• Hojjati A, Beavis A, Kassam A, Choudhury D, Masching R, Fraser M, Nixon SA. Educational content related to postcolonialism and Indigenous health inequities recommended for all rehabilitation students in Canada: A qualitative study. Disability and Rehabilitation. Accepted 2017 Sept 14.
  • Nixon SA, Bond V, Solomon S, Cameron C, Mwamba C, Hanass-Hancock J. Optimism alongside new challenges: Using a rehabilitation framework to explore experiences of a qualitative longitudinal cohort of people living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment in Lusaka, Zambia. AIDS Care. Accepted 26 Jul 2017, Published online: 21 Aug 2017.
  • O’Brien KK, Tynan AM, Nixon SA, Glazier RH.  Effectiveness of Progressive Resistive Exercise in the Context of HIV: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Using the Cochrane Collaboration Protocol. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017 Apr 12;17(1):268. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2342-8.   Available at:
  • Storr, C., Maclachlan, J., Drynan, D., Campbell-Rempel, M., Lauckner, H., Edgelow, M., Murphy, S., Moliner, C., Bossers, A., Cameron, D. (2017). Building Sustainable Fieldwork Partnerships between Canada and India: Finding common goals. Revised and resubmitted to World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin.
  • Mbuagbaw, L. and Cockburn, L. (2017). Challenges and opportunities in country-specific research synthesis: a case study from Cameroon. Systematic Reviews, 6:159,
  • Ray, M., Wallace, L., Mbuagbaw, L., Cockburn, L. (2017). Functioning and disability in recent research from Cameroon: a narrative synthesis. Pan African Medical Journal, 27(1). 27:73.doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.27.73.12167
  • Cockburn, L., Hashemi, G., Noumi, C., Ritchie, A., Skead, K. (2017). Realizing the educational rights of children with disabilities: An overview of inclusive education in Cameroon. 8 (6), 1 -11.
  • Dean L., Mulamba, C., Njelesani J., Mbabazi, P. & Bates I. (in press, 2017). Establishing an international laboratory network for neglected tropical diseases: Understanding existing capacity in five WHO regions. International Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health.
  • Njelesani J., Hashemi, G., Cameron, C., Cameron, D., Richard, D., & Parnes, P. (in press, 2017). From the day they are born: A qualitative study exploring violence against children with disabilities in West Africa. BMC Public Health.
  • Hui N., Vickery E., Njelesani J., & Cameron D. (2017). Gendered experiences of inclusive education for children with disabilities in West and East Africa. International Journal of Inclusive Education; doi: 10.1080/13603116.2017.1370740
  • Hashemi G, Kupper H, Wickenden M. “Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusive Health and the path to Universal Health Coverage”, Journal of Disability and Global South, 2017, 4 (1): 1088-1111


