It Doesn't Have to Hurt

For Researchers

For You

Research plays an important role in improving pain management for children.
On this page we showcase our research and resources that are most relevant for researchers. We are also always looking for new researchers to collaborate with and new trainees to join our team.

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Our Work

Research

We also conduct original grant-funded research on a range of topics in children's pain management, with a focus on developmental,
psychological, and family factors.

Click on the links below to find out more about our research.

Pain in childhood cancer survivors

We're learning more about pain in childhood cancer survivors.

Risk and resilience in children of parents with chronic pain

We're learning more about parents who have chronic pain and their children.

Can a robot help kids with their blood test?

We're trying to make getting a blood test better at the IWK Health Centre's blood clinic.

Parenting with chronic pain

We're learning more about parents who have chronic pain and their children in this study.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become involved in your research?

We love to hear from anyone interested in becoming involved in our research. There are opportunities available for parents and families, students at all levels and across disciplines, researchers, and organizations. Contact Dr. Christine Chambers by email and introduce yourself to learn more.

Are there any positions available in your lab for trainees?

Dr. Chambers supervises trainees from all over the world at all levels of study and across multiple disciplines. Contact Dr. Christine Chambers by email and introduce yourself to learn more.

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Leading the Charge

Dr. Christine Chambers

Dr. Christine Chambers

Dr. Chambers is an international leader in the study of children’s pain. She holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children's Pain and is a Killam Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She and her research team are based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. Her award-winning work spans research, training, knowledge translation, and advocacy.

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