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Celeste Johnston, RN, DEd, FCAHS

Celeste johnstonJohnston is Emeritus Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, Montreal and Scientist at the IWK Health Centre, Halifax. She has associate appointments at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and Ste. Justine’s Hospital, Montreal. She is past-President of the Canadian Pain Society, past-Secretary of the Special Interest Group for Pain in Children of International Association for the Study of Pain and was elected Councilor to that association in 2008-2014. She is the recipient of several awards for her research on pain in infants including, among others, the American Pain Society Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy for Pain Relief in Children, the Distinguished Career Award and the Mentorship Award of the Canadian Pain Society, the Pat Award for mentorship from International Pediatric Pain Forum and Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award. Her research, funded mostly by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is focused on measurement and non-pharmacological management of pain in preterm neonates, animal models of neonatal pain, and changing health care professionals’ practices related to pain management for infants.