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Title: Senior Scientist
Theme: Participation and Inclusion
Ph.D., Collaborative Program in Bioethics, Collaborative Program in Health Care Technology and Place, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
M.Sc., Collaborative Program in Bioethics, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy), University of Manitoba
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Social and ethical dimensions of disability and rehabilitation with children, youth and young adults. Critical approaches to qualitative research. Critical disability ethics.
Title: Validation of the GMFM Challenge Module and the meaning of advanced motor skill performance to parents and children with cerebral palsy.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator with Virginia Wright
Agency: CIHR operating grant. ($348,000, 2012 - 2015).
Title: Therapists’ Beliefs Regarding the Value of Walking: Implications for Physical Rehabilitation with Children with Cerebral Palsy
Role: Principal Investigator
Agency: University of Toronto Connnaught New Researcher Award ($45,294, 2012- 2014)
Recent Funding (selected):
Title: Becoming Men: Advancing methods and frameworks for understanding the intersection of gender and disability for disabled young men
Role: Principal Investigator (2010-2011 $78,915)
Agency: CIHR Catalyst Grant: Methods and Measures for Gender, Sex and Health
Title: WALK: Why Ambulation Learning for Kids?
Role: Principal Investigator
Agency: Social Science and Humanities research Council (SSHRC) Research Development Initiatives (2008-2009, $35,351.00)
Title: There’s no place like home: What constitutes an “adequate” home environment for younger disabled adults?
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Agency: CIHR Catalyst Grant: Ethics (2008-2010, $92,144)
Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:
G Teachman, BE Gibson (2013). Innovative Methods for Single Qualitative Interviews with Disabled Children and Youth. Qualitative Health Research. 23 (2) pp. 264 - 274.
BE Gibson, FA Carnevale G King (2012) ‘This is My Way’: Reimagining Disability, In/Dependence, and Interconnectedness of Persons and Assistive Technologies. Special Issue of Disability and Rehabilitation: Promoting Participation and Engagement in Rehabilitation. Vol. 34, No. 22, Pages 1894-1899.
BE Gibson, G Teachman (2012) Critical Approaches in Physical Therapy Research: Investigating the Symbolic Value of Walking. Special Issue of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice: Philosophy and Physiotherapy. 28(6) pp. 474-484.
BE Gibson, G Teachman, V Wright, D Fehlings, NL Young, P McKeever (2012), Children’s and Parents’ Beliefs Regarding the Value of Walking: Rehabilitation Implications for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Child: Care, Health and Development. 38(1):61-9
BE Gibson, E Stasiulis, S Gutfreund, M McDonald, L Dade (2011), Assessment of Children’s Capacity to Consent for Research: A Descriptive Qualitative Study of Researchers’ Practices, Journal of Medical Ethics. 37, pp. 504-507.
BE Gibson, B Secker, D Rolfe, F Wagner, B Parke, B Mistry (2012), Disability and Dignity-Enabling Home Environments. Social Science and Medicine 74(2): 211-219
Nicholls, DA, Gibson BE (2010) The Body and Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 26(8) 497-509.
Gibson, BE, Nixon SA, Nicholls DA, (2010) Critical Reflections on the Physiotherapy Profession in Canada Physiotherapy Canada 62(2): 98-103(Guest Editorial)
Gibson B.E., Darrah J., Cameron D., Hashemi G., Kingsnorth S., Lepage C., Martini R., Mandich A., Menna-Dack D. (2009) Revisiting Therapy Assumptions in Children’s Rehabilitation: Clinical and Research Implications. Disability and Rehabilitation. Volume 31 Issue 17, 1446
Gibson BE, Zitzelsberger H, McKeever P. (2009)“Futureless” persons: Shifting life expectancies and the vicissitudes of progressive illness,Sociology of Health and Illness, 31 (4).
Gibson B.E., Young N.L., Upshur, R.E.G, McKeever, P. (2007) Men on the margin: A Bourdieusian examination of living into adulthood with muscular dystrophy, Social Science and Medicine. 65: 505–517
Gibson B.E., Upshur, R.E.G, Young N.L., McKeever, P. (2007) Disability, technology and place: social and ethical implications of long-term dependency on medical devices, Ethics, Place & Environment. 10(1): 7-28.
Gibson B.E. (2006) Disability, connectivity and transgressing the autonomous body. Journal of Medical Humanities. 27:187–196
Bloorview Research Institute,
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8
Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 3324
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Toronto
160-500 University Ave
Toronto, ON M5G 1V7
barbara.gibson at utoronto dot ca* (See note below)
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