Dr Maria O'Reilly

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BOccThy, MOccThy, PhD

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-CC, Research Fellow


Maria has been working as a Research Fellow in the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre: Carers and Consumers, Queensland University of Technology.  She has been involved in the field of aged care since graduating as an occupational therapist in 1986, having had experience in clinical, education and research fields.  She has a Master’s Degree in occupational therapy research as well as a PhD. 

Clinically, Maria has worked within residential aged care facilities, with a special interest in the care of people with dementia, and in a community mental health service for older people. 

Maria’s research has been primarily focused on residential care issues, care of people with dementia, care quality, rural health, and clinical teaching. She is currently involved in a number of dementia research projects.  

In mid 2016 Maria will take up a position as senior lecturer in occupational therapy with CQUniversity in Bundaberg. She hopes to be able to continue many of the collaborations she has been involved in over the past several years with the DCRC/QUT.