In 2009 the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation was pleased to announce that the recipient of the Award of Excellence in HIV and Rehabilitation was Dr. Stephanie Nixon.
Dr. Stephanie Nixon
Stephanie is a physiotherapist who has been an HIV activist, researcher and clinician for 15 years. She completed her HonBA in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 1992 and 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 with Prof. Alan Whiteside at the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa from 2006-2008.
Stephanie is co-founder and Director of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation, and she leads the HIV/AIDS, Globalization and Rehabilitation Research Unit in the Department of Physical Therapy.
It was CWGHR’s pleasure and honour to award Dr. Stephanie Nixon the 2009 Award of Excellence in HIV and Rehabilitation.