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Caroline Beals

Prior to teaching at UNE, Caroline worked in a variety of clinical settings as an Occupational Therapist, mostly focused on adult physical rehabilitation. Caroline has a special interest in working with adults recovering from poly-trauma, neuro-trauma and brain injury. In addition to clinical work, Caroline serves as a volunteer leader and active member of the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association, working on issues related to Occupational Therapy advocacy and leadership.


B.S. in Health and Occupation

Elizabethtown College


M.S. in Occupational Therapy

Elizabethtown College



OT in acute hospital settings

Adult rehabilitation

brain injury

neuro/poly-trauma rehabilitation

OT advocacy and leadership


Current Research

Head Impacts in Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Ice Hockey and Lacrosse: Effects on cognitive function throughout a competitive season

Head Impacts in Women’s Collegiate Rugby: Incidence and Force Application

Developing Interprofessional Competency through Collaborative Simulation Experiences

Research Interests

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognition

Caroline Beals

Caroline Beals



Assistant Professor

Portland Campus

Proctor Hall

(207) 221-4209

On Campus