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Dr.Sahaf Robabeh
 

Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Health and Medical Education

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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ROBAB SAHAF, Msc (Health Science), MD, PhD

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2008           PhD in Gerontology and Human Movement Studies

School of Human Movement Studies, Australasian Centre for Ageing

The University of Queensland, Australia

 

2003           Master of Health Science

School of Public Health

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

 

1993           General Practitioner (Doctorate of Medicine)

Faculty of Medicine

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

 

 

Personal Information

 Surname:            Sahaf

 First Name:         Robab

Date of Birth:      26/09/1968

Gender:                Female

Nationality          Iranian

Language             Persian, English (2nd language) the last IELTS score 7.5

 

Marital Status     Married (my husband was awarded a PhD in occupational therapy from the University of Queensland), I have two daughters 10 and 8 years old

 

Address:             

 Postal: The University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation

Sciences, Koodakyar Ave, Daneshjoo Blvd, Evin, Tehran-

1985713831-Iran

Tel (W):               +98 (021) 22180083-92

Fax:                      +98 (021) 22180109

Email:                   robabsahaf@yahoo.com.au robabsahaf@gmail.com

 

 AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS                                                 

 2010                          Postdoctoral Research fellowship (Endeavour fellowship from Australian government)

 2005                          Australian Association of Gerontology AAGs R.M.Gibson Research Grants

2004-2007               Scholarship from the Iranian Ministry of Health & Education to continue study in Masters and PhD

 2005                          Winner of Norman Smith prize for presentation in ERA conference in 2005 (Emerging Research on Ageing), Brisbane

 2005-Currently       Member of Australian Association of Gerontology

 2010-Currently       Member of Canadian Association of Gerontology

 2010-Currently       Member of American Society on Aging

 2010-Currently       Member of the International Primary Palliative Care Group

 

AREAS OF INTEREST

 

Research in Gerontology and Geriatric in the field of Clinical Research, Preventive Medicine, Evidence-based Medicine, Physical Activity, Physical Health, Mental Health,

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

Aug 2008                 

Assistant Professor in Tehran University of Social Welfarand Rehabilitation Sciences. Iran

 Aug 2008     Medical doctor in Rofeideh Rehabilitation Centre, Tehran, Iran

  

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

April 2004-

August 2008            Research assistant in Social Research Centre, The University of Queensland. Key responsibilities:

Telephone interview in CATI (Computer-assisted  telephone interviewing) lab

 

May 2008-

August 2008            Research officer in COPA project (Childcare Centres Outdoor Play Areas and Childrens Physical Activity), School of Population Health, The University of Queensland. Key responsibilities:

 ·  Involving in study design

· Data collection (field observation and using pedometers)

·  Data entry

·  Data analysis

·  Involving in writing papers and reports

· General project management

 

2004-2008               PhD student at the University of Queensland

2003-2004               Masters Student at the Queensland University of Technology

2006                          Marking assignment of medical students related to “Case Based Literature Review (Evidence-based)- MBBS III

1995 – 2002            General Practitioner, private practice.

 

Kazeron, Fars, Iran. Key responsibilities:

·       Preventive Medicine

·       Prenatal and Postnatal Care

·       Women Health

·       Children and adult Health

·       Mental Health

 

1998-2000               Membership of board of Medical council, Kazeroon, Fars, Iran. Key responsibilities:

 

·       Active member of Medical Board

·       Attending Monthly Meeting

·       Evaluation Patients complaints

 

1993- 1996              Emergency Department General Practitioner, working in hospital, Kazeron, Fars, Iran. Key responsibilities:

 ·       Visit and Management of patients in Emergency Department

 

 ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS & Workshops                         

  

Conference Presentations

 Sahaf, R., Bartlett, H. Marshall, A. (2005). Association between physical activity and depression among older people: A review of previous studies. ERA 2005 (Emerging Research on Ageing), Brisbane. [Oral Presentation] Winner of Norman Smith prize

 Sahaf, R., Marshall, A. Bartlett, H. (2006). Association between physical activity and depression among community-dwelling older people, Stradbroke Postgraduate Student Conference, Stradbroke Island Research Centre. [Oral Presentation]

 Sahaf, R., Marshall, A. Bartlett, H. (2007). “Walking as a predictor of depressive symptoms among older people”, Stradbroke Postgraduate Student Conference, Stradbroke Island Research Centre. [Oral Presentation]

 Sahaf, R., Marshall, A. Bartlett, H. (2007). The impact of a community-based physical activity program on depressive symptoms among community-dwelling  older people. ERA 2005 (Emerging Research on Ageing), Adelaide. [Oral Presentation]

Sahaf, R., Bartlett, H. Marshall, A. Oytam, Y. (2005). Randomised Control Trials on the association between physical activity and depression among older people: Review of literature, 2nd International Conference on Healthy Aging and Longevity, Brisbane Australia. [Poster Presentation]

Sahaf, R., Bartlett, H. Marshall, A. (2007). Perceptions of older people with depressive symptoms about physical activity, ERA 2007 (Emerging Research on Ageing), Adelaide. [Poster Presentation]

 Sugiyama, Masters, Sahaf, Okely, Moore, 2009. Characteristics of Childcare Centres Associated with Preschoolers’ Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity, National Physical Activity Conference (Australia), part of a symposium “Sedentary behaviour across the lifespan”.

