Christine T. Chambers, PhD, RPsych, FCAHS
|Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience & Pediatrics at Dalhousie University.
She is the Scientific Director of Solutions for Kids in Pain/Solutions pour la douleur chez l’enfant (SKIP), a national knowledge mobilization network with over 100 partners, whose mission is to improve children’s pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration.
She is also the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (CIHR IHDCYH), supporting research that ensures the best start in life for all Canadians and the achievement of their potential for optimal growth and development.
Her research, based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre, is aimed at improving the management of children’s pain with a focus on the role of psychological and family factors in children’s pain. She has published over 185 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and and was identified as one of the top 10 most productive women clinical psychology professors in Canada. She is also the Principal Investigator of the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt social media initiative, in partnership with Erica Ehm’s YummyMummyClub.ca.
Dr. Chambers is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is the recipient of many awards and was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She gave a TEDx talk on children’s pain and developed a YouTube video for parents about how to manage needle pain.
She is deeply committed to training. Dr. Chambers is the Assistant Director of the North American Pain School (NAPS) and has won awards for excellence in graduate supervision and mentorship.
Christine is a leader and innovator in patient engagement, partnerships, and the mobilization of health research.
She is also the proud mother of 4 children.
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