Shelley Mulligan, PhD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy


  • Ph.D., Special Education, University of Washington, 1997
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, 1990
  • B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Western Ontario, 1985

Professional Background

Dr. Mulligan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Occupational Therapy Department at UNH. She brings expertise in the area of research design and methodology, with years of experience teaching graduate courses in research methodology and statistics. Her published research relates to measurement of sensory motor functions in children. Dr. Mulligan is the author of Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children (2003) and has extensive clinical experience in assessment and intervention strategies for young children with ASD. She is the lead co-investigator for an ongoing research study of the early developmental markers of ASD.


The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.