  • Cleaver SR, Fazal N. A Doctoral Student Complementarity Approach (DSCA) for Global Health Research. Journal of Global Health. 6(2):21-27, 2016.
  • Cleaver SR, Carvajal JK, Sheppard PS. Cultural Humility: A Way of Thinking to Inform Practice Globally. [Guest Editorial]. Physiotherapy Canada 68(1):1-2, 2016. DOI: 10.3138/ptc.68.1.GEE
  • Cleaver S, Magalhães L, Bond V, Polatajko H, Nixon S. 2016. Research principles and research experiences: critical reflection on conducting a PhD dissertation on global health and disability. Disability and the Global South. 3(2):1022-1043. 
  • Brisbois B, Cole D, Davison C, Di Ruggiero E, Hanson L, Janes C, Larson C, Nixon SA, Plamondin K, Stime B. 2016. Corporate sponsorship of global health research: Questions to promote critical thinking about potential funding relationships. Canadian Journal of Public Health.107(4-5):e390-e392.
  • Nixon SA, Yeung E, Shaw J, Kuper A, Gibson BE. (In press). The 7-Step Framework for Critical Analysis and Its Application in the Field of Physiotherapy. Physical Therapy. 97(2): 249-257.
  • Flicker S, Nixon SA.  2016. Writing Peer-reviewed Articles in Diverse Teams: Considerations for Novice Scholars Conducting Community-Engaged Research. Health Promotion International. 1-10. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daw059
  • Landy R, Cameron C, Au A, Cameron D, O’Brien KK, Robrigado K, Baxter L, Cockburn L, O’Hearn S, Oliver B, Nixon SA. 2016. Educational Strategies to Enhance Reflexivity Among Clinicians and Health Professional Students: A Scoping Study. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research.  17(3). Art. 14. September 2016. 
  • Nixon SA, Cameron C, Mweshi M, Nkandu E, Okidi C, Tattle S, Yates T. 2016. “It is an eye-opener that there’s a relationship between rehabilitation and HIV”: Perspectives of physiotherapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in Kenya and Zambia on the role of rehabilitation for adults and children living with HIV. Physiotherapy Canada. 68(3). DOI:
  • Gasparelli K, Crowley H, Fricke M, McKenzie B, Oosman S, Nixon SA. 2016. Guest Editorial: Mobilizing Reconciliation: Implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report for Physiotherapy in Canada. Physiotherapy Canada. 68(3):211-212. DOI:  
  • Stevens M, Nixon SA. 2016. Research on rehabilitation interventions for adults living with HIV: a scoping review. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 39(2):106-16. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000166.
  • O’Brien KK, Tynan AM, Nixon SA, Glazier R. 2016. Effectiveness of aerobic exercise for adults living with HIV : systematic review and meta-analysis using the Cochrane Collaboration protocol. BMC Infectious Diseases. 16:182. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1478-2.
  • Terrana, A., Tahsin, F., Dowdell, J., Edwards, B., Cacciacaro, L., Cameron, D. (2016). Perspectives of Key Stakeholders about Vocational Training and Rehabilitation in Trinidad and Tobago. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol. 79(11) 703–712.
  • Njelesani J., Fehlings L., Tsang A., & Polatajko H. (2016). The influence of context on occupational selection in sport-for-development programming. Societies; 6(3), 24; doi:10.3390/soc6030024
  • 2nd CBR World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sept 27-30, 2016. P0dium presentation: The GRID Network: Groups for Rehabilitation and Inclusive Development Building a CBR Community of Practice in Cameroon


  • Mesaroli G, Bourgeois AM, Condron A, McCurry E, Petrapanagos, Fraser M, Nixon SA. 2015. Enhanced patient-centred care: perspectives regarding the impact of international clinical internships on practice. Physiotherapy Canada. 67(4). 
  • Gibson JL, Forman L, Nixon SA. Guest Editorial: Bioethics and the right to health: advancing a complementary agenda. Health and Human Rights Journal 17(1):1-5.
  • Nixon SA, Hunt M. 2015. Guest Editorial: Global health: where do physiotherapy and rehabilitation research fit? Physiotherapy Canada 67(3):217-218.
  • Beavis ASW, Hojjati A, Kassam A, Choudhury D, Fraser M, Masching R, Nixon SA. 2015. What all students in healthcare training programs should learn to increase health equity: perspectives on postcolonialism and the health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. BMC Medical Education 2015, 15:155.
  • Dhawan S, Cole DC, Martiniuk A, Nixon SA, Pinto AD. 2015. Navigating the career landscape: a pilot mentorship program for early career global health researchers. University of Alberta Health Sciences Journal 11(1):25-29. 
  • Nixon SA, Cockburn L, Acheinegeh R, Bradley K, Cameron D, Mue PN, Nyingcho S, Gibson BE. 2015. Using postcolonial perspectives to consider rehabilitation with children with disabilities: the Bamenda-Toronto dialogue. Disability and the Global South. 2(2):570-589. 
  • Parsons J, Nixon SA, Bond VA. 2015. “Are we not human?” Stories of stigma, disability and HIV from Lusaka, Zambia and their implications for access to health services. PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journalpone.0127392.
  • Hanass-Hancock J, Myezwa H, Nixon SA, Gibbs A. 2015. “When I was no longer able to see and walk, that is when I affected most”: Experiences of disability in people living with HIV in South Africa. Disability and Rehabilitation 2015;37(22):2051-60. 
  • Flicker S, Nixon SA. The DEPICT model for participatory qualitative health promotion research analysis piloted in Canada, Zambia and South Africa. Health Promotion International. 2015;30(3):616-624, DOI:10.1093/heapro/dat093.
  • Grandisson, M., Thibeault, R., Hebert, M., Cameron, D. (2015). Expert consensus on best evaluative practices in community-based rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 
  • Dean L., Njelesani J., Smith H., & Bates I. (2015). Promoting sustainable research partnerships: A case study of a UK-Africa capacity strengthening award scheme. Health Research Policy and Systems; 13:81; doi:10.1186/s12961-015-0071-2
  • Cappa C., Petrowski N., & Njelesani J. (2015). Navigating the landscape of child disability measurement: A review of available data collection instruments. European Journal of Disability Research; doi: 10.1016/j.alter.2015.08.001
  • Polatajko H., Njelesani, J., & Davis J. (2015). Explicating our core competency: A call for global research on occupational enablement. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy; doi: 10.1177/0008417415603716      
  • Njelesani J., Teachman G., Durocher E., Hamdani Y., & Phelan S. (2015). Thinking critically about client-centred practice and occupational possibilities across the life-span. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy; doi:10.3109/11038128.2015.1049550
  • Njelesani, J., Cameron, D., Parsons, J., & Nixon, S. (2015). Experiences of work among people with disabilities who are HIV+ in Zambia. African Journal of AIDS Research; 14, 51-56; doi:10.2989/16085906.2015.1016985
  • Njelesani, J., Gibson, B. E., Cameron, D., Nixon, S., & Polatajko, H. (2015). Sport-for-Development: A Level Playing Field? Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research; 16, Art. 12;
  • Cleaver S. Cultural Competence: A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiency [Book Review]. Physiotherapy Canada 67(1):95, 2015. DOI: 10.3138/ptc.67.1.rev1


