Christine Chambers, PhD, RPsych

Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain, and Killam Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. She is also the Scientific Director of a national non-profit knowledge mobilization network, Solutions for Kids in Pain/Solutions pour la douleur chez les enfants (SKIP), whose mission is to improve children’s pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration. Dr. Chambers’ research, based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre, is aimed at improving the assessment and management of children’s pain. Her award-winning #ItDoesntHaveToHurt initiative for parents generated 150 million views worldwide, trended on social media, and was featured in national and international media.

Dr. Chambers has published over 160 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is invited to give public presentations around the world. She is a leader in patient engagement and knowledge mobilization and holds numerous leadership roles (e.g., International Association for the Study of Pain, North American Pain School). The Women’s Executive Network named her one of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, joining a community of Canada’s most influential women leaders. Dr. Chambers is a leader in children’s health research and care who is passionate about patient engagement and research impact.