial interventions. She is co-editor of the Dutch Journal of Occupational Therapy and Science (Ergotherapie en Wetenschap) and she is member of several national and international boards, advice committees and research groups on occupational therapy, multidisciplinary allied healthcare, and psychosocial interventions.
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|Postal address:||Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen
|Key grants, awards and prizes|
|Dr. Maud Graff has received a honorary chair at the Nottingham University in the field of Occupational Therapy with a special focus on older people and on the development, evaluation and implementation of person-centered occupational therapy interventions.|