Academically Rohena takes responsibility for setting up workplace learning practica in northern NSW, and Queensland, and is subject co-ordinator for Developing Cross Cultural Competencies, Case Management, Advanced Social Work Practice Theory, and Social Policy Reading.
Her research interests are service delivery and service entry systems in health, especially in relation to vulnerable populations.
Rohena combines her academic work with practice as a Social Worker with NSW Health in northern NSW. She runs a group for anxiety management, participates in place based servicing for homeless people and provides an individual casework and therapy service for people in hospital and the community. She does practice based research into these activities.