Dr. Finley is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has worked for 20 years in pain research and management. He is a Professor of Anesthesia and Psychology at Dalhousie University, and Medical Director of Pediatric Pain Management at IWK Health Centre in Halifax. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured widely, with more than 240 invited presentations on six continents. He started the PEDIATRIC-PAIN e-mail discussion list in 1993, bringing together pain researchers and clinicians from over 40 countries. His own research and education projects have recently taken him to Jordan, Thailand, China, Brazil, and elsewhere.
His focus is advocacy for improved pain management for children in both developing and developed countries. On June 9, 2010, he was announced as the inaugural holder of the Dr. Stewart Wenning Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pain Management at the IWK Health Centre.