  • Ahluwalia P, Nixon SA, Cameron D, Cockburn L, Ellwood L, Mori B. (2014). Analyzing international clinical education practices for Canadian rehabilitation students. BMC Medical Education. 14(187).
  • Meseroli G, Bourgeois AM, Condron A, McCurry E, Petrapanagos, Fraser M, Nixon SA. (2014). Enhanced patient-centred care: perspectives regarding the impact of international clinical internships on practice. Physiotherapy Canada. (In press)
  • Njelesani J, Nixon SA, Cameron D, Parsons J, Menon JA. (2014). Experiences of work among people with disabilities who are HIV-positive in Lusaka, Zambia. African Journal of AIDS (In press)
  • Nixon SA, Cameron C, Hanass-Hancock J, Simwaba P, Solomon P, Bond V, Menon JA, Richardson E, Stevens M, Zack E. (2014). Perceptions of HIV-related health services in Zambia for people with disabilities who are HIV-positive. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 17(18806).
  • Cassady C, Mehru R, Chan C, Engelhardt J, Fraser M, Nixon SA. (2014). Thinking beyond our borders: investigating ideal competencies for Canadian physiotherapists working in resource-poor countries. Physiotherapy Canada. 66(1): 15-23.
  • Stevens M , Kirsh B , Nixon SA. (2014). Rehabilitation interventions for children living with HIV: a scoping review. Disability and rehabilitation. 36(10): 865-874.
  • Nixon SA, Maimbolwa M. (2014). Living with HIV and Dying with AIDS: Diversity, Inequality and Human Rights in the Global Pandemic, Book Review. Developing World Bioethics. 14(10): 56-57.
  • Kelland K, Hoe E, McGuire M, Yu J, Andreoli A, Nixon SA.. (2014). Excelling in the Advocate role: exploring the perspectives of leading Canadian physiotherapy advocates regarding the attributes required for successful advocacy. Physiotherapy Canada. 66(1): 74-80.
  • Cleaver S, Nixon SA. (2014). A scoping study of ten years of published literature on community-based rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 36(17): 1385-1394. DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2013.845257
  • Yoshida K, Hanass-Hancock J, Nixon SA, Bond V. (2014). Using intersectionality to explore experiences of disability and HIV among women and men in Zambia. Disability and Rehabilitation. Early online
  • Njelesani J, Leckie K, Drummond J, Cameron D. (2014). Parental perceptions of barriers to physical activity in children with developmental disabilities living in Trinidad and Tobago. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.3109/09638288.2014.918186
  • Wiley B, Cameron D, Hogg A, Gulati S. (2014). Exploring the use of Tablets (iPads) with Children and Young Adults with Disabilities in Trinidad. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. doi:10.3109/17483107.2014.914251
  • Kam S, Kent M, Khodaverdian A, Daiter L, Njelesani J, Cameron D, Andrysek J. (2014). The influence of environmental and personal factors on participation of lower-limb prosthetic users in low-income countries: Prosthetists’ perspectives. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 1-7. doi:10.3109/17483107.2014.905643.
  • Haro A, Knight B, Cameron D, Nixon S, Ahluwahia P, Hicks E. (2014). Becoming an Occupational Therapist: Impact of International Fieldwork Placements on Clinical Practice. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 81(3): 173-182. doi: 10.1177/0008417414534629
  • Cockburn L, Cleaver S, Benuh E. The Prevalence of Impairments and Disabilities in the North West Region, Cameroon. Health Sciences and Disease 15(2), 2014.
  • Njelesani J, Cleaver S, Tataryn M. Chapter 12: Practical Strategies to Meet the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Disaster Management Initiatives. Pp 84-9 in: D. Mitchell, V. Karr (eds), Crises, Conflict and Disability: Ensuring Equality. Routledge, UK, 2014. [ISBN: 978-0-415-81165-1]


