Shelley Mulligan

Phone: (603) 862-3528
Office: Occupational Therapy, Hewitt Hall Rm 323, Durham, NH 03824
Shelley E. Mulligan, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Shelley Mulligan PhD., OTR/L received her Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education, University of Washington, in 1997; Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, 1990, and Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Western Ontario, CAN, 1985. She currently is Associate Professor, and Chairperson, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire. Dr. Mulligan is also a course instructor for the Comprehensive Program Leading to Certification in Sensory Integration Evaluation and Treatment, sponsored by University of Southern California/Western Psychological Services. She has published extensively in the area of sensory integration, and her program of research involves the evaluation of sensory motor functions in children.


  • Ph.D., Special Education, University of Washington
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Western Ontario

Courses Taught

  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/OT
  • OT 500: Behavior&Development Children
  • OT 753: Mind-Body Systems-Pediatrics
  • OT 853: Mind-Body Systems - Pediatrics
  • OT 862: OT Eval&Intervention Child Rec
  • OT 875: Leadership OT Systems of Pract
  • OT 886: Engagement in Research
  • OT 890: OT and Sensory Integration

Selected Publications

Mulligan, S., & White, B. P. (2012). Sensory and Motor Behaviors of Infant Siblings of Children With and Without Autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(5), 556-566. doi:10.5014/ajot.2012.004077

White, B. P., & Mulligan, S. E. (2009). Application of Psychobiological Measures in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Research. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 29(4), 163-174. doi:10.3928/15394492-20090914-04

Prudhomme White, B., & Mulligan, S. E. (2005). Behavioral and Physiologic Response Measures of Occupational Task Performance: A Preliminary Comparison Between Typical Children and Children With Attention Disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59(4), 426-436. doi:10.5014/ajot.59.4.426

Neistadt, M. E., Wight, J., & Mulligan, S. E. (1998). Clinical Reasoning Case Studies as Teaching Tools. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52(2), 125-132. doi:10.5014/ajot.52.2.125

Mulligan, S. E., & Hanzlik, J. R. (1991). The Effectiveness of Sensory Stimulation in the Treatment of Children with Severe Head Injuries. The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 11(4), 213-226. doi:10.1177/153944929101100402

Mulligan, S. E. (n.d.). Initial Studies of Validity of the Children’s Occupational Performance Questionnaire. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 153944921880827. doi:10.1177/1539449218808276

Most Cited Publications