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Marie Holmefur

Position: Professor School/office: School of Health Sciences

Email: bWFyaWUuaG9sbWVmdXI7b3J1LnNl

Phone: +46 19 303612

Room: P2160

Marie Holmefur
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About Marie Holmefur

Marie Holmefur is a registrered Occupational Therapist who graduated with a PhD from Karolinska Institutet in 2009 and was appointed professor of Occupational Therapy at Örebro University in 2018.

Maries research focuses on measurement and interventions for enhancing everyday life in persons with a long-standing disability. Marie's early research focused on hand function in children with unilateral disability in arm and hand, and specifically about the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA). Marie has a strong interest in instrument development and psychometric testing and she uses both modern (Rasch analysis) and classic test theory in her studies.

Current research focuses on daily activities in people with cognitive disabilities in a number of projects. A number of interventions are under evaluation, such as "Let's Get Organized" time management intervention, "Parenting Young Children" support intervention for parents with cognitive difficulties, "Partnering 4 Change" an intervention enhancing participation and support in school, and a project developing social work for people with cognitive disabilities.  

Marie is the main supervisor of two doctoral students

Lisa Spang, PhD student in Health Care sciences at Örebro University. Read about Lisa's project here.  
Maria Wingren, PhD student in Health Care sciences at Örebro University. Read about Maria's project here.

and assistant supervisor of two doctoral students
Sofie Adaszak, PhD student in Disability Research, Örebro University.  
Filippa Klint, PhD student in Social Work, Örebro University.
Read about Sofie's and Filippa's projects here.



Marie teaches on basic and advanced level and also on postgraduate level in areas of research methodology with focus on quantitative studies, psychometrics, evidence-based practice and research ethics. Marie is also course leader in all three levels.  

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