Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

Deb Cameron PhD
Adjunct Professor
Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Contact Info
T: (416) 946-8568
F: (416) 946-8570
Rehabilitation Sciences Building
500 University Avenue, Floor 9
Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
Research Interests
Occupational Science, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Youth with IDD, Social inclusion, Paediatric Interventions, Global Health, International Fieldwork Placements

Dr. Deb Cameron, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor and International Fieldwork Coordinator in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto, as well as an executive member and Education Lead in the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR). Her clinical work in paediatrics has led her to focus part of her research on parent involvement in intervention approaches, the application of one specific approach (Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance, or CO-OP) with children with cerebral palsy, as well as studies related to youth with IDD and inclusion. Her roles working with students on international placements and in global health through ICDR have led to research focused on reflexivity, partnership development, and placement preparation.

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

  1. Benjamin-Thomas, T., Laliberte Rudman, Beatorowitz, B., & D., Cameron, D. Participatory Digital Methodologies: Potential for Advancing Transformative Occupation-Based Research with Children & Youth (ROCC-2018-0048) Accepted by Journal of Occupational Science, July 2018.
  2. Archer, A., Harper, L., & Cameron, D. Understanding Rehabilitation in Ukraine from the Perspective of Key Informants. Acceptedby Disability and Rehabilitation, July 2018.
  3. Chui, A., Mazzitti, D., Nalder, E., Cameron, D., Polatajko, H., Dawson, D., Therapists’ experience of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) ApproachTM: Shifting from conventional practice. Accepted by Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 2018.
  4. Edwards, B., Cameron, D., King, G. & McPherson, A.C. Accepted May 2018. A scoping review: Attitudes and perceptions of children with disabilities within integrated classroom settings. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education.
  5. Keightley, M., Agnihotri, Subramaniapillai, S., Gray, J., Keresztesi, J., Colantonio, A., Polatajko, H. J., Cameron, D. Wiseman-Hakes, C. Investigating a theatre-based intervention for Indigenous youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. April. 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0008417417719722