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Gordon Muir Giles, PhD, DipCOT, OTR/L, FAOTA

Gordon Muir Giles

Gordon Muir Giles, PhD, DipCOT, OTR/L, FAOTA

Position: Professor
Samuel Merritt University
Department of Occupational Therapy

Research Biography

Dr. Giles’ research interests are in neurological rehabilitation—particularly training characteristics of persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)—and the management of behavior disorder in populations with acquired neurological impairment. He is currently involved in the analysis of the Multiple Errands Test, a performance-based measure of executive functioning (publication accepted in American Journal of Occupational Therapy). Dr. Giles is also conducting a research study into emotional contagion among persons with TBI, preparing a report on factors associated with the use of case management services in a TBI population in the UK, and is examining the antecedents of aggressive incidents in a mixed neurological population.

Selected Publications

Giles, G.M. & Mohr, J.D. (2007). Overview and inter-rater reliability of an incident-based rating scale for aggressive behaviour following traumatic brain injury: The Overt Aggression Scale-Modified for Neurorehabilitation-Extended (OAS-MNR-E). Brain Injury, 21(5), 505-511. PMID: 17522990.

Giles, G.M. (2007). Assessing adaptive behaviour in the post-acute setting following traumatic brain injury: initial reliability and validity of the Adaptive Behaviour and Community Competency Scale (ABCCS). Brain Injury, 21(5), 521-529. PMID: 17522992.

Giles, G. M., Wilson, J., & Dailey, W. (2009). Non-aversive treatment of repetitive absconding behaviour in clients with severe neuropsychiatric disorders. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 19(1), 28-40.

Giles, G.M. (2010). Cognitive versus functional approaches to rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: Commentary on a randomized controlled trial. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(1), 182-185. PMID: 20131578.

Narevic, E., Giles, G. M., Rajadhyax, R., Managuelod, E., Monis, F., & Diamond, F. (2010). The effects of enhanced program review and staff training on the management of aggression among clients in a long-term neurobehavioral rehabilitation program. Aging and Mental Health, 15(1), 103-112. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2010.501070

Giles, G.M. (2010). Cognitive versus functional approaches to rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: Commentary on a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 182-185.

Giles, G.M. (2011). A neurofunctional approach to rehabilitation following brain injury. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition, occupation, and participation across the life span (3 ed., pp. 351-381). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2013). Cognition, cognitive rehabilitation and occupational performance. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(supplement). [Giles, G.M., et al].