Private: Stephanie Nixon, BA, BHSc, MSc, PhD


Department of Physical Therapy
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7

Fax: 416-946-8562
Twitter: @sanixto
Lab: International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR) Lab

Key resources on the Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship:

Stephanie is a physiotherapist who has been an activist scholar for over 20 years.  She completed her HonBA in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 1992 and her BHSc in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 1996.  She completed her MSc in the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science in 2000 and her PhD in Public Health and Bioethics in 2006, both at the University of Toronto.  Stephanie conducted a post-doc at the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa from 2006-2008, before joining the Department of Physical Therapy in 2007.

Stephanie is co-founder and was director (until 2021) of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation. Stephanie is cross-appointed at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Stephanie is a straight, white, middle class, able-bodied, cisgender settler woman who tries to understand the pervasive effects of privilege. In particular, she explores how systems of oppression shape health research, education and practice, and the role of people in positions of unearned advantage in disrupting these harmful patterns.

Pronouns: she/her

Stephanie Nixon, 25-min presentation with Dawn Maracle and Stephanie Lurch for Black History Month, February 2018 (minute 38:00)

Stephanie Nixon, Toronto Star op-ed with Kelley Lee, February 2018

Stephanie Nixon, panelist at the Lancet Canada Series Launch, Ottawa, February 2018 (minute 1:23:00)

Stephanie Nixon, 45-min plenary on the history of HIV and rehabilitation social science research, Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, May 2016

Wegrzyn P, Evans C, Janczyn G, Judge J, Lu R, Manji R, Grey J, Smith M, Nixon SA. 2021. “It is a reorientation of what you believe the profession is”: Considerations for Increasing the Recruitment of Black Students into Canadian Physiotherapy Programs. Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation. (co-senior responsible author)

Jensen M, Juno C, Fatemi N, Liew K, Ulaj E, Bean C, Nixon SA, McKay S. 2021. Navigating the Grey Zone of Physiotherapy Assistant Autonomy in Homecare: Perspectives of Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Assistants. Physiotherapy Canada. (co-author)

DuBois G, DeLuzio J, Thaut M, Nixon SA. 2021. Parents’ perspectives regarding impacts of a group intervention for their children with hearing loss. The Volta Review. (senior responsible author)

Muthukaruppan S, Cameron C, Campbell Z, Krishna D, Moineddin R, Bharathwaj A, Poomariappan B, Mariappan Sathiya, Boychuk N, Ponnusamy R, MacLachan J, Brien M, Nixon SA, Srinivasan S. Impact of a family-centred early intervention programme in South India on caregivers of children with developmental delays. Disability and Rehabilitation. Accepted for publication October 8, 2020. (co-author)

Hughes N, Norville S, Chan R, Arunthavarajah R, Armena D, Hosseinpour N, Smith, M, Nixon SA. Exploring how racism structures Canadian physical therapy programs: Counter-stories from racialized students. Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation. 2021 (senior responsible author)

Yeung E, Nixon SA, Shaw J, Kuper A, Gibson BE. ‘Making strange’: Exploring the development of students’ capacity in epistemic reflexivity. Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, 2021.  (co-author)

DuBois G, DeLuzio J, Thaut M, Nixon SA. 2021. Evaluation of a Group Music Intervention to Support School-Readiness Skills in Preschool Children with Hearing Loss. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. 6(1). (senior responsible author)

Brown DA, O’Brien KK, Josh J, Nixon SA, Hanass-Hancock J, Galantino M, Myezwa H, Fillipas S, Bergin C, Baxter L, Binette M, Chetty V, Cobbing S, Corbett C, Ibanez-Carrasco F, Kietrys D, Roos R, Solomon P, Harding R. Six Lessons for COVID-19 Rehabilitation from HIV Rehabilitation. 2020; Physical Therapy, pzaa142, (co-author)

Hoffman S.J, Gunn E, Rogers Van Katwyk S, Nixon SA. Systematic analysis of global health research funding in Canada, 2000–2016. Can J Public Health. 2020;111,80-95. doi:10.17269/s41997-019-00247-8. (co-author)

Hanass-Hancock J, Bond V, Solomon P, Cameron C, Maimbolwa M, Menon A, Nixon S. Perspectives on ART adherence among Zambian adults living with HIV: insights raised using HIV-related disability frameworks, AIDS Care. 2020;32(5). DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1653441. (co-author)

