Dr Tanja Krizaj
Profiles

Dr Tanja Krizaj

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Scientists

Qualitative Researcher

Qualifications

PhD Health Sciences (Plymouth University, 2017)
MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy (Plymouth University, 2009)
BSc in Occupational Therapy (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2003)

Professional membership

Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists

Teaching interests

- the theory of occupational science and occupational therapy
- foundations for occupational therapy practice
- qualitative research methodology
- evidence-based practice
- clinical background (people after acquired brain injury, older people)

Research interests

My principal research interests lie in the field of occupational science and older adults. For my PhD I explored Slovenian older people’s experiences of engagement in meaningful occupations and their transition into residential care homes. My future research plans are to explore how residential care homes could maximise the opportunities for engagement in meaningful occupations. 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Križaj T, Warren A & Slade A 2016 '“Holding on to What I Do”: Experiences of Older Slovenians Moving into a Care Home: Table 1' Gerontologist, The gnw150-gnw150 , DOI PEARL
Krizaj T & Hurst J 2012 'Perceptions of a client-centred approach among Slovenian occupational therapists' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 19, (2) 70-78 , DOI
Hoyer S, Križaj T & Sotler R 2012 'Characteristics of breastfeeding practices in slovenia after the implementation of the baby-friendly hospital initiative' Paediatria Croatica 56, (1) 1-7
Conference Papers
Cunningham MJ, Warren A, Krizaj T, Twinley R & Mitchell S 2016 'DEVELOPING PROBLEM BASED LEARNING IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY' 2016 - COTEC-ENOTHE Congress 15/06/2016 19/06/2016 PEARL
Krizaj T, Warren A & Slade A 2016 'The significance of Occupation and Others: Experiences of Older Slovenians Transitioning into Care Homes' VOYAGE Ageing Conference Plymouth University 10/06/2016 10/06/2016
Krizaj T, Roberts A & Hennessy C 2014 'Slovenian Older People’s Meaningful Occupations and Transition into a Care Home' 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists Yokohama, Japan 18/06/2014 21/06/2014
Krizaj T 2013 'Older people and meaningful occupations in Slovenia' Plymouth University Postgraduate Society Conference Plymouth 27/11/2013 27/11/2013
Krizaj T 2013 'Older people’s meaningful occupations and transition into a care home' Online Technology for Occupational Therapy (OT24VX) 24 hour virtual exchange 25/10/2013 25/10/2013
Krizaj T, Roberts A & Hennessy C 2012 'Older people and meaningful occupations in Slovenia' 9th Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC) Congress of Occupational Therapy Sweden, Stockholm 24/05/2012 27/05/2012