Christine Chambers

Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children's Pain

Lab: (902) 470-8877
Mailing Address: 
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (K8536), IWK Health, 5850/5980 University Avenue, P.O. Box 9700, Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Children's Pain
  • Pain Assessment and Management
  • Knowledge Mobilization
  • Patient Engagement

-Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
-School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
-Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
-Scientific Staff, IWK Health Centre


BSc (Dalhousie)

Research Interests

Dr. Christine Chambers is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and clinical psychologist. She is also the Scientific Director of Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), a national knowledge mobilization network, whose mission is to improve children's pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration.

Her research, aimed at improving pain management in children and their families, is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at IWK Health. She has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, was identified as one of the top 10 most productive women clinical psychology professors in Canada, and recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. An international leader in the study of children’s pain and an innovator in patient engagement, partnerships, and the mobilization of health research, she is passionate about research impact and ensuring her work improves children’s pain in policy and practice.

Selected Publications

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Awards and Honours

  • Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Fellow
  • Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellow
  • Canadian Psychological Association Fellow
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54; American Psychological Association) Fellow
  • Dennis Drotar Distinguished Research Award in Pediatric Psychology, Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, WXN, Manulife Science & Technology Category
  • Science Champion, Discovery Awards, Discovery Centre 
  • President’s Excellence in Research Award, Research Impact, Dalhousie University 
  • Patients First Award for Excellence and Innovation in Patient-Centred Care, Merck Canada
  • Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award, Canadian Pain Society 
  • Leadership Award (Individual), Children’s Healthcare Canada 
  • Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, Dalhousie University


  • American Psychological Association (Division 53, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology & Division 54, Society of Pediatric Psychology)
  • Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
  • Canadian Pain Society
  • Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Canadian Psychological Association (Clinical Psychology & Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood & Special Interest Group on Pain and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities)


  • Advanced Clinical Intervention: Child (PSYO 6301/6221) 
  • Health Psychology (PSYO 3225) 
  • Methods in Experimental Clinical Psychology (PSYO 3122) 
  • Graduate Seminar in Clinical Research Methods (PSYO 8005) 

Service & Activity 

  • Member, External Advisory Panel, Canadian Pain Task Force (CPTF)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Pain
  • Associate Editor, PAIN Reports
  • Editorial Board Member, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Pain Research Forum
  • Associate Director, North American Pain School (NAPS)