Curriculum Vitae

Sue Doyle, PhD, OTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor & Adult Clinic Coordinator
School of Occupational Therapy
sdoyle@pugetsound.edu

 

EDUCATION:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Rehabilitation Science), 2015
    • Dissertation Title: Understanding and supporting occupational therapists clinical decision-making for the management of upper limb post stroke sensory impairments. Committee Chair: Sally Bennett, PhD Institution: University of Queensland, St Lucia Australia
  • Master of Science (Occupational TherapyPost Professional), 1999
    • Thesis Title: Clinical reasoning in practicing occupational therapists. Committee Chair: Anne Dickerson, PhD Institution: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 1981
    • University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

 

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES:

2010   AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate Training

2007   Cochrane Collaboration Hand Searchers Training.

2005   Cochrane Collaboration Data Base Training Program for Systematic Reviewers: Review Manager Software

 

FACULTY POSITIONS HELD:

2013- present   Clinical Assistant Professor Graduate Program of Occupational Therapy University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA

2012 - 2013   Teaching Associate Division of Occupational Therapy University of Washington Seattle, WA

1999 - 2004   Assistant Professor Department of Occupational Therapy Ithaca College Ithaca, NY

 

CLINICAL POSITIONS HELD:

08/2015 - present   PRN Occupational Therapist Life Care Centers of America, Puyallup, WA Vancouver, WA

06/2013 - present   PRN Occupational Therapist Infinity Rehabilitation Services, Portland, OR

07/2009 – 08/2012   Occupational Therapist Life Care Centers of America, Cascade Park, Vancouver, WA

06/2004 – 08/2009   Lead Therapist Occupational Therapist Inpatient Rehabilitation Center Southwest Washington Medical Center Vancouver, WA

08/2001 – 05/2003   Part-time Occupational Therapist New Direction Therapeutics (Pediatrics) Auburn, NY

08/2001 – 08/2003   PRN Occupational Therapist Finger Lakes Regional Health Seneca Falls & Geneva, NY

12/1994 – 07/1999   Occupational Therapist Level IV (Advanced Clinician) University Medical Center, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC

07/1994 – 12/1994   Senior Occupational Therapist Lenoir County Memorial Hospital, Kinston, NC

01/1993 – 06/1994   Occupational Therapist (Travelling) JWS Health Consultants, Houston TX

07/1981 – 12/1992   Occupational Therapist Various OT clinical and management positions in Australia

 

HONORS:

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Graduate) 1998

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

Board Certification in Neuro-Rehabilitation, American Occupational Therapists Association (AOTA) Initial certification 1998 Renewed 2003 AOTA Changed credential

 

REGISTRATION AND LICENSURE:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Initial Certification in 1993, Current.

State Licensure as Occupational Therapist

  • Active: Washington, Oregon
  • Inactive in good standing: Indiana, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Queensland, Australia

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MEMBERSHIP:

2005-2010, 2015 –present    World Federation of Occupational Therapists 1993-present American Occupational Therapy Association

2015 – present   Washington Occupational Therapy Association

2009 – 2013   Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon

 

STUDENT THESIS COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT (University of Puget Sound Only)

2015   Kaestner, A., & Miller, B. Modifying the Nottingham Sensory Assessment for use in the United States. Role: Chair

2015   Ladner, J., & Davis, A. The use of everyday technology in occupational therapy practice for clients with acquired brain injury. Role: Reader

 

STUDENT PROJECT COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

2015   Hoeniges, J., & Fry, J. Living well with stroke: A wellness program for chronic stroke survivors. Role: Chair

2014   Pickard, P., & Osborne, A. Addressing awareness deficits in clients with cognitive and perceptual impairment. Role: Reader

 

JOURNAL EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARDS:

Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Reviewer, 2011 - present

American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Reviewer, 2008 – 2013

British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Reviewer

 

CURRENT RESEARCH & WRITING PROJECTS

Looper, J., Wilson, A., & Doyle, S. The effect of a team conference on occupational (OT) and physical therapy (PT) students’ attitude towards teamwork and their perceived level of collaboration. Manuscript in preparation.

Looper, J., Wilson, A., & Doyle, S. The impact of interprofessional curricula activities on OT and PT students perceptions of the other discipline and their willingness to participate in interprofessional learning activities. Data collection ongoing.

Doyle, S. The occupational therapy needs of persons with chronic pain in a primary care setting. Data collection finishes Sept 2015.

Doyle, S., Metzger, J., Gohl, R., Crawford, L., Lamberton, A., & Baragary, N. The effects of an interdisciplinary self-management group on persons with chronic pain in a free primary care clinic. Data collection finished. Awaiting manuscript preparation.

