Prof. M.J.L. Graff (Maud)

Principal investigator - Donders Community for Medical Neuroscience
Principal investigator - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Professor - Faculty of Medical Sciences (Radboudumc)

Prof. M.J.L. Graff (Maud)
Visiting address

Reinier Postlaan 4
Internal postal code: 898

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Professor Maud Graff is professor in occupational therapy (since 2018). Her research line is on methodologically sound development, implementation and evaluation of person-centered occupational therapy and interdisciplinary psychosocial, allied healthcare and rehabilitation interventions. With a specific focus on people with a combination of cognitive, mental, physical, social problems, f.e. frail older people, people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, other chronic diseases (person’s perspective), their informal caregivers (family perspective), quality of care delivery (professional perspective) in hospital, rehabilitation/nursing home, and primary care (organizational/network perspective). Interventions are directed on improving clients’ and caregivers’ autonomy, self-management, functioning and participation in meaningful activities, quality of life, health, better quality of care and implementation. She received her PhD with honor and seven science awards and several grants from Dutch and European healthcare funds and ministries. Within her research line several national and international Post-Doc, PhD and other junior research projects are running. She supervised 25 PhD projects of which 12 are finished and 14 still running. She received two periods of junior Principal Investigator (2014 -2019), and a Honorary Associate Professorship at the University of Nottingham, UK (in 2015) .
She is frequently invited to lecture on (inter)national conferences on methodology of development, evaluation and implementation of complex person-centered occupational therapy, allied healthcare, rehabilitation and psychosocial interventions. She is chair of Network of Occupational Therapy Researchers Nijmegen, National Professor Network, InterDem Methodology Task Force on Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia, member of (inter)national research groups, board Alzheimercentre, member advice committees, editor Dutch Journal Occupational Therapy Science.


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