Faculty

Dr. Bruce Dick

Professor

Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Division of Pain Medicine

About Me

Dr. Dick received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University in the Pediatric Pain Research Laboratory. Some of his doctoral research and clinical training related to chronic pain was also completed at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS. He was also an AHFMR Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital in the Behavioural Research Unit.


Dr. Dick is also a registered clinical psychologist who provides clinical services in the Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic at Stollery Children’s Hospital and in the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Research

Dr. Dick's research focuses on the effects of chronic pain across the lifespan on a number of factors including:

  • Cognitive function
  • Disability
  • Sleep
  • Stigmatization of patients
  • Quality of life

Other research interests include:

  • Distance treatment programs for individuals with pain and their families
  • Educational programs aimed at improving clinical outcomes
  • Population factors associated with chronic pain

Research Keywords

Cancer, adolescents, distance treatment, Cerebral palsy, neurology, neural network, MEG, chronic pain, cancer, distance treatment, Chronic pain, cognitive-behaviour therapy, Chronic pain, pediatrics, pain management, Pain, attention, working memory, disability