Anna Ilona Rajala is a physiotherapist with clinical experience in neurology and gerontology. She received a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health from University College London. She is currently finishing her PhD thesis, a philosophical critique of physiotherapy through the work of the Frankfurt School critical theorist Theodor W. Adorno, at CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics), School of Humanities, University of Brighton, UK. She also holds a research fellowship in political science at Tampere University, Finland. Her focus in a current project is on international political economy of dementia and rehabilitation. She is also co-founder of an independent research project on Shakespeare and philosophy, with an interest in themes of disablement, old age, and the body in Shakespeare’s plays. She is a co-chair of the Critical Physiotherapy Network, co-editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Thanatos, and co-founder of a website on mental health physiotherapy in Finnish. Her research interests include humanities (the arts, literature, dance, and history), philosophy, and politics (including the politics of care).
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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