Dr. Leslie Duran


Leslie Duran
Leslie Duran, EdD, OT completed her Doctorate in Distance Education from Athabasca University in 2018, and a Masters of Science degree in occupational therapy at Colorado State University in 1995. She was the Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Online Programs from July, 2018 to April, 2022.  She has been an instructor for RHSC 505 – Measurement for Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation, and the Practice with Older Adults topic of RHSC 583 – Applying Research to Practice.  She continues to supervise students completing major projects in RHSC 587 and RHSC 589.  She is currently the Leader for Education and Communication for Community Health Services in Island Health.

Her doctoral research was a phenomenological inquiry into the lived experiences of graduate-level online learners. She has worked in a variety of settings including community health, long-term care, transitional care, and academia. Leslie has extensive experience teaching occupational therapy assessment across North America and internationally. She has co-authored articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy, and the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Her leisure interests include playing the cello, gardening, vintage sewing, kayaking, and hiking with her dog.