Doyle, S., Mullin, A., & O Herrin, D., The validity of the USNottingham Sensory Assessment in persons with chronic stroke. Manuscript in preparation.

Kaestner, A., Miller, B., & Doyle, S. The development and reliability of the US-Nottingham Sensory Assessment in persons with chronic stroke. Manuscript in preparation.

Doyle, S., Hill, V., Hoeniges, J., Fry, J., Living Well: A selfmanagement program for persons with chronic stroke. Book submission in preparation to AOTA press.

Doyle, S., Fasoli, S., Hill, V., & Bennett, S. Updating the Cochrane Systematic Review on interventions for upper limb sensory impairment after stroke. Proposal being developed.

Doyle, S. The effects of a student run self-management group for persons with chronic stroke. IRB proposal in process. Data collection to start Oct 2015.

 

PUBLICATIONS: PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

2014   Doyle, S.D., Bennett, S., & Dudgeon, B.J. (2014). Sensory impairment after stroke: Exploring therapists’ clinical decision making. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 81(4), 215-225. doi: 10.1177/0008417414540516

2014   Doyle, S.D., & Bennett, S. (2014). Feasibility and effect of a professional education workshop for occupational therapists’ management of upper-limb poststroke sensory impairment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 68, e74-e83. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.009019

2014   Doyle, S.D., Bennett, S., & Dudgeon, B.J. (2014). Upper limb post-stroke sensory impairment: The survivors’ perspective. Disability and Rehabilitation Journal. 36(12):993-1000. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2013.825649

2013   Doyle, S.D., Bennett, S., & Gustafsson, L. (2013). Occupational therapy for upper limb post-stroke sensory impairments: a survey. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 76(10), 434-442.

2013   Doyle, S.D., Bennett, S., & Gustafsson, L. (2013). Clinical decision making when addressing upper limb post-stroke sensory impairments. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 76(6), 254-263.

2011   Doyle, S.D., Bennett, S., Fasoli, S.E., & McKenna, K.T. (2011). Interventions for sensory impairment in the upper limb after stroke. Stroke. 42:e18.

2010   Doyle, S., Bennett, S., Fasoli, S.E., & McKenna, K.T. (2010) Interventions for sensory impairment in the upper limb after stroke. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jun 16(6):CD006331.

2005   Long, D., Bergeron, J., Doyle, S., & Gordon, C. (2005) The relationship of play participation and kindergarten readiness skills. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. 19(4):23-42

2005   Robinson, A., Kane, M., & Leicht, S. (2005) Psychologists perceptions of Occupational Therapy with clients with eating disorders. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. 21(2):39-53

2001   Leicht, S., & Dickerson, A. (2001) “Clinical reasoning: Looking back” Occupational Therapy in Healthcare, 14(3/4):105-130

 

PUBLICATIONS: BOOK CHAPTERS

2013   Bennett, S., O’Connor, D., Hannes, K., & Doyle, S. (2013) Appraising and understanding systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative evidence. In Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S., & del Mar, C (Eds). Evidence Based Practice across the Health Professions. 2nd Ed. Elsevier: Sydney, Australia

2009   Bennett, S., Doyle, S., & O’Connor, D. (2009). Appraising and understanding systematic reviews and meta-analyses. In Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S., & del Mar, C (Eds). Evidence Based Practice across the Health Professions. Elsevier: Sydney, Australia

 

PUBLICATIONS: VIDEOS & SOFTWARE

2007   Kane, M., Leicht, S., &.Twardowski, D. (2007) Community mobility and the older driver: A curriculum for the entry level practitioner. AOTA press.

 

PUBLICATIONS: OTHER

2010   Doyle, S., and Bennett, S. (2010) Response to Commentary, ‘Evidence for the retraining of sensation after stroke remains limited’ Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 57,206- 207

2008   Doyle, S. (2008) Finding evidence online: Cochrane Collaboration. OT Practice August 11th AOTA Press

2003   Leicht, S. (2003) Book Review: Case studies in rehabilitation. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 17(1):94-96

2003   Leicht, S. (2003) Book Review: Case studies in neuroscience. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 17(1):93-94

2003   Leicht, S. (2003) Book Review: Case studies through the healthcare continuum: A workbook for the occupational therapy student. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 17(1):91 -93.

 

PRESENTATIONS: INVITED

2015   Doyle, S. Upper limb post stroke sensory impairments: Evidence based practice. 6 hrs presentation. University of Puget Sound, Fieldwork Educators Annual Meeting, Tacoma WA. May, 2015.

2015   Doyle, S. Upper limb post stroke sensory impairments. 90 mins presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Stroke Specialty Conference, New Orleans, LA. January, 2015.

