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Alana Woolley OTD Student

Alana Woolley

OTD Student
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Alana Woolley

OTD Student
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Alana Woolley is not currently accepting clients, but would like to connect with fellow OT professionals.


My name is Alana Woolley and I am currently completing my final semester as an OTD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am privileged to be partnered with OT Potential for my OTD capstone project, which focuses on knowledge translation and how continuing education courses can most effectively impact evidence-based practices in the clinic. My research is aimed at understanding and tackling the barriers that practitioners face when it comes to transforming new information into clinical action, and draws heavily on Universal Design for Learning principles and Adult Learning theory, in addition to classic OT models and frameworks. I am excited to connect and collaborate with OTP members over the course of this project (and beyond)!

My years of working with children and their families as an educator, caregiver, and program leader are what led me to the field of OT - and I am excited to build my practice around supporting pediatric mental health and familial wellness. Some of my favorite occupations include bike riding, playing board games, and making things with my hands.

My Capstone Project

As part of an occupational therapy doctoral program in the United States, students spend around 500 hours working on a capstone experience, part of which is a project.


Contact Info

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
United States
Profile last updated: April 8, 2024

Listen to Alana Woolley on the OT Potential Podcast

  • Making the OTD Capstone Matter

Read Alana Woolley's Blog Posts

  • Knowledge Translation for OT Practitioners
  • Evidence-Based Practice in OT
  • Levels of Evidence in OT