Amira Tawashy



Email: Amira.Tawashy@Dal.Ca
Phone: 902-494-2559
Mailing Address: 
Room 114, Forrest Building, 5869 University Avenue PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2


  • BSc, University of British Columbia
  • MSc, University of British Columbia
  • MSc OT, Dalhousie University

Research interests

  • Wheeled mobility provision in under-resourced settings
  • Wheelchair Skills Training
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Spinal cord injury/traumatic brain injury and Occupational Therapy

Invited presentations and selected publications

  • Wheelchair Provision & Skills Training in Kenya. International Seating Symposium (Workshop), Canada; March 2020
  • Wheelchair Provision & Skills Training in Nepal and Uganda. International Seating Symposium (Plenary Lecture), Canada; March 2018
  • Wheelchair Provision & Skills Training: An International Perspective. Latin American Seating Symposium, Argentina; September 2017
  • Wheelchair Provision & Skills Training in Uganda. Medical Grand Rounds, NS Health Authority; Halifax, October 2016
  • Tawashy AE, Eng JJ, Krassioukov AV, Miller WC, Sproule S. Aerobic Exercise During Early Rehabilitation for Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Physical Therapy 2010; 90(3):427-37.
  • Tawashy AE, Eng JJ, Lin KH, Tang PF, Hung CH. Physical activity is related to lower levels of pain, fatigue, and depression in individuals with spinal cord injury: A correlational study. Spinal Cord 2009; 47(4):301- 306
  • Tawashy AE, Eng JJ, Hung C, Krassioukov AV et al. Screening and Habituation of FES-Cycling for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy 2008;32(4):164-70.


  • OCCU & PHYT 6140 Elements of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
  • OCCU 6013 Advanced Topics in Mobility Provision 


  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia
  •  International Society of Wheelchair Professionals
  •  Wheelchair Research Team

International Work Experience

  • Uganda – Wheelchair provision and education
  • Kenya - Wheelchair provision and education
  • Sudan - Wheelchair provision and education
  • Haiti – Occupational Therapy mentorship; Wheelchair provision and education
  • India – Occupational Therapy mentorship; Wheelchair provision and education
  • Nepal – Occupational Therapy mentorship; Wheelchair provision and education