Gordon Muir Giles

Professor PhD, OTR/L

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

OT712 Theories of Inquiry and Research Methods
OT715 Scholarly Writing
OT720 Advanced Research Methods
OT726 Theory and Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction
OT730 Synthesis Project
OT743 Advanced Practice: Cognition

About Me

Live in San Francisco 


I have a Doctorate in Clinical psychology and a post graduate diploma in occupational therapy

Teaching Interests

my teaching focus is on research and neurobehavioral disability

Scholarly Interests

Research focus is on the rehabilitation of individuals with neurobehavioral disability and the assessment of functional cognition 


Morrison, M.T., Giles, G. M., Baum, C., Ryan, J. R., Polatajko, H., Dromerick, A.W., & Edwards, D.F. (2013). Multiple Errands Test-Revised: A performance-based measure of executive function in people with mild Cerebrovascular accident. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 460–468. doi: org/10.5014/ajot.2013.007880
Giles, G.M., Scott, K., & Manchester, D. (2013). Staff-reported antecedents to aggression in a post-acute brain injury treatment programme: What are they and what implications do they have for treatment? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23(5), 732-754. Doi: 10.1080/09602011.2013.805147
American Occupational Therapy Association (2013). Cognition, cognitive rehabilitation and occupational performance. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 67(supplement), S9-S31. Doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.6789
Giles, G. M., Baxter, D., & Manchester, D. (2014). Alternatives to extinction in brain injury rehabilitation. A reply to Wood and Thomas. Brain Injury, 28(3), 382-383. Doi: 10.3109/02699052.2013.875591
Clark-Wilson, J., Giles, G. M., & Baxter, D. (2014). Revisiting the neurofunctional approach: Conceptualizing the essential components for the rehabilitation of everyday living skills. Brain Injury. E-published ahead of print. Doi: 10.3109/02699052.2014.946449
Morrison, M., Edwards, D. F., & Giles, GM. (2015). The Issue Is—Performance-based testing in mild stroke: Identification of unmet opportunity for occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, e-published ahead of print. doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.011528 
Clark-Wilson, J., et al. (2014). Revisiting the neurofunctional approach: Conceptualising the essential components for the rehabilitation of everyday living skills. Brain Injury 28(13-14): 646-1656. 10.3109/02699052.2014.946449
Kalapatapu, R. K., & Giles, G.M. (2016). The relational neurobehavioral approach: Can a non-aversive program manage adults with brain injury-related aggression without seclusion/restraint? Disability and Rehabilitation, -published ahead of print. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1223757 

Professional Affiliations & Memberships


Community Service

Work with AOTA as a Quality adviser and in the expert panel on cognition. Work with County mental health departments to assist in client placement decisions

Honors & Awards

Eleanor Clark-Slagle Award recipient for 2018