It Doesn't Have to Hurt

Making a difference for kids in pain

Understanding stakeholders' needs for successful knowledge mobilization in children’s pain


Have you been involved in activities to make a difference in children’s pain?

Thank you to everyone who participated in our study on making a difference in children’s pain. See below for more information on this study and stay tuned as we continue to update this page with study updates and results!

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Featured News


May 15th, 2023

The Chambers Lab made a splash at the Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Pain Society, which was held in Banff, Alberta in May 2023. Missed the event? Check out our posters presented at the meeting below (click on the...

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Canadian Journal of Pain: Bridging the Gap

September 12th, 2022

Bridging the gap: Identifying diverse stakeholder needs and barriers to accessing evidence and resources for children’s pain ABSTRACT Background Stakeholder engagement in knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities can bridge the knowledge to action gap within children’s pain but may be influenced...

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Research Team

Nicole MacKenzie

Trainee Principal Investigator

Dalhousie University & IWK Health

Christine Chambers

Co-Supervising Investigator

Dalhousie University & IWK Health

Katie Birnie

Co-Supervising Investigator

University of Calgary

Christine Cassidy


Dalhousie University & IWK Health

Penny Corkum


Dalhousie University

Meghan McGrady


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Funding and Support

IWK Health Centre
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Dalhousie University