Wainwright, Susan F.
Susan F. Wainwright, PT, PhD
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-3499 fax
PhD, Physical Therapy, Temple University
MS, Physical Therapy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
MPT and BS, Physical Therapy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
Professor and Department Chairperson
Santasier A. Wainwright SF. Physical therapists pursuing an academic doctoral degree; Strategies for a successful journey. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. In press.
Wainwright SF, Gwyer J. (How) can we understand the development of clinical reasoning? Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2017;31(1):4-6.
Gilliland S, Wainwright SF. Physical therapist students’ conceptualizations of clinical practice. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2017;31(3):54-63.
Gilliland S, Wainwright SF. Patterns of clinical reasoning in physical therapist students. Physical Therapy. 2017;97(5):499-511.
Christensen N, Huhn K, Black L, Furze J, Vendrely A, Wainwright S. Clinical Reasoning: Survey of Teaching Methods, Integration, and Assessment In Entry-Level Physical Therapist Academic Education. Physical Therapy. 2017;97(2):175-186.
McGinnis PQ, Guenther L, Wainwright SF. Development and Integration of Professional Core Values Among Practicing Clinicians. Physical Therapy. 2016;96:1417-1429.
Saylor J, Herge, Wainwright SF. Development of Instrument To Assess the Clinical Effectiveness of the Debriefer in Simulation Education. Journal of Allied Health. 2016;45(3):191-198..
Saylor J, Herge, Wainwright SF. Peer-Assessment Debriefing Instrument (PADI): Assessing faculty effectiveness in simulation education. Journal of Allied Health. 2016 2016;45(3):27E-30E.
Herge EA, Wainwright SF, Saylor J, Panzarella K, Butterfoss, K. & Ferro H. Introduction to the PADI©: Peer and Self-Assessment Debriefing Instrument. Poster session at the American Occupational Therapy Association Educational Summit, Fort Worth, TX, October, 2017.
Gilliland S, McGinnis PQ, Miller T, Huhn K, Wainwright SF. Mid-Career Development: 10 Tips. Education session presented at American Physical Therapy Association Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus OH, October 2017.
Kluding P, Siengsukon C, Wainwright SF. Meeting Professional Development Goals Through Positive Peer Pressure. Education session presented at American Physical Therapy Association Educational Leadership Conference, Columbus OH, October 2017.
Gilliland S, Black L, Christensen N, Huhn K, Wainwright SF. Clinical Reasoning: A Concept Analysis. Platform session at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2017.
Santasier A, Wainwright SF. Katherine F. Shepard Qualitative Research Forum. Education session at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 2017.
Ankam N, Dillinger A, Herge EA, Hopkins DA, Sicks S, Wainwright SF, Wheeler J. The Role of Critical Case Analysis in Interprofessional Education. Poster presentation at the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education, October 2016.
Gilliland S, Huhn K, Wainwright SF, Hoang H. Improving Teaching with a Solid Theoretical Foundation. Education Session presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Educational Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2016.
Herge EA, Wheeler J, Sicks S, Hopkins DA, Ankam N, Dillinger A, Wainwright SF. The Role of Critical Case Analysis in Interprofessional Education. Poster presentation at the York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute 2016 International Conference Experience, Rochester NY, June 2016.
McGinnis PQ, Nixon-Cave K, Santasier A, Wainwright SF. Avoiding Pitfalls in Qualitative Research. Education session at the Annual Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association Meeting, Anaheim CA, February 2016.
Select Professional and Community Service
American Physical Therapy Association
- Journal of Physical Therapy Education
June 2017- Present Co-Editor
- Research Section
2011 – Present Programming Committee
2007 – Present Programming Committee, Qualitative SIG
2009 – Present Secretary, Qualitative SIG
- CAPTE Onsite Team Leader, 2015 - present
Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
2017- Present Southeast District Treasurer
Pro bono practice at Thomas Jefferson University
Awards and Honors
2017 Journal of Allied Health J. Warren Perry Award, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
2018 Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, American Physical Therapy Association
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy: A Concept Analysis
- Patterns of clinical reasoning in physical therapist students
- Clinical reasoning: Survey of teaching methods, integration, and assessment in entry-level physical therapist academic education
- Development and integration of professional core values among practicing clinicians
- Development of an instrument to assess the clinical effectiveness of the debriefer in simulation education
- Peer-Assessment Debriefing Instrument (PADI): Assessing faculty effectiveness in simulation education
- Cycling with functional electrical stimulation in an Adult with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
- Use of a Delphi panel to establish consensus for recommended uses of selected balance assessment approaches
- Novice and experienced physical therapist clinicians: A comparison of how reflection is used to inform the clinical decision-making process
- Factors that influence the clinical decision-making of Rehabilitation professionals in long-term care settings