Stephanie Nixon, PT, PhD

Associate Professor

SGS Status: Full Member
Primary Graduate Appointment: Department of Physical Therapy
Graduate Appointment(s): Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Program: Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics
Available to Supervise CSB Students: Yes

Research Interests

HIV, global health, rehabilitation, disability, allyship

Current Research Projects

Education & Training History
  • 2005 - 2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • 2000 - 2006 PhD, Public Health Sciences and Collaborative Program in Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Supervisors: Solomon Benatar and Ross Upshur
    Thesis: Canada’s International Response to HIV/AIDS: A Public Health Ethics Inquiry
  • 1997 - 2000 MSc, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Supervisors: Rebecca Renwick and Jack Ivan Williams
    Thesis: Return-to-Work?: The Experience of People Living with HIV/AIDS
  • 1993 - 1995 BHSc, Physiotherapy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1988 - 1992 BA, Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Honours & Awards
  • 2015 Graduate Teaching Award for Early Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
  • 2015 Dean’s Rising Star Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 2014 Global Health Award, Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Other Affiliations
  • Director, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR), Canada