Current University: University of British Columbia
Location: British Columbia
Member since: March 2009
Her infant pain research is rooted in ethology and has focused on measurement and assessment. She has developed infant pain behavior coding schemas using systematic observation to deepen understanding of the how’s and why’s of infant pain behavior expression. In particular - to explicate mechanisms underlying altered pain response by generating fine-grained temporal measures of newborn stress/pain reaction and regulation (pain recovery). She also has particular interest in maternal/infant mental health and in fostering the maternal stress regulatory role. Her research expertise and international collaborations include knowledge translation and maternal kangaroo care for neonatal pain relief (preterm infants).