2013   Doyle, S. Upper limb post stroke sensory impairments: Evidence based practice. 75 mins presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Stroke Specialty Conference, Las Vegas, NV. December, 2013.

2012   Doyle, S. Upper Limb Post Stroke Sensory Impairments: A review of the evidence. 1 hr presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Specialty Conference Adults with Stroke. Baltimore, MD. November 2012

2012   Doyle, S. “Evidence based practice: What is it? How do you do it?” 6 hr presentation. Clinical Fieldwork Educators Conference, PIMA College, Renton WA. April 2012

2007   Scherer, R., & Doyle, S. “Increasing occupational therapy’s participation in the Cochrane Collaboration” 2 hr Invited Key Note Address at American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Program Directors Educational
Program. St Louis MO April 2007

2003   Leicht, S. “Evidence based practice and occupational therapy.” Regional Fieldwork Clinical Supervisors Conference, 2 hr presentation. Ithaca, NY October 2003

1997   Leicht, S. 'Diagnosis and Treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy' Eastern AHEC , Kinston, NC 21/2 hr presentation, November, 1997

 

PRESENTATIONS: PEER REVIEWED
UNDER REVIEW

2016   Hill, V., & Doyle, S. Manualization of occupational therapy interventions for persons with chronic stroke. AOTA sponsored short course. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April, 2016.

2016   Hoeniges, J. (‘15), Fry, J. (‘15), & Doyle, S. A Student-run wellness program to increase self-management and participation for persons with chronic stroke. Poster presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April, 2016.

2016   Kaestner, A. (‘15), Miller, B. (‘15), & Doyle, S. The development and reliability of the US-Nottingham Sensory Assessment in person’s with chronic stroke. Research paper. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April, 2016.

 

ACCEPTED TO BE PRESENTED

2016   Grajo, L., Aldrich, R., Bowyer, P., Doyle, S., Sames, K., & Tupe, D. Teaching-learning collaborations in OT education: Best practices from program, community and international partnerships. EDSIS Annual Program.
American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April, 2016.

2016   Bailey, R., Hill, V., & Doyle, S. Occupational therapy's role in preventing recurrent stroke through health behavior change. Short course. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. April, 2016.

2016   Muller, A. (‘16), O Herrin, D. (‘16), & Doyle, S. The validity of the US Nottingham Sensory Assessment in person’s with chronic stroke. Research Paper. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference,
Chicago, IL. April, 2016.

 

PRESENTED

2015   Kaestner, A. (‘15), Miller, B. (‘15), & Doyle, S. Development of an American version of the Nottingham Sensory Assessment. Poster presentation. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 92nd Annual Conference: Progress in rehabilitation research, Dallas, TX. October, 2015.

2015   Hoeniges, J. (‘15), Fry, J. (‘15), & Doyle, S. A manual for occupational therapy student-run wellness program targeting persons with chronic stroke. Washington Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Tacoma, WA. October, 2015.

2015   Dahl Popolizio, S., Doyle, S., Hill, V., Muir, S., & Parsons, H. (AOTA sponsored) Occupational therapy in primary care: Demonstrating OT’s distinct value. 3 hrs workshop. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. April, 2015

2015   Lieberman, D., Arbesman, M., Reder, R., Tanner, K, & Doyle, S. (AOTA sponsored) Knowledge translation: Integrating evidence into clinical practice. 1 ½ hrs short course. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. April, 2015

2015   Osborne, A.(‘14), Pickard, P. (‘14), Doyle, S., & Kaminsky, T. Addressing impaired awareness in clients with cognitive and perceptual deficits resulting from cerebral vascular accident (CVA). Poster presentation.
American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. April, 2015

2015   Doyle, S., & Looper, J. Readiness for inter-professional learning in occupational and physical therapy students. Poster Presentation. Interprofessional Health Care Summit: From Education to Practice, Savanah,
GA. April, 2015.

2013   Doyle, S., & Bennett, S. Effectiveness of a theory driven continuing education program for knowledge translation in the area of upper limb post stroke sensory impairments. Research paper presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. April, 2013.

2012   Doyle, S. Upper limb post stroke sensory impairments: A review of the evidence. Washington Occupation Association, Annual Conference. Wenatchee, WA. October, 2012.

2012   Doyle, S. Implementing evidence based practice. 8 hr Preconference Institute Washington Occupational Therapy Association, Annual Conference. Wenatchee, WA. October, 2012.

2011   Doyle, S. Treating sensory impairment after stroke: Current evidence and clinical reasoning. Short Course. Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon, Annual Conference. Portland, OR. October, 2011.

