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. More specifically Dr. Giles ongoing research includes the study of emotional contagion among persons with TBI, the assessment of executive functioning in persons with TBI and other neurological disorders, determining service needs of persons with TBI, and the antecedents of aggressive incidents in a mixed neurological population. Dr. Giles is also participating in a Department of Defense funded study into the use of intervention to enhance prospective memory and executive functions in service members with mild TBI.

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].

Giles G.M., Scott, K. &, Manchester, D. 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 2013;23(5):732-54.

Morrison, T. M., Giles, G. M., Ryan, J. D., Baum, C. M., Dromerick, A. W., Polatajko, H. J., & Edwards, D. F. (2013). Multiple Errands Test–Revised (MET–R): A performance-based measure of executive function in people with mild cerebrovascular accident. American Journal of Occupational Therapy,, 67, 460-468. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.007880

Clark-Wilson, J., Baxter, D., & Giles, G. M. (In press). Revisiting the neurofunctional approach: Conceptualising the essential components for the rehabilitation of everyday living skills. Brain Injury.


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