Brice-Leddy L, Park D, Bateman W, Drysdale, BP J, Musse S, Ratushny L, Nixon SA. Enabling Access to Rehabilitation in Acute Care: Exploring the Perspectives of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists on Patient Care When Assistants Become the Primary Providers of Therapy. Physiotherapy Canada. 2020;72(2):169-176.  (senior responsible author)

Omar S, James L, Colantonio A, Nixon S. Integrated care pathways for Black persons with traumatic brain injury: a protocol for a critical transdisciplinary scoping review.  Systematic Reviews 2020; 9; 124. (co-senior responsible author)

Walker M, Nixon SA, Haines J, McPherson AC.  Examining risk factors for overweight and obesity in children with disabilities: a commentary on Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems framework. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2020;23(1),31-38. DOI: 10.1080/17518423.2019.1687596 (co-author)

Walker M, Nixon S, Haines J, McPherson A. I Work Out, Who Cares if I’m Bigger: What Matters to Youth with ASD regarding Weight and Their Bodies?, Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2020;23:1, 31-38, DOI: 10.1080/17518423.2019.1687596 (co-author)

Nixon SA. The coin model of privilege and critical allyship: implications for health. BMC Public Health. 2020;19(1637). doi:10.1186/s12889-019-7884-9. (lead author)

Vazir S, Newman K, Kispal L, Morin AE, Mu Y, Smith M, Nixon SA. The Perspectives of Racialized Physiotherapists in Canada Regarding their Experiences with Racism within the Physiotherapy Profession. Physiotherapy Canada. 2019;71:4, 335-345. Online publication date: 1-Nov-2019. (senior responsible author)

Cox J, Kapil V, McHugh A, Sam J, Gasparelli K, Nixon SA. Build Insight, Change Thinking, Inform Action: Opportunities for Increasing the Number of Indigenous Students in Canadian Physical Therapy Programs. Physiotherapy Canada. 2019;71(3), 261-269. (senior responsible author)

Solomon P, Bond V, Cameron C, Menon JA, Maimbolwa MC, Nixon SA.Types of episodic disability among people living with HIV in Zambia, AIDS Care. 2019. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1687836 (co-author)

Solomon P, Nixon S, Bond V, Cameron C, Gervais N. Two approaches to longitudinal qualitative analyses in rehabilitation and disability research, Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1602850 (co-author)

Solomon P, Salbach NM, O'Brien KK, Nixon S, Baxter L, Gervais N. Evaluation of a Community-Based Self-Management Program to Increase Access to Rehabilitation for People Living with HIV. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2019 Jan-Dec;18:2325958219883334. doi: 10.1177/2325958219883334. (co-author)

Cleaver SR, Nixon S, Bond V, Magalhães L, Polatajko HJ. Finding Help: Exploring the Accounts of Persons With Disabilities in Western Zambia to Improve Their Situation. Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation. 2019.  (senior responsible author)

O’Brien KK, Hanna S, Solomon P, Worthington C, Ibanez-Carrasco F, Chan Carusone S, Nixon S, et al.  Characterizing the disability experience among adults living with HIV: a structural equation model using the HIV disability questionnaire (HDQ) within the HIV, health and rehabilitation survey. BMC Infect Dis. 2019;19(594) doi:10.1186/s12879-019-4203-0 (co-author)

Stevens ME, Parsons JA, Read SE, Nixon SA. The conceptualization of stigma within a rehabilitation framework using HIV as an example. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019.41:2, 235-243, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1385099. (senior responsible author)

Stevens ME, Parsons JA, Read SE, Bond V, Solomon P, Nixon SA. The relationship between stigma and a rehabilitation framework [international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)]: three case studies of women living with HIV in Lusaka, Zambia, Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1693640. (senior responsible author)

Solomon P, O’Brien KK, Nixon S, et al. 2018. Qualitative longitudinal study of episodic disability experiences of older women living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. BMJ Open 2018;8:e021507. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021507

Cleaver SR, Polatajko H, Bond V, Magalhães L, Nixon SA. 2018. Exploring the concerns of persons with disabilities in Western Zambia to better understand the meaning of disability in this context. African Journal of Disability. 2018; 7(446) doi: 10.4102/ajod.v7i0.446 (senior responsible author)

Ganek H, Nixon S, Smyth R, Eriks-Brophy A. 2018. A cross-cultural mixed methods investigation of language socialization practices. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 24(2), 128-141.

