Dr. Barbara Gibson
Barbara is a 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 Kids 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, posthuman scholarship, and critical disability studies. Barbara is an Academic Fellow at the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research and a Member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto.
Areas of Focus
Critical Disability and Rehabilitation Studies