2011   Doyle, S. Interventions for sensory impairment after stroke: A Cochrane systematic review. Research Presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA. April, 2011.

2011   Doyle, S. How Do Therapists Decide on Interventions for Clients With Sensory and Motor Impairments of the Upper Limb After Stroke? A Qualitative Review of the Reasoning Process” Research Presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA. April, 2011.

2011   Doyle, S. Sensory Retraining of the Upper Limb Post Stroke: Practice Patterns and Clinical Reasoning Strategies of Australian and American Occupational Therapists. Poster Presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Philadelphia, PA. April, 2011.

2009   Lierberman, D., Arbesman, M., Scherer, R., & Doyle, S. Conference Highlight: Evidence-based occupational therapy: Developing a systematic review for publication. AOTA sponsored 3 hour workshop, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX. April, 2009.

2008   Scherer, R, Arbesman, M., & Doyle, S. Evidence-based occupational therapy: Finding, synthesizing, and applying clinical evidence. AOTA sponsored 3 hour workshop. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Workshop, Long Beach, CA. April, 2008.

2006   Doyle, S. Evidence based sensory retraining for the upper extremity after stroke. 2hr workshop. World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Sydney Australia. July, 2006.

2004   Kane, M., Twardowski, D., & Leicht, S. Driver rehabilitation: Educating occupational therapy students. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. May, 2004.

2003   Leicht, S. Evidence based practice and the treatment of the upper extremity after stroke. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC. June, 2003. Accepted not presented due to family illness.

1999   Leicht, S. & Wittman, P. “Occupational Models and their Outcome Measures. ½ day Pre Conference workshop. North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Spring Workshop, Raleigh, NC. June, 1999.

1998   Leicht, S., & Wittman, M. The Application of Theory to Practice. 1 Day Preconference Institute. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. April, 1998.

1997   Leicht, S. NDT- An Occupational Therapy Perspective. I Day Pre-conference Workshop. North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC. September, 1997.

 

GRANT FUNDING
 Under Review:

  • Battle Ground Health Care: Kaiser Permanente Gives Volunteer Grant. Establishment of Battle Ground HealthCare rehabilitative therapy services free clinic. $25,000.00. Role: Volunteer consultant. Submitted September 2015.
  • Swinth, Y., & Doyle, S. NBCOT: Evidence Based Practice/Competency Research Project and Model Program Development. $83,068.00. Role: Co-researcher and co-applicant. Submitted August 2015.
  • Battle Ground Health Care; Community Fund Focus Grant. Establishment of Battle Ground HealthCare rehabilitative therapy services free clinic. $30,000. Role: Volunteer consultant. Submitted July 2015.

 Awarded:
2013-17   Battle Ground Health Care, Interventions for persons with chronic pain in a free primary care clinic. Washington State Attorney General’s Office. $185,000.00. Role: Volunteer Research Coordinator and consultant.

2003-06   Kane, M., Twardowski, D., & Leicht, S. (Development of Driver Rehabilitation Education Syllabi for Occupational Therapy Programs/Students. American Occupational Therapy Association. (Secondary source: National Highway Traffic Safety Council). $10,000.00. Role: Project participant.

2004   Leicht, S. Faculty Development Grant for increasing Qualitative Research skills. School of Health Sciences & Human Performance, lthaca College. $1,000.00. Role: Applicant.

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2014 – present   Member: Sustainability Advisory Committee

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

NBCOT Knowledge Assessment Team Item Writer

Journal Manuscript Reviews:

  • OTHC May 2015, Sept 2014: BJOT May 2014
  • CJOT Sept 2014, July 2015: Acta Neurologica Scandavia July 2013, Sept 2013

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Battle Ground Health Care Research Coordinator 2013 - present

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ATTENDED: (since starting at Puget Sound)

2015   Outcome Measures for Occupational Therapy, Infinity Rehabilitation. June 21 st, 2015

2015   AOTA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. April 16 – 19th, 2015

2015   Inter-professional health care summit: From education to practice. Savanah, GA, April 10th, 2015

2015   AOTA Stroke Specialty Conference, New Orleans, LA. January 9th – 10th, 2015 

2014   Advancing pain management in Oregon, Oregon Health Authority. May 19th, 2014

2014   CarFit Event Coordinator Training, Baltimore, MD. April 4th, 2014

2014   AOTA Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. April 1st – 6th, 2014

2013   AOTA Stroke Specialty Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Dec 6th & 7th 2013

2013   CarFit Technician Training, Tacoma, WA. Oct 3rd & 7th, 2013

2013   Demystifying Rasch Analysis: A Basic Overview for Rehabilitation Clinicians, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, October 2nd, 2013