Ganek H, Smyth R, Nixon S, Eriks-Brophy A. 2018. Using the LENA System to Investigate Cultural Differences in Conversational Turn Count. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(9), 2246-2258.Nixon SA, Lee K, Bhutta ZA, Blanchard J, Haddad S, Hoffman SJ, Tugwell P. 2018. Canada’s global health role: supporting equity and global citizenship as a middle power. Lancet.

Nixon SA, Bond V, Solomon S, Cameron C, Mwamba C, Hanass-Hancock J. 2018. Optimism alongside new challenges: Using a rehabilitation framework to explore experiences of a qualitative longitudinal cohort of people living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment in Lusaka, Zambia. AIDS Care. 30(3):312-317.

Cleaver SR, Magalhães L, Bond V, Nixon SA. 2018. Exclusion through attempted inclusion: experiences of research with disabled persons’ organisations (DPOs) in Western Zambia. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development. 29(4). 

Solomon P, O’Brien KK, Nixon SA, Letts L, Baxter L, Gervais N. 2018. Trajectories of Episodic Disability in People Aging with HIV: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 17:1-7.

Solomon P, Letts L, O'Brien KK, Nixon SA, Baxter L, Gervais N. 2018. "I'm still here, I'm still alive": Understanding successful aging in the context of HIV.  International Journal of STD and AIDS. 29(2):172-177.

Nixon SA, Yeung E, Shaw J, Kuper A, Gibson BE. 2017. Seven-Step Framework for Critical Analysis and Its Application in the Field of Physiotherapy. Physical Therapy. 97(2): 249-257. 

Hojjati A, Beavis A, Kassam A, Choudhury D, Masching R, Fraser M, Nixon SA. 2018. Educational content related to postcolonialism and Indigenous health inequities recommended for all rehabilitation students in Canada: A qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation. 40:26, 3206-3216, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1381185

Solomon P, Salbach NM, O'Brien KK, Nixon S, Worthington C, Baxter L, Tattle S, Gervais N. 2018. Collaborative development of an educational resource on rehabilitation for people living with HIV, Disability and Rehabilitation, 40:22, 2671-2676, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1347719

O’Brien KK, Tynan AM, Nixon SA, Glazier RH.  Effectiveness of Progressive Resistive Exercise in the Context of HIV: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Using the Cochrane Collaboration Protocol. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017 Apr 12;17(1):268. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2342-8.   Available at: (co-author)

Cleaver S, Magalhães L, Bond V, Polatajko H, Nixon S. Research principles and research experiences: critical reflection on conducting a PhD dissertation on global health and disability. Disability and the Global South. 3(2):1022-1043. (senior responsible author)

Brisbois B, Cole D, Davison C, Di Ruggiero E, Hanson L, Janes C, Larson C, Nixon SA, Plamondin K, Stime B. 2016. Corporate sponsorship of global health research: Questions to promote critical thinking about potential funding relationships. Canadian Journal of Public Health.107(4-5):e390-e392. (co-author)

Flicker S, Nixon SA.  2016. Writing Peer-reviewed Articles in Diverse Teams: Considerations for Novice Scholars Conducting Community-Engaged Research. Health Promotion International. 30(3):616-624. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw059 (co-author)

Landy R, Cameron C, Au A, Cameron D, O’Brien KK, Robrigado K, Baxter L, Cockburn L, O’Hearn S, Oliver B, Nixon SA. 2016. Educational Strategies to Enhance Reflexivity Among Clinicians and Health Professional Students: A Scoping Study. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research. 17(3). Art. 14. September 2016. (senior responsible author)

Nixon SA, Cameron C, Mweshi M, Nkandu E, Okidi C, Tattle S, Yates T. 2016. “It is an eye-opener that there’s a relationship between rehabilitation and HIV”: Perspectives of physiotherapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in Kenya and Zambia on the role of rehabilitation for adults and children living with HIV. Physiotherapy Canada. 68(3). DOI: (principal author)

Gasparelli K, Crowley H, Fricke M, McKenzie B, Oosman S, Nixon SA. 2016. Guest Editorial: Mobilizing Reconciliation: Implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report for Physiotherapy in Canada. Physiotherapy Canada. 68(3):211-212. DOI:  (senior responsible author)

Stevens M, Nixon SA. Research on rehabilitation interventions for adults living with HIV: a scoping review. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 39(2):106-16. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000166. (senior responsible author)

