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Gail Teachman PhD, OT Reg (ON)

Course Instructor
Rehabilitation Science Institute
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7


To view Gail’s profiles at McGill University:

VOICE (Views on Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics):
Centre for Research on Children and Families:

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Gail Teachman is a CIHR postdoctoral fellow working with McGill University’s new VOICE (Views on Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics) team and focusing on childhood ethics in the context of disability.  Supported by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Gail completed her doctorate in 2016 at the Rehabilitation Science Institute at University of Toronto. She received a Governor General's Gold Medal, one of Canada’s highest awards, for her research which examined the effects of dominant social inclusion discourses on the lives of disabled youth who have little or no speech. Gail has developed a number of innovative approaches for doing qualitative research with disabled children and youth, including those with communication impairments. Her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on social theory, critical disability studies, childhood studies, occupational science and childhood ethics.

Gail is an occupational therapist with considerable experience teaching and mentoring students in Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto. She has also been involved since 2014 in developing and teaching workshops on qualitative methodologies with the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ).