Winnie Dunn is professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is author of the Sensory Profile and the Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile and coauthor of the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile. Dr. Dunn is a Fellow of AOTA and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Academy of Research. She has earned the AOTA’s Award of Merit and has received AOTA’s Service Award several times. She has also received the A. Jean Ayres Research Award.
In 2001, Dr. Dunn was appointed the Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecturer, the top academic honor in occupational therapy. Her lecture, entitled 'The sensations of everyday life: Empirical, theoretical, and pragmatic considerations', included reflections on the meaning of her work on all the Sensory Profile measures. It is published in American Journal of Occupational Therapy, (November/December 2001, 55 (6)).
She earned a BS in Occupational Therapy and an MS in Education/Learning Disabilities at the University of Missouri at Columbia. She earned a doctorate in Special Studies: Applied Neuroscience at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. Additionally, Dr. Dunn has published extensively, authoring or coauthoring more than 100 journal articles, monographs, books, book chapters, and book reviews. She also has served on the editorial boards of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy Journal of Research and Infants and Young Children. She has presented hundreds of papers and workshops during her career.
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