Jerome Bickenbach

Emeritus Professor and Queen's Research Chair

People Directory Affiliation Category
  • B.A., San Jose,
  • M.A., Alberta
  • Ph.D., Alberta
  • LLB, Toronto
Specializations / Research Interests 

Bioethics, Philosophy of Law, Disability Studies


Jerry Bickenbach's research is in disability studies, bioethics and philosophy of law. He currently holds a Queen's Research Chair, and was a previous holder of a Killam Fellowship, working on the law and policy of health systems performance assessment, including the legal and ethical aspects of summary measures of population health. Previous research included disability and environmental impact; functional limitation determination for disability pensions; qualitative methodologies for survey instrument development for functional limitation; disability and spirituality; political participation of persons with disabilities; and long term care reform evaluation. Currently, Bickenbach is one of the editors of a five volume Encyclopedia of Disability (Sage). After editing a collection of articles on quality of life, resource allocation and disability (CUP), Bickenbach is preparing a book on disability and equality.