Gibson, Barbara E.

Gibson, Barbara E.
Barbara Gibson, PhD, BMR(PT)  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto; and a Senior Scientist at the Bloorview Research Institute at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Canada. She holds the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Childhood Disability Studies. Barbara is a physical therapist and bioethicist whose research investigates how social, cultural, and institutional practices intersect in producing health, inclusion/exclusion, and identity with disabled children and youth. The work is interdisciplinary and intersectional; drawing upon sociological studies of health, bioethics, postmodern scholarship, and critical disability studies. Barbara holds cross appointments to the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research in Canada, and the Person Centred Research Centre, at AUT University in Auckland. She is a member of the executive of the international Critical Physiotherapy Network. Barbara has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has delivered 20+ keynote presentations. Her new book Rehabilitation: A Post-critical Approach is published by CRC Press.

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