 Sugiyama, Sahaf, Masters, Okely, Moore, 2009. Attributes of Outdoor Play Areas in Childcare Centres Associated with Children’s Outdoor Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour, National Physical Activity Conference (Australia), part of a symposium “Physical activity in early childhood”.

 Sahaf, R., Marshall, A., Bartlett, H., Rassafiani, M. (2009). Is depressive symptoms as a barrier to participation in Physical activity among older people?, IAGG 2009, Paris. [Poster Presentation]

 Sahaf, R. Ansari, G. R. (2009). Advanced data base search, Endnote, Writing Thesis, Writing Scientific Proposal. University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences.

 Rassafiani, M. Sahaf, R. Soortchi, . (2010). Advanced data base search and

Endnote. University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences.

 

PUBLICATIONS                                                                  

 Sahaf,  R.,  Bartlett,  H.,  Marshall,  A.  (2005).  Physical  activity  and  depression among older people: a systematic review of randomised control trials, Emerging Researchers on Ageing Conference, Brisbane

 Sahaf, R., Marshall, A., Bartlett, H. (under review 2008). How much physical activity necessary to reduce depression among older people: A systematic review of intervention studies.

 Sahaf, R. (2008). Physical activity and depressive symptoms among older people. Generations Review (Newsletter of the British Society of Gerontology)

Rassafiani, R., Copley, J., Kuipers, K., Sahaf, R. (2008). Are explanatory randomized controlled trials feasible in rehabilitation? International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, Iss. 11, pp 478 – 479

 Rassafiani, M, Sahaf, R. (2010) Single case experimental design : an overview. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(6). 285-289

 

 WORKSHOP & CONFERENCE ATTENDED                              

 1998  Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

1998              Sixth Occupational Therapy Congress, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran.

 1998              Common psychiatric problem, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

1998              Prophylaxis and management of psychiatric disease, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Kazeroon, Iran.

1999              Prevention and Management of Psychiatric disease, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2000              The current antibiotics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2000              Occupational Medicine, Behshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2000              Eighth Occupational Therapy Congress, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran.

2000              Tuberculosis, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2000              New aspects in paediatric, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2000              Peri articular diseases, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

 2000              Occupational diseases, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

 2003              Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, University of Queensland, Australasian Centre of Ageing, Brisbane, Australia.

 2004              Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, University of Queensland, Australasian Centre of Ageing, Brisbane, Australia.

 2005              Australasian Association of Gerontology Conference, University of Queensland, Australasian Centre of Ageing, Brisbane, Australia.

 2005              Attending in two workshops related to ‘writing qualitative research proposal’ and ‘NVIVO’, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

 

TEACHING                                                                         

 2008-Currently       “Principles of Geriatric Care” for postgraduate students.

 2008-Currently       “Epidemiology of Common Diseases and Syndromes among

Older People for postgraduate students

 2009-Currently       “Occupational Therapy among Older People” for PhD

students

 

GRANT/FELLOWSHIPS UNDER CONSIDERATION                

Sahaf, R. (2010). Winner of Australian Endeavour Award Fellowship.

Sahaf R. (2006). Depression and physical activity among older adults. Branch of Australian Federation of University Women Queensland. Fellowship Fund Incorporated. [**RECEIVED INTERVIEW]

 Marshall AL, Bartlett H, & Sahaf R. (2006). Investigating the Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity among Older People with Depression. Australian Association of Gerontology Inc. R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund.$4552.**GRANT  AWARDED

 Sahaf R. Marshall AL, & Bartlett H.(2006). Investigating the Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity among Older People with Depression. Growing the Smart State PhD Funding Program.$8928.

 Sahaf R. (2006). Application for AFUW (ACT)-Beryl Henderson Memorial Grant.

$1500

 Sahaf, R. (2010). Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Australian Endeavour

Awards. Fellowship awarded.

 

OTHER ATTEMPS TO GAIN FUNDING

  Marshall AL, Bartlett H, & Sahaf R. (2005). Investigating the Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity among Older People with Depression. Growing the Smart State PhD Funding Program.$15000.

 Bartlett H, Marshall AL, Sahaf R. (2005). Depression and physical activity among older adults. GlaxoSmithKline Australia Support Grant.

 

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