Neil Harvison

Neil Harvison
Chief Officer, Knowledge Division

Neil Harvison PhD, OTR, FNAP, FAOTA is the Chief Officer of the Knowledge Division at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). In this capacity, he provides leadership and direction for the state affairs, federal affairs, regulatory affairs, accreditation, education, research, practice standards and capacity and continuing professional competency functions of the Association.

Dr. Harvison holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy (Hons.) from the University of Queensland (Australia), a Master of Arts in developmental disabilities studies degree from New York University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. Prior to joining AOTA in 2006, Dr. Harvison spent over 24 years as a pediatric practitioner and hospital administrator. For 12 years he was the associate director for outpatient services at the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center in New York City. During this period, he held clinical faculty appointments at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, and Mercy College. Dr. Harvison is the author of numerous peer-reviewed and invited publications on healthcare education and accreditation.

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