Sally Lindsay PhD
Associate Professor
Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Contact Info
T: (416) 425-6220 3654
F: (416) 425-1634
Bloorview Research Institute - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, ON, M4G 1R8
Research Interests
Occupational Science, Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences, Rehabilitation Health Services Studies

Dr. Sally Lindsay is a Senior Scientist at Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto. Her PhD is in the Sociology of Work and Health. Her research focuses on the social inclusion and participation of youth disabilities. She has over 120 publications and 150 invited presentations and has received over $3.5 million in peer-reviewed research funding as a principal investigator from SSHRC, CIHR among others. She holds an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and was recently elected into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.


Research Synopsis

Participation and social inclusion of children, youth and young adults with disabilities at school, work and in the community. Current projects focus on occupational rehabilitation, transitions to adulthood, school transitions, peer mentorship, disclosure and accommodations. Other interests include: lived experience, social determinants of health, social inequalities, discrimination, gender, and the sociology of health and illness.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

  1. Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Leck J, Stinson J. (2019) A pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial of a 12-week e-mentoring employment intervention for youth with physical disabilities. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Pediatrics and Parenting
  2. Lindsay S. (2019) Accessible and inclusive transportation for youth with disabilities: Developing innovative solutions. Disability & Rehabilitation
  3. Lindsay S. et al. (2019) Disability disclosure and workplace accommodations among youth with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation
  4. Lindsay S, et al. (2019) Gender matters in the transition to employment for young adults with physical disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 41(3): 319-332.
  5. Lindsay S, et al. (2018) Exploring how volunteer work shapes occupational potential among youths with and without disabilities: A qualitative comparison. Journal of Occupational Science 25(3):322-336

Honours and Awards

  • College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Angus Reid Practitioners / Applied Sociology Award, Canadian Sociology Association
  • Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation