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


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.

Social media for health researchers

We completed a needs assessment with health researchers and trainees about their social media use.

Pain in childhood cancer survivors

We learned more about pain in childhood cancer survivors.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and treatment-related pain

We wanted to better understand parent perspectives of arthritis- and treatment-related pain in children.

Needles don't have to hurt

We asked parents to tell us what they think about a knowledge translation tool for managing their child's vaccination pain.

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 Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience & Pediatrics and at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her research team is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. Her award-winning work spans research, training, knowledge translation, and advocacy.

About Us
Our Team
Our Work
IWK Health Centre
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Dalhousie University