Kristina Tomra Nielsen graduated as an occupational therapist from the school of Occupational Therapy in Aalborg, in 2001. Afterwards she was employed at Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital for 7 years. In 2008, Kristina was employed as a lecturer at the Occupational Therapy Program at the University College of Northern Denmark, in Aalborg. Kristina has been teaching occupational therapy theory, including intervention process models and occupational therapy evaluations.
Since 2005, Kristina has been teaching courses in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS). In addition, she has been lecturing and supervising in different areas of clinical practice, in relation to implementation of occupational therapy process models and occupational therapy evaluations. Kristina has also written book chapters and been occupied with censor work.
Kristina completed the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program from Umeå University, Sweden in 2015. In her Master’s thesis she investigated the relationship between measures of self-reported and observed quality of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) task performance in adults with depression.
Kristina was enrolled as PhD students at the University of Southern Denmark from 2015-2018. In her PhD study she developed, and feasibility tested an occupational therapy intervention program aiming at enhancing the ADL ability in persons with chronic diseases. Kristina defended her PhD thesis in November 2018.
Kristina’s field research is instrument development/psychometric studies and development and evaluation of occupational therapy programs.