Nixon, Stephanie


Stephanie Nixon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Director of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto in Canada. She is cross-appointed in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Stephanie is a white woman of settler descent who has been an HIV activist and global health researcher for 20 years. She completed 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 her post-doc at the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa from 2006-2008. Her current research uses critical social science to explore links between HIV, disability and global health in Canada and in Southern Africa. She is particularly interested in exploring how systems of inequality (including colonization and racism) shape health care, health research and health professions education.