  • Njelesani J, Gibson BE, Cameron D, Nixon SA, Polatajko H. (2013). A Critical Occupational Approach: Offering Insights on the Sport-for-Development Playing Field. Journal of Sport for Development.(In press)
  • Wickenden A, Nixon SA, Yoshida K. (2013). Exploring the impact of the intersection of HIV, disability and gender on the sexualities of women in Zambia. African Journal of Disability. 2(1): Art #50.
  • Njelesani J , Stevens M , Cleaver S , Mwambwa L , Nixon S. (2013). International research partnerships in occupational therapy: a Canadian-Zambian case study. Occupational Therapy International. 20(2): 78-87.
  • Njelesani, J., Cameron, D., Gibson, BE, Nixon, S., & Polatajko, H. (2013). Towards a critical occupational approach to research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 12: 207-220.
  • Forman L, Nixon SA. Chapter 4: Human Rights Discourse within Global Health Ethics. In: Upshur RE & Pinto A. An Introduction to Global Health Ethics. Routledge. 2013.
  • Haro A, Knight R, Ahluwalia P, Hicks E, Cameron D, Nixon SA. Becoming an occupational therapist: impact of international fieldwork placements on clinical practice. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. [In press] Accepted July 22, 2013.
  • Cassady C, Mehru R, Chan C, Engelhardt J, Fraser M, Nixon SA. Thinking beyond our borders: investigating ideal competencies for Canadian physiotherapists working in resource-poor countries. Physiotherapy Canada. 2013. Advance online article: 1-9.
  • Hanass-Hancock J, Regondi I, van Egeraat L, Nixon S. HIV-related disability in HIV hyper-endemic countries: a scoping review. World Journal of AIDS. 2013; 3:257-279.
  • Cameron D, Cockburn L, Nixon SA, Garcia L, Leotaud J, MacPherson K, Mashaka P, Mlay R, Parnes P, Wango J, Williams T. Global Partnerships for International Fieldwork in Occupational Therapy: Reflection and Innovation. Occupational Therapy International. 2013;20(2):88-96.
  • Cobbing S, Chetty V, Hanass-Hancock J, Myezwa H, Nixon SA. The essential role of physiotherapists in providing rehabilitation services to people living with HIV in South Africa. South African Journal of Physiotherapy 2013;69(1):22-25.
  • Nixon SA, Casale M, Flicker S, Rogan M. Applying the Principles of Knowledge Translation and Exchange to Inform Dissemination of HIV Survey Results to Adolescent Participants in South Africa. Health Promotion International 2013;28(2):233-243.
  • Veras M, Pottie K, Welch V, Ramsay T, Dahal GP, Cameron D, Tugwell P. (2013). Assessing Global Health Competencies in Rehabilitation Students. Rehabilitation Research and Practice.


