Christine T. Chambers, PhD, RPsych

Chambers2013 Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience (with cross-appointments in Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine and Psychiatry), and former Canada Research Chair in Pain and Child Health (Tier 2, 2004-2014) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research lab is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. Dr. Chambers’ research examines developmental, psychological, and social influences on children’s pain, with a focus on family factors in pediatric pain and using social media to mobilize evidence-based information about children’s pain to parents. Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). She is the recipient of career awards from numerous organizations, including the International Association for the Study of Pain’s (IASP) Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award, given to an individual under the age of 40 who has made significant contributions to clinical pain research. Dr. Chambers has served on the executive committees of the Society of Pediatric Psychology and the Canadian Pain Society, is an Associate Editor for PAIN and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, and was a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow (2012-13). She currently serves as the Scientific Officer for the CIHR Psychosocial, Sociocultural & Behavioural Determinants of Health Peer Review Committee. Dr. Chambers is a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the IASP’s World Congress on Pain in Buenos Aires in 2014 and in Japan in 2016 and is an elected Council Member for the IASP Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood (2014-2019). She has given a TEDx talk on children pain and developed a YouTube video for parents about how to manage needle pain. Dr. Chambers was recently identified as one of the top 10 most productive women clinical psychology professors in Canada. She is also the proud mother of 4 young children.

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