Canada | Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) - Dalhousie University
Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist, the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain, and a Killam Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the Scientific Director of a national knowledge mobilization network, Solutions for Kids in Pain (Solutions pour la douleur chez les enfants) (SKIP). Headquartered at Dalhousie, SKIP’s mission is to improve children's pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration. Christine’s research is based in the Center for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre and is aimed at improving the assessment and management of children’s pain. She has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and was identified as one of the top 10 most productive women clinical psychology professors in Canada. Her Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” initiative for parents generated 150 million views worldwide, trended nationally on social media several times, won multiple national and international awards, and was featured in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and on CBC’s “The National.” A leader in patient engagement and knowledge mobilization, Christine has given numerous public presentations, including a TEDx talk. Christine also holds leadership roles within the International Association for the Study of Pain and the North American Pain School, and is a member of the CIHR Institute Advisory Board on Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.