Our research team consists of trainees (undergraduate students, graduate students, medical residents, and fellows) and staff (research assistants, coordinators, and associates) who work together with parents and other stakeholders to tackle the problem of poorly managed pain in children. We collaborate with a wide range of researchers across Canada and around the world who bring complementary expertise and experience.
We provide training opportunities for students from different disciplines and at different stages of training, including postdoctoral fellows, PhD students (primarily in clinical psychology), masters students, honours/undergraduate students, as well as medical students and residents.
We recognize and value diversity and equity and follow best practices for the inclusion of diverse and underrepresented populations to ensure that individuals feel valued, respected, and equally supported.
If you are interested in joining our team please contact Dr. Chambers directly to discuss opportunities.
Kristen is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University. Her research is focused on the risk and protective factors in children whose parents have chronic pain. Kristen is funded by a CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship, a Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, an NSHRF Scotia Scholars award, and Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit award.
Perri is a PhD student in the Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University. Her research is focused on pain in children with cancer, childhood cancer survivors, the role of families in pain, and knowledge translation. Perri is supported by a CIHR Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Yvonne is a PhD student Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University. Her research is focused on juvenile arthritis-related pain, family factors associated with the experience of pain in pediatric chronic illness, psychological and self-management interventions for pain management, and knowledge translation. She is supported by a PhD Salary award from The Arthritis Society and an award from the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit.
Nicole is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University. Her research is focused on procedural pain in pediatric populations, interventions for procedural pain management, and knowledge translation. Nicole is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canadian Graduate Scholarship and a Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship award.
Lindsay is the recipient of the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health to be a visiting scholar with us. She is also a Masters student in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Sarka Lisonkova and Dr. Joseph Ting.
LeAnne is a Dalhousie Medical School student and conducts research as part of the Research In Medicine (RIM) program. Her research is focused on parent/child and health care professional perspectives on the implementation of a technology for pain management. LeAnne is funded by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Cresco Summer Studentship.
Alexandra is a Dalhousie Medical School student and conducts research as part of the Research In Medicine (RIM) program. Her research is focused on using quantitative sensory testing with children. Alexandra is supported by the Faculty of Medicine Dr. Philip Cole RIM Fund.
Jennifer is a Research Associate at the IWK Health Centre and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University. She has interests in pain and child health, knowledge translation, patient engagement, and implementation science.
Justine is a research manager at the IWK Health Centre and manages the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt initiative. She is also a full-time PhD student in Health at Dalhousie University. Justine is interested in empowering parents with the best evidence-based information to ensure the best care for their children, both in Canada and internationally.
Brittany is a research administrative assistant at the IWK Health Centre supporting Dr. Christine Chambers and her lab. She works on several different research projects in the lab as well.
Emma is a research administrative assistant at the IWK Health Centre. She works with PhD student, Perri Tutelman, on her research studying pain in childhood cancer survivors.
Zara is a research assistant who is the site coordinator for a longitudinal study assessing young children’s psychological and behavioural well being after hospitalization in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Kelly is a research consultant and works with us on special projects.
Sarah is an undergraduate student in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University.
Alyssa is an undergraduate student at Dalhousie University.
Charlotte is an undergraduate student at Queen’s University.
Nicole is an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University.
Dr. Mohammadi is a postdoctoral fellow in the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Rehabilitation Research Lab at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Caes is a Lecturer of Psychology in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Division of Psychology at the University of Stirling, UK.
Dr. Coulombe is a clinical psychologist at the IWK Health Centre.
Dr. King is an Associate Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University and a coordinator of their School Psychology Program.
Dr. Schinkel recently finished her internship at BC’s Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Boerner is a postdoctoral fellow at BC Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Birnie is a clinical and health psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children.
Dr. Petter is a clinical psychologist working in private practice in Ontario.
Dr. Noel is a clinical psychologist, an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, and a full member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She leads the Alberta Children’s Pain Research lab.
Dr. Moon is a clinical psychologist at BC Children’s Hospital in the Medical Psychology Program.
Dr. Banstra is a pediatric psychologist and the program director of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Intensive Feeding Program in Michigan.
Dr. McMurtry is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph and leads the Pediatric Pain, Health, and Communication Lab.
Dr. Uman is a psychologist at the IWK Community Mental Health and Addictions clinic and the IWK Health Centre’s Complex Pain team.
Dr. Stanford is a member of the Medical Psychology team at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Rebecca is a school psychologist working in Nova Scotia.
Tessa is a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Provincial Trainer with the Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) Program at the IWK Health Centre.
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.