  • Landry MD, Nixon S, Raman SR, Schleifer Taylor J, Tepper J. Global Health Experiences (GHEs) in Physical Therapist Education: Balancing Moral Imperative with Inherent Moral Hazard.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education 2012; 16(1):24-28.
  • Cleaver S. Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain: A Case-Based Approach [Book Review]. Physiotherapy Canada 64(4):428, 2012. DOI: 10.3138/ptc.64.4.rev
  • Ouellette-Kuntz H, Burge P, Cleaver S, Isaacs B, Lunsky Y, Jones J, Hastie R, Undergraduate Medical Education in Intellectual Disabilities Group at Queen’s University. Attitudes of medical clerks toward persons with intellectual disabilities. Canadian Family Physician 58(5):e282-e288, 2012. PMCID: PMC3352815
  • Njelesani J, Cleaver S, Tataryn M, Nixon S. Using a Human Rights-Based Approach to Disability in Disaster Management Initiatives. Chapter 2 (pp 21-46) in Cheval, S. Natural Disasters. InTech Open Access Publishers: Rijeka, Croatia, 2012. [ISBN: 978-953-51-0188-8]


  • Nixon SA, Hanass-Hancock J, Whiteside A, Barnett AS. The Increasing Chronicity of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: Re-thinking “HIV as a Long-Wave Event” in the Era of Widespread Access to ART. Globalization and Health 2011; 7(41)
  • Casale M, Rogan M, Hynie M, Flicker S, Nixon SA, Rubincam C.  Gendered Perceptions of HIV Risk among Young Women and Men in a High HIV-Prevalence Setting. African Journal of AIDS Research 2011 10:sup1:301-310.
  • Nixon SA, Benatar SR. A critical public health ethics analysis of Canada’s international response to HIV. Global Public Health 2011; 6(7):777-793.
  • Casale M, Flicker S, Nixon S. Fieldwork Challenges: Lessons Learned from a North-South Public Health Research Partnership. Health Promotion Practice 2011;12(50):734-743.
  • Nixon SA, Forman L, Hanass-Hancock J, Mac-Seing M, Munyanukato N, Myezwa H, Retis C. Rehabilitation: A Crucial Component in the Future of HIV Care and Support. South African Journal of HIV Medicine 2011 12(2):12-17


  • Landry MD, Quigley A, Nakhle A, Nixon SA. Implications of a gap between demand and supply for rehabilitation in post-earthquake Haiti. Physiotherapy Research International 2010 Sep;15(3):123-5.
  • Crawford E, Biggar JM, Leggett A, Huang A, Mori B, Nixon S, Landry M. Examining International Clinical Internships for Canadian Physical Therapy Students from 1997 to 2007. Physiotherapy Canada 2010 62(3), 261-273.
  • Nixon SA, Cleaver S, Stevens M, Hard J, Landry MD. The role of physical therapists in natural disasters: what can we learn from the earthquake in Haiti? Physiotherapy Canada 2010 62(3), 167-168. DOI: 10.3138/physio.62.3.167
  • Birn AE, Nixon SA. Canada’s health care system: A relevant approach for South Africa? South African Medical Association Journal 2010 Jul 26;100(8):516-20.
  • Cleaver SR, Ouellette-Kuntz H, Sakar A. Participation in Intellectual Disability Research: A Review of 20 Years of Studies. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54(3):187-193, 2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01256.x



  • Hanass-Hancock J, Nixon S. The Fields of HIV and Disability: Past, Present and Future. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2009 12(2)8.
  • Bremer K, Cockburn L, Acheinegeh R. Reproductive health experiences among women with physical disabilities in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 30. doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2009.10.008
  • Parnes P, Cameron D, Christie N, Cockburn L, Hashemi G, Yoshida K. Disability in low-income countries: Issues and implications. Disability & Rehabilitation, 31(14), 1170-1180. doi:10.1080/09638280902773778
  • Snead C, Akenack JA, Takougang I, Niamnshi A, Tsang V, Noh J, Wilkins P, Fongwa M, Keystone J,  Cockburn L,  Stephens D, Angwafor S, Weiss S, Smith M, Elliott I. (November 2009). Epilepsy and neurocysticercosis in Northwest Cameroon: A serological study. 3.201, Epilepsia. 50 (Sup 11):412-413. Abstracts from the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society: Clinical Epilepsy.


  • Nixon S, Veenstra N. The Impact of ART Scale-up on Health Systems (De-) Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa: Justice and Justification. Law and Medicine. 2008 27(30):685-703.

2007 and earlier

  • Nixon S. Critical public health ethics and Canada’s role in global health. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2006 97(1):32-34.
  • Cameron DL, Nixon S, Parnes P, Pidsadny M. Children with disabilities in low-income countries. Paediatrics & Child Health.  May/June 2005 10(5): 269-272.