I am currently a Lecturer, Assistant Professor, at the Occupational Therapy Programme at the Division of Occupational Therapy at Karolinska Institutet. I am also involved as a junior researcher in research in the CACTUS research group (Cognitive Accessibility and Technology Use when Ageing in home and Society) at the Division of Occupational Therapy.
1992-1996 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Occupational Therapy
1999-2002 Master of Science (MSc) in Occupational Therapy
2005- 2011 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Occupational Therapy
2011-2014 Postdoctoral studies in Occupational Therapy
In my doctoral research the focus was on the concept of participation in everyday occupations among persons with stroke in Iran and different factors influencing participation using both quantitative and qualitative methods. In that research project an occupational perspective was applied where the last synthesis in the thesis produced and highlighted some socio-cultural aspects on the concept of participation to use both nationally and worldwide. In line with that special focus on the concept of participation in everyday occupation, my postdoctoral research has followed the same research line with intentionally expanding my focus in research to the concept of environment (i.e. everyday technology use, living context, and culture) and its relation to participation and also extending the study group to persons with acquired brain injury (ABI) and cognitive impairments (e.g., dementia).
My involvement in research is within the CACTUS research group (Cognitive Accessibility and Technology Use when Ageing in home and Society) at the Division of Occupational Therapy at Karolinska Institutet. I have been having some collaborations in research with the Division of Health and Rehabilitation, Luleå University of Technology.
Publications in English:
Fallahpour, M., Borell, L., Nygård, L. If leisure activities can reduce the risk of later life dementia, do we know how and why? A systematic literature review (Submitted).
Fallahpour, M., Kottorp, A., Nygård, L., Larsson-Lund, M. Participation after acquired brain injury: Associations with everyday technology and activities in daily life (Accepted).
Fallahpour, M., Kottorp, A., Nygard, L., & Lund, M. L. (2014). Perceived difficulty in use of everyday technology in persons with acquired brain injury of different severity: A comparison with controls. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 46(7), 635-641.
Fallahpour, M., Jonsson, H., Joghataei, M. T., Nikbakht Nasrabadi, A., & Tham, K. (2013). I am not living my life: lived experience of participation in everyday occupations after stroke in Tehran. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine,45, 528-34.
Hosseini, S.L., Fallahpour, M., Sayadi, M., Gharib, M., Haghgoo, H. (2012). The impact of Mental practice on stroke patients’ postural balance. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 322 (1-2), 263-267.
Fallahpour, M., Jonsson, H., Joghataei, M. T., & Kottorp, A. (2011). Impact on Participation and Autonomy (IPA): Psychometric evaluation of the Persian version to use for persons with stroke. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 2011, 18(1), 59-71.
Fallahpour M, Tham K, Joghataei MT, Jonsson H. (2011). Perceived participation and autonomy: Aspects of functioning and contextual factors predicting participation after stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43(5), 388-97.
Fallahpour, M., Tham, K., Joghataei, M. T., Eriksson, G., & Jonsson, H. (2011). Occupational gaps in everyday life after stroke and the relation to aspects of functioning and perceived life satisfaction. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 31, 200-8
Azimian M, Shahvarughi Farahani A, Dadkhah A, Fallahpour M, Karimlu M. (2009). Fatigue Severity Scale: The psychometric properties of the Persian-version in patients with multiple sclerosis. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4, 974-7.
Fallahpour M. (2004). A review on occupational therapy in Iran. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal, 2, 5-8.