• Senior Scientist and Theme Leader, Bloorview Research Institute
  • Chair, Childhood Disabilities Studies, Bloorview Research Institute
  • Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto



Social, philosophical and policy aspects of childhood disability/chronic illness, interdisciplinary scholarship, contemporary social theory and qualitative research methods.



Title: Best practices and self-management interventions for children and youth with a physical disability. Lindsay, S., Kingsnorth, S., McKeever, P., Vrijhoef, B. 
CIHR ($99,945, 2011- 2012)

Title: The Art of Waiting: Evaluation of an Interactive Media Experience in a Children’s Hospital Clinic Waiting Space. Biddiss, E., (PI), McPherson, A., Chau, T., McKeever, P., Rigby, P. & Fehlings, D. 
CIHR: ($93,536, 2011- 2013)

Title: Active Video Games for Promotion of Physical Activity in Children and Youth With Disabilities: Risks and Benefits. 
 Biddiss, E., Chau, T., Fehlings, D., McKeever, P. & Wright, V.
 CIHR: ($152,910, 2010- 2013)

Title: Songs of Children Said to be Silent.
 McKeever, P. (PI), Biddiss, E., Chau, T., Kingsnorth S. & Blain, S. 
 SickKids Foundation, Norman Saunders Complex Care Initiative, ($9,971, 2010-2011)

Title: School, Home and Neighbourhood Accessibility: Physically Disabled Children’s Assessments (The ScHaN Project).McKeever, P., Ruddick, S. (Co-PIs), Dunn, J., Young, N., Yantzi, N. & Doherty, S. CIHR: ($360,768, 2008- 2011)

Title: The Lived Experiences of Mothers of Children with Autism.
 Nicholas, D. (PI), Roberts, W. & McKeever, P.
 SSHRC: ($154,000, 2008-  2011)



Gibson, B.E., Teachman, G., Wright, V., Fehlings, D., Young, N.L., McKeever, P. (2011). Children’s and parents’ beliefs regarding the value of walking: Rehabilitation implications for children with cerebral palsy. Child: Care, Health and Development. 2011.

Tsimicalis, A., Stevens, B., Ungar, W., McKeever, P., Greenberg, M., Agha, M., Guerriere, D., Barr, R., Naqvi, A. & Moineddin, R. (2011). A prospective study to determine the costs incurred by families of children newly diagnosed with cancer in Ontario. Psycho-Oncology. 2011.

Gladstone, B., Boydell, K., Seeman, V. M. & McKeever, P. (2011). Children’s experience of parental mental illness: a literature review. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 2011

McLaren, C., Edwards, G., Ruddick, S., Zabjek, K. & McKeever, P. (2011). Kindergarten Kids in motion: Rethinking inclusive classrooms for optimal learning. Educational and Child Psychology. 28 (1), 100-113

Blain, S., Kingsnorth, S., Stephens, L. & McKeever, P. (2011). Determining the effects of therapeutic clowning on nurses in a children’s rehabilitation hospital, Arts & Health. 2011; doi: 10.1080/17533015.2011.561359.

Biddiss, E., McKeever, P., Lindsay, S. & Chau, T. (2011). Implications of prosthesis funding structures on the experiences of individuals with upper limb absence. Prosthetics & Orthotics International. 35(2), 215-224.

Kingsnorth, S., Blain, S., & McKeever, P. (2010). Physiological and emotional responses of disabled children to Therapeutic Clowns: A pilot study. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2010; doi: 10.1093/ecam/neq008.