O’Brien KK, Tynan AM, Nixon SA, Glazier R. 2016. Effectiveness of aerobic exercise for adults living with HIV : systematic review and meta-analysis using the Cochrane Collaboration protocol. BMC Infectious Diseases. 16:182. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1478-2. (co-author)

Flicker S, Nixon SA. The DEPICT model for participatory qualitative health promotion research analysis analysis piloted in Canada, Zambia and South Africa. Health Promotion International. 2015;30(3):616-624, DOI:10.1093/heapro/dat093. (co-author)

Mesaroli G, Bourgeois AM, Condron A, McCurry E, Petrapanagos, Fraser M, Nixon SA. 2015. Enhanced patient-centred care: perspectives regarding the impact of international clinical internships on practice. Physiotherapy Canada. 67(4).

Gasparelli K, Crowley H, Fricke M, McKenzie B, Oosman S, Nixon SA. Guest Editorial: Mobilizing Reconciliation: Implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report for Physiotherapy in Canada. Physiotherapy Canada, forthcoming.

Beavis ASW, Hojjati A, Kassam A, Choudhury D, Fraser M, Masching R, Nixon SA. 2015. What all students in healthcare training programs should learn to increase health equity: perspectives on postcolonialism and the health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. BMC Medical Education 2015, 15:155.

Nixon SA, Cockburn L, Acheinegeh R, Bradley K, Cameron D, Mue PN, Nyingcho S, Gibson BE. 2015. Using postcolonial perspectives to consider rehabilitation with children with disabilities: the Bamenda-Toronto dialogue. Disability and the Global South. 2(2):570-589.

Nixon SA, Hunt M. 2015. Guest Editorial: Global health: where do physiotherapy and rehabilitation research fit? Physiotherapy Canada 67(3):217-218.

Hanass-Hancock J, Myezwa H, Nixon SA, Gibbs A. 2015. “When I was no longer able to see and walk, that is when I affected most”: Experiences of disability in people living with HIV in South Africa. Disability and Rehabilitation 2015 Jul 25:1-11

Gibson JL, Forman L, Nixon SA. 2015. Guest Editorial: Bioethics and the right to health: advancing a complementary agenda. Health and Human Rights Journal 17(1):1-5.

Njelesani J, Gibson BE, Cameron D, Nixon SA, Polatajko H. 2015. Sport-for-development: a level playing field? Forum: Qualitative Social Research 16(2), Art.12

Parsons J, Nixon SA, Bond VA. 2015. “Are we not human?” Stories of stigma, disability and HIV from Lusaka, Zambia and their implications for access to health services. PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journalpone.0127392.

Njelesani J, Nixon SA, Cameron D, Parsons J, Menon JA. 2015 Experiences of work among people with disabilities who are HIV-positive in Lusaka, Zambia. African Journal of AIDS Research. 14(1):51-56.

Worthington C, O’Brien KK, Myers T, Nixon SA, Cockerill R. 2014. HIV and rehabilitation training needs of health professionals in Canada: results of a national survey. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education. 4(1):1-17.

Peng K, Bourret D, Khan U, Truong H, Shaw J, McKay S, Nixon SA. 2014. Self-management goal setting: identifying the practice patterns of community based physical therapists. Physiotherapy Canada. 66(2):160-168.

Ahluwalia P, Nixon SA, Cameron D, Cockburn L, Ellwood L, Mori B. (2014). Analyzing international clinical education practices for Canadian rehabilitation students. BMC Medical Education. 14(187).

Haro A, Knight R, Ahluwalia P, Hicks E, Cameron D, Nixon SA. 2014. Becoming an occupational therapist: impact of international fieldwork placements on clinical practice. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 81(3):173-182.

Yoshida K, Hanass-Hancock J, Nixon SA, Bond V. Using intersectionality to explore experiences of disability and HIV among women and men in Zambia. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2014;36(25):2161-2168.

O’Brien KK, Solomon P, Worthington C, Ibanex-Carrasco F, Baxter L, Nixon SA, Baltzer-Turje R, Robinson G, Zack E, and the HIV, Health and Rehabilitation Survey Catalyst Team. Considerations for conducting web-based survey research with people living with human immunodeficiency virus using a community-based approach. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014;16(3):1-12.

Nixon SA, Cameron C, Hanass-Hancock J, Simwaba P, Solomon P, Bond V, Menon JA, Richardson E, Stevens M, Zack E. Perceptions of HIV-related health services in Zambia for people with disabilities who are HIV-positive. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2014;17:18806.

Kelland K, Hoe E, McGuire M, Yu J, Andreoli A, Nixon SA. Excelling in the Advocate role: exploring the perspectives of leading Canadian physiotherapy advocates regarding the attributes required for successful advocacy. Physiotherapy Canada;2014:66(1):74-80.

Cassady C, Mehru R, Chan C, Engelhardt J, Fraser M, Nixon SA. Thinking beyond our borders: investigating ideal competencies for Canadian physiotherapists working in resource-poor countries. Physiotherapy Canada. 2014;66(1):15-23.

Nixon SA, Maimbolwa M. Living with HIV and Dying with AIDS: Diversity, Inequality and Human Rights in the Global Pandemic, Book Review. Developing World Bioethics. 2014;14(10):56-57.

Cleaver S, Nixon SA. A scoping study of ten years of published literature on community-based rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2014, 36(17):1385-1394.

Stevens M, Kirsh B, Nixon SA. Rehabilitation interventions for children living with HIV: a scoping review. Disability and Rehabilitation 2014, 36(10):865-874.

Hopcroft L, Bester L, Clement D, Quigley A, Sachdeva M, Rourke S, Nixon SA. “My body’s a 50 year-old but my brain is definitely an 85 year-old”: Exploring the Experiences of Men Aging with HIV-associated Neurocognitive Challenges. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2013;16:18506.

Wickenden A, Nixon SA, Yoshida K. Exploring the impact of the intersection of HIV, disability and gender on the sexualities of women in Zambia. African Journal of Disability 2013;2(1),Art.#50,8 pages.

Nixon SA, Casale M, Flicker S, Rogan M. Applying the Principles of Knowledge Translation and Exchange to Inform Dissemination of HIV Survey Results to Adolescent Participants in South Africa. Health Promotion International 2013;28(2):233-243.

Cobbing S, Chetty V, Hanass-Hancock J, Jelsma J, Myezwa H, Nixon SA. The essential role of physiotherapists in providing rehabilitation services to people living with HIV in South Africa. South African Journal of Physiotherapy 2013;69(1):22-25.

Gallagher S, Biro S, Creamer E, Della Rossa E, Collins E, Rourke S, Nixon SA. “It’s a Hidden Issue”: Exploring the Experiences of Women with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Challenges Using a Disability Framework. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2013;35(1):36-46.

Forman L, Nixon SA. Chapter 4: Human Rights Discourse within Global Health Ethics. In: Upshur RE & Pinto A. An Introduction to Global Health Ethics. Routledge. 2013.

Cameron D, Cockburn L, Nixon SA, Garcia L, Leotaud J, MacPherson K, Mashaka P, Mlay R, Parnes P, Wango J, Williams T. Global Partnerships for International Fieldwork in Occupational Therapy: Reflection and Innovation. Occupational Therapy International. 2013;20(2):88-96

Njelesani J, Stevens M, Cleaver S, Mwambwa L, Nixon SA.  International research partnerships in occupational therapy: A Canadian-Zambian Case Study. Occupational Therapy International 2013;20(2): 78-87.

Njelesani J, Gibson BE, Nixon S, Cameron D, Polatajko, H. Towards a critical occupational approach to research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 2013;12:207-220.

Hanass-Hancock J, Regondi I, van Egeraat L, Nixon S. HIV-related disability in HIV hyper-endemic countries: a scoping review. World Journal of AIDS. 2013; 3:257-279. (co-author)

Marshall Z, Nixon SA, Nepveux D, Vo T, Wilson C, Flicker S, McClelland A, Proudfoot D. Navigating risks and professional roles: Research with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer young people with intellectual disabilities. 2012;7(4):20-33.

Guta A, Nixon SA, Wilson M. Resisting the seduction of "ethics creep": Using Foucault to surface complexity and contradiction in research ethics review. Social Science and Medicine. 2012 Sep 25 [Epub ahead of print] doi 10.1016.

Guta A, Nixon S, Gahagan J, Fielden S. “Walking Along Beside the Researcher”: How Canadian REBs/IRBs are Responding to the Needs of Community-Based Participatory Research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 2012;7(1):15-25.

Nixon SA, Hanass-Hancock J, Whiteside A, Barnett AS. The Increasing Chronicity of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: Re-thinking “HIV as a Long-Wave Event” in the Era of Widespread Access to ART. Globalization and Health 2011; 7(41).

Nixon SA, Benatar SR. A critical public health ethics analysis of Canada’s international response to HIV.  Global Public Health 2011; 6(7):777-793.

Casale M, Flicker S, Nixon S. Fieldwork Challenges: Lessons Learned from a North-South Public Health Research Partnership. Health Promotion Practice 2011;12(50):734-743.

Nixon SA. Canada’s International Response to HIV During Times of Global Transition: A Qualitative Inquiry. Current HIV Research 2011 9(3):194-201.

Nixon SA, Forman L, Hanass-Hancock J, Mac-Seing M, Munyanukato N, Myezwa H, Retis C. Rehabilitation: A Crucial Component in the Future of HIV Care and Support. South African Journal of HIV Medicine 2011 12(2):12-17.

Nixon SA, O’Brien KK, Rubin G. Non-Surgical Management of Severe Osteonecrosis of the Knee in an HIV-Positive Patient: A Case Report. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases 2011 935041:1-5.

Nixon SA, Rubincam C, Casale M, Flicker S. Is 80% a Passing Grade?: Meanings Attached to Condom Use in an Abstinence-Plus HIV Prevention Programme in South Africa. AIDS Care 2011 23(2):213-220.

Stoebenau K, Nixon SA, Rubincam CC, Willan S, Zembe YZN, Tsikoane T, Tanga PT, Bello HM, Caceres CF, Townsend L, Rakotoarison PG, Razafintsalama V. More Than Just Talk:  Implications of Transactional Sex Discourses for Women’s Vulnerability to HIV in Lesotho, Madagascar and South Africa. Globalization and Health 2011; 7(34).

O’Brien KK, Nixon SA, Tynan AM, Glazier R. Aerobic exercise interventions for adults living with HIV/AIDS. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD001796. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001796.pub3.

Gibson BE, Nixon SA, Nicholls DA. Critical reflections on the physiotherapy profession in Canada. Physiotherapy Canada 2010 62(2):98-103.

Casale M, Nixon S, Flicker S, Rubincam C, Jenney A. Dilemmas and tensions facing a faith-based organization promoting HIV prevention among young people in South Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research 2010 9(2),135-145.

Nixon SA, Cleaver S, Stevens M, Hard J, Landry MD. The role of physical therapists in natural disasters: what can we learn from the earthquake in Haiti? Physiotherapy Canada 2010 62(3), 167-168.

Birn AE, Nixon SA. Canada’s health care system: A relevant approach for South Africa? South African Medical Association Journal 2010 Jul 26;100(8):516-20.

Hanass-Hancock J, Nixon S. The Fields of HIV and Disability: Past, Present and Future. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2009 12(2)8.

Nixon S, Forman L. Exploring synergies between human rights and public health ethics: a whole greater than the sum of its parts. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2008 8:2.

Nixon S. Critical public health ethics and Canada’s role in global health. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2006 97(1):32-34.

Rusch M, Nixon S, Schilder A, Braitstein P, Chan K, Hogg RS. Impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions: Prevalence and associations among persons living with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 Sept 06; 2(1):46.

Rusch M, Nixon S, Schilder A, Braitstein P, Chan K, Hogg RS. Prevalence of activity limitation among persons living with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2004 95(6):437-440.

Nixon S, Cott C. Shifting perspectives: reconceptualizing HIV disease in a rehabilitation framework. Physiotherapy Canada. 2000 August 52(3):189-207.

Stephanie co-founded the field of rehabilitation in the context of HIV in Canada the 1990/2000’s, and then Sub-Saharan Africa in the 2000/2010’s. This experience set the stage for the next phase of Stephanie’s research, which explores how systems of oppression shape health research, education and practice, and the role of people in positions of unearned advantage in disrupting these harmful patterns. In 2019, she published the Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship: Implications for Health, an article that translates core concepts in anti-oppression with a focus on accountable action among people in positions of privilege. This work derived from Stephanie’s own learning and unlearning as a straight, able-bodied, white settler woman of English and Irish descent regarding the ways she is structured in history to uphold systems of inequality.

In the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Stephanie is teaching a reading course on Indigenous arts-based research methods.

In the MScPT program, Stephanie co-leads the SPEC (social, political, ethical and cultural issues) curriculum, and is co-lead of Unit 13 on advanced research methods.

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto