Vita Hagelskjær graduated as an occupational therapist from the school of occupational therapy in Aarhus in 1992, and as a Master in Social Sciences in Social Work from Aalborg University in 2013. For 14 years she was employed in Rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injuries, as clinician and projects concerning quality development of clinical praxis. 2014-2018 she was employed as a lecturer at the occupational therapy program at VIA University College in Holstebro, teaching occupational therapy theory in relation to rehabilitation, concerning individual and group-based interventions; theory and methods concerning evaluation and evidence-based praxis and; as supervisor in bachelor projects. During her years as OT she has also been engaged in censor assignments, she has lectured at courses in community-based rehabilitation in the area of acquired brain injuries, and she has conducted several courses for groups of persons living with sequela following brain injuries and for groups of relatives.
Vita was enrolled as PhD student at Southern Denmark University in January 2019. She has been employed at The Parker Institute since January 2020. In her PhD studies she will conduct a randomized controlled trial, including evaluation of effect and processes of an occupational therapy intervention program aiming at enhancing the performance of activities of daily living (ADL) among persons living with chronic conditions.