Rija is a physiotherapist with special interest in working with people with spinal cord injuries, and a graduate student in rehabilitation medicine. Her research interests are community-based and patient-oriented research. Her current project includes a provincial project for Alberta, Canada, to improve the transition in care experience for people with SCI after discharge from inpatient rehab and returning home to their community. She is also working on a project that is looking at understanding the experiences of people with SCI and providers on the provision of activity-based therapy after SCI. Rija aspires to bridge the gap between SCI research and utilisation in practice.